Coupon codes are best for attracting your customers to your store. But you need to offer a promo code for a period of time. This means you need to set an expiry date and time on your coupon codes.
In this blog post, I am going to talk about why you should set an expiry date and time for your coupon codes and how you can do that. So, let’s start.
Why you should set coupon expiry date and time
Setting an expiry date and time in your coupon codes is very important. If you allow your customers to re-use your coupon codes without any limit, you’ll end up in the red.
Not setting an expiry date and time means your customers can use the coupon codes long after you wanted the offer to end. But if you offer a discount only for specific occasions, then you have to set an expiry date and time.
Setting an expiry date and time also prevents your customers from misusing your coupon codes.
How to set an expiry date and time in WooCommerce coupon codes
With WooCommerce, you can set an expiry date on your coupon codes, but you can not set a time. So, if you want to set a time, then you can’t do that. But I have a solution for that, so keep patience.
WooCommerce also offers other options. For example, you can configure coupons so they only work if customers spend over X or below Y amount. You can also set coupons so they delete items on sale and create offers that only work for specific products.
All of these are general features. But the WooCommerce coupon setting is not what you think. That’s why here we are going to use a plugin called Advanced Coupon.
Advanced Coupon is one of the best coupon codes building plugins for WooCommerce. Advanced Coupon lets you use a lot more power than WooCommerce default settings.
You will do all of that, which you can’t do in WooCommerce.
Advanced Coupon has a free version and also a paid version. Their Paid version has three different plans: Growth ($39/year), Business ($79/year), All-in-One Bundle ($99/year). The higher plan you will choose, the more features you will get.
If you buy their All-in-One Bundle, you will also get their Loyalty Program plugin.
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The free version of the Advanced Coupon comes with a time expiry feature. So, if you only use the date and time expiry feature, you don’t need to buy their premium version.
But if you are a pro user, you can go with their paid version which is worth your money. They also have a 14-days money-back guarantee, so if you don’t like the plugin, you can get your money back.
First, install and activate the Advanced Coupon plugin on your WordPress website.
Once you have installed the Advanced Coupon plugin, it will automatically take WooCommerce’s coupon system and improve it. You will see a lot more options, including features that enable you to limit coupons so only particular user roles can get access to them, automatic coupons apply, etc. This feature is unique and you would not get in the default WooCommerce coupon settings.
You can set usage limits for coupons so each code only works sometimes before it expires.
Now, go to Coupons > Add New and generate a new coupon for your WordPress website.
Then scroll down and select the Scheduler section under the Coupon Data tab.
Here you can set your coupon’s start and expiry date.
Advanced Coupon also enables you to set an error message for your coupons, which helps your customers to know what problem they are facing with the coupon code.
You can also type your coupon expire error message. If your coupon code already expires, but someone tries to apply it, they see an error message.
Coupons are a great way to attract your customers to your eCommerce store. But you also need to remember, setting an expiry date and time is also important.
Now that you set your coupon expiry date, you can now decide what type of offer you want to run and save the coupon.
In the end, don’t forget to save your changes.
Now you know why it is important to set an expiry date and time for your coupon codes and how you can set that.
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