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I want to offer coupons: best cheap cart solution?

question about offering coupons to my customers

1:38 am on Feb 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone,

I sell 1 product (offered in three colors). Paypal isn't inspiring confidence in my visitors. I want to upgrade to something more professional, that includes the following features:

- I want to use my merchant account, not paypal. I do have an Authorize.net payment gateway, but volume is low enough that I can enter the card numbers manually.

- I want to offer coupon codes to certain customers. When they enter their coupon number, they will receive the corresponding discount. I can manage the coupons easily, and set a valid date range on each.

- I want to offer multiple shipping options.

I've checked out Mal's and liked it's simplicity and cost, but wasn't sure if it could do the features I have listed here. What solutions would you recommend?

Thanks very much, Paul

3:47 am on Feb 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Mal's can do all that.

There is nothing stopping a customer from giving their coupon code to someone else though (in other words, they are just codes, not tied to a specific customers in any way.)

The only other limitation that might be an issue for you is the date ranges. The resolution on date ranges for Mal's in one month.

4:37 pm on Feb 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you need to give specific customers a discount then you'd need to have shopping cart that allows for customer accounts to be set up, with their own specific discount.

Good Luck!