How your reward ladder works
When a customer has earned enough points, they can spend them to redeem a reward or save their points up towards a reward at a higher points cost.
In this article:
- Example of a reward ladder
- Types of rewards you can create for your reward ladder
Example of a reward ladder
The customers' points balance is currently 100 points.
- If the customer claims the Free shipping reward, they will have 50 points left over.
- If the customer chooses, not the claim the Free shipping reward, they can instead claim the 5% off reward. This will reduce their points balance to 0.
Ensure you make your rewards more enticing the higher the point cost. Higher level rewards are a great goal for your customers to work towards, and they're more likely to be spending on your store, sharing on social media and referring their friends to earn those points!
How do I create rewards?
Creating rewards is easy. There's no need to create discount codes - these are automatically generated when a customer spends their points to redeem the reward. Discount codes are unique and only work once. You can read more about the 10 types of rewards and how to create them here.
Does the points cost get taken away from their balance when they redeem a reward?
Yes, as soon as a reward is redeemed, the customers points balance is adjusted, removing the points cost, to prevent them redeeming rewards they are not entitled to. This protects your store.
Even if a customer has enough points to redeem multiple rewards, they can only use one reward discount code at the checkout per transaction. This is set by Shopify to prevent discount stacking.
Can a customer redeem their discount code more than once? No, all discount codes are unique and only available for one time use.
Why should I create rewards at different points costs?
A reward ladder entices your customers to earn points to spend on your rewards. It allows them to work towards a reward that is appealing to them and gives them the choice of the reward that they want the most. Loyalty programs with 3-5 rewards see greater success, in terms of customer engagement.
Types of rewards you can create for your reward ladder
✨ % off storewide
✨ Free shipping
✨ Free product
✨ % off specific product
✨ $ off specific product
✨ % off product collection
✨ $ off product collection
✨ % off spend threshold orders
✨ $ off spend threshold orders
You can read more about the 10 types of rewards and how to create them here.