Discount coupons for event registrations
I tried implementing the arrangement for coupon codes for events this week.
I'm sorry, but I really don't like the way it currently works.
To explain, I wanted to setup a coupon code in WA for 25% off a registration for any event. To start with, I needed to edit every single event one at a time to do so. Then, when I logged in and practiced going through the process of registering, it showed the 25% off rate as an option. Anyone could see the amount of the coupon, even if they did not know the code and therefore could not complete the registration.
For me, this defeats the whole purpose of it being a "code". If I have 25% off and 50% off showing as an option, everyone is going to ask for the code. I don't want everyone to know there even is a code.
I would greatly prefer that coupon codes be an option sitewide for registrations.
It should also not be an option for registering, but rather a code that you enter when completing the registration. It should not be obvious codes even exist except that there is an optional box when completing the registration.
This seems to be more in line with what most e-commerce websites do, right? For example, isn't this basically how gift cards work at Target, Staples, etc?
Our members can earn discount dollars for participation, and it would be great if they could receive a code to apply those "discount dollars" towards events. I would prefer they were used for events rather than Membership.
It would be helpful to be able to give individuals unique registration codes for events. We had to postpone several classes and workshops during COVID, but now that we are ready to reschedule them we want to give patient individuals a unique code to re-register in the same class, one time, with an expiration date.
This would be a great feature, please consider including it in the next update.
Suzanne Gorman commented
AGREED - ridiculous that a simple step of being able to being able to set a discount on an event price with a pre-set code/amount is not available. VERY common and needed!
I'm shocked this has been requested hundred of times over the years and is still not implemented as an update, especially since the feature already exists for members. This places Wild Apricot well behind it's competitors.
We offer discounts and comps to sponsors and partners by giving them a code they can use at checkout and I was disappointed to learn Wild Apricot does not offer this basic feature. We use it for promotions too. For example, we might send an email to past attendees giving them a code for 10% off the appropriate rate (member or non-member). The only way to do it in Wild Apricot would be to create a registration type for each promo (showcasing it to everyone) or adjust each invoice manually which would be hundreds. Similar platforms such as Eventbrite and Cvent offer this feature as it is critical to event promotion and management. It is simple to set up in the back end and I'm concerned such a basic, necessary feature is available for the price we pay.
AGREED this is what we need so badly!!!
Stephen Brown commented
What has been implemented for Membership Discounts appears to be what's needed for Event Discounts.
one of those things that I can't believe doesn't happen already.
Yes, we want presenters to enter a discount code (which varies based on how many sessions they present). We don't want to create a bunch of registration types and don't want anyone else who doesn't know the code to see it....
One more for unique discount codes/coupons. I have 10 sponsors that get an included ticket to an event, but adding 10 different ticket types based on their participation just adds to the confusion. And, inevitably, a vendor will register two of their attendees, even though they only qualify for one.
Alejandra Juarez commented
It would be nice to be able to use a Discount code for an event without having to create additional registration types. for example an early bird discount code to apply to a regular registration. Plain and simple.
Sara Bowden commented
How many people need to vote for this feature before it's considered? This is a glaring oversight and a gaping hole in Wild Apricot's features. Event promo codes are a pretty basic need that I think most users expect to be provided. For this request to be around for over ten years without consideration - I just don't understand how this can be ignored for so long.
Vicki Reich commented
This idea has been around since 2008. Why? It seems like lots of people want this feature. I am once again setting up an event where having a discount code would make the process so much easier and straightforward for registrants. Please move this up on your list of priorities. Thanks.
Nollind van Bryce commented
Please, common event discount codes across all events and discount codes that can be applied in the event registration process vs choosing a ticket (similar to memberships)
Liz Kettle commented
So frustrated that we can't offer a discount coupon/code to non-members. I absolutely do not understand why this is not an option that should be available on checkout.
Please fix this quickly.
Steven Reames commented
Discount codes are a must - I want to provide a discount for people attending an event only by video conference at a certain rate, discounted the same from whatever type of ticket they are purchasing (member or non-member rate.) All you have to do is allow for negative amounts for extra charge calculations and this is solved. So easy.
We need a discount code that members get after they join or renew membership that can be used to register for a specific number of events per member.
LDP Connect commented
Adding my voice to the chorus. Really need multiple codes that can be applied to an existing registration type. Are there software architectural reasons why this isn't being addressed more quickly?
Big gap in standard functionality. I just saw the latest WA release included a map feature of members. Certainly nice, but no where near as important as coupon code functionality. Seriously.
When can we get coupon codes for registration ? almost not able to use the system right now without it. Thinking of using something else.