STOP PRESS: This contribution is now updated to Version 5 and has all sorts of cool extras. Please see the latest post about this.
Offering Gift Vouchers/Discounts is an excellent way to make sales, particularly on products where margins are high. A good example of this is “digital products” where (more than likely) margin is probably 100% of the sale amount.
By offering a 50% or more Discount Coupon, vendor is still making a good amount and the buyer has a bargain.
new client required the ability to offer Gift Vouchers and Discounts on the latest version of osCommerce which is called “RC1”. After having a hunt through the Contributions area yesterday, I could not find anything that was suitable in terms of;
- usable on RC1
- easy to use for “not web savvy” person
- coded cleanly
So, I went back to the drawing board and coded my own – based on some work I did years ago. With just a few lines of code I’ve now got a really nice Gift Vouchers package suitable for the latest version of osCommerce.
It’s usable with RC1 and RC2 – I do have a MS2 version somewhere also. Anyone who wants it, please comment below and I will make time to turn it into a freely available contribution.
Added Screenshot showing Sort Orders (that work for me):