Discounts for payments and subscriptions

Apply discounts to subscriptions and one-time payments with coupons and discount codes and enhance your marketing strategies.

You can easily create a coupon and apply it to your customers' subscriptions. Also, you can create discount codes and share them with your customers, who can redeem them on the checkout page.

In summary, you can use coupons and coupon codes to:

  • Apply flat or percentage discounts on current subscriptions.
  • Tailor the application frequency of discounts to your subscriptions. Choose whether to apply discounts just once, multiple times, or have unlimited applications for as long as the subscription remains active.
  • Share discount codes with your customers, allowing them to apply these codes during the purchase process on the checkout page.

You can also set an expiration date for the coupon (see "Redeem by" property) and restrict the maximum number of times the coupon can be redeemed.

Coupons

Apply discounts to existing subscriptions by following the next steps.

Create a coupon

  1. On your Rebill Dashboard, click the Products category in the superior menu bar.
  2. Click Coupons in the lateral left menu bar.
  3. Click the Create coupon button in the upper right corner.
  4. In the Create Coupon screen, fill in the coupon parameters.
  5. Click Generate.

These are the settings for coupons:

SettingDescription
NameThe name of the coupon. Use this to identify them with ease.
Description (optional)Used to describe your coupon better.
Discount typeDetermines whether a coupon discount on an amount is fixed (flat) or a percentage.
Discount durationDefines how long a coupon discount will apply on a subscription.
Redeem by (optional)Set a specific date range within which your customers can redeem a coupon.
Max redemptions (optional)Limit the maximum number of times a coupon can be redeemed.
Discount codes (optional)Create discount codes for the coupon to share with your customers.

Attach coupons to subscriptions

After you have successfully generated a coupon, you can apply it to an existing subscription.

To do that, it's as simple as this:

  1. On your Rebill Dashboard, click on Payments in the top navigation bar.
  2. Click on Subscriptions in the side menu.
  3. Click on the subscription you want to apply a discount to.
  4. In the Subscription Details view, click on Edit.
  5. In the Link a coupon field, select the coupon you want to apply.
  6. Click on Save.

Archive coupons

You can archive a coupon if you don't want to use it anymore. Archiving a coupon does not remove any currently active discounts resulting from its previous application to subscriptions.

To archive a coupon, follow this steps:

  1. On your Rebill Dashboard, click on Products in the top navigation bar.
  2. Click on Coupons in the side menu.
  3. Hover over the dotted button on the left side of the coupon that you want to archive.
  4. Click on Archive.

Also, you can archive a coupon in the Coupon Details screen by clicking on Archive in the upper right corner.

Coupon discount duration

When a coupon is applied to a subscription, the discount duration determines the number of times the coupon discount will be applied. For example, if a coupon offers a 25% discount and has a discount duration of 3 times, the discount will be applied during the checkout process and for the next two charges of the subscription.

If you set the discount duration as once, then the coupon will apply just once. A discount duration set to forever means the coupon will apply indeterminately until the subscription is canceled or finalized.

Maximum redemptions limit

The maximum redemptions property allows you to limit how many times a coupon can be applied to a subscription and redeemed by customers through discount codes related to the coupon. For example, if you set the maximum redemptions to 100, and you attach this coupon to 50 subscriptions, then you create a discount code related to the coupon that will be able to be redeemed 50 times by your customers.

If your coupon has an expiration date and it expires before reaching the maximum redemption limit, it will no longer be applicable to new subscriptions. Additionally, the discount codes related to the coupon will no longer able to be redeemed by customers.

Discount codes

Discount codes are the codes you create for coupons, and you will share them with your customers to use at your Checkout Landing.

For example, suppose you have created a coupon that will expire on the last day of the month and you have limited the maximum number of redemptions to 100. In this case, the first 100 customers who apply the discount codes BLACKFRIDAY or NOVEMBEROFF in the Checkout Landing will be able to redeem them. Alternatively, these codes will automatically expire on the last day of the month, whichever comes first.

Create discount codes

  1. On your Rebill Dashboard, click on Products in the top navigation bar.
  2. Click on Coupons in the side menu.
  3. Click the Create coupon button in the upper right corner.
  4. In the Create Coupon screen, fill in the coupon parameters.
  5. Click on the switch Discount codes
  6. Complete the discount code name.
  7. Select Add another code to create more than one discount code.
  8. Click on Generate.

Add promotion codes to Checkout Landing

  1. On your Rebill Dashboard, click on Products in the superior menu bar.
  2. Click on the product you want to allow discount codes for.
  3. Click on Edit Link if it already has one, otherwise click Create Link.
  4. Mark Allow use discount codes. option.
  5. Press Ok.

After following the previous steps, your customers will be able to redeem discount codes in their purchases at Checkout Landing.

Share a payment link with a prefilled discount code

Add the query param discountCode with the name of the discount code you want to add to your Payment Link URL.

Here's how it would look if you wish to add the discount code BLACKFRIDAY to a payment link:

https://pay.rebill.com/{organizationalias}/price/{priceid}?discountCode=BLACKFRIDAY