Gift certificate on category


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    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    Hello,

    I just started using your component and wanted to make a gift certificate for a category.
    I wanted people to be able to buy a 100 euro gift certificate that lets them pick anything from a category or from my whole collection.

    Right now it forces me to pick a product?

    Thanks..

    CommPro
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    Hello,

    When creating the template for the gift certificate, you can select:
    function type: gift certificate
    asset type: category
    then select your specific category(s)

    You are not limited to just products with function type gift certificate.
  • Default avatar
    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    Thanks for the fast answer,
    Made a gift certificate.

    But when I enter it into the coupon field in VM2 it gives an error that the coupon doesnt exist?
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    Hello,

    go to awocoupon->configuration, error messages tab and change the error messages to something more identifiable to see why it is failing.
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    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    Thanks for your fast reply,
    Its working now.

    Can i see the current amount left on my gift certificate?
    When I use the menu item for checking on coupons I can't see the certificates.

    THANKS!
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    Hello,

    The admin can see it in awocoupon->history of uses->gift certificates. Also can be pulled up in awocoupon->tools->reports.
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    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    Can I let it show to customers?
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    Also the customer who purchased the gift certificate can see the balance in their account in the front end. You can make a menu item for it, or go directly to the account page once logged in:
    index.php?option=com_awocoupon
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    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    when I go to this URL I can only see the usage of the coupons, not the gift certificates..
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    Hello,

    It only shows gift certificates purchased by that particular customer as well as normal coupon codes assigned to that customer. If there are gift certificates in the list, the "Balance" column is populated with the balance.
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    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    We use it like a credit system.
    People get like 500 dollar from their boss to spend on clothes.
    So they get a certificate and spend it on their uniform etc.

    Then when they use it, they need to be able to look up their credits.
    Can that be achieved?
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    Hello,

    It cannot as gift certificates do not allow specifying a specific customer so no way to determine what to put on their list.

    If this is a must, then there is another extension that allows the lookup of any coupon code with a secret key:
    https://awodev.com/products/joomla/awotracker

    Whit this you would give out the gift certificate and secret key, then the customer can go to the front end page and look up the balance. If interested, you can test it on the demo site:
    http://demo.awocoupon.com/index.php/awotracker-coupon
  • Default avatar
    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    Why do we need a secret key For this?
    Without secret key It can be useful for us.
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    Hello,

    It prevents very smart hackers from running a script on your site probing for coupon codes / gift certificates.

    In any case, it can be commented out, a couple lines of codes.
  • Default avatar
    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    can I somehow display the current amount on the coupon linked to the user when he is logged in?
    As in link a coupon code to his user and display it in some way?

    And is there an option to add money to an existing coupon/gift cert?

    Thanks
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    Hello,

    I dont understand the first part of your question, can you rephrase it?

    For the second question, you cannot add money per say, but you can edit the coupon/gift cert in the admin section and alter the value.
  • Default avatar
    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    The first question:
    Can I link a gift certificate to a user?
    If so Can i somehow show the certificate balance on my website to that user?

    And thank you for the second, I havn't tested that out bit it seems that will work.
    Thanks!
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    You are welcome. For the first question, no, you cannot link a gift certificate to a user. You cant link gift certificates or parent coupons. Everything else you can link.
  • Default avatar
    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    and would It be possible to make a button + field in the site so they can put their gift cert number in it and check on the balance?
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    Hello,

    There is already an extension built that tracks does that, AwoTracker. AwoCoupon does not have this functionality.
  • Default avatar
    joost9    
     3 years ago
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    Will that show directly what the balance is on the site?
    When i type in the code? :)
  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     3 years ago
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    Yes, you can test it out on the demo site:
    http://demo.awocoupon.com
  • Default avatar
    joost9    
     2 years ago
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    I have checked it. But I also need to fill in the secret code. I don't want to fill in the secret code.

    This is what we want:
    fill in the coupon code and see what my what is left to spend on this coupon code. That's all.
    Hope you can provide this...

  • Your avatar
    seyi    
     2 years ago
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    Hello,

    As stated earlier, it is easy to comment out the secret.
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    joost9    
     2 years ago
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