Learn Voucherify’s features which restrict coupon usage.
Limits of coupon usage should be adjusted to the campaign goals and be flexible enough to face the dynamics of unexpected changes. With this article, we will show you how to restrict coupon usage and make redemptions a reliable measure of a campaign success.
With Voucherify you can define coupon usage with many properties:
Whether you run a fixed-code campaign (a public code to attract new customers by sharing through social media and other channels) or a campaign of unique coupons (a bulk of unique, one-off codes) you can set the total number of code redemptions according on your goals:
Validation rules allow marketers to limit code redemptions count per single customer. The most popular marketing strategy limits voucher usage to the one per client. This practice is common especially in companies which use public, fixed-code campaigns.
With this property you can limit a daily coupon usage, these kind of restrictions are commonly used by McDonald’s to restrict redemptions of their coupons (e.g., one per customer per week/one per customer per visit).
This attribute is useful if you collaborate with affiliates or run a team of merchants. You can limit the number of redemptions that each of you team members can invoke within the campaign.
You can choose to restrict the number of redemptions per customer among the whole campaign. This property can be combined with the once-per-customer rule or any other custom redemption limit.
Similarly, you can limit the overall number of redemptions which can be performed within a particular campaign.
It’s a maximum value of a discount that customer can get while redeeming their code. For example, let’s assume you run a campaign with 10% off coupons and upper value of a discount equal to $100. Every order worth $1000 or less gets 10% off the price accordingly the coupon value.
The upper limit relates to all customers who make an order worth more than $1000 (10% from $1001 is more than $100) so they get only $100 discount (less than 10% and equal to the set upper value of the discount).
Voucherify allows you also to build restrictions based on a cart structure. You can set following limits:
To create advanced cart-level rules you can define separately which items need to be in cart to get the discount and which of these items will be discounted during a redemption. Thanks to this, you can leave some items in regular price without halting a redemption.
In case you’d like to exclude some items anyway, you can do with the following rule:
Thanks to these attributes you can discount orders only when a cart value provides beneficial balance between promotion costs and profits. Moreover, with a minimum value spent and product-based rules you can inscribe upselling and cross-selling into your coupon strategy and maximize buying potential of your customers.
Next two properties were added to the Voucherify rules engine to secure your campaign budget:
Customer segments divides your audience thanks to the filters reflecting their buying profile, location, interactions with your brand, and so on and so forth. They enable you to target promotions towards specific groups. By adding segment-based rule to your campaign you make sure that redemptions will be invoked only by customers from a desired group e.g., by new customers or by customers who signed up for your newsletter.
Coupon strategy is based on constant testing and searching. When a campaign requires dynamic changes in its limits or size, Voucherify provides an auto-update mode. Depending on a current campaign performance, it’s automatically extended with the needed coupon amount.
Let’s assume you’ve created a campaign with 1,000 unique codes which became an unexpected success. In auto-update mode, Voucherify will automatically extend the pool of coupon codes accordingly to the number of attracted customers. There is no need to create another campaign with the same pattern. No matter the growth scale, campaign data is gathered in one place, and you can easily analyze the success rate.
When coupons are put in numbers, you need to ensure customers will hold on to the limits. In the Voucherify dashboard, you’ll find a current redemption status of every voucher. If a code has already been redeemed the available number of times, the app ensures it cannot be used again.
Effective limits on coupon usage are reflected in a more accurate ROI. You can eliminate misuses which misshape campaign metrics and harm your budget. Once your customers stick to the rules, you can be sure that redemptions are entirely represented in campaign revenues.