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Updating BTO Product Prices

The price of a BTO product is determined by its Base price and the prices of items that have been assigned to it. Because there are many different features that affect prices in ProductCart, the system includes a number of utilities to help you manage and update BTO prices as they may or may not be affected by other price changes.

Let's review the features that you can access from the BTO menu.

Update Base prices

Select “BTO > Update Base Prices” to quickly update the retail and wholesale “base” price for multiple BTO products at once.

Update Default prices

Select “BTO > Update Default Prices” to quickly update the saved default price for all BTO products. For performance reasons, in ProductCart version 3.1 and above the BTO default price is no longer calculated in real time in the storefront, but rather saved to the database so that it can be instantly retrieved (e.g. when the customer performs a search in the storefront). This provides substantial performance improvements.

The Default price is updated automatically in a variety of cases, including when you edit a BTO product configuration in the Control Panel. However, there are times when the default price is NOT recalculated automatically. For example, if you update product prices by importing a spreadsheet, the default price of the BTO products that include those updated items would not be recalculated automatically.

Here is a list of tasks that may affect prices, but do not trigger automatic BTO Default price updates. After these tasks, remember to use the Update Default Prices feature.

  • Updating products via the Import Wizard
  • Updating products through the Global Changes feature
  • Updating prices using the Products > Update Product Prices feature

Update Item Prices

This feature allows you to quickly edit the price of multiple BTO-Only Prices at once. This does not affect the prices of BTO products to which the items have been assigned.

Update Configuration Prices

The problem

When you edit the price of a standard product (e.g. Hard Disk) that has been assigned to one or more BTO products (e.g. a Desktop Computer that contains that “Hard Disk”), the price of the Standard product within the BTO product is NOT automatically updated. The same applies to BTO Items. The rationale is that ProductCart cannot assume that you want to apply the same price update to all of the BTO products to which you have assigned that item (e.g. the price for a Hard Disk might be lower when purchased within a Desktop Computer compared to a stand-alone purchase).

The solution

You have two ways to quickly update prices within Build To Order product configurations:

  • Standard Products
    Select Update Standard Products Prices to update the online price and wholesale price of all instances of selected Standard Products that have been assigned to one or more BTO products. All affected BTO products will be updated. You will be able to select which Standard Products should be included in the update and change the corresponding prices.
  • Build To Order Items
    Select Update BTO Items Prices to update the price and wholesale price of all instances of selected BTO Items that have been assigned to one or more BTO products. All affected BTO products will be updated. You will be able to select which BTO Prices should be included in the update and change the corresponding prices.

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