New for Sytist 4.3: free shipping & gallery specific coupons. See below.
The coupons in Sytist is designed to offer variable discount rates based on price range with one coupon. For example, a coupon can offer a 10% discount on purchases up to $100 .... 15% discounts on purchases $100 - $200, 20% discount on purchases of $200 or more.
The discount is calculated on the cart total before any taxes & shipping.
These are the options when creating a standard coupon.
Name of the coupon shown when redeemed and on the order.
The code entered to redeem the coupon. Letters & numbers only. No spaces or special characters.
The date the coupon expires. To not have it expire, enter 0000-00-00.
Unlimited Use - Can be used by any one at any time.
Once - the coupon can only be used one time. After that, it becomes inactive.
Once per person - the coupon can only be used once per person. The cart will check to see if that person has used that coupon before.
You can offer either a percentage discount or a flat rate discount. A flat rate discount would be something like $50 off instead of a percentage.
The Cart total from / to is what the total needs to be for the discount amount.
Starting with Sytist version 4.3 is the option to offer free shipping with coupons. This can be offered as only free shipping or with a combination of a discount.
If you offer multiple shipping options this will make the first shipping option the free one. Example: you have:
- Pick Up: 0.00
- Standard Shipping: 8.00
- Express: 15.00
The Standard Shipping will be the free one.
Gallery Specific Coupons
Starting with Sytist version 4.3 is the ability to Gallery Specific coupons that only discount products from the gallery the coupon is created for.
To create a gallery specific coupon, view the gallery in the admin, click the More tab in the gallery menu then Coupons.
Bonus coupons allows you to offer a product or products for free or at a discounted price.
Bonus coupons are redeemed just like a coupon, but it will include a product or products for the customer to select photos for.
The bonus coupon includes a collection you have created in Photo Products -> Collections. So when creating a bonus coupon, you will select which collection it includes.
Even if the coupon is for 1 free download for example, you must first create a collection that includes 1 free download. Then select that collection for the coupon.
In addition to the options above for standard coupons, there are additional options for bonus coupons.
Minimum Cart Amount
Here you set what is the minimum amount of the cart total for the customer to be able to checkout with the coupon. If the customer has redeemed their coupon and it doesn't meet the minimum amount, it will stop them at checkout and ask them to add more to cart or remove the coupon from their cart.
You can either leave the price blank for free, or enter in the price for the bonus coupon. Example, if you want to bonus coupon be 2 8x10's for $5.00, then you would enter in 5.00 for the price and select a collection that includes 2 8x10's.
If there is a price added, if that is taxable.
Do not discount
If there is a price added, do not allow it to be discounted by a standard coupon.
Select this if you want this coupon to be available for shipping and apply any shipping charges.
There are several places where text can be shown when using the bonus coupon. This can be changed on a per coupon basis. When you create a new coupon, it will use the text for the last bonus coupon you created.
Batch Create Coupons
When creating a standard or bonus coupon, there is a checkbox option to create a batch of coupons. You can select how many to create and the starting number that gets added to the redeem code.
After you have batch created coupons, you can click the batch name in the coupon list and you will have the option to exports those coupons or delete the entire batch.
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