Sitecore Experience Commerce

Pricing overview

The following table presents the hierarchy of Commerce Engine pricing entities and components:

Entity

Components

Price Book

Price Card

Snapshot

Tier

Tag

The following table describes general pricing terminology:

Pricing Term

Description

Catalog

An organization of products and services to sell. The catalog is defined in groups of categories and products, and contains products and description data.

Price Book

A container for one or more Price Cards. Can be associated with one or more catalogs.

Price Card

An optional mechanism to define a Sell Price, which is normally a discounted price as compared to the List Price. Price Cards also make it possible to apply common pricing across multiple SellableItems without repeating the same pricing definition in each one.

A Price Card can be a single application (for example, a reduced item price) or can contain multiple applications (for example, multiple promotions impacting a price at a particular time).

Snapshot

A calculated price that is defined to apply at a specified date/time (for example, at a snapshot in time). Snapshots are used to vary prices by date/time.

Tier

A categorization that can be used to present tier-based pricing, for example, by pricing by number of units bought, or by currency.

Tag

An indicator used to efficiently relate prices to particular SellableItems. By adding tags to a snapshot, you link a Price Card (at a particular date/time) to items that have the same tags applied.