In the following article you will how to create Coupon Codes in Talon.One. You can create two types of coupons: Fixed Codes (Universal Codes) or Random Codes (Unique Codes). 

With Talon.One you have the flexibility to use these codes in your promotional campaigns in many different ways. For example, you can create large batches of codes, assign percentage or monetary discounts, create gift cards, assign product details, add expiry dates, etc. 

Please ensure your integration is configured to accept Coupon Codes and you have read how to create a campaign in Talon.One. To access the Coupon features, you must enable this feature in Settings or when you create a new campaign. Coupon codes are always unique and can never be used or generated in a different campaign.

In this article we will cover the following topics: 

  1. Create Coupons In A Campaign
  2. Random Codes (Unique Codes)
  3. Fixed Code Coupons (Universal Codes)
  4. Coupon Page Overview

Create Coupons In A Campaign

To create new coupon codes follow these steps: 

  1. Select your preferred Application
  2. Select an existing Campaign Name or click Create Campaign and follow these steps first 
  3. Navigate to the Coupons section
  4. Click Create Coupons 




Now you can create two types of codes: Random Codes or One Fixed Code. 

Note: the case sensitivity of your coupon codes is defined at the Application level, read more here. You can choose between “Case Sensitivity” (any code sent over API will be evaluated exactly as it is sent), “Case Insensitive - Uppercase”, or "Case Insensitive - Lowercase" (every code will be stored, converted or generated in uppercase or lowercase).

Random Codes


Create large batches of Random Codes (or unique codes) for your coupon campaigns. Select Random Codes when you first create your coupon and fill in the information for the fields described below. 



 


Coupon Amount

Enter the total number of individual codes you want to generate for this campaign.

By default, you are able to generate 20.000 random coupon codes. If you want to generate more (up to 200.000) you need to check: "Unique Prefix" and fill the "Prefix" input-box underneath:


 

Code Length

Enter the number of characters you would like the codes to have to define the length. For security reasons, the minimum code length is 3 characters and cannot be longer than 20 characters. 

Our system will warn you if the code length is not secure. For example, if you want to generate 10.000 coupons with a code length of 4 characters, the chance is 1 in 53 that someone will guess your code (it should be at least 1 in 1.000.000).


Character Set

Choose to use the following character set: Numbers and letters, numbers only or letters only.

Tip: For optimal security we highly recommend choosing numbers and letters


Disallowed Characters

Certain characters are not used in codes by default as they might appear unclear or confuse customers when typing in the code. These following characters appear in the field and will not be used "1IO02ZS6G", but you can be edited if you want to allow certain characters. 


Code Shape

Add unique a prefix and/or suffix to customize your code and for improved security. As stated above, if you create a large batch of codes we enforce a prefix. 

The characters in the middle of the coupon code cannot be edited and are randomly generated. The number of characters here depend on the Code Length which you have already defined. The prefix and/or suffix fields are not required, if you leave them empty only the random characters will appear. 


Segment Long Codes

You can segment your code with hyphens to make it easier for your customers to read the code. Codes are segmented by default, simply un-check the box if you do not want this feature.


Schedule

Choose a date and time for your coupon code to start and when it will expire. Remember that if you don't fill out this field, the code will be effective immediately and will not expire.   


Budget (Redemption and Limits)

Choose either Limited, Unlimited Redemptions to define the number of times an individual coupon can be redeemed. If you select Limited, you will be asked to specify the number of times the coupon can be redeemed in the Redemption Limits field. 

You can modify the this criteria in Settings under the Budget section. Learn more about your campaign budget here. Limits set at the Campaign level override the limits of individual coupons. 


Coupon Attributes

Click on Coupon Attributes and the section will expand with the Coupon Attributes you have defined in the Attributes section of your account. Here you can add values for these Coupon Attributes. Learn more about Creating Attributes here. 

For example, if you want to define the value a Gift Card or add a Country ID to a coupon for attribution purposes.  

 

One Fixed Code

By selecting One Fixed Code you create one specific code which can be used by all your customers. Now you will need to fill in the information for the fields described below. 


Code Name

This is the name of your coupon code that your customers will type in the coupon code field to redeem their coupon. For example, is you create the fixed code "SUMMER25DEAL", this can be sent to many customers or printed on flyers (but be sure to set the redemptions to "unlimited").

Schedule

Choose a date and time for your coupon code to start and when it will expire. Remember that if you don't fill out this field, the code will be effective immediately and will not expire.   


Budget (Redemption and Limits)

Same as above.

Coupon Attributes

Same as above.

Once you have filled in and reviewed the details, click Create.

Coupon Page Overview

On the Coupon page of your campaign, you can create coupons and get an overview of the existing codes in this campaign. The coupons table will be empty if you have not created any coupons yet. 

Learn more about all the features on the Coupons page here.



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