A Trackable Coupon is a great way for you to send deals to your contacts. This helps to promote loyalty and to get customers into your store, especially if business is slow. But how do you create and send the email to your contacts to get them your Trackable Coupon? Read on to find out how easy it really is.
While going through the steps to create your Trackable Coupon, steps 3 & 4 are where you would create and schedule your email. But let’s say that you didn’t set up your email to go out yet. Here’s how you can get to that screen from the My Campaigns page.
From the Home Screen, click on Campaigns on the left
Next, you can either click on the name of your Trackable Coupon or click Actions > Edit in the dropdown menu
Keep hitting next until you are on step 3. Here you will fill out your From Name, From Email Address, & select the List(s) you wish to send this Trackable Coupon to.
For step 4, you can review the Offer Summary & Offer Preview. Please send yourself a test to see how the email will look when you receive it in your email client.
When this is to your satisfaction, click Schedule on the top right.
You will receive an overlay where you can choose to Start Now or to Start Later. Also, choose how long you want your deal to last by using the slider for # of days. Then click Ok.
You will next be brought to a Congratulations screen, where you can check out the Crystal Ball to find out how many people will redeem your coupon as well as many other options available to you below that.
And that’s it! That is how easy it is to get your Trackable Coupon Email scheduled out to your contacts to get those bodies in your store or on your website!
By using the Constant Contact Toolkit you can run merchant-friendly promotions to help bolster sales, and attract new customers. With using the Trackable Coupon or Local Deal Campaigns there are some things to think about prior to launching your promotion. Let’s go over a few things:
Season – Is it your busy time or your slower time? The intention behind running a promotion is to get people in your door, if it is already a busy time, waiting for a slow time might be a better experience for you and your customers.
Audience Size – Your contact lists and followers/fans on social media sites. If you have a larger audience, then make sure you are prepared to handle a large number of customers purchasing your deal.
A couple of ways to help manage deals, is have clear fine print. Make sure that if there are terms for purchasing/using a deal they are known right from the start. You can also limit quantity available as well as a date for the deal to expire on. One of the features of these promotions us to get a bonus when sharing the deal; if you are worried about audience size, take a look at this setting to see if it should be turned on or off.
Test, Test, Test. Sending a test to a special list of customers to gauge how well your deal will run is a great way to target your deal to those most likely to purchase and test your campaign with a smaller number of contacts. Depending on how your test goes you can decide to send it out to your full list, edit the campaign or create a new campaign, if needed.
You know what is great at any time of the year? Extra business into your store! By running a promotion, you are almost guaranteed to get additional business. With our Trackable Coupons & Local Deals, you cannot only run a promotion that will get more people into your business, but you also can control every detail. Now I know you’re saying that you always control your sales, well someone in your business does. But what you can do with our Promotional Coupons is that you can control how much you want to discount, when the dates and times that this sale is eligible and when they can be redeemed.
The 2 Promotions that you can run within your Toolkit account are Trackable Coupon and Local Deal.
With our Trackable Coupon you can give a offer a discount to your customers. You can set up the discounted amount, how many vouchers are available, how many per person can claim, and how long they can be redeemed. You also have control over any and all fine print as well as the complete text for your offer. And in 4 easy steps you can get these coupons (offers) out the door to your customer’s inboxes and shared on your Social Media accounts for more visibility.
With Local Deal you can create a deal such as “For $25 get $40 worth of clothing and accessories”. And just like above, you have full control over every detail – the deal, the amount of vouchers available, how many a customer can buy, and when they can redeem.
The difference between a Trackable Coupon and a Local Deal is that the Local Deal takes money up front from the buyer. In order to get the “For $25 get $40 worth of clothing and accessories” the customer has to spend the $25 up front and then come to your location to obtain the $40 worth of clothing and accessories. With the Trackable Coupon the customer simply comes into the store to redeem. And then the discount occurs.
So now that you know a little bit about our Trackable Coupons and Local Deals are you ready to get started? It’s very easy! Follow along below!
Log into your account
Click on the big gold Create button on the right
Choose Run a Promotion
Then choose which one you want: Trackable Coupon or Local Deal
Change the name from Campaign Date Time
Then follow the 4 steps to complete your Promotion
When you create a Trackable Coupon within your account, we give you a Landing Page. This Landing Page is where all of your coupon information is displayed. We show the deal, the amount, your company information, and how to claim it! Check out all of the information displayed below!
Your Organization/Business Name
The Image theme you chose for your Offer
More offer information
About your business section
The Fine Print – The rules that go with your Trackable Coupon
How long the Trackable Coupon has left
The button to claim the Trackable Coupon
The amount of coupons you want to buy
Share on Social Media or via Email
Organization Name and Physical Address
Email the Organization
The Organization’s website
All of these areas are editable within the 3 steps when creating your Trackable Coupon. Direct people to your Landing Page by sending an invitation to your contacts, share on your website or on your social media! Get started today!
Trackable Deals and Local Coupons are the champions of offers that merchant-friendly small businesses can run. You control every aspect of the creation process. With our easy to use tool, you can reward your existing customers with a great deal that are only exclusive to them if you choose or you can share it out on Social Media to let new customers find you.
Being able to control the price and the length of the deal is a huge win for you as a merchant! Want customers to come into your restaurant with a $50 deal bought for $25 only during lunch Mondays-Fridays? You can set that up! Reward your existing customers for buying a deal and sharing on their social networks with another coupon for repeat business.
Watch our videos below about Trackable Deals and Local Coupons and get started today!
Facebook Fan Promotions are an exciting way to engage your audience and attract new customers by creating special redeemable offers such as coupons, sweepstakes or downloadable content on your Facebook business page, in nearly no time!
Note: If you are a basic user these promotions are considered a plus campaign. You are welcome to purchase a one-time plus campaign for your account by clicking on “My Account”, then “Plans & Pricing”, you will see a link to purchase a plus campaign.
To create a Facebook Fan Promotion:
Click on “Grow Facebook fans” .
You will get a brief summary about a Facebook promotion, click “Create”
You can now select what kind of promotion to run… Coupon, Downloadable Content, or Sweepstakes. Click here for more information on these types of promotions.
Press “Select” for the type of promotion you want to create.
You are now able to create your Facebook promotion!
A local deal is a merchant-friendly way for you to run offers. Constant Contact allows you to create, manage and promote your deal all within your account. This allows you to generate sales to new and existing customers. Local deals are available for US based customers only at this time and are included in the Essential and Ultimate package pricing.
Why should I create a deal?
To reward customers with great deals!
Offer incentives using social media for people who share your deal.
To maintain complete control of the deal length, price, available discounts and more.
Grow your mailing list!
How to set up a deal
Login to your Constant Contact account
Click Create > Offers & Promotions
Select offer type (trackable coupon or local deal)
Click Create and then Get Started!
** Are you a Email package customer? You can still run a deal by purchasing it as a plus campaign!
Are you looking to super charge your likes on Facebook? Constant Contact offers you the ability to create all different kinds of Facebook promotions to drive your likes to another level. You can run things from a sweepstakes, to a coupon or even a downloadable content promotion!
With these three options for creating promotions on Facebook you can definitely make your brand shine on Facebook; one of the biggest social media platforms around! Extend your reach and use these options to reach people you might not be reaching with just Email Marketing:
Coupons let you offer a special discount for your fans.
Downloadable Content will let you give your fans something on the spot that they can download and enjoy, like a free song or recipe.
Sweepstakes promotions will let you offer your fans a chance to win something great! (And no worries, Constant Contact will choose the winner for you so it is fair and random!)
So what are you waiting for?! Start creating a coupon for your Facebook fans and potential new Facebook fans today!
You signed up for our Email Package because you were only at first sending out Email Campaigns. But now you want to host an Event & send out more than just an announcement. You want to handle all of your Event Promotion & Registration from right within your Constant Contact account. Or maybe you want to run an Offer or Promotion. Constant Contact has these tools for you right within your account; we just have to activate them.
Here are some things you should know before getting started going beyond the Email Campaign:
One-Time Plus Campaigns are a la carte; each Plus Campaign will cost you $50 for the duration of the Campaign and will appear in your billing as such
If you have a Prepayment on your account, we will deduct the One-Time Plus Campaign cost from it. This will cause your Prepayment to run out sooner.
You will be prompted to pay for your One-Time Campaign after you have gone through the creation flow and are ready to publish
Depending on the Campaign you add, reporting may vary. For example, Event reporting is only available for 185 days from Publish date.
Plus Campaigns are notated by Green Asterisks
Now that we got the formalities out of the way, let’s find out what a One-Time Plus Campaign can do for you!
With Plus Campaigns, you will get the option to create an Event and have a Landing Page. You can set up a Donation to raise money for your business or nonprofit! You can survey or poll your contacts about your recent campaign or about a promotion you had. Ever thought about having a trackable coupon that just went out to your contact list? This is the place to get this done and so much more!
What is the difference between a Campaign and a Plus Campaign?
A Campaign is a newsletter/announcement/letter that is sent from your account. Plus Campaigns include Landing pages. This enables your audience to perform various tasks related to the campaign (i.e. Sign Up, Register, Purchase, etc.) and for you to get reporting from those campaigns. You will get reporting on Campaigns, like opens and clicks; while with a Plus Campaign you can see Revenue Earned, Registrations, etc. (reporting is based off of campaign type). We call this “End-To-End Reporting - Detailed tracking and reporting on all of your campaigns, with tips on what to do next. See everything from campaign highlights down to every action: who clicked, opened, forwarded, and shared your emails. Plus Campaigns also provide stats on purchases, registrations, redemptions, new customer growth, and more.”
So what kinds of Plus Campaign are available? The Plus Campaigns available within your accounts are:
- Facebook Fan Promotions – Run a promotion (sweepstakes, coupon or download content) on Facebook to grow your fans and extend your reach on social!
- Trackable Coupons – Offer coupons that you can track, redeem in your account, while your audience can share through email and social.
- Local Deals – Offer a deal for purchase and sharing by your contacts.
- Event Promotion & Registration– Promotion, Registration, Payment & Reporting for your event… all in one place.
- Surveys – Get feedback, segment your audience, and targeting your emails are just a couple of ways to use our Surveys.
- Polls - Want to engage with your audience, but not with a full survey, as a poll questions via email, social or on the web.
Why do I need Plus Campaigns? Plus Campaigns let you run the show and have more potential for reporting, revenue, and information in general. For the event that you are going to have, wouldn't it be easier to have your Promotional Emails, Registration, Payment, and Management all within one account? Want to run a local deal for your customers and grow your audience? We've got the tools to help you and your business grow your reach and manage your current audience all at the same time.
How can I get a Plus Campaign? When choosing to Create a New Campaign Plus Campaigns are designated by a green box with an asterisk. Here’s what it will look like:
How much do Plus Campaigns cost? Depending on the package that you have for your account, Plus Campaigns can have different cost(s). If you are under a Basic Package, each plus campaign is $50 per use. If you are under the Essential or Ultimate package Plus Campaigns you have access to Unlimited Plus Campaigns as part of your package.