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many one time coupons

cbatoulicbatouli Member
in Help edited October 2009
I would like to know if it would be possible to create like 1000 one time use coupons easily. The one thing we are thinking of selling through Foxy could only be sold to specific people and each of those people can only get one.

So the coupon code would also have to be a required field, and is this possible?

Thanks
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  • brettbrett FoxyCart Team
    Good questions. Yes and no. Currently you can create variations of a coupon code quite easily, but it just goes up to 100. You could copy/paste the codes out without too much trouble (sorry, no coupon API or export yet, but it's in the plans) to use in a mail merge or something.

    As far as requiring a coupon code, you could definitely do this, but there are a few ways to go about it. You could prevent the checkout link on the cart itself if a coupon doesn't exist in the JSON (loaded on the cart on page load). Or you could use SSO to check the session prior to allowing the customer through to the checkout. The SSO would be more robust, but the JSON-based solution would be more usable. Depending on how securely you need to lock it down you could do both.

    Do you have javascript and programming skills, or would you need assistance making this happen? It's not too big a deal to pull off, but it does require some know-how.
  • cbatoulicbatouli Member
    edited October 2009
    Do you mean that there is a max total of 100 coupons? Or that we can only do 100 at a time, and then we would have to do this 10 times?

    Because the second thing wouldn't be that much of a hassle, but the first one would be a real problem.


    As for JavaScript, the answer is no, not at all. We are in kind of a rush with this store (we recently acquired another company, and we need all their customers to re-up with us directly). So we have people here who probably have the technical know-how, but they are too busy with other things. We would basically need a developer to do everything for us.

    EDIT: In case it wasn't obvious earlier, please whisper me some developers who could build everything, including our order page.

    Thanks
  • brettbrett FoxyCart Team
    edited October 2009
    The second thing: Create one code, then (almost) automatically create 100 variations of it.

    Developers coming via whisper.
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