6. Discount Coupons
CouponsForm, CouponEditForm - Discount Coupons Form
In finance and economics, discounting is the process of finding the present value of an amount of cash at some future date, and along with compounding cash forms the basis of time value of money calculations. The discounted value of a cash flow is determined by reducing its value by the appropriate discount rate for each unit of time between the time when the cashflow is to be valued to the time of the cash flow. Most often the discount rate is expressed as an annual rate (wikipedia.org).
With the help of osCommerce discount coupons you can manage orders discounts. You can Refresh , Add , Edit or Delete Discount Coupon.
When you press Add or Edit buttons Store Manager calls Edit Coupon Window.
First of all you have to enable active checkbox to make osCommerce coupon available.
Coupon Properties includes:
- Date added and date modified;
- Start and end date;
- Coupon name;
- Coupon code;
- Coupon type - % off, $ off or Free Shipping;
- Coupon amount - enter your coupon discount or calculate it;
- Minimum order - set min. order amount;
- Uses per coupon - set limits per coupon;
- Uses per customer - set limits per customer;
- Valid Product list - make discount for curtain product;
- Valid categories list - make discount for curtain category / subcategories.
Press Ok button to save changes.
Also you can configure the way your osCommerce discount coupons are displayed at the main Orders page. There is a grey box at the top of all columns that says : "Drag a column header here to group by that column".
Whenever you drag any column header there, discount coupons will be grouped in Categories by this selection. You can Expand/Collapse any category by doubleclicking on it. When any category is opened, you'll be able to see full orders description.
There's also a possibility to build a "category tree" using this filter type. Let's say you want all your orders grouped by Coupon type and each Coupon type by different Coupon amount. Then simply drag Coupon type header into the grey field and drop it behind Coupon amount. You can also set Coupon type as a category with subcategory Coupon amount. Just drop Coupon type ahead of Coupon amount and you’ll see the result.