I know that previous threads have asked about once per customer discount codes in the past but I just wanted to check if anything had changed in this regard recently? We would love to get such a code in place for our new email newsletter subscribers for example and it seems such a basic feature that it's kind of odd that it is missing :-(
Thanks Bill. What we are actually looking for is a code that we can put into our email newsletter signup acknowledgement emails so that new subscribers can get a discount on their first order. We can only really do this if we know that the discount we do create for everyone can only be used once per single customer... And we can't create a different code for each customer as that wouldn't work for a generic email... Unless I am missing something?
Indeed you are missing something. Say your newsletter contains 1000 subscribers. Any decent email campaign service will provide you with a template that will auto-fill in the newsletter with values you provide. So you use a discount code generator (eg: the one from Shopify is free and works fine) to generate 1000 codes. Now all you do is merge those codes into your subscriber list, one per customer. Each one is unique, each one is one use only.
So there is nothing stopping you from doing what you need to do except few a little management tasks:
Hope that helps.
Thanks for your reply again. I think your solution does kind of work although not in a fully automated way. It doesn't seem like there would be a way to automatically add either a standard coupon code in the 'subscription confirmed' email which could be used only once per customer OR one of a 1000 codes. I think your solution would require us to create a 'new' mailing list in our email service (mailchimp) and then periodically (weekly) go through the list, merge the new codes, send emails and then move the list to our main list... Although it's not rocket science that will take someone some time every day/week to manage... Of course a much better/simpler/correct solution would be if Shopify could just make a change on their end so that on the discount code creation screen they had an additional option which was 'maximum one per customer'... I'm pretty sure that would be a feature that would be really appreciated by the merchant community...
Anyway, thanks for your time and the workaround!
You have a Customer Group that has never purchased anything. You know that right? And your new subscribers are in it, as well as any other customers that have never purchased. So create a code, and assign it to that group. And then use that code in your email. Nothing weird going on there.