Once an Item is created, a One-Time Offer is automatically made for that Item.

An Offer is the rulesets used to determine how to sell any given item. Charge frequency and charge amount live within an Offer, along with additional detailed rules. 


In this Article: 



How to Add an Offer

  1. In the Home Menu hover over Store Setup  
  2. Click Offers then + Add New Offer or click on the Offer you would like to edit
  3. Enter your Offer Configurations 

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Submit details needed to generate an offer. It is important to pay attention to the customer facing fields when creating your offer.

Basic Offer Details Optional Offer Details
This is an internal Sublytics name to define the Offer. This will not be visible to the end-user Customer
Offer Title
The Offer title that will appear within the offer options on your product page. This title will also appear with the Item title upon checkout.
Example: If the Item Title = Cool Box and Offer Title = Monthly Subscription; customer will see Cool Box - Monthly Subscription in their cart.
Offer Description
Description of the offer that will display within your product template.
Leave blank if not using a custom template.
Select which Billing Connection to promote this offer on.
Offer Type
Select if you would like this Offer to be a One Time Sale or Recurring Sale.
Add to Campaigns
An internal offer code that will be used to search or report upon within Sublytics. ** Note: this needs to be connected to your active campaign in order for the offer to show on your product page
Select an image specific for this offer or leave empty to use the item image. Offer image will display in cart, in checkout and for upsells


Define your Offer

The Offer will determine when and how a customer is charged and Items are shipped. There are 2 different Offer Types: One Time Sale or Recurring. There are also different setting if multiple shipments should be sent based on Prepaid offers.

Setup Options

Quick Setup
Quick Setup used when charging the customer the same amount and ship at the same time for every renewal cycle. Quick Setup will streamline this Offer Setup
An example where Advanced Setup is needed would be running an introductory price of $30 for the first months subscriptions, then every month after is $59.99. The initial charge would have a different price than the subsequent renewals. This is easily achieved through customized renewal cycles.
Advanced Setup
Advanced Setup is used for more unique Offer structures. This is where custom billing, custom shipping time-frames and cut-offs will be setup.

Quick Setup

 Define your Offer Type

One Time Sale and Recurring are the two different Offer types. These can be run as standard or Prepaid. If using the Quick Setup feature, below are the steps to setup each type of Offer. 

One Time Sale Recurring Non-Recurring Prepaid Recurring Prepaid
One Time Sale will charge a customer one time, no additional charges or shipments are scheduled.
The base price to be charged once. 
Multiple Shipments
This will be left unchecked for a One-Time Sale. This setup is used for Prepaids or Offers with multiple shipments. 
Fulfillment Delay
The number of hours to delay sending the shipment to fulfillment after a successful charge.
Offer Preview
Once settings are input, the offer preview will show the charge and shipment dates to ensure proper setup. 
Charge Date allows to simulate different order date examples for more complex Offer setups. 


  Connect your offer to a Campaign

Once the Offer has been defined, assign this Offer to the Campaigns where you wish to sell the Offer. This can be a single Campaign, or multiple Campaigns. To learn more about creating or adding Campaigns, click here

If there are Terms and Conditions for this particular Offer, add those in the Terms and Conditions section. 

  Define your Additional Settings

Additional Settings is the last step in creating an Offer. These settings all additional customization on the Offer. 


Dunning Schedules are rulesets put in place if the transaction is declined. Reattempting a declined transaction occurs through Dunning Schedules. See more here

Set Offer lever Responders that will override general Campaign level Responders. See more here

Additional Shipping information and rules can be applied


Shipping Price

The shipping price to be charged for this offer, in addition to the shipping profile set on the campaign. If a Shipping Price is set across multiple offers, when a customer is checking out that shipping price will be applied per offer. For example, Offer A has shipping of $5, Offer B has shipping of $5, when the customer checks out with Offer A and B in their cart, the Shipping Price will be $10.

To apply an overall shipping price to multiple offers, use Shipping Profiles. Shipping Profiles are set on the Campaign level. For example, if no Shipping Price is set on the Offer and the Shipping Profile set on the Campaign is $5 Shipping it would look like:

Customer 123 Checks out with Offer A and B - shipping is $5

Customer 456 checked out with Offer A only - shipping is $5


See more on Shipping Profiles here.


Returns Profile

Rules set if a package has been returned, what should occur. See more here.


Restrict how Offers can be promoted:

One Per Customer</dt
Only allow an individual customer to purchase this offer one time. They will receive an error message at checkout if they attempt more than once. This rules is based off the customer email entered at checkout.
One Per Card
Only allow card to be used once to purchase this item.They will receive an error message at checkout if they attempt more than once.
Gift Option
Allow this offer to be ordered as a gift. This will create a gift checkbox and gifting options on the checkout page.
Allow customers to skip renewal cycles. This will be visible in the customer portal.
Determine if this offer can be made available for use across all campaigns.
Returns Profile
Rules set if a package has been returned, what should occur. See more here.
Set Quantity Discount Profile rules. This will allow for a discounted rate if specific quantities are added to the cart. See more on Quantity Discount Profiles here.
Configure server to server postbacks when events trigger. Ability to to configure transactional, cancel or reactivation post back with necessary merge tags.



Advanced Offer Setup

While a lot of programs can be setup with the Quick Setup, some more customized Offers will rely on the Advanced Settings to accomplish desired Offer structure. 

Advanced Settings allow businesses to test different promotions, billing and Offer structures.


Offer Cycles

Within an Offer, there can be multiple Cycles. A Cycle can have its own set of rules:

Cycle Details:

  1. Product Type
  2. Item: Single SKU Item
  3. Product: Multiple SKU Combination
  4. Rewards: See more on Rewards here
  5. Gift Card: See more on Gift Cards here
  6. Item/Product
  7. Select the Item/Product to send
  8. Sale Price
  9. Charge for the cycle to be triggered
  10. Charge Frequency


Upsell Funnels

Increase average order value by creating Upsell and Add-on Funnels that encourage customers to try complimentary products. Upsell Funnels can be created at the time the Offer is added, or can be added to existing Offers. 

To configure Upsell Funnel, follow the steps in the Offer Setup Wizard. The final step is adding Upsells

+ I want to make this offer available as an upsell
This option will give Customers the ability to add an upsell to their original order. 

Use Case Example

A customer goes to their customer portal and sees they can add an additional item to their next shipment. That would be configured here.

 + I want to make this offer available as an upsell when Customers Checkout
This option will give Customers upsell options throughout the checkout process. Before a customer checks out, a box will appear with additional upsells available.

You also have the ability to set a quantity discount profile for the offer that you have marked as an upsell. This will be located on the Upsell Funnel tab of the Offer.

Swap Configuration

To allow customers to swap from one Offer to another, without disrupting a subscription, this is configured on the Offer level. More about swaps here.

Offer Categories

Offer Categories are a way to group Items for reporting and search purposes. Once created, an Item Category can be used however fits your business and can be applied from the Offers page

Example - Offer Category "Brand A" vs "Brand B" would allow differentiation in reporting between multiple brands you may be running

There is also a secondary category if you need to add multiple categories to you offers

Example- Offer Primary Category is "Brand A" and Offer Secondary Category is "Subscribe and Save." In reporting, you will be able to pull all Subscribe and Save offers for Brand A only.  

How to add an Offer Category

  1. In the Home Menu hover over Store Setup  
  2. Drop down the Inventory Menu
  3. Select Offer Categories then + Add New or click on the category you would like to edit
  4. Enter your Category details 


Deleting an Offer

An offer can be deleted by clicking into the offer you would like to delete, select in the Options drop down



Syncing Items and Offers

When editing your Items and Offers, it is always best practice to do so within Sublytics. If you do add a new product to Shopify directly, it will sync with Sublytics as soon as a transaction on that product occurs.

Sublytics will also sync automatically when the following events occur within Sublytics.

Note: This will occur only if the item is correctly linked to a shop connection and that connection is linked to a VRIO billing connection:

  • Item / item variation edit

  • Offer add (when using the wizard) 

    • Note: You will still need to go to the Item and add the offer to the store

  • Offer cycle add/edit

  • Offer delete

If neither of these options work for you, manually sync products from Sublytics to Shopify by clicking into the Item you would like to Sync, navigate to the Sync tab and push "Sync All." Clicking into the synced connection allows you to click directly to the Item within Shopify for validation as well.

More details on syncing here.



  Business Use Case

A business has a single Item that can be shipped and billed multiple ways. It can be a one time shipment or a monthly subscription. That Item can also be offered as a 6 month prepaid. Once the Item is created, the user can then setup 3 offers:

  • One Time Sale (Automatically generated with Item Creation)
  • Monthly Recurring
  • Month Prepaid

  Validation Tips

  • Use exports to check that you have all items mapped to campaigns and offers
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