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Mangento - Discount Codes via querystring parameter? 
 
elbertmcl
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Joined:  2008-08-29
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Hello All -

So, I’ve been searching high and low to find an answer to this question…

Is there a way to activate a Discount Code via a URL ?

...something along the lines of http://mymagentostore.com/?discount_code=freeshipping

This would be handy for embedding into Newsletters and Banner ads as:

a. Discounts would automatically be applied without users having to remember and manually type in a code

b. Users would see the discount code applied in their shopping cart automatically, confirming to them that they are receiving a special discount or offer

Anyone know if this is a documented (or undocumented) feature?

Thanks in advance…

 
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elbertmcl
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I see your point regarding the ability to hack. 

However, from a marketers perspective, I would prefer that people can take advantage of an offer, even if they “hacked” their way in to find it. 

So long as I’m not taking a loss with the discount, a successful checkout with 20% off beats $0.00 in revenue. 

Perhaps make it an option in the Admin Panel --> Allow discount code to be activated via URL:  enable | disable

Anything to shorten the distance between clicking on an Ad and a successful checkout is good in my book.

 
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ScotJ
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Did you ever find a way to do this? I’m trying to do something similar with a google adword url

 
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