Coupons

Half.com Launches Renting and Limited Edition Coupons

You may have read about our Half.com coupon promotion a couple of weeks ago on the blog. This week, we’re upping the ante and offering even bigger deals to Half.com customers:

14% off anything on Half.com.  Minimum Order of $50.  Maximum discount of $40.  This is a limited time coupon available while supplies last.

To redeem, simply enter BTSAF14 at checkout.

This coupon has a very limited run. It starts today (August 1st) and expires on August 7th.

We’re also excited to announce the launch of the Half.com Renting Service! It went live Friday, July 15 and the results have been amazing.  In our pre-launch tests and in the second half of July, we’ve noticed a significant increase in average order value for renting. So, not only are we paying for a new action, but rental actions could yield even higher payouts to publishers. This adds yet another reason to promote Half.com during peak Back to School season. Visit the Book Rental Landing Page and the Renting FAQs for more information.

Let us know if you have any questions by leaving a comment.

Half.com Ramps Up For Back to School

The Back to School Shopping Season has started and Half.com would like to announce two BIG coupons! We’d also like to highlight our improved check out process and a better Half.com API.

COUPONS:

  • 12% off Anything on Half.com.  Min Order $50.  Max Discount $40.  Limited time coupon. Enter BTSAF12 at checkout
  • 15% off Anything on Half.com New Users only. Min Order $50.  Max Discount $40.  Limited time coupon. Enter BTSAF15 at checkout

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENTS:

1. Affiliate Coupon Enhancement Flow

What is the new incentive enhancement on the affiliate buying flows?

This will enable affiliates to redirect buyers to Half.com’s checkout cart page with Half.com specific incentives embedded in the cart automatically. This should prove very helpful with the launch of the above coupons and should improve conversion rates.

Why is this helpful to buyers?

This will eliminate cut-n-pasting of incentive codes across websites and help convert buyers quickly.

Can you provide me with the example URL?

We have enhanced the addItem cart command to include incentives (along with items):-

http://cart.half.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ShoppingCart&action=additem&itemid=90000983664&pr=2221182&incentive=GCxxxxxxxx

When will this feature go live?

It went live in June and is ready to go!

2. HalfFinding Service

What are the benefits of the new HalfFinding service?

The findHalfProducts service currently returns only 5 items per item condition.  Given a specific product identifier (like ISBN), the new HalfFindingService will enable buyers to quickly browse through item inventory (up to 1,500 items) in a paginated manner.  The service will also provide the ability to filter items by condition, seller, price range and shipping service.

When can I start using this new service?

The service is now live.  Seller, Price Range & Shipping filters launched at the end of June.

You can get more information HERE. If you’d like to start using this API you can sign up for a developer account on eBay HERE.

Please feel free to leave any questions in the comments and we’ll do our best to get you an answer quickly.