We’ve been updating our coupon management system to fit the needs of merchants who use Groupon, LivingSocial, and similar services.

Here’s how it all works to help your business…

1. Exclusive Coupons

We recently released Exclusive Coupons (also called limited-use coupons). This means you can set the number of times a given coupon can be used by each customer. You can restrict the number of uses to 1 or 5 or 25 or whatever you want.

2. Coupon Sub-Codes

You can also upload a long list of sub-codes that have the same effect as their “parent” coupon code. This means you define a coupon once, but you can have have 1,000 unique codes that will each give the same benefit as the regular coupon code.

It’s not uncommon for a merchant to upload 1,000 or 5,000 sub-codes.

3. Tying it All Together

You set up a special offer through Groupon or LivingSocial, and they’ll produce all the unique codes you need for potential customers.

You upload that list of codes into Chargify as coupon sub-codes.

Hand out the sub-codes!

Chargify will make sure that each Groupon/LivingSocial unique code can only be used once (or whatever limit you want, but it’s usually once per code for these campaigns).

Done!

Other Recent Releases

And if you missed any of these, check out the last 4 blog posts about brand new things:

Custom Fields on Signup Pages
Prorated User/Software License Billing
Marketing Emails, Exclusive Coupons
Two-Factor Authentication, Instant Webhook Testing