Create a points promotion

Boost sales with points promotions. Encourage customers to shop with double points weekends, or bonus points promotions.

Updated over a week ago

Create a points promotions(s) to encourage customers to shop and earn extra points for their purchases. Points promotions are a great way to increase sales during slower sales periods.


Create a Points Promotion

1. In the Marsello admin, go to Loyalty > Points Promotions

2. Click Create Promotion

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3. Enter your Points Promotion name

The Points Promotion name is internal only and is to help you identify the promotion in your dashboard.

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4. Choose your Promotion type & set the Multiplier amount

  • Points multiplier: Sets the amount that the customer's order total is multiplied by to calculate their points earned amount for their order
    e.g. 'Earn double points this weekend only' would have a 2X multiplier amount, or 'Earn triple points this Thursday' would have a 3X multiplier amount.

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  • Fixed points amount: Set the number of points the customer earns in addition to the points they've earned for their order.
    e.g. 'Earn 50 bonus points on Weekends' would award the customer an additional 50 points on top of the points they earned for their order.

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5. Choose Advanced Options (Optional)

  • Minimum order total: Add a minimum order total required in order for the points promotion to be applied.
    e.g. 'Earn double points on all orders over $20'

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  • Available sites: Select the site(s) where the customer must complete their purchase from for the points promotion to be applied.
    e.g. 'Earn 50 bonus points for shopping at [Store Name] this weekend only'

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6. Select a Start & End date for your points promotion
Your points promotion will automatically start and end on the selected dates.

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๐Ÿ“ Note: For a continuous promotion like '50 Bonus points every Thursday,' please choose a future date (e.g., 10 years). It can be canceled anytime, but selecting a date ensures it runs smoothly.

7. Select the days & times your points promotion is available within your selected dates (optional)

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8. Review and then click Create & Enable to start/schedule your points promotion

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Your points promotion will then start on the specified date and will be applied to all customers' orders who meet the 'making a purchase' earned points conditions and promotion conditions.


Your customers' experience

During your Points promotion, customers earn additional points automatically based on the promotion rules (e.g., double points or bonus points) when they place an order.

If Earned Points Email is on, they'll be notified about earned points, new balance, and progress towards the next reward.

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Launch your points promotion to your customers

Maximize your points promotion's success by sending an email or SMS campaign to notify and motivate customers to shop.

Launch your points promotion with an email campaign

You can use Marsello's email template library to help with inspiration.

  1. In the Marsello admin, go to Marketing > Campaigns > Email templates and scroll to 'Double points' template and click the Create campaign button.

  2. Customize the template to your branding, and points promotion details.
    ๐Ÿ“– Learn more: How to create a one-off email campaign.

  3. Send or Schedule your email campaign.

๐Ÿ’ก Pro tip: Generate excitement by sending the campaign a week before it starts. Use phrases like 'don't miss out' to create a sense of urgency.

Launch your points promotion with an SMS campaign

  1. In the Marsello admin, go to Marketing > Campaigns > SMS. Craft your SMS message adding your points promotion details

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ [STORE NAME]: Double the fun this weekend! Earn double points on every purchase at our store! Shop now [LINK]

  2. Send or Schedule your SMS campaign


Understanding Points Campaign Reporting

After saving your points promotion, find it in the Loyalty section under the Points promotions. There you can view Active and Expired promotions, along with key details like orders and revenue.

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Click on the title of your points promotion to access individual promotion reporting. Explore customer details, attributed orders, and more.

๐Ÿ’ฐAttribution rule: All orders placed within the points promotions period will be attributed to your revenue generated with Marsello.


FAQs

Q: How are points promotions calculated with tiered VIP programs?

A: Points promotions in tiered VIP programs are calculated based on two steps. First, the points earned for a purchase are determined according to your points awarding settings and the tier's earn ratio (e.g. Silver tier earns 2 points per $1 spent). Then, at the end, the total points earned may be multiplied or additional points added based on your promotion settings.


Q: Can I run a points promotion on a specific product or to a specific customer segment/tier?

A: Currently, points promotions can be created based on site or order minimum spend conditions. However, running promotions for specific products or customer segments/tiers is not available. If you would like to see this feature added, please let our team know, and we will add your vote to this enhancement โœจ


Q. Can retailers run a points campaign on specific products over a specific amount of time?

A. Currently, there isn't a way to run a points campaign on specific products for a specific amount of time.


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