Ways to Set Prices for Menu Items with Modifiers

In a previous post, we discussed how to set the price of a Menu Item. But how do you set prices if the Menu Item has Modifiers attached?

This post will explain the three different ways you can price a Menu Item with Modifiers.

#1: The Menu Item Price is NOT Affected by Modifiers

A Menu Item can have a set price, and any Modifiers added WILL NOT affect the price of the Menu Item.  In the example below, any milk choice will not affect the $3.21 the customer pays for the coffee.

price menu set

To recreate this pricing, set the price of the Menu Item to $3.21, and the price of each of the Modifiers to $0.

But oftentimes, the price of a Menu Item depends on the Modifiers that you’ve attached to it.

#2: The Menu Item AND the Modifiers have Prices

A Menu Item can have a set price, but if a customer wants to customize, they will pay additionally for those items. The sandwich below costs $8.96, but the avocado added an additional $2.30 to the bill.  The green “Add Item” button reflects the total $11.26 the customer will pay for the sandwich created.

price goes up

To recreate this pricing, set the price of the Menu Item to $8.96, and the price of the Modifier to $2.30.

#3: There is NO set Menu Price, ONLY Modifier Prices

And finally, you may have a Menu Item with a price that varies depending on all of the Modifiers the customer chooses. Here’s an example:

price varies

The soup’s price is not set until the customer chooses a Modifier.  Once the customer chooses the Large Soup, the “Add Item” button reflects the price of that Modifier.

When you set a Menu Item’s price to $0, the Brandibble system shows the word “Varies” to the customer so they know the pricing will change based on their order.

To recreate this pricing, set the price of the Menu Item to $0, and the price of the “Small” Modifier to $1.99 and the “Large” Modifier to $3.67.

You can refer to the Where do I Set Prices? post for additional information.

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