Screen: ShopSite > Merchandising > Coupons > Add a Coupon

Add a Coupon

Use the Add a Coupon feature to create a new coupon for your store. You can create coupons that apply to the total price of an order, or just to specific products. Consult the list below for explanations of the different fields:

Coupon Display Name
Enter a name for the coupon. You will see the coupon name in the list of coupons, and customers will see it on order forms.

When you click Create Coupon Link, ShopSite creates an HTML link for the coupon, and the link will contain this name. When you paste the link into your store or an HTML authoring program, you can replace the name in the link with other text or a graphic, and that is what customers will see as the coupon. However, the name that you enter here will still be displayed on order forms.

Coupon Promo Code
You can use this optional field to give the coupon an easy-to-remember code that customers can enter on the shopping cart screen. ShopSite will create a unique numeric coupon code for each coupon, but your customers will probably find it easier to remember and enter something like "July Sale" than "1023897484."

If you are creating coupons that customers will click on (instead of entering codes on the shopping cart screen), you probably don't need to enter an Alternate Code.

Expires
Set an expiration date for the coupon. You must set a date and time, or the coupon will be marked as expired as soon as it is created.

Note that you may be in a different time zone than the server that is hosting your ShopSite store, and the expiration time for the coupon is based on the serverís clock. Check the displayed server time against your local time and be sure to adjust for any differences.

One Time Use
Once any customer redeems a one time use coupon, it can not be redeemed again, either by the same customer or any other.
Discount Type
Select whether the the coupon will be for a percentage discount, a currency discount, or free shipping. If you select a percentage or currency discount, you must also specify the value for the discount. If you select free shipping, you must configure shipping to use free shipping coupons. Depending on the setting of the Valid For field, this discount will be applied once to an entire order, or once for each qualifying product multiplied by the quantity ordered.
Minimum Cart Value
If you require customers to purchase a minimum amount before they can use the coupon (for example, "10% off orders over $20.00"), set the minimum purchase amount here. You can choose either a minimum currency amount, or a minimum number of units ("Save 10% on all CDs when you buy 3 or more").
Valid For
Select whether this coupon should apply to entire orders or to specific products:
  • If you want this coupon to apply to entire orders (for example, "10% off your entire order"), click Entire order.
  • If you want this coupon to apply to one or more products, click Specific products, then click Select or Change to go to a screen where you can select from the products in your store. Select the products that this coupon applies to, then click OK to return to the Edit a Coupon screen.
    • If you want this coupon to only be used on one product per shopping cart, click the checkbox beside Allow only 1 product per redeemed coupon.
    • If you want this coupon to work for all products except those selected, click the checkbox beside Exclude these products (all other products included).
Return-to-store page
When a customer clicks on a coupon, he is redirected to the shopping cart. This field defines where the customer will go in your store when he clicks the Continue Shopping or Empty Cart buttons on the shopping cart page, after clicking on this coupon. Enter the full URL of a page in your store. ShopSite uses the first page of your store as a default value.
Coupon ID
This field serves as a placeholder that will be autopopulated by ShopSite when the coupon is created. It is displayed here for parity with the Edit Coupon screen.
Coupon URL
This field serves as a placeholder that will be autopopulated by ShopSite when the coupon is created. It is displayed here for parity with the Edit Coupon screen.
Coupon link
This field serves as a placeholder that will be autopopulated by ShopSite when the coupon is created. It is displayed here for parity with the Edit Coupon screen.

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Last updated: November 26, 2013
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