Creating Discount Codes or coupons

Discount Codes let you offer a percentage discount on your entire Ko-fi Shop, specific Shop categories or Commissions.

Share your discount link or code with your fans or offer discounts as a perk for joining your Membership Tiers. 

Anyone who clicks this link will have the discount applied automatically to the relevant shop items or your entire commissions menu.


Example Discount Link Shared on Social


How to Create a Discount Code

Navigate from the Menu to More > Discount Codes and click Add Discount Code.

Choose who you want to give the discount to, then select if your Discount applies to Shop Items or Commissions. If you have added categories in your shop you can select an individual category too.

Discounts for Monthly Supporters will be auto-applied when your Members visit your Shop or Commissions menu.


Note: If you only want to offer a discount on an individual shop item, first create a category and add that single item to the category.




For more information about categories have a look at our Shop Guide

Your Code can include numbers, letters, a period or a hyphen and is automatically converted into uppercase.

Percentage Discount must be set as a whole number between 1 to 99 (don't include the % symbol)

Percentages are rounded to the nearest unit of currency, but will not allow for an item to become totally free. For example, if you have a 99% discount for an item that costs $0.02, the discount of 99% would be $0.01 with the buyer paying the other $0.01. 

Expiry Date is determined by your time zone. If you set up your discount in the UK to expire on October 31st 2021, it will be live until 23:59 GMT of that day, for US Supporters, the equal time would be October 31st 2021 at 19:59 CST.

Note: Discount codes are multiple-use, anyone who has access to your discount codes can use them as many times as they want, but only one discount code can be used per checkout. Your discount code will only stop working if you set an expiry date or delete it.

Monthly Supporters or Subscribers who will have the discount auto-applied to relevant items and commissions. 

Once you are happy with the details of your discount, you can press "Save" to activate it. You can always edit your discount with the Notepad button or delete it with the trash can button. 



Discount Codes Via a Shareable Link

Anyone who clicks your discount link will have the discount applied automatically to the relevant shop items or your entire commissions menu. A message will appear on your page and prices will reflect the discount too.


Note: If the supporter logs out or closes the browser, they may have to click the discount link again apply the discount. If a supporter adds an item to the basket, the item will remain discounted in the basket even if they log out or close their browser.

Ways to share your link: 

Copy your discount link and then why not try sharing your discount code via: 

📢 A social post

📧 An announcement in your newsletter 

🔒 Adding a post with the code - e.g. just for members

You can also share your link directly to Twitter by clicking the Twitter icon.


Letting Buyers Input the Code

By choosing to "Let supporters type in a code at checkout" an additional option "Apply Discount Code" will appear in the checkout step.


The "Apply Discount Code" text link will then always be visible in your checkout. Selecting that link will open a text box where buyers can enter the discount code manually.



Discounts for Monthly Supporters & Subscribers 

You can set up a discount for all monthly supporters or as a benefit for joining one or more membership tiers.


Supporters don't have to do anything, discounts are auto-applied to any relevant item or commission on offer.


Monthly Supporter's view of the Creator's commission (Discount applied automatically)


Note: Disabling a Membership Tier will not stop an existing member from benefiting from the discount although deleting the tier will end the discount completely.


Ways to Share Your Monthly Supporter Discount: 

Promote your discount by adding it as a benefit to your Membership Tiers



Tip: Create a code for each Tier you offer and make the discount a bit higher for members of higher tiers.



SketchyRae's Membership Tiers with Subscriber Discounts


Add your discount to your Page Intro. 


SketchyRae's Page Intro


Remember to share it on social for your fans to see!


What if a Buyer Has Multiple Discount Codes?

You can offer multiple discounts but only one discount will ever apply per order. 

Discounts will apply in this sequence and will override discounts below them regardless of the discount percentage amount.

Discount via Link 


Subscriber Discount (if multiple, then most recent applies)


Monthly Supporter Discount (if multiple, then most recent applies) 


Discount Already in Cart 


How Can I End a Discount Code?

If you want to end a discount early or stop a discount, use the Trash-bin icon to delete it. When you confirm, the discount will be deleted. 


Can I Offer a Discount For a Single Item?

Yes, when listing your item in Ko-fi Shop, create a category for the product you wish to discount.


Then simply choose that Shop Category when creating your Discount Code. 


When that link or code is used, it will only apply to that item. 


How Discounts Work With Pay What You Want Items

You can let a supporter choose what price they would like to pay for when listing an item in your Shop. If the price the supporter chooses to pay is more than the minimum price the discount code will not apply. The discount will only apply if the supporter chooses to pay the minimum price. 


Paying more than the minimum will not discount the item



Paying the minimum will discount the item.


We hope you like using Discount Codes in your Ko-fi Shop and Commissions. Please send us your feedback and requests so we can keep improving Discount Codes.