You can set up coupons based on what your customer has added to their shopping cart.
Some examples of cart based coupons include:
- $10 off your order
- 10% off any order over $50
- 10% off your order when you buy 3 or more products
- A cart coupon includes the following sections of information:
The coupon settings fields are the only required fields when creating a cart coupon.
The display name for your coupon. When a customer applies a coupon to their cart, this is the name of the coupon that they will see in their cart. The coupon name may not be blank.
The value that the customer enters in order to have the coupon applied to their order. The coupon code may not be blank.
A coupon may give a customer a fixed money amount off (like $10.00 off) or a percentage off. Percentages are always calculated based on the cart total (the sum of the line items in the cart) and does not include shipping, taxes, or any other discounts from other coupons which may have already been applied to the order.
The amount to be applied to the cart. If the amount type is a dollar amount, the amount value is the number of dollars deducted from the cart. If the amount type is a percentage type, then the amount is the percentage to be deducted from the cart.
The requirements section allows you to specify certain conditions that must be met before the coupon may be applied to the cart. For example, you can create a coupon for orders where the cart total is over a certain dollar amount or the number of items in the cart exceeds a certain minimum quantity.
The minimum cart total that must be reached for the coupon to be applied to the order. Leaving the minimum amount blank means that the coupon will apply to all orders no matter how low the cart total is.
The highest cart total for the coupon to be applied to the cart. If the cart exceeds the maximum amount, the coupon will no longer be applied to the cart. Leaving the maximum amount blank means that the coupon will apply to all orders no matter how high the cart total is.
The minimum number of items in the cart for the coupon to apply. If there are fewer than this number of items in the cart, the coupon will not apply. Leaving the minimum quantity blank means that the coupon will apply to all orders no matter how few items are in the cart.
The maximum number of items in the cart for the coupon to apply. It the number of items in the cart exceeds this number, the coupon will not apply. Leaving the maximum quantity blank means that the coupon will apply to all orders no matter how many items are in the cart.
You may specify various times when the coupon is available to be applied to your customers orders. For example, if you want to start running a sale at midnight on the day after Thanksgiving, you can specify a "from date" of 11/23/2012. If you want the sale to end at midnight on the same day you can specify a "to date" for 11/23/2012 (the same day). The dates are all based off of the timezone that you set in your Cart66 settings screen for your store.
The date when a coupon becomes available. Leaving the from date blank means that the coupon is available as long as it is enabled.
The date after which the coupon is no longer available. Leaving the to date blank means that the coupon is available as long as it is enabled.
The number of times a coupon may be used. A cart coupon can only be used one time per order. The max redemptions specifies how many orders may use this coupon. Leaving max redemptions blank means the coupon may be used an unlimited number of times while it is available.
In the upper right corner of the coupon configuration screen there is a button to enable or disable the coupon. A coupon MUST be enabled for it to be applied to an order. If you want to have the coupon become available at a future date, specify a from date and a to date for the dates when you would like the coupon to be available. A disabled coupon will never be applied to a cart regardless of the availability dates.