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This topic describes the interfaces for managing promotions in Episerver Commerce. The default coupon system supports setting a single coupon code for any promotion. If set, a matching coupon code must be supplied for the order, or the promotion is not applied.


To change the default implementation, implement the interfaces below, and register them as the default services in the service locator. See Dependency injection in CMS for more information.

Adding coupons to an order

An order's coupons can be accessed via IOrderForm.CouponCodes. This is an ICollection<string>, which supports adding and removing coupon codes.


This interface has one method that has to be implemented. The method filters out promotions that do not meet the requirements for coupons. The method should return a PromotionFilterContext, where the IncludedPromotions property contains all promotions that are still valid after coupons are evaluated. It should also populate the PromotionCouponCodeMap property with information about any applied coupon codes, and add descriptions to ExcludedPromotionDescriptions for any promotions that were excluded.

PromotionFilterContext Filter(PromotionFilterContext filterContext, IEnumerable<string> couponCodes);
  • filterContext. Its IncludedPromotions property contains the list of promotions that the engine will evaluate against the current order.
  • couponCodes. The list of coupon codes supplied for the order.
  • PromotionFilterContext.IncludedItems. It should include all promotions that meet the coupon requirements. Two types of promotions are included: those that require a coupon and provide a valid one, and those that do not require a coupon. Eliminate promotions that require a coupon but no valid one is supplied.

Here is an example of a filter that verifies against a single coupon code.

public virtual PromotionFilterContext Filter(PromotionFilterContext filterContext, IEnumerable<string> couponCodes)
    var promotions = filterContext.IncludedPromotions;
    for (int i = promotions.Count - 1; i >= 0; i--)
        var couponCode = promotions[i].Coupon.Code;
        if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(couponCode))

        if (couponCodes.Contains(couponCode, StringComparer.OrdinalIgnoreCase))
            var promotionLink = promotions[i].ContentLink.ToReferenceWithoutVersion();
            filterContext.PromotionCouponCodeMap[promotionLink] = couponCode;
            var missingCouponDescription = RewardDescription.CreateInvalidCouponDescription(promotions[i]);
    return filterContext;


Implementing this is optional, but you must do so if you want to track coupon codes that have been used. Only one method has to be implemented.

void Report(IEnumerable<PromotionInformation> appliedPromotions);

This method is called when a cart is saved as a purchase order. It is supplied with one parameter: a list of any promotions (both with and without coupon codes) that were applied to the purchase order. Here is an example of implementing it.

public class CustomCouponUsage : ICouponUsage
    public void Report(IEnumerable<PromotionInformation> appliedPromotions)
        // Store any information needed about the coupon codes that were used.
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Last updated: May 17, 2016

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