Variable Supplier Discounts on Purchase Orders

RnRRnR Member Posts: 3

We are a business that often receives product at different discount levels depending on whether the product is "pre-booked" or ordered "at-once", also different categories of product can be discounted at different rates from the same supplier. Example: We can fill-in on footwear from a company at a 7% discount off of the catalog price, but we only receive a 5% discount when we fill-in on accessories from the same company. These items will often be included on the same Purchase Order.

The issue is that while Lightspeed Retail does allow you to put a bulk discount on a purchase order, this discount must apply to everything on that PO. Furthermore, you are not able to manually line adjust the % discount on selected items if there is a bulk discount already applied. The only way I can see to have different discounts on a single PO is to manually calculate and enter the end cost for each line item.

Breaking up orders into multiple PO's by Item types with the same discount is also possible, but this could create confusion among the suppliers and could affect shipping discounts based on minimum order value.

Anyway, if anyone has found a work around to this issue, or if I have missed something, please let me know.


Thanks,

David

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5 comments

  • dangardner4dangardner4 Member Posts: 2

    We have the exact same issue! Would love to know if there's a work-around or fix for this scenario. We often will have different products receiving different discounts on a "pre-season/order" Ranging from 2-30%, it's a little tricky to direct price in the cost of the product because re-order terms are usually discounted less or not at all.

  • shoehnshoehn Member Posts: 42

    I am also having this issue, a solution from LS would be much appreciated

  • VanessaDVanessaD Administrator, Moderator, Lightspeed Staff Posts: 724 moderator

    Hi guys!


    Thanks for your feedback. I've noted this in the feature enhancement requests we get from customers for future review.


    For the time being, you could always duplicate the PO and delete all the items from the categories that did get discounted and have multiple POs based off of the percentage discount you get from your vendor. It's understandable that it's not the ideal situation, but is an alternative while we look into it!

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    If you have any further questions Please do not hesitate to contact LightSpeed support or check out our Support Page.


    All the best!

    Vanessa

    Lightspeed Retail Support

    866-932-1801 ext. 2 (Toll-Free)

    514-907-1801 ext. 2 (Montreal)

  • gareth_egareth_e Member Posts: 30

    This issue is affecting our store too, could you please add us to the list of affected merchants? Thanks

  • VanessaDVanessaD Administrator, Moderator, Lightspeed Staff Posts: 724 moderator

    Hey @gareth_e ,


    It's been noted!

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    If you have any further questions Please do not hesitate to contact LightSpeed support or check out our Support Page.


    All the best!

    Vanessa

    Lightspeed Retail Support

    866-932-1801 ext. 2 (Toll-Free)

    514-907-1801 ext. 2 (Montreal)

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