Free Access Codes give you an opportunity to let particular readers access your Digital Sales publication(s) for free. These readers can be your print subscribers, subscribers from other digital platforms, colleagues in your team, potential advertisers, people featured in the publication etc.
NOTE: At the moment it is possible to offer free access to individual publications only, not to the subscription.
1. Go to Publications from Side Navigation Menu and select the publication you would like to create Free Access Codes for
2. Click Monetize and go to FREE ACCESS CODES tab
3. Click GENERATE CODES
4. You will then be able to choose between two different types of codes as well as the quantity and expiration date. The options available are shown below:
- Code Type: Code Type determines if the code can be used only once (Single Use) or unlimited times (Unlimited)
- A Single code can only be redeemed only once. It can be used to give your print subscribers personal digital access one by one for instance
- An Unlimited code can be redeemed any number of times. For instance if you want to print flyers with the same code on it so that many people can get access. You can also put the Unlimited code in the print edition of the magazine
- Quantity: Select the amount of codes you want to create
- Expiration Date: Expiration date determines the date until which the code is active. By default it is set for 1 year, but you can select any date
NOTE: The reader will be able to access the publication if redeemed before the expiration date of the code.
5. Click GENERATE CODES and the code(s) will be generated. You will be able to see how many times the codes were redeemed (used) and when they expire
NOTE: In case you ever wanted to disable the code(s), you would be able to do so from here by clicking DISABLE. Please note this action is irreversible.
6. To get the code(s) you created, you need to click on GET CODES. The code(s) will then be downloaded as a .csv file including the code as well as the direct URL to redeem the code
An example could be: code 2U8TC24Q and a direct URL https://issuu.com/store/code/2U8TC24Q.
7. To let your readers redeem the code share either the direct URL, or the code together with following link: https://issuu.com/store/code.
NOTE: In order to read the publication the readers need to have an Issuu account. We can also create one for them during the process of redeeming the code.
Once your readers redeem the code by clicking REDEEM PUBLICATION (or SIGN UP & REDEEM PUBLICATION in case they do not have an Issuu account), they will be able to read the publication under their PURCHASES.