Free gift with purchase

Ben31
Pathfinder
111 3 91

Hi There,

We need to implement a free gift offer on our site and have read many posts which recommend a bunch of discounts and apps. However, we can't find anything that works...

Shopify built-in discounts
Requires customers to browse and add the gift to the cart in addition to the qualifying product.

Free Gifts by Secomapp
The gift has to be a product which is live in your online store. But if the gift isn't a product you sell (like a sponsored gift) then you can't use it. Our gift is live in Shopify POS with a stock count but it's not on our online store.

Gift on Order
This app didn't seem to allow us to select multiple qualifying products in the rule. Also, it required a bunch of theme mods and the screenshots didn't make sense with what we saw in our own theme.

Upsell for Products – Buy X Get Y
This was kinda confusing to setup but didn't allow us to select multiple qualifying variants of the same product.

 

Does anyone know how to:

  • Use a gift that isn't a product on the online store
  • Use multiple products and variants of the same product as the qualifying product
  • Auto-add the gift to the cart when a qualifying product is added

Any pointers in the right direction would be much appreciated.

Cheers

Ben

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DEATHGROUND
Excursionist
23 0 6

Hi Ben,

If you can send me a link to your site I can suggest the best of the apps for your needs.

I spent about 6 months searching for one and i think I've found the best one so far.

But I hate recommending inappropriate apps on here. So if you send me your link I'll let you know.

Seco app - those guys are notorious for leaving remnant code on your site - saying they have removed it and they don't.

 

Ben31
Pathfinder
111 3 91

Thanks for that, much appreciated. Our store is: www.thehotelsheet.co.nz

DEATHGROUND
Excursionist
23 0 6

Good, you're not a competitor 😉

So the app we began using is Infinite Options by ShopPad.

It allows you to create drop downs that offer gift items and this shows up in your new order reporting for clear guidance on what to send who.

We have used it here:

https://vapeandjuice.co.uk/products/aspire-avp-pro-kit

 

You see the drop down boxes?

That's Infinite Options.

Anything else I can help with you can always get me on Deathground.co.uk - my e-commerce advice site.

 

Lucy77
New Member
1 0 0

Hi Guys, 

I have a product that is live, currently not in any collections or categories, so isn't visible through any navigation. However, i want that to be the item that is added to the cart as a GWP. Short of making it shoppable for the customer to add manually, is there anything else I can do to automatically add the product to the cart when the code is entered at checkout? I am not sure if the app you recommended suits that need.

Thanks in advance!

 

 

kbeautyblossom
Excursionist
36 0 13

I have the same issue like Ben. 

Could you please let me know the app as well? 

I'm not your competitor. LOL 🙂 

Here's my website: www.kbeautyblossom.com

 

Thanks in advance!!

Ahopkins22
Tourist
5 0 1

I've never tried these apps, so I can't recommend them personally but here are some that claim to do what you need based on a quick search:

- https://apps.shopify.com/gifter-cart-auto-include 
- https://apps.shopify.com/gift-box?surface_detail=gift+with+purchase 

Hope that helps!

- Aaron

kbeautyblossom
Excursionist
36 0 13

Thank you! I'll take a look. 

Risa
Shopify Partner
327 16 37

Hi there,

App Selly can help you to offer free gifts automatically based on cart:

https://apps.shopify.com/selly

The gifts must be published on the online store.

However the gift can be hidden, so customers cannot purchase it directly.

★ SELLY UNITED - The front solution to increase sales for online store and POS - https://apps.shopify.com/selly
GriffithsBros
New Member
1 0 1

I agree. There is an opportunity for Shopify to work on a both shop and customer friendly solution for a Gift With Purchase (GWP) the post popular of all promotions.

enilon
New Member
1 0 0

Rita, how do we hide the free product from the store?

kbeautyblossom
Excursionist
36 0 13

You can change the product status from "Active" to "Draft". 

Juliacam
New Member
1 0 0

As for me, that is some great piece of advice! I guess not so many sites give away gifts because they don't know how to properly make it appealing to consumers. Or they give gifts that people don't really need, even for free 😄 I've once received a gift from a company I've been working for which was a coffee mug with the logo of the company. Well, at least something useful 🙂 Though, I cannot imagine receiving a gift like for example the one my sister gave me recently, a rubik's cube from https://www.myphotomugs.com/collections/photo-rubikscube with personalized photos on it. It would be weird if a company would give away something symbolic with no actual use 😄

creamcornwall
Shopify Partner
19 1 4

Hi

Not sure if you can help, I hope so! We've placed a magazine ad telling the reader that if they enter a code at checkout they will receive a free gift. Just spent the afternoon trying to work out how, a/ we could have been so stupid as to do this without trying it out first and b/ realising that Shopify or the other app we use, Ultimate Special Offers won't work. 
So unless we can find something that does work we will have to give away the gift to every customer who does the minimum spend or ignore it abnd hope people get in tocuh.

Any ideas much appreciated!

Best

Rebecca

Ben31
Pathfinder
111 3 91

Hi Rebecca,

Unfortunately, the gift won't get added automatically even if it's setup as an automatic discount in Shopify (yes, I know).

The customer has to add the qualifying product AND the gift to the cart, then the gift will 'automatically' show as being free.

This is painful for the customer plus sometimes the gift is not something you sell on your store.

There are lots of 'free gift with purchase apps' but unfortunately all of them have cons depending on what you're looking for. So you have to install them, test them, and remove them one-by-one to work out which is best for you.

The situation is frankly ridiculous because auto-adding a gift to the cart is not a premium feature in 2021, it's a requirement.

Sorry, I wish I could be more help.

Cheers

Ben

creamcornwall
Shopify Partner
19 1 4

Thanks Ben, 

It's crazy, Should be such a simple thing, can't believe we can't do this!

Best

Rebecca

Ben31
Pathfinder
111 3 91

Thanks for the link but your app is like the others, too many features for something so basic sorry. Free gift with purchase is a basic requirement for any Ecom store in 2021, so should be part of Shopify core.

SagarikaDas
Shopify Partner
231 23 83

Hi @Ben31,

As we know it not available in Shopify by default. That's we have to add apps to our store. 

Yes, there are too many features added to the app. And the reason is quite simple, this app offers various upsells so the sellers can use any as per their requirements.

Hope you got what I mean.

Thanks!

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Propero
Shopify Partner
884 101 155

Here is a demo of a custom solution that can be configured in most of the themes and works in sync with Automatic discount with a smooth user journey

https://developmentgift.myshopify.com/

use password : gwp

 

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abdigital
Excursionist
12 1 1

Can you share this solution? Seems like a decent way to do it until Shopify implements this in their workflow.