This page allows you to view, add, edit or delete sales.

Sales are price reductions on one or more categories of products, versus Specials, which are price reductions on individual products. See Salemaker vs Specials for more details.

When this page is loaded, sales appear in a list.


The currently selected sale is shown in the sidebar on the right, which provides the ability to edit, delete or copy the sale.

Salemaker sidebar

Using the Edit button (or the New Sale button at the bottom of the screen) allows you to configure a sale. The screen looks like this:

Salemaker configuration

Some things to notice about configuring a sale:

  • The sale may be on one or more categories or the entire store
  • The sale may have a start date, a stop date, both or neither
  • The sale may only apply to products in a specific price range if desired
  • The sale deduction may be expressed as a percent, dollar off or final price
  • The sale may respond in different ways to products which are already on special

Sales may optionally apply to the attribute prices when products have priced attributes. When such products are put on sale, the flag Apply Discounts Used by Product Special/Sale in the attributes controller determines whether the sale discount is also applied to the attributes price.

Sales are displayed in your store in by directly reducing the price on the product info page, listing pages, the shopping cart page, and so forth. To learn more, read about how sales are handled on the storefront.

Still have questions? Use the Search box in the upper right, or try the full list of FAQs. If you can't find it there, head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified December 10, 2021 by Scott C Wilson (26c5ba44).