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Coupon Codes - Flat Rate AND Percentage discounting....possible?

Thread began 3/24/2014 2:28 pm by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 5/02/2014 2:37 pm by Jason Byrnes | 339 views | 11 replies |

Nathon Jones Web Design

Coupon Codes - Flat Rate AND Percentage discounting....possible?

Is it possible to have flat rate AND percentage discounting, via a coupon code, using one coupon code field?
Would I simply create two separate discount rules but based on the one coupon code form field name?
Thank you.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I assume you have had a look at the coupon code tutorial here:

http://assets.webassist.com/solutionrecipes/ecart_coupons_sr.pdf


in the tutorl, you create a discount based on the value of the promo code session variable

If session PromoCode = WebAssist
Cart Subtotal * 0.1

you could create another discount rule using another session value for the promo code:

If session PromoCode = abc
Flat rate: 2

to discount 2 dollars

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Nathon Jones Web Design

My client would only like the discount applied to products from particular categories. Categories are stored, for each product, as a numeric value.
How do I edit my Discount rule to take into account the category type?

Thank you.
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

going by category will be problematic.

I would add another column to the products table and the cart object for Discountable.

for items that belong to the categories that the discount should apply to set the discountable column in the products table to 1.

in your add to cart button behaviors, bind the Discountable cart column to the Discountable column of the products table>

then in your discount, you can add a trigger for:
Subtotal for any column:
if the subtotal for column "Discountable" is ">" a value of "0"

and if the calculation is a percentage, use:
Items with a specific value:
total of "Total Price" where "Discountable" has a value of "1" "times" "0.1"


NOTE: when adding a column to the cart object, you will need to edit each add to cart behavior to have the code regenerated.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

Why hasn't this worked though:
http://www.webassist.com/forums/posts.php?id=34372

It's applying the percentage discount, but only to the unit price?
Thank you.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

  Why hasn't this worked though  



  It's applying the percentage discount, but only to the unit price?  



because the calulation uses the TruePrice column which is the unit price, it should use the TotalPrice column instead.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

Changing the calculation column to TotalPrice has resolved that. Thank you very much.

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  going by category will be problematic.  



I assume I should disregard the above advice?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

well, looks like you already implemented the above advice, but instead of using Discountable. you used type.

I cant tell you what to do or ignore, that is entirely up to you.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

I didn't implement the above advice. We already had a category column in our product database so we just added a "Type" column in our eCart object and binded it, on Add to Cart, to the category column in our database.

It did the trick anyway, I was just confused by your suggestion that doing a discount by category would be problematic.

Thank you anyway.
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

well, doing it by category will be problematic in that the category value will change.

if you only want to do it for a single category, then that will be OK, but if you wanted to do it by multiple categories, that is where it becomes problematic.


What you have set up will work for the single category instance, but if that changes down the road, that is where it will become problematic.

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