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Coupon or discount line in the quote/invoice

Replies: 6 - Pages: 1 - Last Reply: Sep 23, 2017 8:08 PM by: BlueMtnCabins
Floridaloha Nanc
Registered: 3/13/16
Coupon or discount line in the quote/invoice

Hi, I was wondering if there is any way to be able to enter a negative line item to the quote for things like discounts or coupons. There may already be a way to do this but I couldn't see it. I had extended a $50 coupon to one of my guests and would like to log it in like this.

rent
tax
cleaning
coupon
total

It would be handy to be able to extend a coupon code to guests too so they could enter it when making a payment.

Cheers,
Nancy

Michelle J
Registered: 1/6/11
Re: Coupon or discount line in the quote/invoice

Yes, you can enter negative items directly into quotes. You can do negative flat amounts (-50.00) or negative percentages (-10%). They both work.

Coupon codes are on the dev roadmap already, but we haven't been able to get to them yet.

Mary K
Registered: 3/16/16
Re: Coupon or discount line in the quote/invoice

I would really like to see the ability to provide customers with a coupon code that would provide a discount as well.

Thanks

Chris L
Registered: 5/17/17
Re: Coupon or discount line in the quote/invoice

Can I add my vote for this? I'd like to be able to offer my repeat guests a 10% discount and let them book automatically through my site (I think it tends to maximize conversions if I make it easy for them to do it themselves rather than have to submit an inquiry and wait for me to respond).

Ideally, the feature would be flexible and could offer:

-A percentage discount
-A flat dollar figure
-A flat dollar-off per night (i.e. $10 off per night)
-Change rate to a specific rate (i.e. coupon 99SPECIAL for $99/night)
-Reducing or waiving a designated fee (i.e. waive the cleaning fee or a pet fee)
-Ability to set validity periods (blackout dates or available dates) and maybe some other tweaks, like minimum/maximum stays, including/excluding weekends, etc.)

But I'd be happy with just a basic percentage discount for now! :)

Chris Hynes
Registered: 10/19/12
Re: Coupon or discount line in the quote/invoice

Yep! This is something that would be very useful in a lot of ways.

For an initial version, we're thinking to add this as another way to add discounts, like we have for add-ons. Create a discount, enter a code that triggers it. Add a discount code area on the first quote page where you also pick addons.

I think the tough rule there is what about multiple discounts, particularly if some are built in and some are on codes? Do you let them stack or pick the greatest discount? For starters the best thing is probably to only allow the greatest discount to apply when a code is entered.

BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
Re: Coupon or discount line in the quote/invoice

Chris Hynes said:

Yep! This is something that would be very useful in a lot of ways.

For an initial version, we're thinking to add this as another way to add discounts, like we have for add-ons. Create a discount, enter a code that triggers it. Add a discount code area on the first quote page where you also pick addons.

I think the tough rule there is what about multiple discounts, particularly if some are built in and some are on codes? Do you let them stack or pick the greatest discount? For starters the best thing is probably to only allow the greatest discount to apply when a code is entered.

let me chime in.
I do let SOME stack - like having cleaning fee waived AND repeat guest can still get 5 or 10% discount, but right now I have to add the 2nd discount manually.
At the very min would be good to have the set up apply discount when they enter a promo code, like ComeBack10 promo code that I could email to prior guests... But when they book in offseason I also offer cleaning fee waiver (discount) I can see them stacking. Also would be good if the coupon code was applicable to only one property or all. ( I advertise that return guests can book either property with discount - does not have to be same as last time); in other situations I would want to offer promo code only for one property but not the other.

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