How to create a promo that only people from a certain country see
Step 1: Create a Promo Bar
From the dashboard navigate to the left sidebar and click on ‘+ Add Skill’ under the Skills section. We probably want to create a new one if we already have a promo bar running. We can always pause our other one, turn it off, or even delete it. It’s easiest to deactivate the other one in case we want to use it again.
Under the Increase Urgency tab, click on the ‘Countdown Promo Bar’ skill. This will take you to the settings page.
Step 2: Settings
Now let’s go ahead and get the settings customized. We can set the schedule (in the Content tab) if we want this bar to only show for a month, or for a certain day. If we don’t set a schedule it will always appear. We are going to target this promo bar to Canadian customers. In the Content tab let’s set the Countdown Message to: “🇨🇦 Canadian customers-Checkout within %TIMER% and use code %DISCOUNT_CODE% for a discount!”. We’re going to leave out the link part, this discount will be good for all products.
Editing the Timer settings
Let’s turn on the timer in the ‘Time Behaviour’ tab. We want to set it to ‘Time Limit from First Seen’ so when a customer comes to the site it counts down from 15 minutes, rather than doing a countdown to a date (like you would for a sale). I like the timer showing hours, minutes and seconds so we can leave the template alone, and I don’t want to show a bar once the timer ends. If you want to edit the timer template read this article.
Editing the Discount settings
In the ‘Discount Behaviour’ tab we will de-select the ‘Manage Discount Externally’ option to create a new discount code. I will call it ‘GET-15-OFF’ and set it to expire on July 2nd. It’ll be a 15% discount and I won’t set a minimum total you need to spend before being eligible to use the code. I also won’t a total usage limit, rather limit it to 1 use per customer.
The Design tab lets me get creative and add my own colours, borders and so on to make the Promo Bar fit my theme and brand. I can check the preview window every time I make a change to make sure I like the way it looks on my site.
Once you’ve edited all of the settings you can go ahead and hit Save & Launch. You can also save a draft so that the bar is not quite live yet. Doing that ensures not everyone sees it until we’ve set the conditions to only show to our Canadian site visitors.
Step 3: Display Conditions
Head over to the ‘Conditions’ tab. Use the ‘Shopper (Location)’ condition. Since we just want to show to Canadian visitors we don’t need to create a group, rather use condition. If we wanted to show only to North America we could choose ‘add group’ and then select Canada, the US, Mexico, and all the other North American countries for example. From the first drop down choose ‘Country’. Then the second should be ‘is’ and in the last box we can choose Canada. The other option is ‘is not’ if you wanted to show in all countries except Canada. You can read more about the display conditions and the possibilities here.
Step 4: Making it Live
Click Launch to make your timer live. Don’t forget to activate the skill again if you turned it off and hit save to update the changes. See what it will look like on your website in the preview window in the skills editor. Keep in mind it ignores conditions to show you a preview, but live on your site only your Canadian visitors will be able to see it.