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How do I create and use the General Coupon app?

Send one or more of your gallery guests a single-use promotional offer using the General Coupon app! This very customizable app can be used for percentage off, free product, free shipping, set monetary amount, or product-at-cost-price coupons. After this app is assigned to a gallery you will be asked to select which users you would like to send the promotion to and when you would like it to start! This article will guide you through customizing the app and assigning it to your gallery. 

Click to install the app to your Marketing Dashboard. 

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Name your app and click Add Automation App.

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Begin customizing your coupon by adjusting the discount. 

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Here you can modify the discount, description, code, whether you want to apply free shipping, whether you want to have a minimum order amount for this coupon, if you want to allow discount stacking or if you want to limit the coupon to specific products. For more information on what discounts you can offer, click here. Click Apply when you are ready to save your changes. 

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Modify the duration of your coupon. This will be the time period during which the coupon can be used by your client. 

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Select the number of months and/or days you would like to run the campaign for. You can adjust for the campaign to end at 11:59 pm. Click Apply when you are ready to save your changes. undefined

You can now modify the emails as part of your campaign. First adjust the trigger, if you would like to delay the announcement email and reminder emails. This will not delay the start of your campaign but only delay the email send time. 

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You can choose to delay at 8:00am following the trigger, 2:00pm following the trigger, 8:00pm following the trigger, or immediately once triggered. Emails are opened more often at a specific time of the day and Pic-Time offers those times. 

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Editing Emails

Editing emails is easy. Your announcement email will go out at the start of the campaign. You can also add email reminders before the expiration of the campaign. To start editing the email, begin by adjusting the banner image. Click Change Image.

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You can upload your own image, choose to use the cover photo of the gallery, or choose one of the pre-made images provided by Pic-Time. 

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Once you choose your banner image, you can modify the email subject, message title, email message and button text. 

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Once you have reviewed your text, click Apply to save your changes. 

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If you don’t want to send out a certain email, you can click the trash icon to delete it. 

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Banners

We can now begin customizing your banners. There are 5 types of banners: text banner, large banner, photo banner, product row, and store rotator. Each banner has various editable parameters. 

Text Banner

The text banner is located at the top of the gallery, underneath the navigation bar of the gallery. The banner is pinned to the top of the gallery while scrolling. You can edit the text, text color and background color. 

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Large Banner

Large banners are shown in the gallery stream between scenes and have a larger number of customizable fields. You can edit the image, content, and style of these banners. 

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Photo Banner

The photo banner is displayed in the gallery stream, in the midst of the photos. It shows a countdown clock for the duration of the campaign. Similarly to the large banner, you can edit the image, content, and style of this banner. 

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Product Row

The product row allows you to pick 3 products that are displayed at the bottom of the gallery stream. You can modify the title and subtitle of the product row and choose 3 products. Note, if you choose a specific size or type of product, it will still display the general name of the product (i.e. if you choose a 10x10 lay flat album, it will display lay flat albums as the product) but if the client clicks on the product, they will start with the specific size/type you selected. 

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Store Rotator

The store rotator banner is located in the gallery store, above the products. You can modify the content, style and image of this banner. 

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After you have modified your app, you can leave an internal note to yourself and click Save to save the app. 

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Assigning the App to Galleries

After you have created your app, you can assign it to your galleries! To assign to one or more galleries, click on the app from the Sales Automation Dashboard. 

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Then select Assign to Galleries.

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Select the projects, recipient types and the start date for the app. Click Apply when ready and the app will be applied to your project(s)!

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To apply to an individual app, go into the project’s Sales Automation tab and click Choose.

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Select your app from the list of active apps. 

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Choose the user type and the start date. Click Apply when ready. The app is now active for your gallery and the campaign will be sent out automatically. 

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