Add a discount

Premium feature available on paid plans

Creating discounts is a great way to treat your customers while also driving up sales. Customers can enter a discount code at checkout to take a percentage or flat dollar amount off the total sale, limit discounts to exclusive items, or even offer free shipping. This is a great tool for sparking new sales, rewarding repeat and long-time customers, or offering bulk pricing.

  • Make the code something descriptive and fun, like FREESHIPPING, SUMMERSALE, 2LEGIT2QUIT, you get the idea!
  • You’ll also give the discount a name. This is the message your customers will see when they enter the code at checkout, so make it descriptive, like “Free shipping for spending $50 or more!”


  1. Head to the Discounts section of your admin.
  2. Click the + icon in the top right to create a new discount code.
  3. Enter a descriptive name for your discount.
  4. Give your discount a code, or click the dice to get a random code.
  5. Decide which orders are eligible - when a customer orders anything, spends a minimum amount, or buys a minimum quantity.
  6. Specify what the discount offers - free shipping, a percentage discount, or a flat-rate discount.
  7. Specify which items in an order to discount - a specific product, a category of products, or the whole order.
  8. Decide how long the code will be active - now or on a specific date.
  9. Decide when the code expires - never, on a specific date, or after it’s been used a certain number of times.
  10. Click Save and share your new code with customers!

Sorry, right now this can only be done on Desktop. Here’s how to get there from the Mobile admin:

  1. Tap the menu icon and tap Account.
  2. Tap Use the desktop admin.
  3. Follow the Desktop steps.

Using the Big Cartel app, you can add discounts to your in-person orders.

  1. Launch the Big Cartel app.
  2. Tap the Cart icon to start a new in-person order.
  3. Add your products to the order and tap the discounts icon on the right.
  4. Enter an amount off or percent off for the order.
  5. Tap Done and complete the order.
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