Creating a Coupon and Single Use Coupons
Creating a Coupon
Coupons are a great way to drive traffic to and spread the word about your shop. Coupons can be created around a holiday, special occasion (like your grand opening!), as rewards for loyal customers, and more.
To create a coupon, go to the http://goodsie.com/admin/coupons. You can reach this page by going to Admin > Coupons on your control panel if you are already within your store's admin area.
Click the Add Coupon option and enter a name for the coupon. Your customers will see this name, so be sure it is something easy to understand, like "Black Friday Blowout!" Next, enter a Promo Code, which will be used during checkout to apply the discount, i.e. BF2012.
Goodsie offers coupons for a Percentage Off, Flat Discount or Free Shipping. Select your coupon type, and specify the rate for a percentage off or flat discount.
An option minimum purchase can be applied, as can a limit on the total number of coupons generated. Note that this is not a per-customer limit. To create an unlimited number, check the "unlimited" box below the Limit field.
If this is a limited-time promotion, create a start and end date. You coupon will not be valid outside of these dates.
Then click Save!
When your sales start rolling in, the Coupons page will display the number of coupons used in the Used field next to the coupon.
Single Use Coupons
You can also easily create a batch of create single-use coupons by clicking the "Generate multiple single-use codes" option under the coupon name. Also be sure to check the "Email my codes to me" option to receive the codes in your inbox. When you are done entering all the information, click save and you should be all set.
Single-use coupons allow you to easily take advantage of daily deal promotions through sites such as Groupon, which requires a series of coupon codes that are one-time-use only. This feature is also useful for gift certificates and rewards for specific customers.