To get started setting up and managing rewards in LoudCrowd, navigate to the Rewards Management section. This section lives in the Settings tab, visible in the bottom lefthand corner of the platform.
When setting up rewards, first we need to decide what type(s) of reward you want to send to customers. We can utilize any type of reward imaginable, as long as it can be sent digitally. Popular options include:
Types of Rewards
Discounts (on the eComm)
Loyalty Points (via your Loyalty Platform)
Once you know what type of reward to set up, determine how you can digitally send that reward. For most customers, you should be able to send a "Coupon Code" for everything from site credits to discounts to free products. We recommend utilizing one-time use codes so they don't end up on the internet. For Loyalty Points, no codes will be required as we connect to your Loyalty Platform via API.
Creating a new Reward
From the Rewards Management section, begin by simply clicking "Add Reward" and naming your new reward:
Once your new reward is created, it's time to upload your codes. We recommend one-time use codes, and typically your eCommerce platform will be able to build a one-time use code for anything you can imagine.
Download those codes to a CSV (we recommend minimum 1000 to avoid doing this frequently), and then upload them to the reward.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The CSV file you upload should be completely unformatted, and only include 1 column of the codes you'd like to upload, no header. Your first code should be the first cell. You will need to upload a separate CSV for each reward, meaning you can't combine the reward codes on one file. Example Code CSVs below
Good CSV: the header must say code, no formatting, only one column with the first code in the first cell
Bad CSV: Our system will not accept this upload that includes more than one column, more than one code, headers and formatting.
Once your codes are uploaded, they are ready to send manually (via Copying Codes to DM). To enable automated code delivery, we need to set up an Integration with an outbound delivery system. There are two types of delivery systems:
Email Service Providers
Email Service Providers enable us to automatically send a reward via an email template. This can be done via point and click or automations, and it can be done for one or many users at a time.
To set up an Integration with an Email Service Provider - see this library
Loyalty Systems allow your customers to earn points and redeem them for rewards. Rewards can be sent via point and click or automations, and it can be done for one or many users at a time.
To set up an Integration with your Loyalty System - see this library
Once the integration is completed, you can connect the reward delivery method. Simply select the reward and the delivery system.
For email delivery methods, you will have to provide both the system, and the Template ID.
From that point, we need to connect this LoudCrowd event to an email template, which can be done directly in your Email Service Provider. Refer to the ESP integration guides in our Integration Library to connect the LoudCrowd Event to the template.
Similar to the Email Service Provider delivery method, for Loyalty Systems, simply select your Loyalty System and enter an Event ID. We recommend using LoudCrowd_pointsvalue (points value being the amount of points that will be sent to the loyalty account).
From there, we'll need to connect this LoudCrowd event to a Loyalty event, which can be done directly in your Loyalty Solution. Refer to the Loyalty System guides in our Integration Library to connect the LoudCrowd Event to a rewards event.
To edit existing rewards, click on the Edit Reward button For assistance configuring rewards, do not hesitate to reach out to your Client Strategist (or just open a chat in the bottom-right).
Can I send the same reward via multiple systems, or from multiple emails?
Yes, if you plan on having multiple distribution systems, just set up multiple rewards (and name them appropriately).
What if I don't have one-time use codes?
You can simply enter the same code multiple times in a CSV. We need to have multiple rows so we can track the number of times the reward was distributed.
Can I reuse the same reward codes if I delete and recreate a reward?
Yes, when you delete a reward, the reward will no longer be active. As long as you haven't used any of the codes yet, you can attach the codes to a new reward.