Don't you love double coupon day at the local grocery store? You can get some great deals on all sorts of products. As a store owner, you can extend that same elated feeling of getting a great deal to your customers by configuring your store’s coupon settings.
The Coupons/Discounts options available in SmithCart allow you to configure a wide variety of discounts and markdowns for special deals, sales, and price-breaks for your customers. You can create automatic discounts on product, percentages off an entire order, coupon codes, and more.
To add or edit coupons click the button titled “Coupons” from the Store Admin Menu:
The following screen will be displayed when you choose Manage Coupons.
To add a new coupon click the "Add Coupon" button. To edit a coupon, click the pencil next to the coupon and the coupon editor will be displayed.
The following is a description of all the coupon fields:
Active – Check the active checkbox to make the coupon active.
Coupon Code – The coupon code is an alphanumeric value that the user enters in the cart to apply the discount.
Coupon Name – The coupon name is a unique name that you assign to the coupon to help you reference the sale or promotion you are offering discounts for. The coupon name does not show up in the front end cart to the user. The coupon name is only used for backend reporting.
Valid From Date – If you want the coupon to be valid for a certain date range, select a valid from date for the coupon to be active.
Valid To Date – If you want the coupon to be valid for a certain date range, select a valid to date for the coupon to be active.
Coupon Amount – The coupon amount is the total dollar amount you want to discount the order by when the user enters a valid coupon code. It should be entered as a numeric amount without the dollar sign.
Discount Percentage – The discount percentage is the percent that you want to discount the order by when the user enters a valid coupon code. It should be entered as a number without decimals or percentage sign. For example, 10% should be entered as 10 and 25% should be entered as 25.
* Make sure you enter a coupon amount OR a discount percentage not both.*
Discount First Recurring Payment Only – When checked, applies coupon discount to the first recurring payment only. Before this new feature was added a coupon discount would apply to all recurring payments if you had recurring billing configured for a product.
*Only applies when recurring billing is configured*
Order Level Coupons
The fields in this section apply to all the items in the cart or at the order level.
Minimum order amount - Minimum order amount that must be met before coupon can be used. Enter 0 for no minimum order amount.
Max Uses Per Customer – The Max Uses Per Customer allows you to place a limit on the total number of coupons allowed per order per customer. For example,
- You set up a 5 dollar off coupon code “1234” in the manage coupons screen.
- You have entered a “coupon quantity” of “5” for this coupon.
- The user orders a quantity of 6 for this item
- The discount will be $25 for this item
Free Standard Shipping – Check this box if you want to give free standard shipping on the order when a valid coupon is used.
Upgrade Shipping – Check this box if you want to upgrade shipping on the order when a valid coupon is used. A shipping upgrade notice will be saved to the special instructions field with the order and also included in the order confirmation email. Use [SPECIALINSTRUCTIONS] email token to include in order confirmation emails.
Discount by Item in Kit – The discount by item checkbox allows you to apply the coupon at the order level or the order line item level. If the discount by item checkbox is checked and the user enters a valid coupon then the customer will receive a discount for each line item they have in the cart. For example, if the customer has two items in their cart and they enter a valid coupon for 5 dollars off then they will receive a total discount of 10 dollars. If the discount by item checkbox is not checked the customer would only receive a 5 dollar discount.
Product Level Coupons
The fields in this section apply coupon discounts at the product level.
Coupon Products – Select one or more product a coupon applies to. The master products list will display list of all active products. From the master products list select the products that you want the coupon to apply to.
Max Uses – Limits the number of times a customer can use the coupon. If a “1” is entered then the cart will only allow one coupon per customer (dnn user). The user must be logged in when purchasing to enforce this rule.
Coupon Shipping Amount - Enter a dollar amount to charge for shipping and handling that will apply to the product when a user enters a valid coupon in the cart. The coupon shipping amount will override the normal shipping cost for the product. If multiple items are in the cart the coupon shipping amount will only apply to the selected product coupon. Other items in the cart will be charged the normal shipping amount. If zero is entered in the coupon shipping amount field then the free shipping will be given when a valid coupon is entered.
Please Note - Coupons are applied before shipping, handling and tax by default. You can configure coupons to be applied after shipping, handling and tax if you go to the BuyNow module settings “Shipping Section” and select the option.
Variant Level Coupons
The fields in this section apply coupon discounts at the product variant level.
Product – Select a product from the dropdown list the coupon applies to.
Product Variant – Select the product variant from the dropdown list the coupon applies to.
Lifecycle Status – Select lifecycle status from the dropdown list the coupon applies to.