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What Is WooCommerce Smart Coupon and How to Setup Advanced Coupons

A WooCommerce smart coupon is a one-stop solution for all eCommerce businesses. Shoppers purchase on the eCommerce website probably look for benefits like cash back or store credit, or even profitable coupons. Because when it comes to shopping, everyone wants to save & make gains out of deals. Certainly, the online store shouldn’t suffer either. To make it a win-win contest. “Advanced Coupons for WooCommerce” has been piled up with the market in recent days.

So, start creating the ideal smart coupon using the discount rules plugin in WooCommerce. Blast your variety of offers to the customers and entice all with splendid lots of extra goodies. Exclusive features like BOGO deals, Free shipping, Single Coupon Multiple Purchases, Specific User Coupons, etc can be used in multiple ways to apply the discount.

Before getting started, make sure you have installed and activated the popular WooCommerce Discount plugin - Woo Discount Rules:

Get Woo Discount Rules Plugin

What is a WooCommerce smart Coupon?

Unlike ordinary coupons, WooCommerce smart coupon is an “E-coupons'' easier to grab your automated deals. Discount redemption can be done at the time of the coupon applied. These smart coupons/E-coupons are all used recently in our digitalized world. It will help to reach the customer easily and boost up brand awareness. A smart coupon should be created in a snappy way.

For instance, Use Coupon Code- “SUMMER50OFF” & GRAB YOUR OFFER - “50% OFF on ALL PRODUCTS valid till March 2021 only”

Get your offer merely as - Add Products to your cart -> click “Checkout” -> Apply the “SUMMER50OFF” or any available code in the coupon code section -> Click on the “APPLY COUPON” button & enjoy the discounted offer in your order.

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A sample WooCommerce smart coupon code is shown below.

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There’s a pre-built option in WooCommerce to create a coupon. But to make it more effective and catchy to grab customer’s attention we need to use the additional extensions available in the market.

Want to acquire such a robust plugin for your online store? Let’s get started.

Here we have shared the most compatible smart coupons extension in WooCommerce and how to utilize it sustainably. Installing the plugin can be done leisurely but the major part is choosing the right channel to promote the coupon to the right customers. To simplify the process, follow the guideline given below.


What are the best smart coupon promotional methods in WooCommerce?

Most of the trade coupons don’t reach the customers in time. Due to this reason, It’ll lead to the downfall of the churn rate. Do you want to know why?
It all happens because no proper promotional method is used. It is vital to understand the successful promotional strategies to run advanced coupons in WooCommerce.

Think out of the box
Don’t just simply send the boring WooCommerce coupon products to the customers. Eventually, a few days or later patrons will get tired of it. Instead of being narrow-minded, an entrepreneur must think from a different perspective.

Gamification pop-up -> Coupon pop-up is one of the best customer engaging props. Accordingly, build creative & visually attractive gamify pop-ups such as a spin wheel, gift card scratch, pick your gift, etc used to conduct contests or games to apply offers. Don’t forget to add appealing phrases

Example: “Spin It To Win It!” or “It’s Spinny Winny Time!”

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Social Media & Email -> Create a catchy smart coupon and send via highly communicative channel sources such as transactional email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

For example, “15% OFF On Your Next Purchase” Use - Promo code “NEWREG15” - send the next order coupon transactional email to entice your customers.

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Coupon Sale Promotional Method -> Two highly competitive coupon sales of all time (i) flash sale (ii) seasonal sale.

Flash sale -> It is a tug-of-war for shopaholics. Create an ideal coupon code for the flash sellouts to retain & gain a lot of customers. Organize it more creatively, thus the people will be keen to wait for the next flash sale on your online store.

Example: FLASH SALE!! use Coupon ”JUMBO50” & apply “50% OFF on purchase over 100$” - Before releasing the coupon, set a countdown to stimulate curiosity for the buyer.

Seasonal sale -> Know when to offer special deals to the buyers. Providing coupon codes on seasons like Spring, Black Friday, Christmas, New Year creates a huge impact on the customers. The rate of conversion is getting higher on each & every year during the peak seasons than of subdued sales.

Example: Use Coupon code “CHRISTMAS” and “Get 30% discount on buying more than 3 product in your cart”.


How to create your Advanced coupon strategy in WooCommerce?

An ultimate complete guide for creating an advanced coupon strategy in WooCommerce has been compiled below.
As we all know, the WooCommerce smart coupons plugin in WordPress is a great way to manage an eCommerce website. Yet, there are some basic instructions that need to be known before creating the coupons. Here, we have compiled the step-by-step instructions to do so.

Step 1:
Log in to the WordPress Admin dashboard

Step 2:
In WooCommerce section -> Marketing -> Click on “Coupons”

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Step 3:
Click on “Add Coupon”

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Step 4:
The "Add a new coupon" tab appears as illustrated below.

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Coupon Code -> Enter the “coupon name.” or click on “Generate coupon code” to create a “default coupon.”

Discount type -> Set “Percentage discount or Fixed cart discount or Fixed product discount” as per your needs.

Coupon amount -> 0 or you enter the value.

For instance, Coupon Code -> “GENERAL.” Discount type -> Percentage discount. Coupon amount -> enter the value of 10 - consider as 10% in cart -> click on “Publish.”
Go to the eCommerce store -> In Checkout-> enter the coupon code & apply -> view the applied discount in the subtotal. Coupons can be entered either in “view cart” or in “checkout.”

Let’s Consider, Total value = $405.00 -> For 10% discount, 405 x 10% = 40.50 -> Thus $40.50 deducted from the subtotal when we apply the coupon code ”GENERAL” as shown below.

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This is a traditional way to apply the coupon code to your cart. Since we can apply only the “discounts” but to emplace the different “conditions,” upgrade the coupon system to the advance coupon using the Discount Rules for WooCommerce - PRO.

Advance coupons for the WooCommerce website can be created easily. Assume to set up the smart coupon based on the discount of the product tags.
For instance, create a coupon code “NEW20OFF” based on product tags “Trending.”
Let’s see how the dynamic pricing in WooCommerce occurs when the coupon code is applied.
Initially download & install - Discount Rules for WooCommerce - PRO

Step 1:
Log in to the WordPress Admin dashboard.

Step 2:
In WooCommerce section -> Marketing -> Click on “Coupons”

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Step 3:
Click on “Add Coupon”

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Step 4:
Coupon Code -> “NEW20OFF”
Discount type -> Percentage Discount
Coupon amount -> Value -> 0. Since we are setting the Percentage Discount value in the WooCommerce discount rules. To avoid the sum of additional percentage, set the coupon amount value to remain 0.
Click on “Publish” to activate the coupon.

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Step 5:
Click on “WooCommerce” -> “Woo Discount Rules”

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Step 6:
The Discount Rules tab appears. Click on “Add New Rule”

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Step 7:
Enter the discount rule name ”General” & choose “Product adjustment”

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Step 8:
Filters -> Choose “Tags”

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Step 9:
Tags -> Enter the text in the search bar to add the tags

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Step 10:
Discount -> Choose “Percentage Discount” & set the value “20%”

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Step 11:
Rules -> Condition type -> Choose “Coupons”

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Step 12:
After choosing the coupons, click on Select coupon by -> choose “Apply if any one coupon is applied (Select from WooCommerce)”

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Step 13:
Rules -> Enter Coupon name-> search bar -> enter the coupon “NEW20OFF” and add it

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Step 14:
Save & Close the rule. Visit your online store -> add products relevantly to tags -> Go to your Cart -> Apply the Coupon code “NEW20OFF”

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Step 15:
See the price reduction in the cart once you applied the coupon code. Enjoy the offer.

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What are the different ways to set up discounts using the smart offers WooCommerce extension?

To earn happier customers, an online store should have a lot of extra goodies. It can be attained using a unique coupon based pricing rule in WooCommerce. The main pros of it, we can set different conditions to apply coupon codes on the WooCommerce website.

BOGO Coupons

Buy One Get One offer is a great infomania & prominent among the worldwide eCommerce customers. To set such a smart coupon rule to extend your market. At first, download and install the - Discount Rules for WooCommerce - PRO extension.

It is mandatory to follow the guidelines and assign the BOGO coupon code as shown below.

Scenario: Add New Coupon
Coupon Code -> Enter the “coupon name”
Discount type -> Set “Percentage discount“
Coupon amount -> 0
Click on “Publish” to activate the coupon

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Now let’s see how to create the advanced BOGO coupons using the discount rule.

  1. Create the Rule name & Choose the discount type -> Buy X Get Y.
  2. Filter -> add the product X manually to buy.
  3. Discount -> Buy X Get Y - Products -> Get Quantity -> add the product Y manually to get.
  4. Rules -> Conditional type -> Choose “Coupons” -> select the coupon by -> click on ”Apply any one coupon is applied (Select from WooCommerce)” -> Select coupon -> search & add the coupon code.

For instance, here we add the “Bottega Veneta Men's Clutch Bag” as Product X and “Cat-Eye Sunglasses” as Product Y. If we add Product X to the cart & when the coupon code is applied - automatically Product Y will be added as a freebie in the order.

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Shipping Coupons

For the random online shoppers, “Free Shipping” would be divine to their purchase. To make it more delightful, first off starts with the shipping coupon available in the WooCommerce discount rule. Install the “Discount Rules for WooCommerce - PRO” plugin.

Add the coupon code as shown in the “scenario.” It is necessary to follow the instructions to configure it. Follow the below steps to create free shipping coupons.

  1. Create Rule name & Discount type -> Choose “Free Shipping”
  2. Rules -> Conditional type -> choose “Coupons” -> Create & enter the coupon label on your own or choose “Apply if any one coupon is applied (Select from WooCommerce)”

For example, Coupon Code “FREE%SHIPPING” is created in the discount rule itself & applied to the cart, and sees the shipping charges get removed from the cart totals.

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Once you apply the free shipping coupon, you can view the shipping charges get removed from the cart totals.

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Single Coupon Multiple Purchases

Isn't it cool to use a single coupon to purchase multiple categories? Yes, it is. To create an exceptional coupon, different categories using the same conditional rules are applied in WooCommerce. Later, you can view the multiple discounts in the cart as we applied the unique coupon. It is beneficial to save time from applying all products of different categories at once for one coupon. So, don’t hold up, install the “Discount Rules for WooCommerce - PRO” plugin right away.

Here, the coupon is generated in the WooCommerce Discount Rule, and the outlined is given below for creating the single coupon for multiple purchases.

To create a single coupon for multiple categories follow the given example.
For example, Created coupon code “MULTIDISCOUNT” for different category purchase discount (i) BAGS 20% OFF (ii) ACCESSORIES 15% OFF and observe the dynamic pricing changes when we add the same coupon code

(i) BAGS 20% OFF

  1. Discount Rule name -> Enter the rule label “BAGS 20% OFF.”
  2. Discount Rule type -> Choose “Product adjustment.”
  3. Filter -> Category -> add “BAGS.”
  4. Discount -> Discount type -> Percentage discount & set the value - 20%.
  5. Rules -> Conditional type -> Choose “Coupons” -> select coupon by -> select “CREATE YOUR OWN COUPON” -> Enter the coupon code “MULTIDISCOUNT.”

(ii) ACCESSORIES 15% OFF

  1. Discount Rule name -> Enter the rule label “ACCESSORIES 15% OFF.”
  2. Discount Rule type -> Choose “Product adjustment.”
  3. Filter -> Category -> add “BAGS.”
  4. Discount -> Discount type -> Percentage discount & set the value - 15%.
  5. Rules -> Conditional type -> Choose “Coupons” -> select coupon by -> select “CREATE YOUR OWN COUPON” -> Enter the coupon code “MULTIDISCOUNT.”

Category - Product A from category “BAGS”

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Category - Product B from category “ACCESSORIES”

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Applied the same coupon code “MULTIDISCOUNT” to different categories

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Category Coupons

This coupon will help to apply the coupon code based on category. It can be handy in the bulk discount process. To get started with it, Install the “Discount Rules for WooCommerce - PRO” plugin.

Add the coupon initially as mentioned in the “scenario.” It is crucial to follow the guideline and create your category coupon as shown here.

  1. Create Rule name & rule type -> “Cart Adjustment.”
  2. Filter -> Choose “Category” -> enter the text to add the category.
  3. Discount type -> Percentage discount & set the percentage value. As for cart adjustment, a special case is used as “Discount Label.” Enter it to view on the cart.
  4. Rules -> Choose “Coupons” -> Select coupon by -> Click on “CREATE YOUR OWN COUPON” -> Enter the coupon name to display or select “Apply if any one coupon is applied (Select from WooCommerce)” to search & enter the created coupon from the scenario.

For example, a Coupon code “SEASONSALE” is created for Category “SHOES” with 10% OFF.

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Specific User Coupons

It is vital to cherish our valuable customers. To let the buyers know about their presence in your online store - specific user coupons will be procurable. Thus to add more features to the coupon install Discount Rules for WooCommerce - PRO plugin.

Follow the “scenario” to add a coupon and start creating a specific user coupon as shown below.

  1. Rule Name -> Create Rule name & rule type -> “Cart Adjustment.”
  2. Filter -> ALL PRODUCTS.
  3. Discount type -> Percentage discount & set the percentage value and enter the Discount Label.
  4. Rules -> Condition type -> Choose “Coupons” -> Select coupon by -> Click on “CREATE YOUR OWN COUPON” -> Enter the coupon name. Or choose “Apply if any one coupon is applied (Select from WooCommerce)” -> search for coupon and add the created coupon from the scenario.
  5. Rules -> Add Condition -> Choose “User” and select the users from your list based on available customers.

For example, Coupon code “SPECIFICOFFER” with 30% OFF is applied to two different scenarios based on specific users. (i) add - specific user in the “Select User” search bar (ii) without a specific user in the “Select User” search bar.

(i) add - specific user in the “Select User” search bar

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Enter the coupon code “SPECIFICOFFER” and Click on the “Apply Coupon” button. As a result, a discount will be applied to the cart total.

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(ii) without a specific user in the “Select User” search bar

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Price doesn’t change when applied the coupon code “SPECIFICOFFER” to the cart

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Specific Product Coupons

Set your special offers to a distinct product with the help of a specific product coupon. It gives more accuracy to choose the product and apply the discount accordingly. Don’t forget to download the “Discount Rules for WooCommerce - PRO” plugin to configure this offer.

First off, add the coupon code as in the “scenario” and follow the below guidance to create the advanced specific product coupons.

  1. Rule Name -> Create Rule name & rule type -> “Product Adjustment.”
  2. Filter -> Choose “Products” -> Search products -> add several products you want to apply the specific discount.
  3. Discount Type -> choose “Percentage Discount” & set the percentage discount value.
  4. Rules -> Condition type -> Select the “Coupons” -> Select coupon by -> “CREATE YOUR OWN COUPON” -> Enter the coupon name or choose “Apply if any one coupon is applied (Select from WooCommerce)” to search & enter the coupon.

For example, the list of products “Genuine Leather Sport Sneaker” & “Monalisa print T-shirt” is chosen to apply specific product discounts. Coupon code “PROD25%OFFERS” is used to obtain 25% on each mentioned product. Once the smart coupon is applied, a discount will be deducted from the chosen product in WooCommerce.
Here the two products are chosen to apply the discount as pictured below.

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In the cart section, you can see the discount is applied only to chosen products.

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Coupon restriction: One coupon per purchase in WooCommerce

Worried that buyers would use the coupon more than once? WooCommerce smart coupons WordPress plugin is highly securable. You can set the usage limit per purchase for a single coupon in WooCommerce.

Go to WooCommerce -> Marketing -> Coupon -> Create the coupon code
Set the percentage discount to 0 value

In Usage restriction, controls the minimum & maximum number of coupons to be used. Check on the individual use only to avoid merging with other coupons.

Coupon restrictions - products, categories -> all can be added or excluded, allowed email can also be entered here.

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But to control the user limit go to Usage limits -> Usage limit per user -> set the value to 1 so the one coupon can be used by the user in only one time.

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After the usage limit is set up, go to Woocommerce -> Woo Discount Rule & start applying the sophisticated advanced coupons in WooCommerce to experience high-end offers in your online store. For an extra perk, here’s a complete guide for managing WooCommerce coupons effortlessly.


Wrapping Up

On final thoughts, a coupon is an amazing deal for the customers. But don’t be pushy towards the customers because often the discount causes a loss of appetite for the tokens. When you're preparing to apply a special discount to a product, it's a good idea to increase its worth.

With the help of WooCommerce advanced coupons, you can quickly apply many conditions at once, resulting in a large number of potential customers. Thus offering discounts build uprightness and turn-up the revenue into esteem level.
Getting visitors to the website can be accomplished using traditional coupons. But to increase the rate of conversion, use “WooCommerce advance coupon” to stand out among the competitors.

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