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How to Create Discounts

Here are the steps to follow to create a discount or promotion code.

How to Create a Discount Code

Here are details on how to create a discount code.

Step by step instructions:

1. In WordPress click Discount Codes under Beat Store on the sidebar.

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2. Click the Add New button.

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When creating a discount there are several fields to fill in:

  • Name – This is the name of the discount. It is mainly for admin purposes.
  • Code– This is the code that buyers will enter during checkout. We suggest that you DO NO include any spaces in the code.
  • Type – This determines the type of discount buyers will receive by using this code. The options are “Percentage” and “Flat”. A percentage discount, such as 10%, subtracts the specified percent off of the total purchase price. A flat discount subtracts the given amount from the total purchase price.
  • Amount – This specifies how much the discount is worth. Enter whole numbers only. For example, to set a discount to 10%, set the Type to “Percentage” and then enter “10″ here.
  • Download Requirements – This option allows you to specify which digital product(s) the coupon code applies to as well as which products are required before the coupon can be applied.
  • Start Date – This option allows you to dictate when the discount can first be used. If a buyer tries to use this discount before this date is reached, they will receive a “discount is invalid” error.
  • Expiration Date – This option lets you specify an end, or expiration, the date for the discount. Once this date is reached, this code will no longer be able to be used.
  • Minimum Amount – This option lets you set a minimum order amount that is required before buyers can apply the discount. For example if you set this to 100, (no currency sign), buyers will only be able to use this discount if they have at least $100 of beats in their shopping cart.
  • Max Uses – This sets the maximum number of times the discount code can be used.
  • Use Per Customer – As the title suggests, with this option checked you can limit the use of the coupon to once per customer.

Once you have filled in all the fields, click the Add Discount Code button.

After the discount is created, you can edit it at any time by clicking the “Edit” link on the right side of the screen.

Once you create an active discount code, this discount code message appears on the Checkout page.

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If you are looking for more discount related features check out these paid plugins created by the maker of the Easy Digital Downloads plugin.

How to Create a Buy 2 Beats Get 1 Free Discount

How the System Works

The beat store doesn’t give a discount off of how many beats are in the shopping cart, but by the total dollar amount in the beat shopping cart.

Example: If your leased beats are $19.99 each. 3 Leased beats add up to $59.97

So you will create a discount at a flat rate. If the shopping cart total is over $59.97, and the promo code is entered, remove a flat rate of $19.99. Which makes 1 beat free.

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How to Add a Discount

1. In WordPress click Discount Codes under Beat Store on the sidebar.

2. On the discount code page click the Add New button.

3. Enter the discount info.

When creating a discount there are several fields to fill in:

  • Name – This is the name of the discount. It is mainly for admin purposes.
  • Code – This is the code that buyers will enter during checkout. Example: Buy2Get1Free
  • Type – The options are “Percentage” and “Flat”. A percentage discount, such as 10%, subtracts the specified percent off of the total purchase price. A flat rate discount subtracts the given amount from the total purchase price.
  • Amount – This specifies how much the discount is worth. Enter whole numbers only. For example, to set a discount to 10% set the Type to “Percentage” and then enter “10″ here.
  • Download Requirements – This option allows you to specify which digital product(s) the coupon code applies to as well as which products are required before the coupon can be applied.
  • Start Date – This option allows you to dictate when the discount can first be used. If a buyer tries to use this discount before this date is reached, they will receive a “discount is invalid” error.
  • Expiration Date – This option lets you specify an end, or expiration, the date for the discount. Once this date is reached, this code will no longer be able to be used.
  • Minimum Amount ( Required ) – This option lets you set a minimum order amount that is required before buyers can apply the discount. For example if you set this to 100, (no currency sign), buyers will only be able to use this discount if they have at least $100 of beats in their shopping cart.
  • Max Uses – This sets the maximum number of times the discount code can be used.
  • Use Per Customer – As the title suggests, with this option checked you can limit the use of the coupon to once per customer.

Once you have filled in all the fields, click the Add Discount Code button.

Once you create an active discount code, this discount code message appears on the Checkout page.

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Now promote your discount code.

If you are looking for more discount related features check out these paid plugins created by the maker of the Easy Digital Downloads plugin.

Updated on November 3, 2017

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