Using Offer Coupons in gCast

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    This article is useful for gCast users that offer coupons to their customers or clients and want to include those coupons in their campaign content without having to find the original artwork or files for that coupon every time they want to use it.

    In this article:

    An introduction to coupons

    How do I create a new coupon from scratch?

    How do I upload a coupon into gCast?

    How do I edit an existing coupon in gCast?

    How do I delete a coupon in gcast?

    Introduction

    If your business issues coupons to customers for special events or occasions, gCast makes it easy for you to insert these coupons into your campaign content.

    Create your coupon content in gCast’s ‘Coupons’ area and re-use that content again in the future, without the need to re-create the coupon’s content every time.

    If you’ve already created your coupon as an image, you can upload your image file instead of using the WYSIWYG editor

    How do I create a new coupon from scratch?

    From the main gCast landing page, click on the ‘Admin’ link at the top of the page

    In the ‘Coupons’ area, click on the ‘Create new coupon’ link

    Use the html WYSIWYG editor to create the content for your coupon. Insert images, hyperlinks, trackable links, or other resources in if you like, you can even preview the coupon content before you save it

    Select the border style (gCast’s default is ‘none’ (for no border)) that will surround the coupon  in your campaign content and give your coupon a description that will help you (or others with access to your gCast account) find it when inserting the coupon into a campaign or template

    Click on the ‘Create a preview!’ button for an on-screen depiction of your coupon and its border

    When you’re happy with your coupon, click the ‘Save’ button and you’re done!

    Your coupon is now available for insertion into your campaigns

    How do I upload a coupon into gCast?

    There are two methods by which you can upload a coupon into gCast:

    Main Method

    From the main gCast landing page, click on the ‘Admin’ link at the top of the page

    In the ‘Coupons’ area, click on the ‘Upload new coupon’ link

    Click on the ‘Choose file’ button and browse to your image file (standard image file formats are supported) and double-click on the image once you’ve located it

    Click the ‘Upload’ button to bring your image into gCast, the image will display on-screen as a preview

    If you need to change the image file, follow the previous two steps

    Give your coupon a description that will help you (or others with access to your gCast account) find it when inserting the coupon into a campaign or template

    When you’re happy with your coupon, click the ‘Save’ button and you’re done!

    Your coupon is now available for insertion into your campaigns or templates

    Alternate method

    From the main gCast landing page, click on the ‘Admin’ link at the top of the page

    In the ‘Coupons’ area, click on the ‘Create new coupon’ link

    Switch from ‘Create New’ to ‘Upload Coupon’ at the top of the screen then follow the steps outlined above to choose and upload your image file

    Keep creating coupons by clicking the ‘Click Here to create another coupon’ link at the bottom of the page after you’ve saved.

    How do I edit an existing coupon in gCast?

    From the main gCast landing page, click on the ‘Admin’ link at the top of the page

    In the ‘Coupons’ area, click on the ‘View all coupons’ link

    All of the coupons that you’ve uploaded or created will be listed in here

    To edit a particular coupon, click on the ‘Modify’ link underneath that coupon

    You can switch between ‘Create new coupon’ or ‘Upload new coupon’ and/or modify content as required

    When you’re happy with your coupon, click the ‘Save’ button and you’re done!

    Your modified coupon is now available for insertion into your campaigns or templates

    Note: if you’re modifying an existing coupon, the content of this coupon will also change in your campaigns (but not in any sent emails) or templates. If you don’t want this to happen, you may prefer to create a new coupon

    How do I delete a coupon in gCast?

    It is not currently possible to delete coupons

    Other articles you might find useful:

    Using promotional copy content in gCast

     

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