# Limiting discounts for a promotion

You can define an upper limit on discount, either in terms of cost or percentage.

For example, you can specify that a maximum possible adjustment, such as $10.00, will be given to an item as part of a pricing rule or coupon. When applying discounts, Sterling Order Management System limits the discount to this amount.

You can also specify a target occurrence limit – the maximum number of times a particular discount can be applied for an item in a transaction. This limits the number of units to be discounted.

The following table shows examples of limiting total cost and limiting the number of units to be discounted.

**Maximum discount limitation examples**

Pricing rule | Qualifying condition(s) | Resulting discount |
---|---|---|

Total cost limit on adjustments: 10%
off binders, up to a maximum discount of $10 (configured as ITEM_QUANTITY rule.) |
The order contains 1 or more items in the binder category | A 10% discount off each binder, with a maximum limit of $10. |

Limit number of units to be discounted: 5%
off binders, up to a limit of 5 binders(configured as ITEM_QUANTITY rule.) |
The order contains 1-5 items in the binder category | A 5% discount on each binder, up to a limit of 5 binders. . |