# RE: Discount Calculations

Ronnie D. Franklin ( ronnie@itexas.net )
Thu, 19 Mar 1998 13:45:40 -0600

I think each has his own way...

We tell the customer that they are getting a 10% or 20% off each months
price.. so Dale's way works for me with one small flaw... I setup my ISP
business before I started using Emerald... so we setup three plans..
\$19.95, \$17.95, and \$15.95.. being montly, 6 months, 12 months... However
\$17.95 is actually is 10.0250627% off.. and with rounding a 10% off gives
them \$17.96 per month... same type of problem with yearly.. Instead of
using the Discount for a period of time we have had to setup 3 different
"pay plans"..

You can do the same thing and then you will have what you want even though
Dale figures the discount differently..... and I like his way, it's just
that it does not fit what we are already doing.

Ronnie

On Thursday, March 19, 1998 1:30 PM, Robert H. Clugston
[SMTP:robert@csnsys.com] wrote:
> Dear Dale,
> The point I was trying to make was that I doubt this is the correct way
to
> calculate this. If I'm paying for 6 months I want to the see the discount

> on the six month whole and not on a month to month basis.
> If I tell a customer that he (or she) is getting a 16.67% discount on
six
> month they will send me a check for \$99.75 (assuming I charge
> \$19.95/month).
> robert@csnsys.com
> P.S. Am I alone in my thinking?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dale E. Reed Jr. [SMTP:daler@iea-software.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 10:22 PM
> To: emerald@emerald.iea.com
> Subject: Re: Discount Calculations
>
> emerald@nls.net wrote:
> >
> > We are going to have to teach you how to do this stuff. If you have any
> > choices in the future, ALWAYS do it the way that works in our favor...
> <g>
> >
> > \$0.03 isn't much to each customer, but with a ton of customers it can
> me
> > lunch.
>
> Most things are done in favor of the ISP. For example, if you define a
> service discount, its taken AFTER the termed discount, therefore its
> smaller than if just added to the termed discount and calulated at the
> same time.
>
> --
> Dale E. Reed Jr. (daler@iea-software.com)
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