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Add cart discounts

Add cart discounts


In this guide you'll learn how to create discounts for your cart. In this example, we will create a discount for products that have 'Example' in their name.


In order to create cart discounts for your plugin, you first need a plugin as base. Therefore, you can refer to the Plugin Base Guide.

Furthermore you should be familiar with the service registration in Shopware, otherwise head over to our Add custom service guide.

Creating the processor

To add a discount to the cart, you should use the processor pattern. For this you need to create your own cart processor. We'll start with creating a new class called ExampleProcessor in the directory <plugin root>/src/Core/Checkout. Our class has to implement Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\CartProcessorInterface and we have to inject Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\Price\PercentagePriceCalculator in our constructor. All adjustments are done in the process method, where the product items already own a name and a price.

Let's start with the actual example code:

// <plugin root>/src/Core/Checkout/ExampleProcessor.php
<?php declare(strict_types=1);

namespace Swag\BasicExample\Core\Checkout;

use Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\Cart;
use Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\CartBehavior;
use Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\CartProcessorInterface;
use Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\LineItem\CartDataCollection;
use Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\LineItem\LineItem;
use Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\LineItem\LineItemCollection;
use Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\Price\PercentagePriceCalculator;
use Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\Price\Struct\PercentagePriceDefinition;
use Shopware\Core\Checkout\Cart\Rule\LineItemRule;
use Shopware\Core\System\SalesChannel\SalesChannelContext;

class ExampleProcessor implements CartProcessorInterface
     * @var PercentagePriceCalculator
    private $calculator;

    public function __construct(PercentagePriceCalculator $calculator)
        $this->calculator = $calculator;

    public function process(CartDataCollection $data, Cart $original, Cart $toCalculate, SalesChannelContext $context, CartBehavior $behavior): void
        $products = $this->findExampleProducts($toCalculate);

        // no example products found? early return
        if ($products->count() === 0) {

        $discountLineItem = $this->createDiscount('EXAMPLE_DISCOUNT');

        // declare price definition to define how this price is calculated
        $definition = new PercentagePriceDefinition(
            new LineItemRule(LineItemRule::OPERATOR_EQ, $products->getKeys())


        // calculate price
            $this->calculator->calculate($definition->getPercentage(), $products->getPrices(), $context)

        // add discount to new cart

    private function findExampleProducts(Cart $cart): LineItemCollection
        return $cart->getLineItems()->filter(function (LineItem $item) {
            // Only consider products, not custom line items or promotional line items
            if ($item->getType() !== LineItem::PRODUCT_LINE_ITEM_TYPE) {
                return false;

            $exampleInLabel = stripos($item->getLabel(), 'example') !== false;

            if (!$exampleInLabel) {
                return false;

            return $item;

    private function createDiscount(string $name): LineItem
        $discountLineItem = new LineItem($name, 'example_discount', null, 1);

        $discountLineItem->setLabel('Our example discount!');

        return $discountLineItem;

As you can see, all line items of type product containing the string 'example' in their name are fetched. Also, a few information are saved into variables, since we'll need them several times. If no product in the cart matches your condition, we can early return in the process method. Afterwards we create a new line item for the new discount. For the latter, we don't want that the line item is stackable and it shouldn't be removable either.

So let's get to the important part, which is the price. For a percentage discount, we have to use the PercentagePriceDefinition. It consists of an actual value, the currency precision and, if necessary, some rules to apply to. This definition is required for the cart to tell the core how this price can be recalculated even if the plugin would be uninstalled.

Shopware comes with a called LineItemRule, which requires two parameters:

  • The operator being used, e.g. LineItemRule::OPERATOR_EQ (Equals) or LineItemRule::OPERATOR_NEQ (Not equals)
  • The identifiers to apply the rule to. Pass the line item identifiers here, in this case the identifiers of the previously filtered products

After adding the definition to the line item, we have to calculate the current price of the discount. Therefore we can use the PercentagePriceCalculator of the core. The last step is to add the discount to the new cart which is provided as Cart $toCalculate.

That's it for the main code of our custom CartProcessor. Now we only have to register it in our services.xml using the tag shopware.cart.processor and priority 4500, which is used to get access to the calculation after the product processor handled the products.