Discounts > Add a Shelf Life Discount

A shelf life discount is used to automatically discount certain product SKUs that are near the end of their shelf life. 

Byte University Tip: Fresh items (-7 shelf life days) can be set up to automatically discount 25% off the retail cost when there are <2 days left on the shelf. This helps move the product to a transaction rather than adding to spoilage. 

Set Up a Shelf Life Discount

  1. Navigate to the Discounts tab
  2. Select + Add in the top right-hand corner
  3. Select Discount


Complete each section accordingly:

Name - Used as the primary reference to the discount. This name will be visible in the discount CSV export and used to easily search in the table view showing all current and expired discounts. 

Value - the amount or percentage you wish to be discounted during the transaction

Billed to Location - the amount that the location of the Byte store is to be charged for this discount, scale 0-100%

Type: select shelf life

Max Shelf Life Days: Enter the max amount of shelf life days that any products that have that amount of less than the number entered will be discounted accordingly. Shelf life days are entered in at the product SKU level - if you do not enter shelf-life for a product the Byte store assumes it has 1000 shelf life days. 


Max Expiration DaysEnter the max amount of expiration days. When a product is stocked in the Byte store during restock it then starts a countdown of remaining shelf-life days. When a product hits this max expiration days number with days left on the shelf the discount will apply on the menu screen and transactions until that product is purchased or removed during a restock. 

Applies To - used to select products and/or categories eligible for this discount, and which Byte stores it is available. By default, the discount will be applied to all products, categories, and stores.

Active Dates - used to know when to apply and remove the running discount

Click Save once completed

Once discounts are created they can't be edited. To edit an existing discount you will have to end the currently running discount and create a new one

Here is an example of setting up a Shelf Life Discount:

Drift Video: Shelf Life Discount

 How to end a discount:

  1. Go to the Discounts tab located on the right side of the dashboard
  2. Click the discount you wish to end
  3. Press the End Now button you see on the bottom right.

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