Creating WooCommerce Coupon

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After understanding about Translate WooCommerce Plugin, I will show you how to Creating WooCommerce CouponCreating Coupons is a quite interesting function and has been integrated into WooCommerce. This function is a great way to offer discounts and rewards to your customers as well as can help promote your brand.

Enable the use of coupons

If you want to create coupons for WooCommerce, you first need to enable this function in WooCommerce.

  • Go to:  WooCommerce >> Settings >> Checkout to enable coupons.
1. Enable the use of coupon
Coupon WooCommerce

Adding a coupon

To add a coupon, go to WooCommerce >> Coupons. You can edit existing coupons or create new coupons by selecting Add Coupon.

2. Adding a coupon
Adding a coupon

Then a set of options will appear:

3. Add new coupon
Add new coupon

At the top, you need to fill the two fields:

  • Coupon codes: This is the code that you will be sharing with the customer.
  • Description (optional): Describe the coupon. This doesn’t appear anywhere but your administration page, it mainly helps you distinguish and manage the coupons better.  

There are three tabs below you can use to add restriction and limit for your coupon: General, Usage Restriction and Usage Limits.

General Tab

4. General tab
General tab
  • Discount type:

Cart discount – A fixed total discount for the entire cart. For example, a cart worth 100$ with a coupon for $5 off, will give a discount $5.

Cart % Discount – A percentage discount for the entire cart. For example, a cart worth 100$ with a coupon for 5% off, will give a discount of 5% or 5% of 100$ or $5.

Product discount – A fixed total discount for selected products only. For example, a cart with 2 * a $20 T-shirt and 3 * a $30 dress with the coupons are consecutive that $3 off for each T-shirt and $5 off for each dress will give a discount $21.

Product % discount – A percentage discount for selected products only. For example, a cart with 2 * a $20 T-shirt and 3 * a $30 dress with the coupons are consecutive that 10% off for each T-shirt and 20% off for each dress will give a discount $22.

  • Coupon amount – A fixed value or percentage off depending on the discount type you choose. Entered the number without the currency unit or a percent sign since these will be added automatically.
  • Allow free shipping – Check this book if the coupon grants free shipping.  
  • Coupon expiry date – The date that the coupon can expire and no longer be used.

Usage Restriction Tab

Usage Restriction Tab
Usage Restriction Tab

Before you fill the options in this tab, you should click on the “?” sign to read the detailed instructions.

  • Minimum spend – This field allows you to set the minimum spend (subtotal, including taxes) allowed to use the coupon.
  • Maximum spend – This field allows you to set the maximum subtotal spend (subtotal, including taxes) allowed to use the coupon.
  • Individual use only – Tick this box if you don’t want this coupon to be used in addition to other coupons.
  • Exclude sale items – Tick this box if you don’t want this coupon to apply to products on sale. Per-item coupons will only work if the item is not on sale. Per-cart coupons will only work if there are no sale items in the cart.
  • Products – Product which needs to be in the cart to use this coupon or, for “Product Discounts”, which products are discounted.
  • Exclude products – Product which must not be in the cart to use this coupon or, for “Product Discounts”, which products are not discounted.
  • Product categories – A product must be in this category for the coupon to remain valid or, for “Product Discounts, products in these categories will be discounted.
  • Exclude categories – A product must not be in this category for the coupon to remain valid or, for “Product Discounts, products in these categories will not be discounted.
  • Email restrictions – List of allowed emails to check against the customer’s billing email when an order is placed. Separate email addresses with commas.

Usage Limit Tab

Before you fill the options in this tab, you should click on the “?” sign to read the detailed instructions.

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      • Usage limit per coupon – How many times a coupon can be used before it is void.
      • Usage limit per user – How many times a coupon can be used by an individual user. Uses billing email for guests, and user ID for logged in users.

Final thought

Creating Coupons usually makes your brand get the good feeling from customers because they think that you are taking care of them. But you should limit the use of this function, if not, you can deficit your capital, just kidding. So, after reading this article “Creating Coupons with WooCommerce”, you can somewhat feel the power that WooCommerce plugin gives you. Everything is just the beginning, there are many things that you need to learn if you want to use WooCommerce fluently. In the next post, I will take you through Product Attributes in WooCommerce.

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Nice post! Thank you so much!

Noelle
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Great post, lots to learn! I would love to learn more about coupons combined with store credit/gift certificates. Do you have any insight on that?

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