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[Master Article] [For Everyone] How To: Use and Implement Discount Coupons


Discount coupons are an important part of any business. There are few things that make customers happy than receiving a coupon that they can use in a store or on a website. Coupons are a great marketing strategy to garner interest from potential buyers. As such, ASF allows all its customers to provide coupons to their users.


Warning: This article is only meant to show you how to create coupons on your website. This article will not cover when you should create coupons or what kind of marketing or sales events you should run. For information on the marketing side of coupons, please visit our Blog or Small Wins on Facebook.


Please Note: Before beginning this process, please be aware of the following:
  • Coupons expire at 12am CST, at the end of the selected day.
  • When a coupon is deleted, it is deleted from all shopping carts (or products) that have added the coupon within a 1 hour. If you want to expire a coupon quickly, the best thing to do is delete it. 
  • The day after a coupon expires (so long as the expiration date is still set to yesterday), at 6am CST, the coupon will be removed from any shopping carts (or products) that have the coupon added. We have added the extra time to account for West Coast and Hawaii, and because it is always nice to give an unspoken grace period for customers rushing to get orders in at the deadline. It is therefore safe to change the expiration date after 8am CST on the following day after a coupon expires. To be absolutely safe, It is always best to delete the expired coupon to ensure that it has been removed from all carts and products, and just create a new one.


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While there are several types of coupons offered on Art Storefronts, the most commonly used coupon is one that allows a discount on Shopping Cart items.


These types of coupons are great incentives for customers to sign up for your newsletter or blog.

The second type of most commonly used coupon is one that applies to the entire website automatically.


These are great for site-wide sales during holidays like Christmas or Independence Day.

The final type of coupon we see used is one that applies a discount to shipping.


Let’s face it, while expected, nobody enjoys paying for shipping. To help with this ASF offers you the option the create coupons for shipping discounts.


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