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Promoting app coupons

In this article, you will find out how to promote coupons on your app.

 

Which coupons can I promote?

You can promote all the active coupons that your web shop offers. Normally, these are created in your e-Commerce Platform (ECP).

In addition to those, you can promote Shopgate app coupons. You can find a list of these coupons in your Shopgate Admin. To create a Shopgate app coupon, follow the instructions here.

Note that Shopgate app coupons are not synced to your ECP. Therefore they can only be used on your Shopgate app and will not be available in your web shop.
Also note that Shopgate app coupons do NOT work for
 Magento 2 shops, or
 shops that have the Web Checkout feature enabled.

 

How to promote a coupon

There are tons of ways to promote a coupon. In general, there are two main ways to do so on your app:

 

1. link a coupon to a push notification

Use Case:

When a user clicks on the push notification, a pre-defined page of the app opens and adds the coupon to the cart. 

How to configure:

  1. Log into your Shopgate Admin
  2. Navigate to MarketingPush Notifications, then click "+ Create New".
  3. Click the field Destination.
    Screen_Shot_2020-02-18_at_11.25.56_AM.png
  4. This opens the link wizard in a light box. Select tab Coupon on the left.Screen_Shot_2020-02-18_at_11.29.44_AM.png
  5. To link a web shop coupon, enter the code exactly as is in the field Coupon code at the bottom.
    Note that at this point, we do NOT verify the code with your ECP. If this code is entered incorrectly, your app users will see an error at checkout.
    ECP_coupon.png
  6. To link a Shopgate app coupon, search and select a coupon code from the list.shopgate_coupon.png
  7. Define what the push notification should do when tapped on, either add coupon (this will open app homepage) or add coupon and show cart. Click Confirm.coupon_action.png

That's it! Now you have linked a coupon to a push notification.

 

2. link a coupon to an image or image slider on your app

Use Case:

When a user clicks on the image, either on the app homepage or another page, the coupon is added to the cart.

How to configure:

  1. Log into your Shopgate Admin
  2. Navigate to Design → Pages → Select a widget, choose Image or Image Slider.
  3. In the edit mode, click on the field Link.Screen_Shot_2020-02-18_at_1.09.57_PM.png
  4. This opens the link wizard in a light box. Select tab Coupon on the left.Screen_Shot_2020-02-18_at_1.11.42_PM.png
  5. To link a web shop coupon, enter the code exactly as is in the field Coupon code at the bottom.
    Note that at this point, we do NOT verify the code with your ECP. If this code is entered incorrectly, your app users will see an error at checkout.
    ECP_coupon.png
  6. To link a Shopgate app coupon, search and select a coupon code from the list. shopgate_coupon.png
  7. Define what the push notification should do when tapped on, either add coupon (this will open app homepage) or add coupon and show cart. Click Confirm.coupon_action.png

That's it! Now you have linked a coupon in an image or image slider on your app.

 

 

 

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