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Price List API

What is a price list?

A Price List allows you to populate different versions of catalog pricing and assign them to different Customer Groups. The prices are specified exclusively at the variant level.

If an active Price List does not contain prices for a variant, then the Catalog pricing will be used. You can associate a Price List to a Customer Group via the Control Panel or the Customer Groups API.

Price Lists will provide overridden price values to the Stencil storefront. You can further customize the final price display within the Stencil template. For more information, see the Theme Objects.

OAuth scopes

The following OAuth Scopes are required:

Price List definitions

  • Price List: a collection of price records; price records make up a price list.

  • Price Record: a price override for a particular variant - minimally, a variant ID, price, and currency.

	{
		"variant_id": 3121,
		"price": 10.0,
		"sale_price": 8.0,
		"retail_price": 12.0,
		"map_price": 6.0,
		"currency": "EUR"
	}
  • PriceRecordBatch: a way to update several price records in a price list at once. Using this bulk upsert endpoint, you can upsert up to 1000 price records in a single API call.

  • Currency: a price list can contain records for multiple currencies. Only price records that match the store’s default currency determine storefront and in-cart prices. Although BigCommerce supports a storefront currency selection, this is not currently integrated with price lists and will merely convert prices from the store’s default currency for display convenience.

Example Get All Price Lists

/GET https://api.bigcommerce.com/stores/{store_hash}/v3/pricelists

[{
  "variant_id": 3121,
  "price": 10.0,
  "sale_price": 8.0,
  "retail_price": 12.0,
  "map_price": 6.0,
  "currency": "USD"
}, {
  "variant_id": 3255,
  "price": 11.0,
  "sale_price": 9.0,
  "retail_price": 13.0,
  "map_price": 7.0,
  "currency": "USD"
}, {
  "variant_id": 3256,
  "price": 12.0,
  "sale_price": 10.0,
  "retail_price": 14.0,
  "map_price": 8.0,
  "currency": "USD"
}, {
  "variant_id": 3257,
  "price": 13.0,
  "sale_price": 11.0,
  "retail_price": 15.0,
  "map_price": 9.0,
  "currency": "USD"
}, {
  "variant_id": 3258,
  "price": 14.0,
  "sale_price": 12.0,
  "retail_price": 16.0,
  "map_price": 10.0,
  "currency": "USD"
}]

Example Price List assigned to a customer group https://api.bigcommerce.com/stores/{store_hash}/v2/customer_groups/{customer_group_id}

[

    {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "Price List Test",
        "is_default": false,
        "category_access": {
            "type": "all"
        },
        "discount_rules": [
            {
                "type": "price_list",
                "price_list_id": 1
            }
        ]
    }
]

Under discount_rules the type is set to price_list and the price_list_id is 1. Which is the id of the price list the group has been assigned to.

Price list assignments

The price list assignment assigns a price list to a specific sales channel. This association lets you define custom pricing for shoppers only on a specific external site or platform. Price list assignments combined with a customer group assignment allows you to target specifically more logged in customers shopping on that channel.

See Channels, Sites, and Routes for further documentation.

Example Price List assigned to channel https://api.bigcommerce.com/stores/{store_hash}/v2/pricelists/assignments

{
  "customer_group_id": 3,
  "price_list_id": 2,
  "channel_id": 1
}

Price List notes

  • Bulk Pricing Tiers may additionally be associated with a Price Record to indicate different pricing as the quantity in cart increases.

  • If a variant has a Price Record, any existing product-level bulk pricing will not apply in the cart. For variants without Price Records, any existing product bulk pricing will apply.

  • Price Lists Records accepts bulk upsert. You can only do one Bulk upsert at a time. Running more than one in parallel on the same store will cause a 429 error, and the request will fail.

Related resources

Endpoints

Webhooks

There are no direct webhooks available for Price Lists. Since Price Lists directly relate to products, webhooks related to products will fire for corresponding changes such as pricing.