Event Director

Limit Based Pricing aka Tiered Pricing

This feature must be enabled by imATHLETE. Contact us if you'd like to enable this for your company!

Limit-based or tiered pricing is a great way to offer a waterfall discount to the first groups of people who sign up for your event. A tiered pricing structure might look like this:

  • Regular registration $55

  • The first 100 people to sign up pay $40

  • The second 100 people to sign up pay $45

  • The third 100 people to sign up pay $50

  • After that, everyone else pays the regular registration price of $55

How it works during registration

For this pricing feature, you'll set up each special price in tiers. Each tier has a price and a limited number of uses. During registration, participants will see the normal price when they choose their registration option. They'll go through registration as usual, but on the check out page, they'll see a custom message (set up by you), letting them know they qualified for a special discount--the tiered discount you set up!

Once the registration limit for a tier has been reached, we'll automatically advanced to the next tier (if one exists) until all tiers have reached their limits.

That's all there is to it!

Setup

Limit-based pricing can be set up at the class level or the event level. This means that you can offer special pricing for just all of your registration options or just for certain ones. Here's how to set up each.

Limit-based pricing at the event-level

  1. From your dashboard, click the red change link beneath the name of your event

  2. Scroll down to the Advanced Settings box

  3. Click the red Yes! link next to "Limit-Based Pricing: Would you like to enable limit-based pricing at the event level?"

  4. Set up your pricing tiers (see below)

  5. Click Save, and you're all set!

  Limit-based pricing at the class-level

  1. From your dashboard, click the red change link beneath the name of your event

  2. Click the red edit link next to the name of an existing class, or add a new class

  3. Click the Price Levels tab at the top of the pop up

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the pop up and click the red Yes! link next to "Limit-Based Pricing
    Would you like to enable limit-based pricing at the class level?"

  5. Set up your pricing tiers (see below)

  6. Click Save, and you're all set!

Setting up your pricing tiers

  • To get started, determine how large each tier should be. You can either enter the range in the To field or just enter the number of slots in that tier in Number of Uses field

  • To add a tier, click the orange Add More button

  • To remove a tier, use the arrows to move it to the bottom of the list (if it isn't there already) and click the red X that appears in the bottom right corner of that tier. NOTEThe red delete X will only appear on the last row

  • Add as many tiers as you'd like, there's no limit!

  • If you'd like registrants to see a message when the discount code is applied, click the red edit link in the Message field of each tier. Enter your message there, and click save. The message will appear as a pop up once the completed registration has been added to the cart

  • If you decide you want to re-order them a bit, you can use the up and down arrows to do that

 

Editing

When you can edit your tiered pricing:

  • Registration has not yet opened, AND

  • No one has used the discount

How to edit your tiered pricing structure:

  1. From your dashboard, click the red change link beneath the name of your event

  2. If you set up class-specific tiered pricing

    1. Click the red edit link next to the name of the appropriate registration class

    2. Click the Price Levels tab

    3. Click the red Yes! link next to "Limit-Based Pricing Would you like to enable limit-based pricing at the class level?"

    4. Make your changes

    5. Click Save, and you're all set!

  3. If you set up event-specific tiered pricing

    1. Scroll down to the Advanced Settings box

    2. Click the red Yes! link next to "Limit-Based Pricing Would you like to enable limit-based pricing at the class level?"

    3. Make your changes

    4. Click Save, and you're all set

Freeze All

If at some point after folks have started to register, you decide that you want to stop all tiered pricing that is currently set up effective immediately, you can use the Freeze All button. This will revert pricing back to normal pricing and you will not be able to undo it. 

To find the Freeze All button, follow the steps above to edit your tiers and you'll see an orange button that says Freeze All. Click that, and you're all set!


The Freeze All button doesn't appear until at least one person has signed up. If you don't see the Freeze All button, just use the red delete X on each row to remove the limit-based pricing.

Good to know

  • We handle these like discount codes on our end, and they will appear in your discount code manager - but you can't edit them there. You can edit using the instructions above. They'll begin with the letters LBC. 

  • If a user has a tiered discount in their cart and that discount's uses run out during the time the registration is in the cart, the system will automatically check for the next available tier(s). If all tiers have reached their limits, the user will receive a pop up message that says “There was a surprise discount in your cart, but it has since expired. We’ll try again.”

  • This cannot be combined with a discount code. If a registrant enters a discount code during checkout, that discount code will apply to the normal registration price, and the tiered price will not be applied. 

  • Tiers cannot be copied over if you copy or upgrade your event.

  • You cannot setup both class-level and event-level tiered pricing

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