Discounts allow you to create and accept "virtual coupons", put your products temporarily "on sale", create promotional offers, create and sell gift certificates -- anything where you'd want to offer some buyers a reduced price without actually changing the standard price of your products in Seller Admin. Any discounts applied to an order would be shown in your E-junkie Transaction Log. You can have up to a maximum of 10,000 discounts configured at any one time.
You can add new discounts or edit/delete existing discounts in Seller Admin > Shopping Cart Settings > Discounts & Gift Coupons. E-junkie Shopping Cart buttons support all of our Discount settings, but Buy Now buttons can only support item-specific Discount Codes which have no qualifying conditions (more info here), and Buy Now buttons for ClickBank cannot support any discounts at all.
This menu lists any discounts you have already created; just select an existing discount here, and you will find its settings displayed in the fields below.
Tip: To clone an existing discount, first select it here, then re-select Add New Discount; you will find the last-selected discount's settings are retained for the new discount, except for the Discount Name (which must be unique for each discount).
This is where you would create a new discount, or view/edit settings for an existing discount (after you select it from the Select Discount menu). Existing discounts will also show a Delete button here to remove the discount.
- Discount Name
- Brief description of the discount for your own reference (this is not shown to buyers). This is also how we distinguish one discount from another, so make sure you give each discount its own, unique name.
- Discount Applies To
- Item Unit Price: Reduce the original per-unit price of the selected product by a flat amount or percentage;
- Cart Item Total: Take a single flat amount or percentage off the total price of all items in the buyer's cart;
- Shipping & Handling: Take a percentage off the calculated Shipping & Handling charge in the buyer's cart (this setting requires Cart buttons and will not work with Buy Now buttons);
- Discount Amount
- Enter an amount and select whether that will be treated as a Flat Amount or % Off.
- Discount Code(s)
- Leave this blank if you want the discount applied automatically to every order that meets the discount's Min. Item Quantity/Total thresholds; these discounts would appear as "current promotion" in your cart and Transaction Log (note that such automatic discounts require Cart buttons and will not work with Buy Now buttons).
- If you will require buyers to enter a Discount Code to claim the discount before checkout, enter your desired Code(s) here. These codes are handled as character strings (e.g., entering
00123is not the same as
123) which are not case-sensitive (e.g., entering
a1b2c3is the same as
A1B2C3). You can also paste a list of Codes (one code per line), which will spin off a series of identical discounts, one for each code you paste in.
- Tip: To generate a list of random codes automatically, you could use a random string-generator site like Random.org/strings.
- Discount Expires After
- Max. Use Count: Maximum number of orders that can be placed with the discount -- e.g., useful for single-use discount codes, gift coupons, or "first 100 customers" types of promotion. If you paste a list of Discount Codes, then the Max. Use Count applies to each code independently (rather than counting all uses of all codes in the list). Leave this set to 0 or blank for a discount with unlimited uses (until you disable or delete the discount). This setting requires Cart buttons; it will not work with Buy Now buttons. Note this is not a per-buyer use count (which cannot be reliably tracked/enforced); if you want to limit a discount to one use per customer, paste in a list of codes, set Max. Use Count=1, then issue each buyer their own, unique code from the list.
- Expiration Date: Set a date/time when the discount will become invalid, or set 0000-00-00 00:00:00 (or just leave the expiration blank) for a discount that will never expire until you manually delete it from your Seller Admin. You can also set this to a past date to temporarily disable a discount. This setting requires Cart buttons; it will not work with Buy Now buttons.
- Minimum-order Requirements
- Leave these at zero or blank if you don't want to require a minimum order threshold to qualify for the discount.
- Min. Item Quantity: Minimum number of items that must be in the cart in order to qualify for the discount. For product-specific discounts, this would be the quantity of just that particular item in the buyer's cart. This setting requires Cart buttons; it will not work with Buy Now buttons.
- Min. Item Total: Minimum total price (not counting tax or shipping) that must be met in order to qualify for the discount. For product-specific discounts, this would be the total price (unit price X quantity) of just that particular item in the buyer's cart. This setting requires Cart buttons; it will not work with Buy Now buttons.
At any one time, a buyer's cart can have at most one discount applied to each of the following, in any combination:
- The Cart Item Total;
- The Shipping & Handling amount;
- The price of each item in their cart (product-specific).