 ## Product Configuration Charges-Pricing Page

The following image illustrates the Product Configuration application Charges|Pricing page: The Charges|Pricing Page

The Charges|Pricing page allows you to define how the selected charge is calculated and what pricing thresholds will apply for the charge by role.

Firstly, the charge pricing group box allows you to select the charge and determine it as an included, inside, or additional charge by virtue of which group box you place the charge in. As well, if the charge is calculated as a result of two separate charges being charged simultaneously, that is facilitated as well. The charges are able to be entered into any of the charge type boxes. AudienceView will automatically calculate the pricing of the associated object based on the type of behaviour you select for the desired service charge.

For example, if an included charge was to be considered part of the charge, you would select the desired included charge and place it in the Included Charge box.

The percentage rates for the charge are created in the thresholds group box. Each and every role has a percentage rate entered against it used for calculations. This allows you to have commissions apply differently for different roles, but still be calculated under the heading of 'Commission'. As well, you are able to determine thresholds for the charge as necessary. Meaning, you are able to apply different rates of charge against different admission, bundle, or order value, depending upon to which the charge is associated. For more information, refer to Creating a Threshold for a Charge.

## Types of Charges

There are two fundemental types of charges in AudienceView: additional and inclusive.

Additional charges are calculated on the amount of the applied item(s) either as a fixed amount or a percentage rate of that price. For example, a 5% charge on a \$100.00 item would result in a charge calculated as \$5.00. The formula for a percentage charge is:

C = P x R

Where:
C = Charge Amount
P = Item Price
R = Charge Rate

### Inclusive Charges

There are two types of inclusive charges: included and inside. The difference is in how they're calculated, but they are calculated at the same time for the same level. In terms of the actual calculation logic, the pricing engine in the system will subtract out all inclusive charges from the amount to determine the net of the priced item. It will then use that net (or amount, see inside below) to re-calculate what each inclusive charge should be.

###### Included

Included charges are calculated on the net value of the item either as a fixed amount or a percentage rate that contributes to the amount of the item. For example, a 5% charge on a \$100.00 item would result in a charge calculated as \$4.76. The formula for calculating out a percentage included charge is essentially:

C = P - P/(1 + R)

Where:
C = Charge Amount
P = Item Price
R = Charge Rate

###### Inside

Inside charges are calculated on the amount of that item either as a fixed amount or percentage rate such that contributes to that amount. For example, a 5% charge on \$100 item would result in a charge of \$5.00. The formula for calculating out a percentage inside charge is the same as additional charges.