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Why and how would I send my own coupons?

The PayCoupons platform has a "Send Coupon" feature, which you find when clicking on your profile picture in the top right.

It works very similarly to paying somebody with their coupons: there is a recipient, an amount and a field for a payment reference. The difference is: when using "Send Coupon", you send your own coupon, while when making a coupon payment, you send the recipient's coupon.

Note that when sending your coupons, you are issuing them. Consequently, you incur PayCoupons usage fees as always when you are issuing coupons.

The "Send Coupon" feature is the alternative way how somebody can receive your coupons – while the normal way is via a coupon exchange. Normally, you don't need this feature. We provide it because it covers several special / advanced uses for PayCoupons in a flexible way. This includes:

  • When you introduce somebody to PayCoupons, you can send her or him a few of your own coupons for testing purposes.

  • When you want to thank somebody for a favour, you can send them your own coupons. It is a way of saying "I want to reciprocate your favour in time. Take these coupons as a token so that I won't forget it." In addition to "paying" you reciprocating a favour, the recipient can also offer these coupons on the market and exchange them for other coupons. This makes them more useful than just for directly reciprocating a favour.

  • When a PayCoupons community is just starting in a city, there will often not be enough members and orders for automatic coupon exchanges to happen. But when a user agrees to accept a customer's own coupons as payment, users can already start to replace money with PayCoupons. This way, PayCoupons works similarly to a peer-to-peer mutual credit system. And using it this way also makes it easier for automatic coupon exchanges to happen later.

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