Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) Deals

Are you looking to move some products that are collecting dust on your shelves? After you’ve tracked down slow-moving inventory (with our Dead Inventory Report) you can use Modifiers to create a "Buy One, Get One (BOGO)" deal and get that product out the door.

For example, say you’d like to offer a BOGO deal for 1lb. Bags of Coffee at your shop.

Note: There are a few different options for creating this deal in Thrive Inventory. This may not be the best option for you and your business. This example will demonstrate the basic principles of modifiers and help you make the best decision for your business.

First, simply head to your main Inventory and select the Modifiers, and then the “Create modifier group” button:

Creating Modifiers

For this instance, I have this BOGO Coffee group that consists of all the possible options for this particular deal. Click “Create modifier group” to enter a new group and all of the options that belong to it. The modifier price will be added to your customer’s subtotal if selected.

In this example, the second bag of coffee will be free:

Mapping modifiers

You now have the option to connect your modifiers to variants. This is useful if I want the inventory to be deducted whenever a modifier is chosen.

For example, here I’ve associated my Light Roast modifier with 1 unit of my 1 lb. bags of Light Roast coffee.

If my customer adds a second bag of Coffee, Thrive Inventory by Shopventory will reduce my stock count of coffee and also factor in the cost to calculate the new profit margin.

Note: You may map multiple variants to a single modifier, and use up to three decimal places. You may also map bundles to modifiers (see below for more on bundles and modifiers). Mapped variants do not have to be Active, but they must be enabled at your selling location(s) and have quantity tracking turned on to be deducted and contribute to the cost of goods sold.

The cost of goods sold for mapped variants is determined on a lot basis like all other sales (read more).

Min/Max Values

Next, you can set how many modifiers from your group must be selected (the Min) and how many can be selected (the Max). For this example, we’ll put the minimum at zero and the max at 1.

This means the Customer won’t necessarily have to opt-in for the BOGO Coffee deal if they really just want 1 lb of coffee. Also, the maximum number they can get is one on the BOGO offer.

Note: Minimums and Maximums are NOT enforced on Square at this time. For these circumstances, we would recommend noting the Max/Min quantities on the Modifier Group name for clarity to the staff.

Apply modifiers to products

This page allows you to identify which products your modifier group applies to. Use the Search bar and Filter to isolate the correct products quickly.


Finally, select the integrations or merchant accounts where this modifier group should be made available.

At this time, Clover and Square are available for modifier support.

Another great option is to do this by bundling (as shown here).

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