Offering discounts can be a powerful marketing strategy for your store and UFE will make sure that you will get the most out of it.
There are two methods for applying discounts in UFE, Draft Order and Discount codes.
By default, UFE is using the Draft order method.
Draft orders allow us to create orders on behalf of merchants. It is similar to the orders that your customers create for themselves. This is useful for Shopify merchants who receive orders through outside channels.
UFE is using Draft Orders API to create draft orders with a discount. Unfortunately, other discount codes can't be combined with draft orders.
You can read more about Draft order inWhat is a Shopify draft order?Limitations of Shopify Draft Order
If you're looking to set up any promotional discount codes/vouchers that customers can input during the checkout process to get a deal on their order, then this is one of the best ways.
Quick Info! You can simply switch between these methods just by selecting the
Discount apply methodoption in UFE
Global settings → Advanced.
Discount code Vs Draft Order
UFE can use any one of these methods, both of them have their own pros and cons. Let's compare them side by side.
✅ Supports multiple currencies
Can use Shopify supported list of currencies to apply the discount. Read more here
✅ Supports discount code
Users can replace UFE applied discount codes with other discount codes if they have one
⭕️ Doesn’t allow discount description
Doesn't support adding any discount description.
⭕️ Doesn't support Free shipping
Free shipping can't be combined with other discounts.
Pro Tip! As a workaround, you can set free shipping rules in your store which will automatically be applied at checkout. Read more here.
✅ Allows discount description
Users can add offer translations in
Global settings → Translations → Checkout pageto display at checkout
✅ Supports Free shipping
Supports adding Free shipping along with the discount
⭕️ No support for multiple currencies
Shopify's draft order API only supports checkout with store default currency.
⭕️ Doesn't support discount codes
User can't apply/replace additional discount codes if discounts/Free shipping is already applied via UFE
Pro Tip! You can set
no discounttype offer in the widget if you want the coupon code box at checkout. Read more here.
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