Creating discount codes

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You can use discount codes to provide site visitors with promotional discounts on your online store.

A discount code is entered in the shopping cart and can be redeemed by multiple site visitors. To create an individual discounted voucher, see  Create gift vouchers .

Create a discount code

Business Catalyst allows you to create different types of discount codes.


  • $10 discount when customer spends $100 or more
  • Free shipping for the month of November
  • All products in the Shoe catalog discounted

Create a discount code as follows:

  1. Select E-Commerce > Discount Codes.
  2. Enter a discount code that site visitors use to redeem the discount.
  3. Specify the discount code properties and then click Save Discount Code.

    For details, see the tool tips next to the options.

Add a discount code field to the shopping cart

  1. Select Site Manager > Module Templates, and then click Online Shop Layouts.
  2. Click Shopping Cart.
  3. Place the cursor in the content editor where you want to insert the discount field.
  4. From the Toolbox menu, select the {tag_discountcode} tag.
  5. Click Save.

Displaying the discount amount on order invoices

There is a number of discount options you can display on the invoice email, such as the discount percentage, amount or the actual discount code itself.

  1. Select Site Manager > System Emails
  2. Select Invoice from the list
  3. Place your cursor in the editor where you want to insert the discount code data.
  4. From the Data tab of the Toolbox menu, select one of the below tags:
    • {tag_invoicediscountamount} - Total discounted amount of invoice excluding shipping charges
    • {tag_invoicediscountcode} - Discount code used
    • {tag_invoicediscountpercent} - Discount percent applied to invoice total

  5. Click Save.