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Coupon Codes

Coupon codes allow you to provide either a flat-fee discount, or a percent-off discount on shopping cart purchases.

Creating Coupon Codes

From the admin control panel:

  • Click on "Cart » Coupon Codes"
  • Click on "New"
  • Complete the form (see settings below).
  • Save the Changes.

Settings

SettingPurpose
CodeThis is the coupon code a user will type in to receive his/her discount.
DescriptionAppears alongside the coupon code in the cart once it is has been applied.
SavingsAmount Off: Discounts the order by a flat-fee amount. Percent Off: Discounts the order by a percent-off.
Amount Off
Percent Off
Controls the discount rate.
Criteria (all optional)
Date EffectiveThe date on which users the code can start being used.
Date ExpiresThe date on which the code can no longer be used.
Max UsagesLimits the total number of times a code can be applied.
Max Usages Per UserLimits the total number of times a code can be applied by each user.
User TypeAnybody: Allows both logged in users and non-logged in users to apply the code. Registered users only: Only users who are logged into an account can apply the code.
Applicable ProductsControls which product must be in the cart for a user to apply this coupon code. Note that only one product has to match for the code to be applied.

Common Issues

For a number installations, especially when you have altered the header and footer templates, when a user clicks on "Apply Code", the program doesn't do anything. In 99% of cases, this is due to one of the following factors:

  • The required header/footer code has been removed,
  • If you installed the program into any folder other than "members", you will need to open the following files are update the folder name in the variables:
  • /functions/ajaxCalls.php
  • /functions/ajaxCalls.js

If the problem persists after both of these changes have been made, please create a ticket from your account.