Payment Forms: Adding a Coupon System to Your Order Form

It has been some time since my last post was published regarding payment forms, but now I am back with a new comprehensive guide for you to benefit from. If you were following the series until now, you’ve learned how to use the 123ContactForm form builder to add items to your order form, assign prices to your items, use different payment options and create donation forms. In this article I am happy to share with you the steps on creating a coupon system without needing to type a single line of code.

So let’s get started, shall we?

Assuming you have already created your online order form, based on the tutorials from my previous articles, we will head directly to the Settings section and hit the Payments tab.

Remember that you do not need to add any additional field to your form that will represent the coupon code box, and you will see why.

1. Scroll down until the bottom side of the section and click the Coupon Codes button.

create coupon system for order form

2. Click the button Add new coupon code.

add new coupon code to order form

3. A new coupon code will show below. If you want to change the code to something meaningful like “BAZINGA”, just click the box where the code is displayed and type inside whatever you want. 

creating coupon system for form - customizing code

You can create coupons that reduce the original price by percentage (%) or by a certain amount ($). First, type in a value and use the drop down to select the type of discount. Finally, give your coupon a name by typing in the box on the far right.

4. Once you have got to this point, tick the checkbox on the left side of the coupon and click Assign selected coupons to this form. Once you press the Save button, an input box will appear on the form above the submit button, where your customers can enter their coupon code upon payment. 

how to create coupon codes for order form

You can create as many coupon codes as you like by repeating the steps above. It’s quite simple and you only need to press the Save button to activate the coupon codes on your order form.

creating a coupon system for your order form

To remove any of the active coupon codes, use the “” button on the right. If you want to delete a coupon code entirely from your list, click the x button.

Besides coupon codes, you can apply discounts directly on your items, depending on how you’ve created your payment summary. You can even apply a discount on the total amount. It’s that easy. And yes, discounts are accumulated. 

adding special discounts per item on your order form

 

Are you preparing a promotional campaign for your products? Don’t forget to send coupon codes to your most loyal customers. It will increase sales, for sure.

Need more assistance? Let’s chat in the comments below.

Olivian Stoica
Olivian Stoica
is the Online Communications Manager at 123ContactForm, novelist, poet, data-driven enthusiast, idealist and SEO lover.

5 Comments

  1. channa says:

    having the coupons expire after a certain number of uses would be awesome for my purposes. looking forward to seeing this feature.

  2. Julie says:

    This would be so much easier to use if coupon codes could have the option of limited uses and/or expiration. I’d love to use coupon codes for event registrations, but it would want to limit how many times that code could be used. It would also be nice if I didn’t have to be sitting at my laptop at a certain date or time to disable the code when it should expire.

    • Hi Julie,

      Thank you for reaching out to us. Unfortunately, for the moment, we do not offer an option to make coupon codes expire at a certain date, or to limit their number of use but we will take it into consideration for future developments. Thank you!

  3. seb mc cosh says:

    i have papal also

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