Overview

The Coupon feature allows you to use coupons and track offline sales from offline marketing via these coupons. To use this feature you need to activate the "Coupons and Offline Sales" feature in the Merchant panel in the Features section. Note: - this feature does not provide the coupon recognition capability itself to your shopping cart - if the coupon code is used in the sale tracking code's setCoupon() parameter, then both the Affiliate and Campaign will be recognized based on the coup...

Generate coupons

Afterthe coupon banner is created you need to create coupon codes for it.Open theCouponstab and then either import or generate coupons Generate coupons This option will help you to generate coupon codes. You will need to setup your e-shop to accept codes generated by Post Affiliate Pro (PAP). There are two options how affiliates can use it. Affiliate will get coupon upon request - affiliate will be able to ask for allowed number of coupons(based on Maximum coupons per affiliate). To get assig...

Offline sale from coupon

Coupons are used for offline marketing so you need also an offline processor that will check the validity of the coupon and register the sale. To register an offlinecouponsale, you need to go to Offline Sale in the main menu in the merchant panel. Here you can enter the coupon code to check its validity: If the coupon is valid, new form will appear so you can create a sale commission. The commission will appear as a new sale commission in the Transactions > Commissions.

Import coupons

Afterthe coupon banner is created you need to create coupon codes for it.Open theCouponstab and then either import or generate coupons Import coupons Use this option when you already have coupon codes generated (e.g. by your e-shop) and you want to import them to Post Affiliate Pro (PAP). You should paste them into the text area labeled as "Coupons" and separate them by comma. All these coupons will be then used in the system. After hitting the 'Import coupons' button a new window opens up: ...

How to integrate coupons with your payment processor or e-shop

If you want to recognize which affiliate referred the sale according to the coupon code which was used during the purchase (coupon which ensures a discount for the customer is ideal allurement), then this is a theoretical overview of how it should be integrated. In order to make this work, you have to usethe same coupons in your payment processor (or e-shop) as in your Post Affiliate Pro 4 (PAP4).Basically, you shouldgenerate coupons in PAP4 (http://support.qualityunit.com/542971-Generate-coupo...

Barcodes in coupons

You can insert into the coupon design even bar code images, which can be later read by a bar code reader. Bar code images are automatically generated by Post Affiliate Pro and each bar code matches a coupon id. Your coupon tickets printed by the affiliates will look professional with bar codes. With a Bar code reader you can automate the input of coupon codes to your affiliate system. You can add barcodes to a coupon by editing the coupon Design and using the variable{$barcodeimage} : Then yo...

How to assign coupon using API

There are 2 possible ways to assign coupons to affiliate using API: 1) Merchant assigns an exact coupon to a particular affiliate In this case you have to load the coupons via php API (http://support.qualityunit.com/744432-How-to-load-display-coupons-via-php-API) while you have to find out the IDs of so far not assigned coupons. So in the example available through that hyperlink above, you will have to change $rec->get('userid'))!=NULL to $rec->get('userid'))==NULL ...

QR codes in coupons

You can insert into the coupon design QR code images. You can add QR codes to a coupon by editing the coupon Design and using the variable{$qrcodeimage} : Then your affiliates will be able to see and print QR codes in section with promotion materials: The QR code image represents coupon code.