Area: Optimizely Commerce
Applies to versions: 14 and higher
Other versions:

PriceType examples

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This topic provides examples for using the Optimizely Commerce APIs to work with PriceType features.

Working with PriceType

Adding custom price types

To add a new PriceType, add a new line within the SalePriceTypes of CatalogOptions in appsettings.json file.

"EPiServer": {
  "Commerce": {
    "CatalogOptions": {
      "SalePriceTypes": [
          "Key": "NewCustomPriceType",
          "Value": "3",
          "Description": "New Custom Price Type"
          "Key": "JurisdictionGroup",
          "Value": "4",
          "Description": "Jurisdiction Group"

Note: The value must be unique and 3 or greater.

Getting all price types enumum and configuration

PriceTypeConfiguration.PriceTypeDefinitions returns all price types, including predefined price types and price types defined in the configuration.

namespace CodeSamples.Mediachase.Commerce.Pricing
    public class PriceTypeConfigurationSample
        #region GetPriceTypeFromEnumAndConfiguration
        public IDictionary<CustomerPricing.PriceType, PriceTypeDefinition> GetAllPriceTypeDefinitions()
             // Get all price types - included predefined and price types from configuration file.
             var priceTypeDefinitions = PriceTypeConfiguration.Instance.PriceTypeDefinitions;
             return priceTypeDefinitions;

Adding your own customer price group

Customer Price Group is a predefined price type that should be matched with a specific sale code. Options available to marketers are predefined as: Customer, Partner, and Distributor.

As a developer, you can add items to that list, to make your own customer price group available in the drop-down.


Populate the list by adding the code in the example below, and call that from your initialization module.

private void AddVIPCustomerPriceGroup()
    var metaFieldType = DataContext.Current.MetaModel.RegisteredTypes["ContactGroup"];
    var metaEnumItems = MetaEnum.GetItems(metaFieldType);
    var hasVIPGroup = metaEnumItems.Any(item => string.Equals(item.Name, "VIP", StringComparison.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase));
    if (!hasVIPGroup)
        var lastIndex = metaEnumItems.Count();
        MetaEnum.AddItem(metaFieldType, "VIP", ++lastIndex);
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Last updated: Sep 28, 2021

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