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[Tutorial] How do I create a sale that auto-generates a coupon?

Author Bill Brewer
Created 08-21-2009 10:05 pm
Last Modified 09-29-2012 02:45 pm

1. Create any sale with a coupon code entered. For example, if you want to send the customer a coupon for $10, create a sale to discount $10 off an order and assign a coupon name to this sale.

2. Create a sale that will control the distribution of the coupons (saletype 7). There are 4 different criteria that can send a coupon to the customer after a sale.

  • If a customer buy certain products
  • Buys a certain amount of products
  • Spends a certain amount
  • The coupon is sent for every order

You will need to select the sale created in step #1 as the coupon the customer will receive a coupon for. In this example, the customer would receive a coupon for $10 off their next order. The coupons are sent when the order is processed.

Notes:

The coupon sale must be active and valid (not expired), if not the coupon sending sale will be marked invalid, and you will need to delete it and create a new sale with a valid coupon.
The customer will not be sent the actual coupon name, but an alias using their last name and 4 digits, example: SMITH1345, DOE8219.
The order must first be processed for the coupon to send.The order cannot go from Queued to Completed, it must first be processed.

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