How Do I Setup Buy One, Get One (BOGO) Pricing in Microsoft Dynamics GP?

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Set Up Buy One Get One Dynamics GP

Promotions are a great way to retain your customers. Let’s be honest – we all love getting something for nothing (or less, at least). So, a pricing promotion such as Buy One, Get One can be a very useful strategy.

But just the idea of setting up promotions can be daunting. Multiple combinations can add layers of complexity when creating this type of pricing structure. How can you set this up in a way that saves time, margins, and reduces the risk of error?

Here’s a step-by-step to BOGO pricing in Microsoft Dynamics GP:

Omni Price:

Here are the steps to utilize Omni Price for your Buy 1 Get 1 (BOGO) Offering. You will create your regular contracts and create a contract for the Get 1 items.

First, you will need to enable the ability to override Contracts during transaction entry.

Enabling the allow Contract override option:

  1. Log into GP as SA or a PowerUser.
  2. Go to Microsoft Dynamics GP | Tools Setup Omni Price | Pricing Setup.
  3. Mark Allow overriding Contracts during Sales transaction entry.
  4. Click OK.

Creating the original Contract:

  1. Go to Cards Omni Price | Contract.
  2. Enter a Contract ID and Description.
  3. Select a Contract Priority less than 10 to make it a high priority contract. Note: If there is more than one contract applicable to the Item Number on the Sales Transaction, the one with the highest priority will be selected even if the pricing is higher.
  4. Then add the Item Numbers in the Pricing Matrix section.
  5. In this example, the Contract is as follows:

BOGO Pricing in GP

Note: If you need to specify the Site ID, Currency ID, Price Level, and/or U of M in the pricing matrix section, click the expansion button to show the details.

Creating the Buy One Get One Contract:

Once you have the main Contract set up in your system, you can pick from a variety of ways to create the secondary Contract for the BOGO you are offering.

The first step is to create a duplicate of the original Contract. Here are the steps on how to duplicate the Contract:

  1. Duplicate the original Contract.
  2. Go to Cards Omni Price Contract.
  3. Select the original Contract.
  4. Click Actions Duplicate Contract.
  5. Enter a new Contract ID.
  6. Click OK, and then click OK to the message that it was successfully duplicated.
  7. Change the Contract Priority to 10 – Lowest. Note: If there is more than one contract applicable to the Item Number on the Sales Transaction, the one with the highest priority will be selected over this one.

The next step is deciding which method is best for your Contract on adjusting the pricing information. Here are three options:

Option 1: Manually change the Adjustment/Price or Percentages for each Item in the Pricing Matrix.

  1. Go to Cards Omni Price Contract.
  2. Select the duplicated Contract.
  3. On all the items, manually change the Adjustment/Price or Percentages to zero, for example. Note: Or, you can adjust the price appropriately for the discount you are offering on the next quantity of the Item. For example, maybe the second item is 50% off instead of free.
  4. Click Save.
  5. In this example, the Contract is as follows:

BOGO Pricing in GP

Option 2: Use Contract Mass Update to update the Adjustment/Price and/or Percentages for each Item in the Pricing Matrix.

Click here for more information on the Contract Mass Update Utility.

Option 3: Use Excel Import/Export to update the Adjustment/Price and/or Percentages for each Item in the Pricing Matrix.

Click here for more information on the Excel Import/Export Utility.

Transaction Entry:

When entering the Sales Transaction (Transactions Sales Sales Transaction Entry) information, expand the line item to see the Contract ID field. For the first line, the highest priority Contract will default. The screenshot below shows that Contract ID SOCK 2017 4 – 6 was selected for the Item Number SOCK_PURPLE_ARGYLE.

BOGO Pricing in GP

When you add the next Item number, SOCK_YELLOW_DOT, again the highest priority Contract will default. This is where you can select the BOGO Contract you created. For example, I click the Contract ID lookup button and select BOGOSOCK20174-6 Contract ID. In the screenshot below, you can see that the Unit Price then changes to $0.00 and Overridden will appear next to the Contract ID field.

BOGO Pricing in GP

In the screenshot below, you can see that you can add a variety of Item Numbers or you can add the same Item Number to offer the BOGO discount to the customer:

BOGO Pricing in GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP’s Extended Pricing:

In Microsoft Dynamics GP, if you use Extended Pricing, you can setup a BOGO promotional discount. You can use quantity breaks to allow a customer to buy a certain amount of the same item and get one free.  In the promotion setup, you determine the quantity needed to get the free item, then select the item that they will receive as the free item.  This can be a different item than the item sold to receive the free item.  For further information on how Extended Pricing works, please reach out to your GP Partner, or Microsoft.

Rockton Pricing Management:

Need even more pricing flexibility? Stay tuned – we’re working on future updates to Rockton Pricing Management (RPM) that’ll give you the ability to use a BOGO promotion as an enhancement!

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