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Magento 1.6 Minimum Advertised Price (MAP)

June 16, 2011 by Bob Brodie

Magento 1.6.0.0-beta1 was released today, and has some pretty nifty features. One of those is an implementation of “Minimum Advertised Price”, or MAP. Many vendors enforce restrictions on how low of a price you can show on your site, until either adding it to your cart or performing come action. Here’s how to take advantage of this feature:

First, enable MAP. It’s under Admin > System > Configuration, on the Sales tab. There’s an accordion panel titled Minimum Advertised Price. Here’s your options:

  • Enable MAP – Yes / No
  • Apply MAP (default value) – This is the master switch. (For some reason, I couldn’t get it working unless this was set to yes – even if it was set to yes at the product level.)
  • Display actual price – This is another default setting. Your options are “In Cart”, “Before Order Confirmation”, and “On Gesture”. I’ll cover these in a minute.
  • Default Popup Text Message – This is the text that will show up at the bottom of the popup when “On Gesture” is enabled.
  • Default “What’s This” Message – This is the text that shows when you click the “What’s this?” link.

Next, create your item. I’m going to assume that you are familiar with this process. When you get to the Pricing tab, you’ll see three new options:

Under Apply Map:

  • Yes – This option will apply MAP to the product page
  • No – This option will cause MAP not to apply

Display Actual Price – In Cart

Display Actual Price – Before Order Confirmation

Display Actual Cart – On Gesture

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t rely on any beta functionality as it may go away in the stable version!


 

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  • http://www.magentoecommercehosting.com/ Magento Hosting

    A nice piece of writing
    particular in Magento 1.6! By the way I’m come back soon for your next event.
    Thanks for your nice creation :)

    • http://www.bartmroz.com Bart Mroz

      Thanks

      • benmarks

        Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706726915 Daniel Patterson

    Great introduction to MAP. May very well be useful when Magento 1.6 stable gets released.

    • http://www.bartmroz.com Bart Mroz

      Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706726915 Daniel Patterson

    Great introduction to MAP. May very well be useful when Magento 1.6 stable gets released.

    • http://www.bartmroz.com Bart Mroz

      Thanks

  • http://www.bartmroz.com Bart Mroz

    Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/MagentoHumor Magento Humor

    Great Article Guys, thanks.

  • http://www.magikcommerce.com/ Ashish @Magento Themes

    1.7+ is more stable and have better control on this. BTW great post Bob. Keep it up!

  • http://www.stylishandtrendy.com/ Dev @ Women Magazine

    BTW Magento 1.8 is quite stable now. Haven’t had any problems yet.

  • Jatin Sehgal

    Hi, I am using magento 1.7 Everything is fine except one. When i click on ‘click for price’ or ‘what is this’ nothing happen… No pop up opens.. plzz help me soon