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Overview

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Customer referrals are the key to viral marketing and a thriving business. ReferralCandy automatically tracks referrals and...

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Post Affiliate Pro will help you set up and manage your Affiliate program. Post Affiliate Pro is reliable, intuitive, and...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

47

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

139

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

362

5

4

3

2

1

229

99

28

2

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

4.6

607

5

4

3

2

1

436

135

27

6

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

2 Swift Response: Her promptness in addressing our inquiries and resolving issues was impressive, resulting in efficient issue resolution.
This is the best tool yet to increase customer purchases. I love how it integrates with my website and the fact you can customize it.
He's right on any issues I have with my backend support needs and has been very helpful to me in upping our referral game. Thanks for some outstanding service, team.

Pros

The team is super responsive and is always ready to help. The tracking works great, the UI is super intuitive.
Any questions I had to install my software was met with wonderful customer service. Their staff is helpful, patient and very polite.
I was able to set it up with limited help from IT. The online help was very responsive in helping me find the help articles I needed to complete set up.

Cons

That it is not integrated with ECWID. I had a problem with the system to recognize INVOICES that were coming in.
Internally testing the functionality of a new referral program is a pain.
It was confusing if it would work without my clients needing to use a payment.

Cons

There is no payment automation, the lack of possibility to choose more variables in reports.
Horrible user interface. I have to relearn it each time.
However prepare for a huge headache when setting everything up. It also takes a while to hear back from customer service when a problem arises.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review11 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review15 days ago

Key features

  • Total features29
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Affiliate Management
  • Banner Management
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Channel Management
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Discount Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Referral Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Fraud Detection
  • Geotargeting
  • Lead Engagement
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi Level Marketing (MLM)
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Promotions Management
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rewards Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Promotion
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Total features35
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Affiliate Management
  • Banner Management
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Channel Management
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Discount Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Referral Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Fraud Detection
  • Geotargeting
  • Lead Engagement
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi Level Marketing (MLM)
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Promotions Management
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rewards Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Promotion
  • Third-Party Integrations

Integrations

  • Total integrations11
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Meta for Business
  • Pipedrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations59
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Meta for Business
  • Pipedrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

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Ed G.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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ReferralCandy

Thanks for help!

Reviewed 3 years ago

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was very helpful resolving our issue.

Pros

Cheap and easy to set up and use and maintain.

Cons

Not a recognised affiliate network so can't work with some clients.

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paolo m.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ReferralCandy

Very good

Reviewed 4 years ago

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was great helping me!

Pros

A good solution for referral and affiliate marketing

Cons

Not the best UX. but I would still consider

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Jakub T.

Apparel & Fashion, 1-10 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ReferralCandy

Great feature for both retention and acquisition

Reviewed 3 years ago

So far we are very satisfied, we are in the testing phase so I can not objectively evaluate the results, but it looks very promising. By the way, I am very happy with the support where [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN helped me a lot.

Pros

I especially like simplicity and functionality. Customers do not have to be technical at all and can still join your referral program / affiliate.

Cons

So far, I have not come up with anything that would limit us.

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Richard T.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ReferralCandy

Flexible Affiliate System

Reviewed 3 years ago

I helped a client find and integrate an affiliate package. Referral Candy worked with our shopping cart and handled exactly what we needed.

Pros

I appreciate the simplicity of what Referral Candy offers. The flexibility of how advocates and friends are tracked is really nice.

Cons

For those not using a supported store,the integration documentation could be more specific about some aspects, such as the timestamp should be expressed in seconds and not milliseconds. The app key is called the plugin key

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Amber G.

Events Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ReferralCandy

Thanks, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]!

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's been a good experience so far! Thanks to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] our account manager for his support for us. Here's hoping for more growth in 2021!

Pros

I love that we can easily run our affiliate program without someone having to verify every single little detail. We're a small team so having a software that helps manage it for us is a huge plus.

Cons

We ran into an issue where a bot spammed our sign up link. Luckily the team was able to get in under control in about a week.

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Joel H.

Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ReferralCandy

ReferralCandy is a wonderful customer referral platform -- We highly recommend it

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

ReferralCandy is extremely easy to setup (just drop in some code), and soon every new customer who buys from you becomes a potential affiliate. It is also very easy to setup and customize the program parameters. We have used this at two companies now, and plan to keep using Referral Candy in the future.

Cons

There could be some better reporting options for users to be able to track their traffic and referrals.

JJ
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Julia J.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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[sensitive content hidden] has helped me through every way!

Reviewed 10 months ago

[sensitive content hidden] has been nothing but a positive and welcoming face for our marketing team who work with her! Every time I have a call or a message exchange with [sensitive content hidden], she is a constant ray of sunshine and joy which is so refreshing to see especially when you are stuck in the UK which has 0 sun!She helped us with every query we have had and included step by step instructions on how to achieve the goals we are looking for as well as checking back in on us and our ReferralCandy progress!

Pros

Easy to set up, works great for looking into influencer referrals and how many sales they are bringing in!Easy paypal process for commission to be paid too

Cons

wish there was a tab that would show you who you have personally invited to the referralcandy programme as influencers - i understand i can export the customer list and then filter through however i think having a special tab for those influencer emails you have manually added will help a lot of peo[le using referralcandy for influencer affiliate programmes!

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E-Learning, 11-50 employees

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ReferralCandy

Functional and Gracefully Simple

Reviewed 3 years ago

We needed a simple referral system we could activate to increase our acquisition. Most platforms on the market have affiliate marketing capabilities that we didn't need and their pricing scaled along with that. ReferralCandy offered a simple referral system that matched our requirements in an easy to manage package with a lot of thoughtful features that could get anyone's referral program up and running quickly.

Pros

The software is functionally operational from day 1. It has the core features of a referral program and common access points for integration. Their system is open enough to allow for additional tinkering to adapt it to your system but it you can hit the ground running.

Cons

The ways of accessing information on users enrolled to the referral programs and analytics needs more granular control. Its virtually impossible to manage and migrate large amounts of data in an efficient manner. As such, it may be difficult to use the product to scale but their customer support and development team maintained comms with us so we were able to eventually solve the issues but there were many compromises.

TG
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Tina G.

Cosmetics, 1-10 employees

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ReferralCandy

Using ReferralCandy as an affiliate program

Reviewed 4 years ago

In my business model, I am trying to create a win-win situation with my wholesale clients. They get a continual reward for referring their clients to my retail site. While I'm just in the early stages of trying out the program, so far the setup has been easy. We're keeping our fingers crossed for success.

Pros

I'm just in the free trial of this software, but so far it's been an easy set up. I'm a small business owner. I'm not a developer, but have some basic HTML skills. The site is reasonably easy for someone like me to set up as an affiliate. As a pure referral program, it would be no problem. The integration with MailChimp was simple and easy too. My support person [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was *extremely* helpful in clarifying things for me.

Cons

There could be better explanation on how to use the site for affiliate purposes. Also, giving the admin the ability to batch remove customers would be preferred. They can be removed individually, but for a large number it's tedious. A simple thing, it would be nice if the chat box was a separate pop-up that can be viewed when navigating elsewhere on the site. There are some 404 issues with the site, like on the Help & Support link.

MP
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Marc P.

Consumer Electronics, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ReferralCandy

That candy is sweet!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great onboarding, very helpful getting us setup, very patient with all our questions and concerns

Pros

Very cost effective, easy to setup, love that we are able to customize all of the landing pages and emails sent to customers. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] from customer support was very helpful in solving a post-setup issue we had.

Cons

It would be ideal if the customer doing the referring could email the referrals to their friends using the software.

FA
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Francesca A.

Internet, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ReferralCandy

A software to grow your business thanks to your own customers

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

What I like the most about ReferralCandy is that it makes the business grow while making the customers happy, and their friends too! It let this happen through a handful of contents that are partially customizable, and all the rewards to the advocates and their friends are sent out automatically, asking no more effort than to choose which are the discounts that you want to give to the customers, and what are the rules that make the discounts applicable (for example the minimum order value). Plus, the support team is very quick and helpful in answering doubts and questions and giving useful tips to make the most of this software! :)

Cons

I would say that the things I liked least about ReferralCandy are: - that I am not able to deeply customize the contents through the HTML exposed - that I am not able to understand how the contents performs singularly (for example how many links are shared from the post-purchase pop-up, or through the first email, the reminder email and so on)