Specify Block Pricing
  • 23 Jun 2023
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Block pricing describes the scenario where the more that a quantity of a product is increased for a quote, the more the flat rate for the product, regardless of quantity, increases. Typically, this scenario is defined by tiers.


A produce reseller is using volume pricing with crates of bananas, where:

  • 1 crate of bananas costs $20.00.
  • 2-3 crates of bananas costs $40.00
  • 4-7 crates of bananas costs $60.00
  • 8 or more crates of bananas costs $100.00.

So if a customer is purchasing 6 crates of bananas, the total cost would be $60.00.

Notice that the quantity (6) is not multiplied by the price ($60) for that tier. This is what makes block pricing different from volume and tiered pricing.

To configure block pricing for a product entry in Mobileforce CPQ, you must specify the following options for the Price Book entry for the product:

  • Select Block as the Method (highlighted in teal below).
  • Add two or more pricing tiers for the product:
    • In Start Quantity enter the quantity where the tier begins.
    • In List Price enter the total price for the tier.



The produce reseller specifies the following tiers for banana crates:

  • Tier 1: Start Quantity is 1.00, List Price is $20.00
  • Tier 2: Start Quantity is 2.00, List Price is $40.00
  • Tier 3: Start Quantity is 4.00, List Price is $60.00
  • Tier 4: Start Quantity is 8,00, List Price is $80.00

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