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Thread began 1/12/2011 8:29 pm by kim420431 | Last modified 1/19/2011 10:03 am by kim420431 | 1359 views | 9 replies

kim420431

Getting excited!!

Ok...I've had a good day, figured out a lot about PS4 and I've been able to even get through a few feats of customization with a great amount of assistance from the staff!! Kudos and many thanks to everyone that's helping me find myself through PS4, configuration and code. I haven't, as yet really loaded the application with much product but in general I'm getting excited about what I know I'll be able to do and I think it's going to come off a pretty classy web application.

So here's a completely new question and thread about something that's important to me. I haven't started playing with this feature yet and I'm now turning my attention to it to see what I can do, get away with, etc.

Coupons!!

I've briefly looked at the coupon system. What I want to do beyond offering discounts on specific products or a general sale system wide is this.

I have a marketing plan to help specific organizations raise some funding for specific purposes. Let's assume a coupon has nothing to do with discounting a purchase. Let's assume that I want to offer a coupon code to an organization to be used at the time of purchase. This, I hope will be reflected in the detailed record of the purchase which allows me as admin to track the number of coupons used and based on the coupon code which organization it's associated with.

Looking over the coupon configuration panel it asks for a detail field specifying the percent discount off the purchase price. I'm hoping and would like verification that I can supply the value 100% in that field to force a non-discounted price but still associate the coupon code with the purchase. My logic is this. I want the people of the organization to purchase the product at full price, but there will be an arrangement in place that a percent of the full purchase price will be donated to the organization associated with the coupon code. After going through history on sales and grouping the sales associated with a coupon code I'll be able to determine how much money needs to be set aside for that organization.

Assuming you understand what I'm getting at, is there anything here that you know with the inside information you have that would prevent me from using the coupon system in this way? I'm not saying I won't use it to discount product in the nature it's set up for, but this is a bit of a twist off the same concept without a discount applied and just using the coupon code as a tracking mechanism.

Do you think that I'd be able to use coupons in this manner? I'm getting ready to test this. I have to set up a sandbox on Paypal first so I can trigger sales, take a look at the sales records generated inside PS4 and then try the checkout using a coupon and check the purchase detail again to see if there's a coupon associated with the sale. i'm assuming that if I set the percent discount on the coupon at 100% it won't change the product price but still associate the coupon code with that purchase.

Looking forward to your response. Hope someone actually knows whether coupons can be used this way. It's really going to make my day if I can get this to work!!!

Thanks so much for all your help these past days.

Like I said, I'm really starting to get excited!

~Kim

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