Gift a birthday coupon using WooCommerce store credit scheduler

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Smart Coupon for WooCommerce facilitates to generate store credits of unlimited value. These credits can be purchased by the customers for themselves or emailed as gifts to others.  Another peculiarity of store credit vouchers is that the customers can make multiple purchases using the same code until the entire amount is used up or expired. Nevertheless, an admin can also manually gift a store credit to chosen customers directly using the store credit-email setup option.

Be it any occasion, people find store credits as a better way for gifting option. In this digital era where people demand to have everything done in just two clicks, store credits can be of relevant option for serving varied gifting needs.

Here, we will consider a use case of how to gift a birthday coupon worth $500 to a friend using store credit scheduler.

Configuring Store Credit

A store owner can configure a store credit in two ways:

  1. Set up store credit by associating it with a zero prized store credit product which in turn can be purchased by customers.
    Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Store Credit-Setup
    Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Store Credit-Setup
  2. Email the store credit voucher directly to specific customers. The preview of the mail can also be viewed from here.
    Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Store Credit-Email Setup
    Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Store Credit-Email Setup

To know more about the store credit set up, refer How to set up smart coupons for WooCommerce

Purchasing a Store Credit

A customer can purchase a store credit in the usual manner as to how a normal product is bought.

  1. Identify the product and enter the amount intended to purchase as a store credit in the Purchase credit worth field. In this case, enter the amount $500 to purchase a store credit worth it.
    Gift Card worth $500
    Gift Card worth $500

    Note: The minimum and maximum amount of store credits that can be purchased will be shown here. If the amount entered exceeds the maximum limit or if it is less than the minimum limit then a validation message notifying the amount range will be displayed.

  2. Add the product into the cart and proceed to checkout.
    Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Store Credit Purchase-Cart View
    Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Store Credit Purchase-Cart View
  3. On checkout, the customer will be prompted to choose between either to send to himself or Gift to a friend. On gifting, additional fields to enter the recipient email with a message box and date on which the store credit has to be sent pops up. Key in the fields appropriately, so that the store credit voucher worth $500 will be sent to the recipient’s email.
    Gift store credit
    Gift store credit
  4. Place the order to complete the purchase. On placing the order, the store credit voucher will be sent to the recipient on the scheduled date.

Redeeming a Store Credit Voucher

Let us proceed by assuming that a store credit voucher worth $500 is gifted to a person.

        1. The recipient will receive an email stating the details of the voucher with a unique code enclosed in it that can be used for purchasing.
          Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Store Credit-Mail Preview
          Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Store Credit-Mail Preview

          Note: The recipient can use this voucher for single or multiple purchases until the value is exhausted or expired. He can also buy products worth more than the store credit value and pay the difference at checkout.

        2.  The receiver can just click on the link on the mail to get redirected to the store where he can choose any products of his choice and move to cart.
        3. Redeem the store credit voucher by entering the voucher code in the Apply Coupon field area from Cart.
          Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Redeeming store credit from cart
          Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Redeeming store credit from cart
        4. On applying the coupon, you can see that the total amount is accounted by including the store credit voucher.
          Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Apply Store Credit-Cart View
          Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Apply Store Credit-Cart View
        5. Proceed to checkout and place order to complete your purchase using store credit.
          Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Order with Store Credit
          Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Order with Store Credit
        6. The balance amount and history of store credit redeemed can be viewed from My Account > My Store credit.
          Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-My Store Credit Preview
          Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-My Store Credit Preview

          In this case, from $500 store credit amount, $131.07 was used for purchasing and the balance store credit amount of $368.93 is displayed. You can click on the history icon to get a detailed view of store credit redeemed.

          Store Credit History
          Store Credit History

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