This Zen Cart tutorial will teach you how to create redeemable coupons, and offer them to your customers. Redeemable coupons are one of the easiest and best ways to encourage customers to shop on your site, and there is a variety of highly effective ways they can be presented, like in a weekly newletter.
The first thing you need to do in order to create and offer these coupons is to enable zen cart’s coupon system. To do this, all you need to do is open your zen cart admin, and navigate to Modules->Order Total->Discount Coupons (ot_coupon). If it has not been installed already, click Install to enable it.
Next, in your Admin, find the menu item named ‘Gift Certificates/Coupons’. Click on the Coupon Admin option.
Then, create a coupon by clicking ‘Insert'(Or ‘Edit’ to edit an existing coupon). Fill in all the required details. If the coupon allows the customers access to a percentage discount, just put a percent(%) sign after the number representing the discounted amount. If the coupon is for free shipping only, check the free shipping box. This makes it so that the system ignores all the % or amount discounts, and only lets the coupon apply to shipping. It should be noted that entering a coupon code is optional. If you leave this field blank, the system will generate a random code for you. When you are finsihed, save the coupon.
At this point, you can either manually give the coupon code to your customers in advertisements(in print or on your website), or you can click the Email button and send it to a list of customers. You can also get creative with it, and use it as an incentive for your customers to sign up for a daily, weekly, or monthly newsletter.
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