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Essentially, we'd prefer an 'Auto-add gift to cart' check-box on Shopify's built-in automatic discounts. A super basic requirement for running successful promotions in 2020 but Shopify seem to insist this is advanced and keep directing us to apps.
But after trialing 7 top-rated gift and promotion apps we've discovered that:
What we're looking for:
Does anyone know of a basic free gift app that meets the requirements above?
Any help would be much appreciated.
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Well, after searching for newest apps first, we've just discovered Really Automatic Discount:
It's simple and looks nice but was a little clunky to setup - plus it displays French every now and then. But we've tested it and it does what it says on the tin - nice.
Will report back once our promotion starts next week incase others are looking for something similar.
Funny you ask, we'd just discovered that the gift wasn't being added because we'd run out of 'Prints'. 'Prints' are website views but the app doesn't warn you when you're out of prints so you have have to keep an eye on it which is a needless extra thing to worry about.
The app also has what looks to be French in some places and has a quirky setup so be sure to read the instructions on the syncing feature. Overall, it has worked great and we liked the way it uses Shopify's built-in automated discounts. It's been the best all round app for us (performance/simplicity/cost) however, the 'Prints' system is a bit painful.
Also, it's a bit embarrassing the way Shopify thinks free gifts are a premium, app-only feature. There are probably 100s of posts from merchants wanting a simpler, less painful way of doing free gifts which is a basic requirement for successful marketing campaigns - it's nothing special in 2020 so it's silly.
If Shopify added an 'Auto-add to cart' tickbox onto automatic discounts (see attached for a visual) this needless marketing headache would go away.
Hope that helps.