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Coupons allow you to provide a discount coupon to your prospects that will give them either a dollar or percentage discount off their purchase. When creating a new coupon, you choose a coupon code to represent that discount. Your contacts can then enter that coupon code directly onto the shopping cart page to access the specified discount.
The Add A Coupon page is split into two sections. The top section allows you to create new coupons.
Simply fill out the fields provided and click the Save button at the bottom of the page to create a new coupon. Available fields include:
Coupon Type - This field allows you to choose one of three coupon types:
Product - Selecting this coupon type allows you to create a coupon valid only for a product, or group of products you specify (the product selection box will appear below)
Category - Selecting this coupon type allows you to create a coupon valid only for a product category, or group of product categories you specify (the category selection box will appear below)
Order - Selecting this coupon type allows you to create a coupon valid for any order regardless of products being purchased
- This field allows you to create your own Coupon Code. This
is the code you will distribute to your prospects/customers. There
will be a text box on the order form where the Coupon Code can be entered
- This field allows you to create any custom notes for your future reference.
- This field allows you to specify the maximum number of coupons that
will be allowed to be used
Discount Type - This field allows you to specify the type of discount you are providing your customers; options include:
$ Dollar - This option allows you to specify the discount to be a set dollar amount off the type of coupon you are offering. For example, this could mean $10 off for a certain product category, $10 off for a specific product or $10 off for an order.
No Tax - This option allows you to provide a coupon that will null the taxes on a sale.
Free Shipping -This option allows you to provide a coupon that will null the Shipping charges on a sale.
Amount - If you selected either of the % Percentage
or $ Amount options from the Discount Type field, this field allows you
to determine the value that will be discounted
Minimum Purchase - This field allows you to specify
a minimum dollar amount the customer must reach before this coupon is applicable. The total price of the products in their cart must meet or exceed the number you enter before the coupon will work.
Start Date - This field allows you to specify the date
your coupon begins. The coupon will not be functional
before this date. Simply click the calendar icon and click on the day
you would like your coupon to start (you can navigate from one month the
next by using the < and > arrows in the header)
End Date - This field allows you to specify the date your coupon ends. The coupon will not be functional after this date. Simply click the calendar icon and click on the day you would like your coupon to end (you can navigate from one month the next by using the < and > arrows in the header)
Active - This field allows you to specify whether or not the coupon you are creating is active. If there is no check in this box, the coupon code will not work on your order form
The second section of the Add a Coupon page is designed to allow you to choose what your new discount will apply to. This section will only appear if you have selected a product or category based coupon.
Select Products / Categories - This field allows you to specify the product, category or group of products or categories your coupon will be applicable for. Simply place a check mark next to each product or category you wish for your coupon to apply to and press save.