Regular Deal (PRICE_DISCOUNT)

Sellers who want to give a specific offer for their items can use the following resources. They will be able to apply, remove and query discount. In addition, should have green reputation and, at least, 3 product sales.



Contents

→Offer discount for an item
→Possible item status
→Delete a price discount for an item
→Errors offering discounts


Offer discount for an item

Request:

curl -X POST -H 'Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN' -d 
{
   "discount_percent": "$DISCOUNT_PERCENT",
   "top_discount_percent": "$TOP_DISCOUNT_PERCENT",
   "start_date": "$START_DATE",
   "finish_date": "$FINISH_DATE",
   "promotion_type": "PRICE_DISCOUNT"
}
https://api.mercadolibre.com/marketplace/seller-promotions/items/$ITEM_ID?user_id=$USER_ID

Example:

curl -X POST -H 'Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN' -d 
{
   "discount_percent": 20,
   "top_discount_percent": 30,
   "start_date": "2020-10-19T00:00:00",
   "finish_date": "2020-10-20T00:00:00",
   "promotion_type": "PRICE_DISCOUNT"
}
https://api.mercadolibre.com/marketplace/seller-promotions/items/MLM755504940?user_id=481244699

Response:

{
    "price": 70,
    "original_price": 100,
    "currency_id": "USD"
}

Parameters

discount_percent: discount percentage for all buyers.
top_discount_percent: discount percentage for best buyers (Mercado Puntos 3 to 6 level). (optional)
start_date: discount start date.
finish_date: discount finish date.


Considerations

  • The tag loyalty_discount_eligible shows a product is eligible for a discount but you need to consider the rules for offering discounts.
  • Discount offer can be segmented setting an overall percentage for all buyers and a top percentage for our loyal buyers (Mercado Puntos 3 to 6 level).
  • The overall discount should be, at least, 5% lower than level 3 to 6 user discount for up to 35% discounts. For higher discounts, the difference should be, at least, 10%; that is, better discounts are given to higher levels.
  • The top discount should be lower than 80% and the lowest discount should be higher than or equal to 5%.
  • If the item price goes up, discounts will be automatically removed.
  • If when a discount starts an item is participating in a DEAL, it will not be applied until the related PRICE_DISCOUNT ends.
  • The maximum term for this type of PRICE_DISCOUNT is 7 days.
Note:
For testing the TEST user should have green reputation and the item should have, at lest, 3 sales with the current price.

Possible item status

started: item active discount.
finished: discount ended.
pending: programmed discount.
sync_requested: pending activation process.
restore_requested: pending discount removal process.


Delete a price discount for an item

Request:

curl -X DELETE -H 'Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN' https://api.mercadolibre.com/marketplace/seller-promotions/items/MLM755504940?user_id=481244699&promotion_type=$PROMOTION_TYPE&deal_id=$DEAL_ID

Example:

curl -X DELETE -H 'Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN' https://api.mercadolibre.com/marketplace/seller-promotions/items/MLM755504940?user_id=481244699&promotion_type=PRICE_DISCOUNT&deal_id=3640023-MLM755504940

Remember that for individual offers (PRICE DISCOUNT), all the offer will be removed, you cannot remove by buyer level.



Errors offering discounts

{
   "key":"buyer_discount_not_in_range",
   "message":"buyers_discount_percentage parameter must be in range (5, 80)"
}
{
   "key":"best_buyer_discount_not_in_range",
   "message":"buyers_discount_percentage parameter must be in range (5, 80)"
}

Differences in discounts for 1-2 levels and 3-6 levels out of set ranges

{
   "key":"discount_below_10_percent_difference",
   "message":"The best buyer discount difference cannot be below 10% when buyers discount is above 35%"
}
{
   "key":"discount_below_5_percent_difference",
   "message":"The discount difference cannot be below 5%"
}

When discount is not enough and seller needs to apply a higher discount, we will go back

{
    "key": "error_credibility_price",
    "message": "The price is not credible."
}

Next: Deal of the day (DOD).