Discount codes can be setup in Wizevents as either a percentage off or dollar amount off the registration total. Note that this is for the entire registration and should be setup accordingly.
To get there:
Login to the Wizevents back end account.
Click on the "Events" button.
Click on the first icon “edit” (pencil) under “Actions” for the event.
What to do:
Under Step 4, you can either create a new discount code or edit an existing discount code.
The fields for discounts that need to be completed or updated are:
Discount Code: (the code name itself, i.e. staff, comp, etc.)
Discount Amount: (dollar amount or % off of total registration cost)
Discount Start Date: (start date that the discount code can start to be used)
Discount End Date: (end date that the discount code can no longer be used)
Scenario Example 1 - Discounted Tickets: You want to offer $50 off the ticket price for staff and $100 off the ticket price for staff plus their spouse, therefore, you should setup two different discount codes. One discount code named something like “staff” with a discount amount $50 and one discount code named something like “staffandspouse” with a discount amount $100. The discount code used during checkout would depend on how many tickets are purchased (one or two).
Scenario Example 2 - Complimentary Tickets: You want to offer complementary tickets to special guests or staff. Create a discount code named something like “comp” with a discount amount of 100% off. This code can be used by the registrant’s during registration so that there will be no charge.
Scenario Example 3 - Discounted Tickets as a percentage: You want to offer $100 off the ticket price for tickets that cost $200. Create a discount code named something like “disc50” with the discount amount 50%. The 50% discount will apply to all tickets purchased.
Although presenting a discount code as a dollar amount may seem simpler at first, it may change the ticket price if multiples are purchased via one registration. For this reason, we suggest you create a discount code as a percentage so the amount you want to charge will always work out the same way, regardless of the number of tickets that are purchased.
For example, a regular priced ticket costs $180. Offering $80 off results in 2 discounted tickets for $280, while offering a 45% discount code will bring the total of 2 discounted tickets to $198.