Pricing calculations are influenced by a variety of factors which you can set up in the flat glass, fabrications, miscellaneous parts, flat labor, and auto labor maintenance windows. Depending on the product or service, the possible pricing combinations are limitless, the simplicity or complexity, of which, is entirely up to you. In addition, all pricing for these products and services will be the same for all users, regardless of branch.
Standard Pricing is the most straightforward, and therefore, simplest form of pricing used in GlasPacLX. All it requires is that you enter a unit price for the product. You can set this price to be the flat rate for this product or you can set a minimum purchase amount if you want.
- In the “Pricing” section of the Maintenance window you are using, deselect the Thickness Pricing checkbox option if it is selected. You should see a window similar to the one shown below.
- In the “Price List” field, the price list for your branch should be displayed by default. If you prefer to use another price list, use the drop-down list to select the price list you want to use for this product.
- In the “Pricing Method” field, use the drop-down menu to select the Each option. You can select other pricing methods for the Standard Pricing setup if you want to, but “each” is the most commonly used price-per-unit option that is used.
Note: If you do use the “Each” pricing method, make sure to also select “Each” in the Pricing UOM field.
In the “Price List” field, the price list for your branch should be displayed by default. If you prefer to use another price list, use the drop-down list to select the price list you want to use for this product.
In the “Price” field, enter the unit price in a dollar amount that you want to assign to this product.
If you want to assign other options to the set standard price, see the following options:
- To set this price as the flat rate, select the “Is a Flat Rate” checkbox.
- To set a Minimum $ Amount, select the “$ Minimum” option and enter the amount in the Minimum $ Amount field.
- To set a Minimum Pricing unit of measure, select the “Pricing UOM” option, and then enter a value in the Min. Pricing UOM field.
When you are satisfied with your entries, select the Save button.
To test, open a new order, add the part you just set up, and then see if the pricing was correct.
In this example, we added a clear tempered patio door to the order, the standard price of $300 that we set in the product maintenance window transferred correctly to the order.
Thickness pricing is specifically designed to price items according to thickness (e.g.,1/8”, 3/16”, ¼”, etc.). The types of items that use thickness pricing are typically cut-to-size pieces of flat glass, however, this option is also available for options and fabrications that require thickness specifications when added to certain pieces of flat glass.
Ensure that the check box next to “Thickness Pricing” is checked.
As you can see, the grid in the right hand section of the window shows a column filled with various glass thicknesses to which you can assign specific prices. All of the thicknesses shown in the grid have been set up earlier. Had they not been entered, the grid would be empty.
If you are interested in setting up a product with thickness pricing, here is what you need to do:
- Set up thickness dimensions for the whole system, not just a particular part.
- Set up a flat glass fabrication or option that will use thickness pricing.
Bracket pricing is used if you want to offer pricing discounts based on quantities of products purchased.
The choices in bracket pricing are:
Volume —provides a discount if the customer orders a certain amount of the product. You can set more than one volume level for a product, each at a different price. For example, you may define your first price tier as a volume of up to 20 square feet. The second tier of a volume of greater than (>) 20 square feet but up to 50 square feet. Finally a third tier as a volume of greater than 50 square feet. If 20 square feet sold on a single order will be priced according to the thickness listed. At 3/16” the price will be $6.60 a square foot. If the size is greater than 20 square feet up to 50 square feet the price will be $6.05 per square foot at 3/16” of thickness. If the piece ordered was over 50 square feet the price then would be $7.50 per square foot which is shown in the following example.
If you sell 35 square feet of clear annealed glass using this pricing structure, the price results could be as follows:
0-20: 0 Square feet @ $6.60/sq. foot = $0.00
>20 to 50: 35 square feet @ $6.05 each = $211.75
Total of 35 square feet = $211.75
Tier —provides a different price for that part of the product that is within each tier, or level. Setting up tier pricing involves defining a series of quantity break points, or tiers. For example, you may define your first price tier as a quantity of 0-50 at $1 each, and your second tier as a quantity of greater than (>) 50 at $0.75 each. The first 50 items you sell on a single order will be priced at $1 each. Every additional product you sell over a quantity of 50 on the same order will be priced at $0.75 each, as shown in the following sample.
If you sell 75 items using this tier pricing structure, the price results could be as follows:
1st tier: 50 items @ $1 each = $50.00-plus-
2nd tier: 25 items @ $0.75 each = $18.75
Total of 75 items = $68.75
When a product with tier pricing is selected in a product lookup or shown on a quote, the system displays the quantity, total, and average price per unit.