When an affiliate joins a program in Social Snowball, you have the ability to automatically send them a free product as a welcome gift. The gift can be any product from your Shopify.
Sending a gift
To configure this, go to the Programs tab in Social Snowball and click on the program you want to create a welcome gift for.
From within the program builder page, click on the WELCOME GIFT tab. Turn the Send a free welcome gift toggle switch on.
Select the eligible products for affiliates to choose from when redeeming their gift under the Choose welcome gifts section.
Once done, make sure to click Save & Exit. Now, every time an affiliate joins this program, they'll receive a welcome gift.
Affiliates can redeem their welcome gift right from their dashboard, and doing so will create an order for the affiliate in Shopify.
You can choose to send affiliates an email notification when they receive a gift from within the email section in the Customize tab under the Emails section.
Receiving a gift
To test the affiliate redemption experience, head to the Affiliates tab of your dashboard and click Add Affiliate.
Inside the popup, select the program where you just configured the welcome gift. Fill in the details and use an email address different from the one you used to create your Social Snowball account. Once done, click on Add affiliate.
Once you add the affiliate, go to this link to finish creating your affiliate account. Once logged in, you'll see a notification to redeem your gift.
From here, you'll be able to choose what product you want, enter your shipping details, and claim the gift! Once you claim it, an order will be created in Shopify and marked as paid automatically.