I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't seem to find the right combination of words to search for a solution, so I wondered if anyone could help.
We have been using a pop-up on our Shopify site offering customers a 10% discount code when they sign up to our email newsletter. It has been really popular and successful, and has been a game-changer in terms of growing our email marketing audience.
We have set the discount code up to be "one use per customer", but we have had a growing problem of more & more people creating multiple new user accounts (our site is user account only, no guest checkouts) so they can keep taking advantage of the 10% coupon repeatedly, which of course defeats the object as it is not growing our email list when it's the same people over and over again.
At first we just let it slide as it wasn't making a huge impact with the occasional customer doing this, but more and more people have cottoned on and we are really starting to lose money - especially with regular customers who make large orders and are getting 10% off every time!!
We've taken the approach of making our Terms and Conditions more robust, and also speaking to some of these customers to politely request they support us by not doing this, but it's not watertight, so for the time being we've withdrawn the pop-up hoping that we can find a solution.
So, having trawled the internet, this community, and the Shopify app store for a solution, I'm out of ideas. Does anyone else have this problem, and have they managed to find a solution (or at least a workaround) to exclude people with a certain name/address/IP address from using a discount? My hunch is that the solution lies in customer tagging, but not sure on the best (and most cost-effective) way to execute this and make it work.
Nick here from Shopify.
I can definitely see how this would be annoying for you and I understand letting it slide once or twice, but if it is a growing/ consistent problem then it's probably best to look at ways to address it. There are a couple of workarounds that came to my mind upon reading your post which involves third-party apps from the Shopify App Store. Let's take a look at each one and their benefits below:
These apps might not be an exact solution to the problem you are having, but it's the closest thing I could think of could help you with this. hopefully, it does.
All the best, Nick
Thanks so much for your help! Will give these suggestions a try.
I certainly didn't expect there to be a direct/perfect solution but hopefully one of these apps will serve as a workaround.
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