STEP-BY-STEP: How To Limit Number of Promotions in ManyChat
Using a Counter on ManyChat
Why might you want to do this?
Think of this as transforming your ManyChat promotions into custom launches that will drip your promotions over time, versus turning on a fire hose. This will help you control your deeply discounted sales volume, and will ensure your resulting ranking sticks better!
Custom Fields 101: Bot Fields vs. User Fields
To create a counter on ManyChat, we’re going to create a Custom Bot Field. Name it whatever you’d like, but just create a new bot field and set the number to whatever you’d like.
Create a Counter Flow
Customize with your own bot field, length of time to reset, date that you’d like the counter to end (by editing the condition step), and number of promotions you want to share (number that the custom bot field is set to).
Important: You’ll need to activate this flow using a Messenger Ref URL after you customize with your own fields! You’re essentially sending yourself into the flow to initiate the process of updating the custom bot field each day, week, or any time frame you choose. You only need to do this once per flow!
Note: If you do not specify an end date in the condition step, your custom field will reset indefinitely. The only way to stop it from resetting is to unsubscribe the user who initiated the flow from your bot, so it’s a good idea to set an end date just for ease of use!
Adding the Counter to Your Promotions
Rinse and repeat
1. Create a new bot field with a different name
2. Duplicate the counter flow and switch out custom bot field for the new field you created
3. Activate your counter flow with a Messenger Ref URL
4. Change the condition/decrease action in your promotional flow
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