The Coupons block allows large retailers to small shop owners to discount specials with a coupon in the app. App users can open coupons in the app and redeem them at shops. The coupons can also be set to be available via email. This means users need to enter their email address in order to receive a redeemable coupon.
Adding the Coupons building block
- Click on Add block.
- Select the Coupons block from the Plus tab and click Next.
- Add a recipient email address for the user that should receive notifications of coupon redemptions and click Next.
- Fill in the name of the block.
- Click on the icon if you want to change the image used in the menu.
- When you’re done, click Finish.
The Coupons Block Settings
The Coupons building block editor is composed of two editing screens; "Coupons," and "Settings."
The "Coupons" screens allows you maintain the content of the block, the "Settings" screen gives you control of the "Top Image" settings, the "Confirmation Message" for when a coupon is redeemed and the email settings.
This is where you add reward items that can be redeemed using the coupon. This section works like a List in the app. Click here to read more about working with "List" settings.
To add an item to the list, click on the "Add" button.
You can then enter the coupon's title, description, image, you can specify if the coupon is a "on-time offer," the date range that the coupon is valid, and the details asked of customers registering to use a one-time offer coupon. Merchants can add a bar code as an image if they have discounts that can be scanned. Please note, though, that this doesn't always work depending on the brightness of the devices screen.
To edit a coupon, click on the pencil icon that appears when you hover over the coupon in the "Coupons" list.
The trash can icon next to the pencil icon can be used to delete the coupon.
The "Coupons" screens allows you maintain the content of the block, the "Settings" screen gives you control of the "Top Image" settings, the "Confirmation Message" for when a coupon is redeemed and the email settings. You can also change the text on the "Redeem" button.
Should the need arise to keep the users of your published app from using this portion of the app, then you can always make use of the "Activated" sliding selector.
Slide the selector to "OFF" to keep users from seeing the Coupons block. Now you can continue developing your app without worrying about users coming upon areas that you haven't finished developing as of yet. Once you are satisfied with your progress, slide the selector back to "ON" to publish this portion of your app.
Using the Coupons Feature
Create your coupon. The most important setting that can influence how the coupon operates is the "One-time offer" option. Selecting this option will limit the number of times a user on a specific device can use this coupon. Users will need to submit certain information in order to redeem the Coupon. Even if they delete the app and reinstall it, redeemed coupons will stay redeemed.
Customers can redeem regular coupons at any time by showing the merchant the coupon in the app. For one-time offer coupons, the customer should fill in the required information and submit it in the presence of a merchant.