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    Is anybody using a system which allows you to automatically supply customers with an affiliate link to pass on to their friends? Maybe in return for some loyalty points for them also?

    Turning customers into affiliates or getting them to refer friends is something I'm interested in doing generally if anybody has tried it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoked View Post
    Is anybody using a system which allows you to automatically supply customers with an affiliate link to pass on to their friends? Maybe in return for some loyalty points for them also?

    Turning customers into affiliates or getting them to refer friends is something I'm interested in doing generally if anybody has tried it?
    I posted a thread about this a while ago. We are using Referral Candy and are getting some impressive results.It takes a bit of time to build up. Last month it generated an extra 75 sales for us, We have been using it nearly a year and gained a over 500 new orders who then go on to recommend others. Its relatively cheap, fully automated - customers can opt in or out, they get emailed every 4 weeks and its amazing how many then share the link on twitter and facebook and very few unsubscribe. They get 1 for every order they recommend.

    Overall I'd highly recommend it - weird thing is they dont seem to have a referral scheme to recommend them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberpumpkin View Post
    I posted a thread about this a while ago. We are using Referral Candy and are getting some impressive results.It takes a bit of time to build up. Last month it generated an extra 75 sales for us, We have been using it nearly a year and gained a over 500 new orders who then go on to recommend others. Its relatively cheap, fully automated - customers can opt in or out, they get emailed every 4 weeks and its amazing how many then share the link on twitter and facebook and very few unsubscribe. They get 1 for every order they recommend.

    Overall I'd highly recommend it - weird thing is they dont seem to have a referral scheme to recommend them!
    Can I just ask, is there some sort of protection so you don't get for example, two customers constantly referring each other and getting a reward each time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayJay View Post
    Can I just ask, is there some sort of protection so you don't get for example, two customers constantly referring each other and getting a reward each time?
    I dont think there is - but to be honest we would still be getting the sales and yes it would cost us 1 plus 10% but still worth it. We get repeat business but its not like they keep coming back.

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    Interesting, thanks so much for the feedback. I'll check them out. Does anybody else have recommendations?

    Affiliates is something I want to investigate in 2017 as we're looking to increase orders by about 100 per month

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberpumpkin View Post
    I posted a thread about this a while ago. We are using Referral Candy and are getting some impressive results.It takes a bit of time to build up. Last month it generated an extra 75 sales for us, We have been using it nearly a year and gained a over 500 new orders who then go on to recommend others. Its relatively cheap, fully automated - customers can opt in or out, they get emailed every 4 weeks and its amazing how many then share the link on twitter and facebook and very few unsubscribe. They get 1 for every order they recommend.

    Overall I'd highly recommend it - weird thing is they dont seem to have a referral scheme to recommend them!
    Is the 1 per order set, or can you determine what you pay. Some of the items in our store have a low profit margin, and this would kill any profit if we had to [ay out 1 per order as well as commision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calum View Post
    Is the 1 per order set, or can you determine what you pay. Some of the items in our store have a low profit margin, and this would kill any profit if we had to [ay out 1 per order as well as commision.
    Set it to what you want.

    You can also set it that they need to refer X number of people before getting paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberpumpkin View Post
    Set it to what you want.

    You can also set it that they need to refer X number of people before getting paid.
    Thank you, we have signed up with paid on results to try affiliate marketing for our site, will also give this serious look and see if it works for us as well.

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