In addition to discounts on shopping cart products, promotion codes can also be used for discounts on subscriptions.
As an example, suppose you would like to feature a promo code on your next advertising campaign where the first 100 people to subscribe to Gold Membership (created in the last tutorial) get a 20% discount. In this tutorial you will learn how to create such a code.
In order to create a new promotion code, navigate to the "Promotion Codes" sidebar item and click "Add new".
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- Code: You can write your own code, or click the gear to generate a random code for you.
- Description: A brief description that will only display on the backend.
- Subscription: By default, promo codes will apply to all subscriptions. In this dropdown, you can choose which specific subscription this code can be applied to.
- Price Point: If you selected a specific subscription, you can further specify if the code will only apply to a specific price point.
- Discount Amount: Enter the whole number amount of discount.
- Type: Specify if the discount will be in dollars or percent.
- New / Manual Use Limit: Enter the number of subscribers that can use this code, or enter 0 for no limit.
- Start Date / End Date: Clicking these fields will display a calendar for your convenience.
- Active: Toggle if this code is available for use at checkout or not.
- Allow Renewal: Toggle if this code is usable for discounts on renewing subscriptions or only new subscriptions.
- Allow Reuse: Toggle if this code can be reused once the subscription ends or not.
Promo Use With Subscription
- The first option in this section allows you to define how many times a person is able to use the promotion code before it expires and they return to normal pricing. Enter zero for unlimited use.
- The second option in this section allows you to set a specific date when the promo code will expire. Use caution with this feature, as you are able to shorten a subscription that has already been paid for in full.
- The third option in this section allows you to set a specific amount of time this code takes effect after the purchase date.