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How to Offer a Student Discount

By Adam  |  17 Sep 2015 15:00:00

Some products will appeal more to students than anybody else, like pencils, folders, paper pads and even certain electronic goods. The problem is that students don't tend to have much money and so, if your product is too expensive you might have priced yourself out of the market. That's why a large number of businesses offer special discounts for students! If students are part of your consumer base, then you should certainly think about offering a student discount on your eCommerce website and with Sellr you can do just that!


So how can you offer student discounts through Sellr? Well, it's really rather simple. First, you'll need to add a special contact box where you can say "Are you a student? Let us know and get a special discount!" and then, once a customer has been able to prove that they are a student, you can then create a special discount code for them to use with every order they make. Send the customer the discount code and from then on they will be able to receive their discount on each purchase. Find out when they will be ending their studies so that you'll know when it will be appropriate to cancel that discount code. You can also cancel discount codes for people who abuse them; for example, a customer who gave their discount code to another customer to use.


So, if you are likely to have a lot of student customers, this could be a good way to keep them happy. If they can buy something from you at a slightly discounted student price or if they can buy the same thing for full price from a competitor, who do you think they're going to buy from? It's you! Offering discounts might mean that you make a little less on each sale, but it may also mean that you'll make more sales overall. That's not to mention that the same customers may remain loyal to you long after they are students and, also, that offering student discounts makes you look good to students and non-students alike.

But if you don't even have an eCommerce website, why not sign up to Sellr now? For now cost at all, you can turn your eCommerce dream into an eCommerce reality.


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