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Setting up the Tremendous integration for quick and easy commission payouts
Setting up the Tremendous integration for quick and easy commission payouts

Everything From Creating An Account To Sending Your First Payout

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Written by Noah Tucker
Updated over a week ago

Social Snowball is partnered with Tremendous to allow you to send universal payouts to your affiliates via their email address.

Before we dive in, here's a high level overview of how it works:

  • You create an account with Tremendous

  • You upload a balance to Tremendous

  • You need to create a campaign where you (1) select what payout methods you'd like your affiliates to be able to choose from when they receive a reward (PayPal, bank transfer, Starbucks gift card, etc) (2) edit the webpage and email that your affiliates will see while claiming payouts.

STEP #1: Set up your Tremendous Account

Before anything, you'll want to create a 100% free account on Tremendous. Click here to go to their website, and then click Send rewards to begin creating your account.

Once signed up, click on the billing tab from the left navigational menu and click Add Funds to add a balance to your account. If you're in the US, you can add funds via bank account or credit card. If you're international, you can create an invoice and add funds via bank wire. You can refund this balance at any time with no fees.

Once you've added funds, it's time to create a campaign to configure how your affiliates can redeem their rewards. To do this, head to the Campaign Templates tab and create a new campaign.

You'll now be asked which methods you want your affiliates to be able to redeem their payouts in.

We recommend selecting them all, minus the gift cards of your competitors (if there are any). All methods have no fees associated with them except for physical Visa gift cards, which have a 2.00 fee per transaction (to create and mail the physical card). Feel free to disable that option if you want to avoid the possibility of fees and keep all reward options digital.

After clicking Continue, you will be redirected to the Edit Your Webpage page where you can preview and customize the page sent to affiliates when they receive a reward. Here you can edit the brand logo, size of your brand logo, color scheme of the page, headline, and message.

After clicking Save, you'll be redirected to the next step where you can customize and preview the email sent to affiliates when they receive a reward. Here again, you can edit the brand logo, size of your brand logo, color scheme of the email, sender name, subject line, and message.

Now click on Done, and you'll be asked to input a campaign name (put whatever) and that's it! Your campaign is good to go.

STEP #2: Connect your Tremendous account to Social Snowball

Now, time to integrate with Social Snowball! Go to the Team Settings tab in Tremendous, and select Developers from the menu that appears underneath it.

Now, you will be asked to request an API key if you haven't requested it in the past. Click on Request production API access and then fill out the details in the popup form that appears next.

Please note that the approval process from Tremendous can take up to a few days.

Once approved, generate a new API key from the same page and copy it directly from the pop-up that appears. Next, in your Social Snowball dashboard, go to the Integrations tab in your merchant dashboard and click on the Connect button adjacent to Tremendous.

Paste your API key in the text box here and click Next.

The next step will ask you to select a campaign from your Tremendous account. Select the Campaign Template from the dropdown. The one you just created will be selected by default. Click Next.

The following step will ask you to select a funding source. Select the Funding Source from the dropdown. The balance you just uploaded will be selected by default. Click Save.

Once done, ensure that your Tremendous integration shows CONNECTED.

STEP #3: Send Payouts with 2 clicks from within the Social Snowball Payouts tab

After setting up your Tremendous integration, you'll be able to send payouts to your affiliates with ease.

First, go to the Payouts tab of your Social Snowball dashboard. To send a single payment, click on the affiliate you'd like to pay. In the next window, click Pay All

if you'd like to pay all the pending commissions of the affiliate. Alternatively, you can send the commissions for each referred order by clicking the Send Payment button adjacent to the referral order.

Click on the Send Payouts in the confirmation pop-up that appears.

To bulk send payments, start by selecting all the affiliates you wish to send the payment from the Payouts tab of your dashboard, and then click Pay All Selected.

Now, just click Send Payouts from the pop-up to send your bulk payouts!

Please Note:

  • Once an affiliate selects a method to receive the payment, it's theirs instantly (for example, if they choose "Starbucks gift card", it would generate an electronic gift card for them right then and there that they could use right away)

  • When you send a payout, your affiliate receives an email (that you can customize as shown in Step #1) informing them that they received a reward and asking how they want to claim it.

Additional Resources:

  • Turn on w9 form collection for tax purposes:

Recipients who receive $600+ in rewards to the same email will be asked to fill out a W-9 form when redeeming their rewards. You can use this form to fill out 1099s.

You can enable this by going to Billing -> Tax Documents in your Tremendous dashboard.

  • Activate low balance notifications:

Receive an email when your balance drops below the specified amount.

You can enable this by going to Billing -> Account balance in your tremendous dashboard.

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