Multiple Discount Codes In Shopify -Workaround & Hacks

Eddy Chung

According to the official Shopify documentation, discount codes do not stack. You can only use one discount code per order.

Discount codes don’t stack. If you have a 10% off discount, they can’t also use a “free shipping” coupon. Only one discount at a time can apply to a single order.

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However, there are workarounds for specific cases.

Gift Cards & Discount Codes

According to Shopify, you can use a gift card and a discount code on the same order. This is because gift cards are a form of payment, not a discount code.

Can gift cards be used in conjunction with a discount code?

Yes, gift cards are a form of payment.

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So this means you can issue a gift card instead of a discount if you’d like to give a fixed amount discount to a customer.

Of course, gift card sales are reported differently than discounts and they can only be used once. Gift cards may also be regulated differently depending on where you live. Some areas treat gift cards like “cash” and they cannot expire. Check your local consumer laws for more details.

You can easily issue gift cards from your Admin by going to Product > Gift Cards. Click the issue gift card button and follow the instructions.

Gift cards can also be created via the Shopify API, but it’s only available for private apps, installed on Shopify Plus stores.

Volume Discounts

If you are looking to do volume discounts and then allow the customer to add a discount code, you can use third-party applications to achieve this.

Here are some apps that give volume discounts and still allow your customers to add a discount code:

That way you don’t have to use an automated discount code and still let your customer input their own.

Is Shopify Working On It?

In August 2020, there was a town hall for Shopify partners. The Chief Technical Officer Jean-Michel Lemieux (also known as JML) stated that multiple discounts are not on the short-term roadmap.

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