DealTrack supports ‘per unit rate’ deals, where a monetary amount is earned for each ‘unit’ of product purchased. DealTrack’s ‘Fixed Unit Rate’ deal mechanism plug-in is used for these deals.
Some deals may exist where the unit of measure to which the per unit rate applies is different to the unit of measure that applies to the included turnover lines. For example, there are deals where the rate that has been agreed with the supplier is a rate per ton but the unit of measure that applies to the included turnover is kilogram.
Within the ‘Fixed Unit Rate’ mechanism, it is possible to enter different Deal and Turnover units of measure. You can then enter in the conversion factor, which will be the number of turnover units within each deal unit (or the number of deal units in a turnover unit). For example, there may be 20 packets in a box, where the turnover unit is ‘1 packet’ and the deal unit is ‘1 box’. Therefore, the conversion factor is 20 as there are 20 turnover units in each deal unit. If no unit is entered in this field, then the value will default to 1 so that turnover and deal units will be the same for calculation purposes.
In addition to this, some deals may require a different unit of measure conversion rate on a product by product basis. This can be achieved by selecting the ‘Product specific unit of measure conversions’ box within the mechanism. This will then remove the option to set a blanket conversion rate and the name of the turnover unit.
Once the mechanism has been saved and had the appropriate dimensions assigned to it, a new section will appear beneath the conversion settings. This section will have a downloadable csv template for the product specific unit of measure conversions, which can then be filled out and reuploaded. Once uploaded, the deal will calculate the correct earnings for the deal based on all of the individual conversion rates.
Unit of measure conversion is a free feature of DealTrack and can be configured on request. Please raise a ticket to enable this feature.