You can set up coupons based on what products your customer has added to their shopping cart.
Some examples of product based coupons include:
- $10 off Bose QuietComfort Headphones
- 10% off Bose QuietComfort Headphones
- Buy 1 set of Bose QuietComfort Headphones get the next set free
- Get 20% off each set of Bose QuietComfort when you buy 3 or more sets
- A product 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 the price of the item in their cart. Percentages are always calculated based on the original item cost and does not include shipping, taxes, or any other discounts from other coupons which may have already been applied to the order.
The amount of the discount to be applied to the product. If the amount type is a dollar amount, the amount value is the number of dollars deducted from the price of the product. If the amount type is a percentage type, then the amount is the percentage to be deducted from the price of the product.
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 a product only if a certain minimum or maximum quantity of the product is added to the cart.
The minimum quantity of the product that must be added to the cart in order for the coupon to apply. If the product is in the cart, but the quantity is less than this number, the coupon will not apply. Leaving the minimum quantity blank means that the coupon will apply to all orders containing this product no matter what the quantity is.
The maximum quantity of this product that may be in the cart for the coupon to apply. It the quantity of this product exceeds this number, the coupon will no longer apply. Leaving the maximum quantity blank means that the coupon will apply to all orders for this product no matter how high the quantity is 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. The max redemptions specifies how many times the product can be discounted using this coupon. Leaving max redemptions blank means the coupon may be used an unlimited number of times while it is available.
Max redemptions per order
The maximum number of times the coupon may be used on a single order. If the coupon is for $10 off Bose QuietComfort Headphones, and the max redemptions per order is two, and the customer has four sets of headphones in their shopping cart, then only two of the headphones will be discounted and the other two will be at full price. The total discount would be $20. If max redemptions per order is left blank, the coupon will only be applied one time per order. So, in this example, the total discount would be $10 even though there are four sets of Bose QuietComfort Headphones in the cart.
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.
To get an idea of the types of coupons you can create, we will define a few coupons together.
$10 off Bose QuietComfort Headphones
An example of a basic $10 off coupon looks like this.
- Product: Bose QuietComfort Headphones
- Coupon name: $10 off
- Coupon code: 10off
- Amount type: $ (fixed money amount)
- Amount: 10
Without specifying any values for the requirements, this coupon will be available for all orders that contain one or more sets of Bose QuietComfort Headphones.
Without specifying any configuration for the availability of this coupon, it will be available as long as it is enabled. Also, by default, a coupon may only be redeemed one time per order. So this coupon will give the customer $10 off of one set of headphones even if they have multiple sets of headphones in their shopping cart.
Buy One Get One Free
This is a popular type of coupon where you can buy one product and get another of the same product for free. Here are the settings to define this type of coupon.
- Product: Bose QuietComfort Headphones
- Coupon name: Buy 1 Get 1
- Coupon code: b1g1
- Amount type: % (percentage)
- Amount: 100 (100% - the entire product price)
- Minimum quantity: 2
- Maximum quantity: blank
Everything can be left blank or you can specify dates of availability and max redemptions.
Max redemptions: 100 (after 100 orders have used this coupon it is no longer available)
Max redemptions per order: 1 (this is the default value if left blank. You can only get 1 free set of headphones per order)