FMTC Deal Types: Goodbye, “Printable”. Hello, “In Store”.
Years ago, when our system was first being designed, “printable” coupons became a type that we supported. These coupons could be printed at home, and redeemed in the store. As times have changed, however, technology has changed, “printable” is becoming obsolete.
Sure, there are still coupons to print at home, but there are also coupons you load onto an app, a rewards card, or a credit card and redeem in store. These deals, like printable coupons, are redeemed in the store, but they’re not printed, so we can’t call them printable.
Introducing: “In Store” deals
“In Store” deals will include printable (since you redeem them in the store), but will also include virtual or digital coupons redeemed inside the store, too.
What does this change mean for you?
Well, our getTypes API call will now tell you the name of the printable type is now “In Store“. The slug is not changing. So there should be very little for you to do, if anything.
We’ll be making this change on April 13, 2015. In the next 2 weeks, we ask that you review your code for calls to our getTypes API endpoint and any reference to cName. If you reference cName, you’ll need to update your code; if you only look at cSlug, you’re fine.
Our getDeals API returns an array of deal types (aTypes) as the slugs. With the slug not changing, there’s nothing for you to do here.
If you have any questions regarding this change, please open a support ticket by emailing [email protected].