Create Automatic Discounts in AwoCoupon Pro

This is a guide to setting a coupon to be automatically applied to customers shopping cart, providing the customer meets the coupon criteria (i.e. minimum spend etc. ). 
In order to create automatic discounts you need AwoCoupon Pro 2.1.1 or higher.  
Note, automatic discounts are not available in AwoCoupon 1.

Step 1
Go to AwoCoupon -> New coupon and create the discount you wish to give to the customer.  In this example, I create a coupon that gives 10% discount to the first 100 customers who order.


new coupon


Step 2
In the coupon list screen, select 'Automatic Discounts'

select auto discounts


Step 3
Select new to add the automatic discount to the list.  In the coupon field, start typing the name of the coupon.  In my example, I typed 7g, and automatically a dropdown with coupon codes that start with 7g appear.  I select the coupon code and make sure it is published then save.

automatic discount edit screen


Finished
That is it, your automatic discount coupon code should now show on the list.  

automatic discount list

If you look at the screen above, notice I have added 3 automatic discounts where 1 is disabled, so only 2 are active.  The order in which they are placed is very important, because the customer will receive only one automatic discount. The 'Ordering' field shows coupons priority in the processing queue and each coupon is checked in this sequence to see if the customer qualifies for any discounts.  If yes, the customer receives the discount and no other coupons are processed.  In this example, the order of checking each coupon code is 7G5t6RKQf92L and then sLxtjfFJx5k.

One final note, if using Virtuemart 2, you will need to go to AwoCoupon -> Dashboard and make sure that the VMPayment plugin is enabled.  If it is not, automatic discounts will not work.

Comments

  1. blaauw
    david6 3 years ago
    Does this stop the ability for the customer to put in a coupon code if they have one?
    • blaauw
      seyi 3 years ago
      It does not. Normal coupons work with or without automatic discounts.
      • blaauw
        david6 3 years ago
        I don't want my customers to be able to use 2 coupons but I want the automatic coupon to still be able work if only 1 coupon is allowed. How do I achieve this? I am confused reading the instructions.
        • blaauw
          seyi 3 years ago
          Hello,

          You can disable multiple coupons in awocoupon->configuration
          • blaauw
            david6 3 years ago
            This comment has been moved here.
  2. blaauw
    Guest 3 years ago
    Hi Seyi,

    Is it possible to get an automatic discount when someone puts in a second related product in the cart?

    So when item A is added, no discount. When item A' is added too, the automatic discount is there.
    When one of the two items is removed from the cart, the automatic discount disppears.

    If this can be done (i hope so.... ;-)), is it possible to set this up for let's say 300 items where each item has only one related item and the automatic discount works only for each specific pair?

    So A and B' does not give you the auto discount
    A and A' does give you the auto discount
    B and B' also gives the auto discount

    Kind regards,
    Maurice
    • blaauw
      seyi 3 years ago
      Hi Maurice,

      The automatic system is just the engine which constantly checks to see if there are qualifying discounts in the cart, based on the coupons added to the automatic discount section. So what you are really asking is is it possible to create a specific type of coupon.

      From what you have described, it seems like this is a buy x get y coupon. So you could create a buy x get y coupon where you set the discount,
      Buy X
      Number: 1
      Product: Select product A

      Get Y
      Number: 1
      Product: Select product A'

      Then add it to automatic discounts and if qualified products are in the cart, it will discount it.

      Note if you have multiple coupons in the automatic discount section, it runs the first it finds, so order is important.

      Regards
      Seyi
      • blaauw
        Guest 3 years ago
        Hi Seyi,

        Yes!!! You did it again! Fantastic, this is so awesome and exactly what I needed.
        Thank you very, very much for this excellent 'everybody-should-have-this' component...

        Kind regards,
        Maurice
  3. blaauw
    eric85 3 years ago
    now here is a good question. How can i only have the automatic discount be applied to specific categories and NOT to other categories of items in virtumart?
    • blaauw
      seyi 3 years ago
      Hello,

      Automatic discounts are just coupons you created in AwoCoupon that are automatically run without user input. You would just need to create a coupon code that is specific to the categories you want and then add that to the automatic discount list.
      • blaauw
        eric85 3 years ago
        Thanks seyi
        actually i figured it out last night and got it worked out
        tested it afterwards and it seems to work just fine