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Subscriber Discounts for Easy Digital Downloads

Easily send mailing list subscribers a discount code for joining your list.

Your Easy Digital Downloads shop\'s success may depend on growing your email mailing list. Many customers won\'t volunteer their email address without some sort of incentive. Offering your subscribers a discount in your shop is a great way to get them to provide you with their email address.

Subscriber Discounts for Easy Digital Downloads will create a unique discount code automatically for your subscribers every time someone joins your MailChimp or ActiveCampaign mailing list.

Everyone loves a discount - even a 10-15% discount could be the difference between making the sale and losing a customer forever.

Features

  • Set the discount amount as either a percentage or a flat rate (i.e. 10% or $5).
  • Set the number of times a discount code can be used, and whether or not the code can only be used once per customer.
  • Customize the email message that is sent to your subscribers.
  • Use HTML markup in your message to fine tune the formatting.
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Tags activecampaign, discounts, easy digital downloads, mailchimp
  1. Download archive and unzip in wp-content/plugins or install via Plugins - Add New.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.

1.0.0

  • Initial version

Are there any dependencies to use this plugin?

This plugin requires that you have Easy Digital Downloads installed, and that you have a MailChimp or ActiveCampaign account.

How do I use this plugin?

The plugin\'s settings menu is found under Downloads > Subscriber Discounts. You will need to fill out most fields in order for the plugin to work correctly.

  • MailChimp Key: This is a random string of letters and numbers that you need to enter in order to create a webhook in MailChimp. You can type anything you want here - it doesn\'t have to make sense. Something like e6uyUjSzNt9XTU51M1r5 is perfect. If this field is not filled in, your MailChimp subscribers won\'t receive a discount code. If you are not using MailChimp, leave this blank.
  • ActiveCampaign Key: This is a random string of letters and numbers that you need to enter in order to create a webhook in ActiveCampaign. You can type anything you want here - it doesn\'t have to make sense. Something like e6uyUjSzNt9XTU51M1r5 is perfect. If this field is not filled in, your ActiveCampaign subscribers won\'t receive a discount code. If you are not using ActiveCampaign, leave this blank.
  • Discount Name: Enter a label to identify discount codes in EDD as having been generated by this plugin. For example, enter \"Email subscriber discount\". Regardless of what you enter here the subscriber\'s email address will be added to the end of the discount name.
  • Discount Amount: Enter how much the discount should be for. Do not enter any symbols like $ or % just the number (i.e. 20)
  • Discount Type: Enter the type of discount you are offering - either a percentage or a flat rate.
  • Use once per customer: If the discount should expire after it has been used check this box.
  • Max Uses: If you want to make the discount available to customers to use multiple times enter how many times here.
  • Email Subject: This is the subject line used in the email sent to your subscribers. Something like \"Thanks for subscribing to Acme Co. Newsletter\" would work.
  • From Email Address: Enter the address the discount code should be sent from. If you have a customer support or sales address, this would be a good email to enter. Try to make it an @yourdomain.com address, as some recipients may have trouble receiving from a GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. address.
  • From Display Name: Enter your name or the company name that the email should come from.
  • Customer Placeholder Name: Enter a generic greeting name if you are using the {firstname} placeholder tag provided. This will allow you to have a greeting to the customer if they do not enter a name in their signup.
  • Message: Enter the message your customers should receive in the email. Be sure to include the {code} placeholder tag, otherwise they will not receive the discount code.

How do I set up webhooks in MailChimp?

You can find the technical details on how to create a webhook through MailChimp by clicking here.

General steps:

  • Click Lists tab
  • Click your list name
  • Click Settings > Webhooks
  • Click create new webhook button
  • Paste your callback URL
  • Under \"What type of updates should we send\" check only Subscribes (uncheck all other boxes)
  • Under \"Only send updates when a change is made...\" keep all checked unless you only want to send a discount to a certain type of change.
  • Save

Your webhook callback URL should be http://yourdomain.com/?trigger-special-discount=true&discount-key=xxxxxxxxxxxx

Replace yourdomain.com with your actual website domain, and replace xxxxxxxxxxxx with the MailChimp Key entered in the plugin settings.

How do I set up webhooks in ActiveCampaign?

You can find the technical details on how to create a webhook through ActiveCampaign by clicking here.

General steps:

  • Click Automations tab
  • Click New Automation button
  • Click Start From Scratch
  • Click Subscribes
  • Select your list or leave as any list
  • Add Webhook as an action (paste your webhook URL)
  • Add End this automation as an action

Your webhook callback URL should be http://yourdomain.com/?trigger-special-discount=true&discount-key=xxxxxxxxxxxx

Replace yourdomain.com with your actual website domain, and replace xxxxxxxxxxxx with the ActiveCampaign Key entered in the plugin settings.

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Version 1.0.0

Requires WordPress version: 2.9 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 12 Jan 2017

Date Added: 12 Jan 2017

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