How to Set Up Volume Discount Tests in the App

Intelligems enables your organization to run real-time split tests on volume discounts. This article will walk you through how to run a volume discount test with Intelligems, as well as some best practices to keep in mind.

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Step 1: Create New Test

Navigate to the 'A/B Tests' tab in the menu on the left-hand side of the Intelligems app. Once there, click 'Create New Test' above the experiments table. Select 'Volume Discounts' and 'Create New Test.'

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Step 2: Create your Test Groups

Fill in the Test Name and Test Description of the Experiment you wish to create.

✨ Put some detail in the description! Tests can be live for several weeks, and people do sometimes forget how they set things up 🙂

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Select your Control Group - these options will be based off of Volume Discounts you have previously built out in the Volume Discounts tab in the menu on the left-hand side.

Create between two and five groups to include in the test by clicking on the ‘+’ button. 

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❗Number of test groups is limited to three for our Basic Plans, five for our Core Plans and is unlimited for our Plus Plan.

✨ The more groups you have, the longer it will take to get statically significant results. You’ll need >100-200 orders for each group in the test to be confident in the results.

Once you have selected the number of groups you will test with, you will need to configure the following settings for each test group:

  • Test Group Name
  • Minimum Requirement: This can be based off of a cart subtotal or quantity of items.
  • Discount Type: The discount can be in the form of a percentage off, or dollar amount off.

  • Discount Tiers: You are able to create up to four different discount tiers for each test group. The configuration of these will depend on what was selected for the minimum requirement and discount type above - for example, if you chose cart subtotal and dollar amount, your tiers may look like the below:

Step 3: Configure Advanced Settings

  • Quantity Selectors (Optional): These are optional buttons that will showcase your volume discount on any of your product detail pages. You can choose from an array of button styles, colors and headers for the selector.

  • Progress Bar and Cart Messages (Optional): The Progress Bar and Cart Messages are both optional features that will help you communicate with customers around how much more they need to purchase to achieve specific discounts, prompting them to buy more to get the best deal without ever leaving their cart.

For help configuring these advanced settings, contact Intelligems support at

Step 4: Save your Test

Once you have completed all the above steps, you will be able to save your test with the button in the bottom left.

❗Don’t worry, this won’t set the test live yet and you can come back and edit if you need to make changes!

See Also

Check out the links below for some additional resources on volume discount testing: