Referral & Affiliate Marketing

Referral & Affiliate Marketing

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Track & reward affiliate referrals with cash or store credit

4.5 of 5 stars(12 reviews)

Custom Affiliate Rewards

Offer cash commissions or store credit in return for successful affiliate referrals. Customize the rate, tracking period, and more.

Affiliate Marketing Network

Feature your store on our Marketplace and expand your reach to our referral network of affiliates, influencers, and media partners.

Affiliate Reward Management

Let Kickbooster handle the tracking, referral validation, and commission payouts while you focus on other aspects of your business.


About Referral & Affiliate Marketing

What’s affiliate marketing?


Affiliate marketing (sometimes called referral marketing or influencer marketing) is a sales and marketing strategy where you, the merchant or store owner, encourage your customers, media partners, and brand advocates to refer new business to you in exchange for a reward when that referral leads to a sale.

Why Kickbooster?

Kickbooster makes it easy to set up an affiliate marketing program in minutes. Kickbooster helps you run and manage your affiliate, referral, and influencer marketing programs all in one integrated platform. Kickbooster handles the tracking link generation and monitoring, the referral validation and commission management, and the reporting for both you and your affiliates.

Offer custom rewards

Kickbooster allows you to offer your affiliates either cash commissions or store credit in return for successful affiliate referrals. You can also customize the commission rate, cookie tracking period, and more.

Leverage our network

Get featured on the Kickbooster Marketplace and expand your reach to our network of affiliates, influencers, and media partners.

Automate your program

Easily set up an affiliate marketing program with automatic referral tracking and validation, commission payouts, and affiliate support.

Only pay for performance

Avoid using up your marketing budget on ads that charge per click or view and only pay out a commission on referrals that lead to successful sales.

Turn your customers into affiliates

Automatically invite your customers to participate in your affiliate marketing program after making their purchase using our Post-Purchase Pop-Up.

Prevent self-referrals

Automatically accept or reject commission payouts on affiliate self-referrals, or choose to review each affiliate self-referral individually before deciding how to handle it.

Link builder

Create custom tracking links that don’t generate commission so you can track the success of your own marketing efforts.

Live chat

Talk to a real person in real-time using our live chat, which is also available to help support your affiliates.

Referral review period

Set a review period before commissions can be paid out to your affiliates to ensure commissions are only paid when you actually make a sale.

Custom branding

Design the look and feel of your affiliate marketing program to match your branding by customizing one of our beautiful themes to fit your needs.

Cookie duration period

Easily set the tracking period between a click on a referral link and a confirmed sale so you know what to attribute to affiliates.

Signup page

Design an affiliate sign up page that allows media outlets, bloggers, and your customers to register for your affiliate marketing program.

Media gallery

Support

Pricing 30-day free trial

See all pricing options

External charges may apply. These charges are billed by the external provider and won’t appear on your Shopify invoice.

$29/month

+ Referral Commissions (More info on pricing page)

  • Offer cash or store credit as a reward

  • Automatically track and validate referred sales

  • Prevent self-referrals

  • Get featured on Marketplace

* All charges are billed in USD. Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

Overall rating
4.5 of 5 stars
Based on 12 reviews

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Most recent reviews

The Great North

There is potential.

The good: Option to auto create discount codes, sign up page looks nice, very simple, elegant disign, very user friendly for the merchant and affiliate
Design and visual implementation 5/5

The bad:
-No white labeling
-Your recruiting for kickbooster
-It's clear to affiliates they are joining kickbooster more than your stores affiliate program
-So they're signing up to MY affiliate program, but you need them to opt in seperately from them opting in to kickbooster to show me their info? WHAT?? Find your own affiliates kickbooster...
-WHY WOULD I WANT MY AFFILIATES PROMOTING OTHER COMPANIES? No way to opt out of displaying the marketplace
- Links are mandatory and not from your own domain
- Didn't see a way to embed signup form
-No klaviyo or mailchimp integration. Not sure how to contact them (if they decide to opt in to join my affiliate program after joining my affiliate program)
-It gives them the option to opt in to receiving marketing from kickbooster
Actual usefulness of app 0/5

We get about a hundred signups a day and kickbooster wants to charge me to recruit them for kickbooster. Hard pass.

Glyco Skincare

So here’s the thing, I decided to switch from ShoutOut to Kickbooster because Kickbooster offered their own marketplace. This marketplace is a little confusing because it resembles a crowd funding website and is quite small in comparison to others, nevertheless, I didn’t have the App installed long enough to see any benefits of Kickbooster’s marketplace other than 3 sign ups and zero sales in the 21 day trial period.

I ended up removing the App because unless your run your business in USD then it’s not going to work for you. Reason being, I offer 10% referral commission and I transact in AUD, so if a referred sale came through for $150 the affiliate is going to expect $15. What happens is Kickbooster converts the amounts into USD and then pays out in USD. The issue I have is if the affiliate is expecting their 10% (ie AUD $15) they’re 99% likely to end up with more or less because of fluctuating exchange rates. I thought I’d knock this on the head before my program grew because this will be a major issue down the track with affiliates complaining they didn’t receive the correct commission amounts. FYI ShoutOut and Affilio transact in your local currency so this is worth noting.

I also found Kickboosters admin and features far more limiting and restrictive compared to ShoutOut.

On a positive, Diana in support is amazing.

RevGenetics

App tracks commissions for recurring orders, has the ability to change cookies from 30 days... up to 365 days. I am digging it now.