Step 3: Friend Coupon Settings


If you decide to award a person that is being referred as well, this page is where you setup coupon options for that. 

Coupon options for the person being referred are same the same as referral coupon settings explained in the previous article. So if you went through that, you can skip to first purchase section part.

You can choose between rewarding them after they have made the first purchase, where they get a coupon via email to be used on their next purchase, or you can reward them right away by applying coupon code automatically on cart/checkout screen after they have arrived via referral link. Its up to you, but make sure to have only one of those active or else you will be rewarding them two times.

If you are not familiar with WooCommerce coupons, you should check the  WooCommerce guide on  coupons ,  where they are explained in more details.
  • Coupon type:
    • Percentage discount – A percentage discount for the entire cart. For example, if the cart contains three (3) t-shirts @ $20 each = $60, a coupon for 10% off applies a discount of $6.
    • Fixed cart discount – A fixed total discount for the entire cart. For example, if the cart contains three (3)  t-shirts @ $20 each = $60, a coupon for $10 off gives a discount of $10.
    • Fixed product discount – A fixed total discount for selected products only.  The customer  receives a set amount of discount per item. For example, three (3) t-shirts @ $20 each with a coupon for $10 off applies a discount of $30.
    • Percentage order discount - 
  • Coupon amount: Fixed value or percentage, depending on the discount type you choose. Entered without a currency unit or a percent sign, which are added automatically, e.g., Enter ’10’ for $10 or 10%.
  • Products: Products that the coupon will be applied to, or that need to be in the cart in order for the “Fixed cart discount” to be applied. If using this option, make sure to enter product ID's here, not product slug or name.
  • Exclude products:  Products that the coupon will not be applied to, or that cannot be in the cart in order for the “Fixed cart discount” to be applied. If using this option, make sure to enter product ID's here, not product slug or name.
  • Product categories:  Product categories that the coupon will be applied to, or that need to be in the cart in order for the “Fixed cart discount” to be applied. Write category ID-s, separated by a comma.
  • Exclude categories:  Product categories that the coupon will not be applied to, or that cannot be in the cart in order for the “Fixed cart discount” to be applied. Write category ID-s, separated by a comma.
  • Coupon Duration: This option allows you to set how many days coupon should last, type number, like 30.
  • Minimum Order: You can define minimum order subtotal in order for the coupon to work. So for example, if you put 50, it means that order subtotal needs to be at least 50 for a referral  link to create a coupon. 
  • Individual Use: Check this box if the coupon cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons. 
  • Limit usage to X items: The maximum number of individual items this coupon can apply to when using product discounts. Leave blank to apply to all qualifying items in the cart .
The only mandatory field here is Coupon type and Coupon Amount. All other fields are just optional. Leaving “Products” and “Exclude Products” blank allows the coupon to be applied to the entire store.

Referral Coupons applied to first purchase

Enabling this option will allow you to automatically apply a coupon to a person being referred to your site via someone’s referral link, which means on their first purchase.

First go to WooCommerce coupons page (WooCommerce -> Coupons) and manually create a coupon, choose options you want and make sure it does not have a limit or email restriction. Then put the coupon code in the textbox “Coupon CODE”. You can also write a message to them in the textbox below.

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