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Introduction to Flash Sale task

Hello store owners!

This article will introduce you to Flash Sale. After going through everything in this article, you should know how to create and run a Flash Sale with SALE+. Let's dig into it!

What is a Flash Sale?

Flash Sale is a popular promotion type which offers substantial discounts or promotions for a very short period of time which creates a sense of urgency and impulse to buy in shoppers.
Flash Sale are especially popular on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but they can attract online shoppers at any time.

Let me walk you through all the Flash Sale settings that our app offers and instruct you how to set this up.

How to run Flash Sale with SALE+

Step 1: In Dashboard > Select “Run Flash Sale”

Step 2: Task info: Fill all information in “Task info” card

Task status: Active -> campaign is ON. Inactive -> campaign is OFF
Task name: Name your Flash Sale. This will not be shown to your customers, it’s only served to manage your task list.

Step 3: Task configuration card: Choose discount products

This is where you select the products you want to include in your Flash Sale. You can choose:

By specific products
By specific collections
All the collections in your store.

In this example, we will create Flash Sale with 4 products:
Colorful dress
High-neck sweater
Purple jacket
White dress

Step 4: Task configuration card: Set up discount value for the Flash Sale

Under the “Set discount value” section, you can first select which field of price to edit. There are 2 options in the dropdown list:
Compare-at-price (CAP)

To learn more about price change logic of Flash sale, please visit:
FAQs| How will the prices be changed when I create a Flash sale?

To make your prices more consistent storewide, consider the “Override cents” option, which allows you to set the same decimal number for every product.

In this example, let’s set the discount value as below:
30% off for all selected products
Product prices ending in .85

| Once you finish setting up the discount value, on the preview pane on the right, you should see the first product in the list showing its name and discounted price.

Step 5: Task schedule card: Set schedule for your Flash Sale

In this section, you can choose start date and time; end date and time for the task. With this feature, the Flash Sale will run automatically on your desired dates, without you having to standby.
The time set is based on your store’s timezone.

Step 6: Task schedule card: Customize countdown timer

If your Flash Sale has an end date, you are able to enable a countdown timer in your storefront to create more urgency and trigger fear of missing out (FOMO).

The timer display follows after the schedule you set up in the previous step:
Timer shows up when the Flash Sale starts and disappears when the task ends.
The countdown matches with the duration left of the Flash Sale.

Once you enable it, you have options to customize the timer colors and text to match your theme.

Here’s how it looks on your storefront

Tips: If your sale badge or countdown timer doesn't show up, please contact support for assistance.

Some notes you need to pay attention to

When a Flash sale task is active, prices won’t be reverted back until the task is disabled. Therefore, please deactivate the Flash Sale before uninstalling the app.

How to contact support

Last but not least, our dedicated support team is right around the corner. Literally, you can always find and ask for support by clicking on the support button on the bottom right corner of the app.

Updated on: 26/01/2024

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