Affiliates and discount share with friends

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Hi there,

We want to do a function that offer our customers group sale function and share function at the same time.
For example, I can click on the share button on our product page, and share it to my friends, then, she can add her name and email to go into the page I shared. Then, both of us can get a discount if we bought together.
And with more people are buying with the link under my name, both of us will get more discount.
That means that I can share the link with my colleagues and we can buy together to get more discount in the website.

Can we do this function by using your plugin with woocommerce?

Best
Skyler

4 Responses to Affiliates and discount share with friends

  1. George August 8, 2018 at 10:57 pm #

    Hi Loctek,

    Thanks for the explanation.
    I will prepare a more detailed suggestion on this, on how I would set this up.

    Please note that Affiliates plugin is responsible for recording referrals so it will play one part on this project. The rest of it should be covered by some other plugins and almost definitely by custom-implemented addons if you are familiar with coding yourself.

    If you want to add more details feel free to contact me at george at itthinx dot com.

    Kind regards,
    George

  2. Loctek August 7, 2018 at 12:06 am #

    Dear George,

    I have a more clear idea about the function our site need, That is:
    Add a share and discount function to our product page.
    Add a “Create a group” button next to the “add to cart” button.
    By clicking on the button, people can choose what kind of group they want to create. And then, he can get a link to share to his friends. When others opened this link, they can get the same discount and placed an order. But the link has its time limitation, we will close the order and refund the money if there is no enough purchases within 24 hours. Any one can place an order through the link, but only when the purchase reach our requirement will we ship the order out. Or the orders will be refunded and the group order is deemed as failed one.
    For example, we set 2-5 purchase group with 2% discount; 6-10 purchase group with 3% discount. When he chooses 2-5 group, it means, only when there are more than 2 purchases made by the same link within 24 hours, the orders can be shipped. If not, all the orders made with the same link will be cancelled and refunded.

    Can we do this by affiliate pro(already bought)?And more important, how?
    Could you kindly offer some tutorial? Very urgent!!! I appreciate your help very much.
    By the way, do you have an email that I can send you the whole plan?
    Best
    Skyler

  3. Loctek August 3, 2018 at 9:38 pm #

    Hi George,

    Thanks for your reply.
    First, yes, we decide to share it through our website, and people need to add their name and email information in a pop up with a form first, after filling the form, the customer will get a link to share with others.
    Then, when friends open the link, yes, they also need to fill the same form, and then they become users, just like the first one who share the link. And both of them shall get some discount if they place an order through the sharing link.
    As for the coupon, to make things easier, we could preset $10 off with order placed by the sharing link. Maybe we also need set a minimum amount with the usage of the coupon code. Instead of providing different price for different number of people who are using the same link.
    To sum up, I think you are very logical and your idea is very helpful. And it would be very grateful if you could help answer the questions below.
    What do you suggest that we should do such a system? Do you think my idea is customer friendly? Our aim is to bring more bulk orders to our site.

    Best
    Skyler

  4. George August 3, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

    Hi Loctek,

    You have a very interesting idea, but in terms of implementing, it is more complicated than it looks at first glance. Below I’m presenting some basic points I noted once I read your post. Please correct me if I’m wrong but this is how I would start designing your idea.
    First, you need to decide how you will share your link with your friends and others. If you share it through your website for example, you need to add a link that will redirect possible leads to a form page.
    Then you need to clarify what happens when friends fill the form, ie. they become users.
    After filling the form, you also need another plugin to calculate how many have filled the form, for these people generate coupons and according to the amount of people use some specific conditions on how to calculate the coupon discount. Furthermore, the coupon discount should depend on whether they buy the product which is hard to calculate. Besides that this flow might not work, because you need to somehow apply a discount after a sale.
    After the coupons are generated, you also need to somehow inform the users, ie a mass mail notification to each one of them that will notify about the new coupon/reward.

    To sum up, this is a unique system with many aspects that need further clarification.

    Kind regards,
    George

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