DAP allows you to create Coupon codes for use as long as you’re using the DAP Shopping Cart, and accepting payments via one of the following:
1. To create a Coupon code, go to DAP Admin > Payment Processing > Coupons
2. The Coupon options can then be setup on that page:
You not only need to generate new Coupon codes, but you must also associate the Coupon to the DAP Products that should allow use of that Coupon. All of this can be done via the Coupons page.
If you are using paypal standard button, then create the DAP button with coupon enabled (under dap payment processing -> generate buy button page -> paypal standard tab) and put the coupon enabled button code on your sales page.
And when your prospect enters a valid coupon code in the form and clicks on the button, they will taken to the PayPal checkout page where they will see the discounted price
If you are using DAP Shopping Cart that connects with Authorize.net or Paypal Website Payments Pro, then in addition to setting up the actual Coupon, you must also go to DAP Admin > Payment Processing > Cart Options , and enable Coupons for the product(s) of your choice.
Now when your buyer clicks on the the DAP buy button, they will be taken to the checkout page where they can see the option to enter a Coupon Code.
If a Coupon is not working, check if the coupon code has actually expired, by going to DAP Admin > Payment Processing > Coupons page.
Check to see if Start Date and End Date are current.
Make sure the coupon’s Actual Usage is less than the coupon’s Max Usage.
Problem: You see emails sent to your DAP Admin email account that look like this:
paypalCoupon.php: missing item_name
paypalCoupon.php: No such Product found – SomeProductNameHere
This could be happening because….
a) Some robot software somewhere is auto-posting to that URL.
b) It’s possible that a search engine spider or spambot is hopping from link to link, submitting the form repeatedly from the backend, and because the form is being submitted in an illegal/invalid fashion, DAP is complaining about a missing coupon code.
So for now, if everything else is working ok, and the annoying email is the the only issue, then you can just ignore those emails. Or better yet, simply put a filter on that email subject and have it directly sent to the trash folder in your email client.