Zen Cart Big Spender adds discounting by subtotal with filtering

One of my customers want to discount by dollars spent but NOT discount any product on sale, and also not discount specific products selectable by category, product id or manufacturer.  So I added set_cart_discount_products() to Big Spender 1.2.17, which starts from the product  subtotal and then allows you to filter out specific products (using the filters indicated above) with the cart_filter_product() function.

Here’s an example configuration, in the setup() function

 $this->add_threshold(500, 'Spend over $500, get 30% off', false);

 $this->add_threshold(250, 'Spend over $250, get 25% off', false);

 $this->add_threshold(100, 'Spend over $100, get 20% off', false);

 $this->add_threshold(50, 'Spend over $50, get 20% off', false);


Zen Cart Free Gift Chooser now has Edit functionality

Zen Cart Free Gift Chooser is a discounting module (buy some items, get some other items at a discount) with a built-in admin panel. I just added the ability to edit discounts, and set the “deal id” feature on discounts to link them together (so only one will be applied).  The edit capability in particular is a huge step forward in usability, and I hope you like it.

That Software Guy’s 2015 Retrospective

These were the highlights of my year with Zen Cart:

Hope it was a great e-commerce year for you too!

Jack Canfield’s Success Principle 48 – Be Hear Now

The principle itself is really just a reminder to “Seek first to understand, then be understood” in the words of Stephen Covey.  But what’s most interesting about it is the penetrating questions that are recommended.  Try them yourself.

1. If we were meeting three years from today, what has to have happened during that three-year period for you to feel happy about your progress?

2. What are the biggest dangers you’ll have to face and deal with in order to achieve that progress?

3. What are the biggest opportunities that you have that you would need to focus on and capture to achieve those things?

4. What strengths will you need to reinforce and maximize, and what skills and resources will you need to develop that you don’t currently have in order to capture those opportunities?

Mod List

Zen Cart Mod List shows you information about the modifications that have been made to your cart:

  • New admin pages which your mods have created.
  • New database tables which your mods have created.
  • New modules (shipping, payment, and order total)
  • Admin configuration groups which exist but do not have a corresponding menu item (indicating an incomplete upgrade from 1.3.9 or prior).