Magento arrives with some really good functionality that allows store owners to create automatically generated coupons. Later those coupons can be sent to individual customers in marketing campaigns. Sometimes this strategy will not be insufficient in order to respond to certain business situations because the business case could require that the individual coupons be generated in third party system and later imported in Magento.
This weekend I’ve decided to do some programming for fun. I’ve developed a Magento extension that allows store owners to import coupons in Magento via Advanced Import/Profiles. So far the extension looks more like a proof of concept because it imports coupons that have very simple actions.
The coupons imported by my extension can be used in case you want have coupons for certain SKUs.
I’ve stuck to this basic functionality because describing coupon actions and conditions could lead to complicated data structure and right now I don’t have a clear idea how this data can be neatly described in CSV file. I believe that I would have a chance to develop more a flexible import once I get some feedback from people who’ve tried to utilise my extension.
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