Note! This article is written for the old version of Coupon Carrier. Here's more information about the new version and why you should switch.
The simple way to setup Coupon Carrier is to let it send out the email to the subscriber. The complete guide on how to set that up is available here.
But if you want more control over the content you can create your own Smart Email (transactional) and let Coupon Carrier trigger that to be sent to the subscriber instead. This involves the following steps:
- Create a Smart Email that contains the [coupon] tag
- Configure Coupon Carrier to trigger the Smart Email
How does it work?
When Coupon Carrier receives a notification that a new subscriber has been added to your list it picks one of the available unique codes and then triggers the selected Smart Email to be sent to the subscriber. The unique code will be passed into the email using the [coupon] tag.
Create the Smart Email
Create a new Smart Email by going to the Transactional tab and then selecting to Create a new email.
Enter your details and select the list that you want to target with this email. You can then proceed to Build your email.
Select your template and then modify it until you're happy. You can chose where unique code will appear by inserting the [coupon] tag in the email. If you don't add this tag the code will not be shown anywhere so it's an important step.
When you're happy with the result you can proceed by pressing the Preview button and then finishing the wizard to activate the email.
Configure Coupon Carrier to trigger the Smart Email
The final part is to configure Coupon Carrier to trigger the email. Login to your Coupon Carrier account and head over to the Welcome Email tab.
Select Send your email using a Campaign Monitor Smart Email and select the email that you’ve just created.
Remember to save your changes and you’re good to go.