How do multiple percentage coupons apply?

When you enable Multiple Coupons Per Account, you need to decide how you want to apply multiple percentage discounts in the event more than one percentage discount is eligible for a single line item on an invoice.

 

Apply to Full Line Item Amount

"Apply to full line item amount" will apply each percentage discount to the full line item amount, in order of oldest redeemed on the account to most recently redeemed on the account.

  • If your settings apply fixed amount first and you have fixed amount coupons discounting the invoice, the percentage discounts will be applied to the net amount after all fixed amount coupons are applied, not the full line item amount.
  • Once the line item is fully discounted, we will no longer apply coupon discounts, so an eligible coupon may not end up being used on the invoice in the event other coupons achieved a 100% discount first.
  • This option favors the customer, returning a larger discount.
 

Compound the Discounts

"Compound the discounts" will apply each percentage discount to the net result of the previous discount, in order of oldest redeemed on the account to most recently redeemed on the account.

  • Once the line item is fully discounted, we will no longer apply coupon discounts, so an eligible coupon may not end up being used on the invoice in the event other coupons achieved a 100% discount first.
  • This option favors the merchant, returning a smaller discount.
 

Example

Coupon A is 10% off and Coupon B is 50% off. Line item purchase if $100.00.

  • Apply to full line item amount would result in a ($10.00) discount from Coupon A and a ($50.00) discount from Coupon B, for a total discount on the line item of ($60.00). The purchase subtotal would be $40.00.
  • Compound the discounts would result in a ($10.00) discount from Coupon A and a ($45.00) discount from Coupon B, for a total discount on the line item of ($55.00). The purchase subtotal would be $45.00.