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. 


Setting up a shelf life discount

Navigate to the Discounts tab

Select + Add Add_Button.pngin the top right-hand corner

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 store is to be charged for this discount, scale 1-100%

Type: select shelf life

Max Shelf Life Days: Enter in 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 store assumes it has 1000 shelf life days. 


Max Expiration DaysEnter the max amount of expiration days. When a product is stocked in the 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 restock. 

Applies To - used to select products and/or categories eligible for this discount, and which 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 *Please note - 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


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