CyberShop is coupon enabled. A "Discount" button will automatically appear in the shopping cart page when you have coupons in your Shop Manager. Customers will then be prompted to enter the coupon code which may be distributed by emails. Upon submitting the code, they will see the contents of the coupon and be told what to expect, including the amount of discount applicable to the items already placed in the cart.
Currently, CyberShop takes only ONE coupon per order.
To use this feature, you need to
|Create / Edit Coupon Information
In the first form on the page, the drop-down list contains all the current coupons. If it is empty or does not contain the one you want, click on the Add New button to create a dummy coupon first. Otherwise, select the coupon from the coupon list and click on the Show Details button to pull out the details from the database.
Tip: Max Quantity and Max Times are particularly useful for granting special a special discount to a special customer. Upon completing the order, the coupon is disabled and removed from the system.
Here we have offered you a mean of online bargaining: Suppose that you claim to beat any price by 10% and a customer comes and refers you to a lower price elsewhere. You would then issue the customer a one-time coupon (i.e. setting Max Times = 1) which he/she can use to make the purchase. After that you can quickly set a new price to avoid being beaten again.
|Generate and Export Promotion Codes
You can generate secondary random coupon promotion codes based on a selected "root" coupon code. These secondary coupon can be printed and used in flyers in for example a trade show promotion. They are typically once-off codes (i.e. Max Times = 1). The actual entry is created only when a customer enters the code on the frond end.
This feature can be used to create "Gift Certificates" if you sell them on your storefront. The resulting codes can be even sold as instant "PIN Numbers" on the storefront.
Then "Click to Export" to create and export them in a CSV file format.
|Apply Coupons To Products
You must associate the coupon(s) to the products before it will take effects. You can apply it to a type of products (cf. Item Types) or a range of products sharing a common Reference Code prefix(es). This can be done through the second form on the page.