This guide covers some examples of common discount code use-cases.
- Recharge Checkout on Shopify
- Recharge Checkout on BigCommerce
Before you start
- If you are unfamiliar with the discount code creation process, we recommend checking out the Creating discount codes article.
- If you have more than 100 discount codes to create, please follow the guidelines outlined in Creating discount codes in bulk
Discount code with a minimum purchase amount
Before creating a minimum discount code you should be aware of the following:
- The minimum purchase amount requirement is valid on checkout only and only applies to one charge per customer.
- Minimum amount discount codes can not be applied to existing customers via the Customer Portal or through our API.
The Create discount page contains a note about the limitations explained in this section.
To demonstrate the settings, the following example contains a discount code for 10% off an order, but will require the minimum order value to be $20.
You can also set an application limit where you can limit the number of times this discount can be used in total. When checked, you will be prompted to enter in a total amount. This will be the number of times the discount code can be used in total across your customer base. For example, if you enter 100, this discount code could be used by 100 customers.
You can also limit to one subscription per customer. When checked, this setting will limit the use of the discount code to one per customer. Recharge uses the e-mail address on file to determine if the customer has used the discount code previously.
As a fixed or percentage discount with a minimum order requirement can only be applied at checkout, the One charge only option is automatically selected.
Lastly, you will have the option to select a start date and an end date. This setting is not mandatory. If not specified, the discount code will be valid after creation.
Once finished Save the discount code. The final discount page contains all the discount code details that you entered as well as the number of times that this discount code is used and the discount ID.
Free shipping discount code
Free shipping discount code is created with the purpose of making shipping free for the entire order. This discount code can only reduce the shipping price entirely (100% discounted shipping price). It cannot be applied to specific products or collections (collections are for Shopify merchants only), and it cannot be limited to one application per customer.
Limit number of times this discount can be used in total – As previously explained this will set the total amount of times that this code can be used in total. Limit to one subscription per customer is automatically hidden since this type of discount code can only be applied to one subscription per customer.
Apply discount code to checkout automatically
You may want to apply a discount code automatically at checkout rather than have your customers provide the discount code on their end. You can accomplish this in Recharge using custom code on the cart page. For more information, visit Applying discount code to checkout automatically.
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