March 27th, 2012 by Mike Spence

Sliding scales

Want some really unusual pricing methods?  Often, we run into store owners that have pricing that is not consistent from one modifier to another.  There are three scenarios where a sliding scale makes sense:

1)  Pricing that changes depending  on the number of items on the ticket.  For example, if you offer a special where a customer buys one item and then gets the second at a discount.    Buy one pizza and get the second half off is a great example of this.

2)  X amount of toppings or flavors free.  This works for those of you that price a pizza where the cheese, one topping, two topping and three topping prices are all the same.  Or, if you offer a drink with up to two flavor shots for the same price.

3)  Non-proportional pricing.  If you have modifiers  or ingredients  that vary in price according to the number that are added, then this is a great way to tackle this.  This pricing is very common in pizza where you might have a one topping pizza for $10, two topping is $12, three topping $12.50 and four topping $13.50.

With sliding scale pricing, you can specify pricing by the number of items ordered or by the number of ingredients or modifiers added.

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