Master Guide - trigger a charge, fee or discount

Created by Mike B, Modified on Fri, 8 Sep, 2023 at 11:23 AM by Mike B


Welcome to the Stylish Cost Calculator help desk! Our platform empowers you to dynamically set fees, charges, or discounts using advanced conditional logic. Whether you're configuring shipping costs, package deals, or unique pricing models, our guide will provide you with the tools and insights you need to optimize your calculations for a more streamlined and user-friendly experience.

Benefits, Features & Use Cases

  • Package Deal: Give a discount if the user purchases a set of products or services
  • Admin Fee / Setup Fee: Charge a fee if the user selects a product or service that requires extra services.
  • Dimensional Calculations: Useful for calculating volume or area, such as length x width x height.

How to Activate & Use This Feature

Settings & Options

1. Variable Math Element

The Variable Math Element is a powerful feature that empowers you to tailor the final calculation results for specific elements within your application. This tool is particularly useful in a variety of scenarios, including shipping costs and package deal calculations.

Suited For

  1. Shipping Costs: Easily calculate shipping costs based on weight, distance, or other variables.
  2. Dimensional Calculations: Useful for calculating volume or area, such as length x width x height.
  3. Package Deals: Combine multiple products or services for a special price.

Not Recommended For

  • Admin Charges: The Variable Math Element isn't designed to automatically trigger admin fees.
  • Setup Fees: Similarly, it's not ideal for calculating one-time setup or initialization charges.

(Video) Package Deals using the Variable Math Element 

2. Custom Math Element w/ Conditional Logic

The Custom Math Element with Conditional Logic feature allows you to add a layer of complexity to your calculations, making it highly adaptable for a variety of use-cases. This element not only performs basic arithmetic but also integrates conditional logic to offer more dynamic and versatile calculations.

Highly Effective For

  • Shipping Costs: Calculate shipping fees based on multiple conditions like distance, weight, or time of day.
  • Package Deals: Offer special bundled pricing based on customer choices or purchase volume.
  • Admin Fees and Discounts: Automatically apply admin fees or special discounts based on predefined conditions.

Not Recommended For

  • Dimensional Calculations: Not ideal for calculations that involve multiplying dimensions like length, width, and weight together.

(Video) Charging a Conditional Fee with the Custom Math Element

(Video) Package Deal Using Custom Math & Dropdown Menus

3. Using Negative Numbers

The ability to use negative numbers in your calculations opens up new possibilities for offering discounts and incentives. By setting a checkbox or dropdown option to have a negative number, you can automatically apply discounts for customers who opt for higher-tier packages or make bulk purchases.

Perfectly Suited For

  • Package Deals: Automatically apply discounts when customers choose premium or bundled options.
  • Bulk Pricing Discounts: Offer tiered pricing to incentivize bulk purchases.
  • Triggering Discounts: Activate special discounts based on certain conditions or customer choices.

Not Recommended For

  • Dimensional Calculations: Using negative numbers is not suitable for calculations involving dimensions like length, width, and weight.
  • Sliding Scale: Not ideal for sliding scale calculations where values are continuously variable.

• Video Tutorial coming soon

4. Using the Slider's Pricing Structure
You can use the bulk discount or sliding scale mode of the slider
Learn more here

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