Types of Vouchers for giving Discounts:
- There are two types of vouchers for applying discounts:
- 'Discount Vouchers'
- 'Gift Vouchers'
- The following table depicts the differences between the 'Discount Vouchers' and 'Gift Vouchers'
|Discount Vouchers||Gift Vouchers|
|1. Can be created to apply both Percentage based (on Web Price) or Amount based (i.e. Flat Amount) discounts||1. Created to apply exclusively Amount based (i.e. Flat Amount) discounts.|
|2. Can be used only once. The leftover discount amount (if any) after using the discount voucher can't be reused again.||2. Can be used multiple times till the amount/validity expires|
|3. It can be used to avail discounts only.||3. It is treated as a 'Payment option' (Payment Gateway) along with applicable discounts.|
|4. Can be applied to only those products that are associated to 'Discount Voucher Campaign'||4. Applicable to all products of Catalog|
|5. Options for availing discounts will be displayed in Display Cart page and in Step-3 of 'Single Page Checkout' page by default.||5. Payment option Gift Voucher will be displayed in the Step-4 of 'Single Page Checkout' page if No. of Gift Vouchers per Order checkbox in Application Settings » Define Checkout settings page is selected and configured with a value equal or more than one. Please Refer: Checkout Settings|
|6. 'Voucher PIN' is not applicable in case of 'Discount Vouchers'||6. You can enable PIN authentication for redeeming Gift Vouchers, which will be sent to the user along with voucher code. This 'Voucher PIN' will be used for validation purposes.|
Let's learn how to do the following activities in the 'Discount Vouchers' module: