When you create a condition record for a pricing element, you can define a pricing scale. For example, a scale based on quantity can determine that the more a customer orders of a particular product, the lower the price. You can also create condition records with graduated scales. For further information, seePricing interval scales.
In the standard system, a pricing scale can be based on any of the following criteria:
- Gross weight
- Net weight
- A formula specific to your requirements
The scale basis is defined in Customizing for Sales for each condition type.
The following procedure explains how to create a pricing scale for, as an example, a material price. You create pricing scales for other condition types in exactly the same way.
To create a pricing scale:
- Choose Goto
Specifying Scale Types
In each condition record where you define a scale, you can further specify the scale type. The scale type determines whether the scale is a From-scale or a To-scale. For example, if you specify a From-scale that is based on quantity, the scale determines different prices based on different quantities. To change the scale type for a condition record, choose Goto® Details. Specify the scale type you want to use.
Special Feature of Calculating the Scale Base Value: Group Conditions
In Customizing for Sales, you can define a condition type as a group condition. A group condition means, for example, that the system bases a discount on the combined quantities of more than one item in a sales document. The combined quantities may mean that the customer gets a better price than if the items were priced individually.