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How To Setup A Referral Program For Your Shopify Store

Si Quan Ong
Si Quan Ong
January 17, 2018
2 min read
How To Setup A Referral Program For Your Shopify Store

So you have a Shopify store, and you’re looking to setup a referral program.

Guess what?

Setting up a referral program on Shopify using ReferralCandy is really, really easy.

There are 2 main ways you can do the setup, either:

  1. Through the ReferralCandy website
  2. Through the Shopify App Store

Setting Up Your Referral Program Via The ReferralCandy Website

First, go through the ReferralCandy signup process:

1. Head on down to and sign up for a free trial:

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2. Then, click "Connect with Shopify":

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3. When you click "Connect with Shopify", a form will appear, prompting you to fill in your Shopify store address.

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4. Fill yours in, and hit "Start Free Trial":

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5. You'll be directed to your Shopify log-in page. Log into your store:

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6. And... you should see this:

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7. Scroll down... and click "Install":

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8. A nice friendly "HIII" will welcome you. Type in your preferred password (and choose your store timezone). Hit "Next":

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You should then be directed to this page.

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ReferralCandy requires you to connect either your credit card or your PayPal account before starting. But, don't worry! You can cancel anytime before the 30-day free trial ends. ReferralCandy will not charge your credit card before the free trial is over, so you have nothing to worry about.

(As you can see, ReferralCandy tells you when they're charging your card.)

9. Next, choose your preferred payment method. If you click "Credit Card", you'll be prompted to key in your credit card details, like this:

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If you choose PayPal, you'll be redirected to the PayPal page:

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Once you've keyed in your billing details, you're ready to begin!

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Setting Up Your Referral Program Via The Shopify App Store

First, head straight over to ReferralCandy's App Store Page:

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2. Then, hit "Get":

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3. Log in to your Shopify store:

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4. You'll be brought to this page. Enter your billing details, and hit "Test Referral Program":

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5. And with that, you're done!

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Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉

You're totally ready to begin setting up your referral program and start gaining those extra referrals (and revenue) to your digital Shopify store.

Of course, you'll still have to set the referral conditions, the rewards referral incentive, the referral emails and pages and the referral widgets on your store.

Also, don't forget to promote your referral program to your existing customers so you can get more reach and awareness - which equals more sales!

Good luck!

Si Quan Ong
Si Quan Ong

Si Quan is ReferralCandy's Content Marketing Manager. He is also the co-founder of BreakDance Decoded, an online breakdance training company. He loves standup comedy, and has a dream to visit at least 100 countries in his lifetime.

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