Using our coupon codes external dynamic content URL allows you to include unique, single-use coupon codes within any email you want to.
This will allow you to incentivise your contacts with coupon codes without the risk of the codes being shared and abused.
Setting up coupon codes
Firstly you need to create a valid shopping cart price rule in Magento. This can be found in Promotions > Shopping Cart Price Rules.
When creating a new rule, you need to ensure you select that a specific coupon must be used and you want to use auto-generation.
Once this is done and you have set up the rule, including the conditions and actions if required, you need to save the rule and then copy its ID. This can be found here:
You can then insert the coupon code URL we provide (which is found by going to System > Configuration > DOTMAILER > Dynamic Content) into your Dotdigital campaign and replace the part of the URL that says [INSERT ID HERE] with the ID you copied.
You can also set an expiry for the coupon in the URL. This is done by replacing the part of the URL that says [INSERT NUMBER OF DAYS HERE] with a number. Therefore, if you insert the number 30 there, then the coupon code will expire after 30 days and will no longer work if used during a checkout after that time.
The expiry countdown begins at campaign send time, which is when Dotdigital first makes use of the URL to generate the coupon code.
Entering 0 will result in setting no expiry time at all.
What does the format of the coupon codes look like and can it be changed?
The coupon codes we generate are always in the format of DOT-AAA-AAA-AAA. The format including the prefix (DOT) can't be changed at this time.
Can I alter the font and style of the coupon codes you generate?
You certainly can - find out about dynamic content styling options.
Please comment underneath with any further questions you may have.
Magento 2.0The above also applies for Magento 2.0, with the only difference being that the dynamic content URLs can be found by going to Stores > Configuration > DOTMAILER > Dynamic Content.