How to Setup Discount Codes in Easy Digital Downloads

Posted OnNov 12, 2014     CategoryE-commerce     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the guide to the Easy Digital Downloads plugin, we will take a look at Discount Codes.

Discount Codes is a way for you to offer your customer(s) a discount based on a percentage or a flat amount.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard navigate to Downloads -> Discount Codes.

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To add a new Discount Code click the Add New button and complete the fields as shown below.

Add New Discount Code

A. Name Enter a name for the Discount Code.
B. Code Enter a unique code for the Discount Code.
C. Type From the Type dropdown list, select either Percentage or Flat Amount for the discount Type.
D. Amount If Percentage was selected as your Type, enter a percentage in this text box. For example, enter 10 for a 10% discount.

If Flat Amount was selected as your Type, enter a value in this text box. For example, enter 2.00 for a $2.00 discount.

E. Download Requirements Select from the dropdown list the product(s) that the discount will be applied to if the Discount Code is entered on checkout. You can also select when to apply the discount.
F. Excluded Downloads Select from the dropdown list the product(s) that the discount will be not be applied to.

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G. Start Date Select the appropriate discount Start Date from the Date Picker.
H. Expiration Date Select the appropriate discount Expiration Date from the Date Picker.
I. Minimum Amount Enter the minimum amount that must be purchased before this discount can be used. Leave blank for no minimum.
J. Max Users Enter the maximum number of times this discount can be used. Leave blank for unlimited.
K. Use Once/Customer Place a check mark in this check box if you want to limit the discount to one/customer.
L. Add Discount Code Button Click this button add the new Discount Code.

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If you have completed the fields as outlined above, the new Discount Code will now be visible iin the Discount Codes grid list.

The Discount Code will now need to be Activated before it can be used by customer(s).

To activate, perform the following steps:

  • From the Bulk Actions dropdown list, click the down arrow located to the right and select the Activate option.
  • Place a check mark in the check box for the new Discount Code added above.
  • Click the Apply button to activate the Discount Code.

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The next step in the guide will focus on Viewing and Exporting Reports in Easy Digital Downloads.

 


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