Creating promo codes for your course(s) in Teachery is extremely easy! In the videos below, you'll learn a bit more, but if you just want the quick-and-dirty of how to set one up, here you go...

How to create Promo Codes in Teachery

  • Login to Teachery >>
  • Click the course you want to create promo codes for >>
  • Click "Payment Pages" in the editor sidebar >>
  • Click the "Promo Codes" link in the sidebar >>
  • Click the "New Promo Code" button to create a new code!

✅ One important note about our promo codes: They must use only lowercase letters and numbers. No spaces. No fancy characters. No emojis (sorry!)

⚡️ Pro-tip: You CAN add a created promo code to a Payment Page URL to automatically have the code apply to the page. Just add ?promo=code to the end of your payment page URL. Example: your-course.teachery.co/default?promo=code

⛔️ Heads-up: You cannot apply a promo code to a customer AFTER they've already purchased a course. You can issue a partial refund to the customer, but you'll have to do this via your Stripe account (search for the customer and find the payment record and issue a refund, it will ask for the amount and you can adjust it).

 

🖥 Watch our walk-through video for creating Promo Codes for fixed (one-time) payment pages

🖥 Watch our walk-through video for creating Promo Codes for recurring (monthly or annual) payment pages

How Teachery Promo Codes work

Teachery promo codes allow you to choose a percentage off (%) OR an amount off. You can also set a number of redemptions you want to limit a promo code to (optional). And, you can set a date for the promo code to expire in the future (optional).

Additionally, on each Payment Page within your course, you can choose to hide the promo code box if you do NOT want to use promo codes with a certain payment page.

Every payment promo codes

Our default option for promo codes is to apply the promo code to EVERY payment. If your course has a fixed payment page (ex: $20 to purchase the course), the "every payment" code will simply apply to the one $20 payment.

If you sell a course with a recurring payment option (ex: $99 per month for 12 months to purchase the course), the "every payment" code will apply to ALL 12 of the $99 monthly payments of the recurring subscription. If you don't want a promo code to apply to every payment...
 

First monthly only promo codes

For all you folks selling courses with payment plans, or if you're using Teachery to run a subscription-based membership, you have the ability to offer a promo code that discounts ONLY the first payment in a recurring subscription. 

Example #1 - Let's say you offer a course with a 3-month payment plan and want to give a new customer $50 OFF the first month:

  • You'd create a promo code set to $50 OFF
  • You'd say YES to first payment only
  • Send your customer the promo code and payment page
  • When your customer checks out, the code will apply the discount to the first payment only and charge them the full monthly price the next month!

Example #2 - Let's say you offer a monthly membership and you want to offer your new customers the first month FREE:

  • You'd create a promo code set to 100% OFF
  • You'd say YES to first payment only 
  • Send your customer the promo code and payment page
  • When your customer checks out, the code will apply the discount to the first payment only and charge them the full monthly price the next month!

 

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We hope that helps you use promo codes when selling your courses! 👋

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