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Discount codes only available at certain days

agustinpfr
Shopify Partner
11 0 2

Hello everyone,

 

I've been grappling with this issue and hitting a wall. My client runs a promotion every Tuesday and Thursday, offering a 30% discount on the entire order if you use the last digits of your credit card as a discount code (this only works with a certain bank). Since there are only 62 possible variations, this is easy to set up.

 

However, I can't seem to schedule the discount codes in advance for every Tuesday and Thursday. It seems like every week I have to go in and manually adjust them. There surely has to be a way for them to only work on certain days of the week and not others.

I tried to bulk import the codes with Matrixify for a year in advance, but since you can't have several coupons with the same code, it's useless.

 

Any insight or help will be much appreciated. I also thought there might be an app that allows me to create custom codes and then I can dynamically hide/show the app on the cart on certain days and have the discounts always active, but I couldn't find anything.

 

Thank you

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Renars
Shopify Partner
284 31 332

This is an accepted solution.

Hello @agustinpfr 

You could look into having the same Discount codes and enabling/disabling them at specific dates and times.
Such an import job could also be scheduled in the Matrixify app.

 

Following the Matrixify tutorial Bulk disable Shopify Discounts to mark them expired you can create a file that would mark your Discount as expired.
Use the same tutorial to create an opposite file with the Ends At date empty, enabling the discount.

 

Now that you have both enabled and disable files, you can create just 4 repeated jobs in the app:

1 - First upload the Activate discount files, in the import options set Schedule At to Tuesday morning (when they should start being active)  and repeat every 1 week.

2 - Next take the Disable discount file, import into app and in the import options set Schedule At to Tuesday evening (or when it should end for you) and repeat every 1 week.

3 - Again take the Activate file and schedule it to activate Discount in Thursday and repeat every 1 week.

4 - Last take again the Disable discount file and schedule it to disable them at the end of Thursday and repeat every 1 week. 

 

Thus you would have automated import jobs one for each step to enable and disable those discounts when needed.

I hope this will work for you. If anything - you can reach out to Matrixify Support directly with any questions or concerns regarding the Matrixify app.

Matrixify | Bulk Import Export Update | https://apps.shopify.com/excel-export-import | https://matrixify.app

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Renars
Shopify Partner
284 31 332

This is an accepted solution.

Hello @agustinpfr 

You could look into having the same Discount codes and enabling/disabling them at specific dates and times.
Such an import job could also be scheduled in the Matrixify app.

 

Following the Matrixify tutorial Bulk disable Shopify Discounts to mark them expired you can create a file that would mark your Discount as expired.
Use the same tutorial to create an opposite file with the Ends At date empty, enabling the discount.

 

Now that you have both enabled and disable files, you can create just 4 repeated jobs in the app:

1 - First upload the Activate discount files, in the import options set Schedule At to Tuesday morning (when they should start being active)  and repeat every 1 week.

2 - Next take the Disable discount file, import into app and in the import options set Schedule At to Tuesday evening (or when it should end for you) and repeat every 1 week.

3 - Again take the Activate file and schedule it to activate Discount in Thursday and repeat every 1 week.

4 - Last take again the Disable discount file and schedule it to disable them at the end of Thursday and repeat every 1 week. 

 

Thus you would have automated import jobs one for each step to enable and disable those discounts when needed.

I hope this will work for you. If anything - you can reach out to Matrixify Support directly with any questions or concerns regarding the Matrixify app.

Matrixify | Bulk Import Export Update | https://apps.shopify.com/excel-export-import | https://matrixify.app
agustinpfr
Shopify Partner
11 0 2

Sir, this is brilliant. Thank you very much.