Now that we’ve learned how to launch offers for specific customer segments and specific products, we can discover how to run cart-level discounts. Why should we do this? Because it has proved to be an effective upselling incentive, encouraging shoppers to spend more and ultimately to increase your average order size.
Let’s start with what is a cart-level discount in Voucherify? It’s an offer based on the total value of a shopping cart. In particular, Voucherify lets you define a discount based on 2 cart criteria:
Here’s how you can use them.
What is it and how does it help me? Once integrated into your web checkout page, the widget connects to Voucherify to validate the coupon code provided by a shopper. Not only does it validate the coupon, it also calculates the discounted prices right away.
The important thing is that the coupon validation isn’t equal to the coupon redemption. The customer might validate the code and thus see the new price a number of times before they decide to purchase. The redemption is made when they actually buy something.
You can play around with the voucherify.js widget showcase here.
Other benefits of the widget:
Now let’s get back to cart size deals. To create a dollar value promotion, you need to run the campaign wizard. As you might know from the previous articles, all the limiting parameters can be tuned in the 4th step. In this case, you should tick the Order section and scroll down to the ‘total amount’ field. When you open the drop-down list, you’ll see you can define an amount-based offer with 4 operators:
Imagine the campaign you’re seeing on the picture above is launched and the coupons have been pushed out to customers. When a customer provides a coupon code on the checkout page, Voucherify’s rule engine checks if the order size (dollar amount) is more than 200. If it’s not true, the coupon won’t be redeemed and Voucherify will respond with a reason why (which should then be translated to your customers).
The quantity campaign works in a similar way. Voucherify won’t allow coupon code redemption unless there is a given number of items in the order. One thing worth mentioning here, though is it rarely makes sense to base the discount on the number of order items in general. You’d rather have a value-based offer that targets a particular product. This is possible with Voucherify by combining multiple criteria; you’ve probably noticed this already when we showed you product specific campaigns. See the example below:
With cart-level rules, you can tap into new effective incentives that might improve your up- and cross-selling tactics, for example:
If you’re not sure how to model your discount campaign, drop us a line using live chat and we’ll schedule a free demo to show you the many possibilities.