Use dynamic pricing for calculations
Dynamic pricing allows you to create product packages with Qonfi where the product prices are always up-to-date, as they are pulled from your product feed. This works as follows.
Within Qonfi you can use "Operation" nodes. This allows you to retrieve data from your productfeed between the steps of your selling guide (e.g. current price of article). You can save this data as a variable in your flow. You can then use this data again in the next steps of your guided selling flow (e.g. price of product).
Example: LED strips calculator
We have prepared a template '[Dynamic pricing] LED' in Qonfi with a simple example of this. As shown below, you can see that there is a step in the flow that gets the product data out of the productfeed for product ID 5 & 11.
Retrieve dynamic price from feed for specific product and link it to flow
If you edit this step you will see "operation" as a question type (see below). In this step, we will retrieve the product data based of specific product id’s from the productfeed and put the result of this (i.e. all columns from the feed of this particular id) in the variable "feed_product_[ID]". You can use this variable in the next steps as follows "vars.feed_product.column name" (e.g. "vars.feed_product.price" to retrieve the price of the corresponding ID and "vars.feed_product.title" to retrieve the title of the corresponding product). You can always take a look at which data you retrieve with your 'operation' by clicking the "Preview results" button.
Using dynamic price in result
In the steps above, we made sure that we retrieve the price of the specific product IDs '5 & 11' from the feed. We added these as a variable (e.g. "feed_product_5 & feed_product_11"). We can now use this variable for calculations.
Before we can perform calculations, we need to make sure that the price field from the feed becomes a numeric value in case the prices in the feed contains text like 'EUR'. Therefore, we added a "replace" function that allows you to replace text. In this case "EUR" is in the price field. We replace it with nothing so that only the numeric value remains and can be used for calculation (see formula "price" below under variables).
one needs 8 m2 of LED strips, you can calculate the correct price per unit using calculations. See an example below.
Price changes on your website
The product feed is updated every day in Qonfi so your prices are always up-to-date. The prices will be updated automatically.
Reply result to add_to_cart
It is possible to add a product package directly to the shoppers cart, when someone clicks on a product package in Qonfi. The implementation of this differs per CMS. We can support you with this. Feel free to contact us for more information.