Refer a Friend by aheadWorks

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Leverage the power of referrals to boost your business with the Refer a Friend Magento module!
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Refer a Friend by aheadWorks

Your customers can certainly be your best brand ambassadors. The Refer a Friend Magento extension from aheadWorks helps you benefit from a combination of viral and affiliate marketing (without launching a conventional affiliate program!). It stimulates your customers to invite their friends to your store. The Refer a Friend Magento extension uses a simple mechanism and is considered to be the most powerful referral system for Magento. This is how it works…

Your customers refer their friends to your store and get a percentage or flat discount on their own purchase – while you get more customers and greater revenues!

The popularity of this Magento extension since its launch bears testimony to the uniqueness and usefulness of this application. With a series of major enhancements rolled out recently, there are more reasons for Refer a Friend module to be a 'must-have' application.

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Features for your customers

Earn great discounts
Reward customers who contribute more to your business. With this module, your customers have more reason to recommend your products to their friends. More friends your customers refer, the greater the discounts they earn. Moreover, they can specify the amount of earned discounts to be used at the shopping cart. As a store owner, you have enormous flexibility in deciding how to reward your customers for different outcomes (e.g. sign ups or referral purchases): a fixed discount or a % discount.

Advanced tracking and user-friendly interface
The customer panel in the user area provides statistics and information about discounts that have been earned. A detailed table shows the list of everyone referred with their status: signup, email confirmation, purchases, items purchased and total value of purchase. Your customers will love this transparency as they see immediately the results from their referrals. Moreover, as customers never lose their referral details, they can use these for ‘productive’ referrals in future too!

Give a bonus to the invited customer
Now you can reward not only the referrer, but give discounts to the customer who registers to your store after being invited by another customer.

Ability to broadcast the referral link
Not only can customers earn more per referral, they have the opportunity to generate more referrals. Besides broadcasting the referral link by e-mail, they can choose to publish it online on their website or a blog post (why, they could add these links on their social networking profiles!). Moreover, they can share the link immediately from their user area by clicking the social buttons.

Allow same person to be referred by different customers
This means that a customer is not prevented from referring someone who has been referred by somebody else as well. Of course, who gets the referral discount depends on whose invitation the recipient chooses to act upon to register.

Personalize the referral message to boost conversions
The standard message template sent when a customer refers friends contains the referrer's name. This is likely to increase the e-mail open and clickthrough rates, and thus their chances of earning referral commissions.

One Step Checkout integration
Let clients use earned discounts for referred friends on the one step checkout page.

Features for you

Increased brand appeal
The Refer a Friend Magento extension helps to enhance your brand image as your product is recommended by people known to your potential customers.

Specify the redirection link after one has followed the referrer's link
If you have a 'Welcome page' for newcomers or you want them to visit a certain page, just put in the page URL in the Redirect to field. The user will be redirected to the specified page after clicking the referred link.

Ability to allow/block additive discounts
You can allow/forbid your customers from using a referral discount together with a shopping cart coupon or any other promotional offers/ discounts.

Referrer's orders and discounts limitation condition
Restrict the quantity of orders that will take part in discount calculating. You can specify minimum cart total amount to enable the possibility of getting referrer’s discounts and limit discounts that can be applied to an order. Moreover, you have an ability to define minimum of fixed discounts to make customers able to redeem at the shopping cart.

Ability to increase/decrease referral discounts
Magento store owner can control all referrers’ earnings and change the amount of fixed and percent discounts of referrers manually.

Ability to calculate purchase amount as 'item price' or ‘item price + tax‘

Unlimited rules and great flexibility in setting rules:
*Flexi-rules based on targets: signup quantity, purchased items quantity, purchase amount.
*Rules work per all referred customers.
*Ability to limit rule triggering for a single referral.
*Define whether rule conditions can be achieved per single or multiple referrals transactions.
*Possibility to prioritize rules and stop further rules processing.
*Ability to define the date when the rule becomes active.
*Specify stores where the rule will trigger.
*Reset all rule activities: transactions, discounts, and statistics.

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M1 Extension Versions

Changelog v.2.1.10

2015-11-18 06:48:42
  • Version number: 2.1.10
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2
* Mobile: Invited persons block is not displayed at iPhone Theme
* Design for iPhone theme
* MOBILE: "Invite a Friend and Get Discount" button doesn't work

Changelog v.2.1.9

2015-10-30 13:38:25
  • Version number: 2.1.9
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2
* SUPEE-6788 compatibility issue

Changelog v.2.1.8

2015-06-22 09:15:44
  • Version number: 2.1.8
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
* Incorrect work of the "Store sign up" rule type
* Grand Total was calculated incorrectly in Credit Memo
* Customer emails were duplicated in the Referred Friends tab
* Problem with the eCommerce Gamification Suite integration
* Bonuses for registration were applied incorrectly at multiple websites
* Inability to apply a discount for bundle products with dynamic price
* Broadcast link wasn’t displayed properly

Changelog v.2.1.7

2015-05-18 09:02:33
  • Version number: 2.1.7
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
* Error in Sys.log after "free product" rule triggered
* Target was ignored for "Store sign up" rule
* Hint messages were not left-aligned in popup
* Bonuses were not charged to referrer

Changelog v.2.1.6

2015-04-06 11:24:56
  • Version number: 2.1.6
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
+ Recognize referrals by e-mail addresses
* Inability to apply discount if the subtotal was less than discount amount
* Problem with the “Store sign up” rule on Magento CE 1.9.1, Magento EE 1.14.1
* Problem with currency rates conversion
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by referafriend/invite not found ERROR i got this error: a:5:{i:0;s:37:"RaF 1.0 referafriend/invite not found";i:1;s:9:"#0 {main}";s:3:"url";s:29:"/magento1921/awraf_export.php";s:11:"script_name";s:22:"/magento1921/index.php";s:4:"skin";s:5:"admin";} After execute "awraf_export.php" file. October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Top functionality Looks very nice and functionality is good. Hopefully this will increase my sales! Thanks October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Support I had some issues integrating this with a newer checkout extension and support was super. They were helpful, patient and professional. I recommend this extension without reserve, I've done a lot of research on these refer a friend extensions and this is by far the most intuitive and useful. These guys helped me with an issue that was not even caused by their extension talk about good support! October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT!!!! A very nice and good working extension.!! Great support!! October 11, 2013
Rated 0 out of 5 by The customer was invited with bonus discount setting is Yes, then he got that percent discount for every order. Big problem! Do you want to solved that problem or No one want to use this extension. Also it was problem with discount description when customer have multi discount code to apply into their order. TOO MANY ERROR! TOO MANY ERROR! January 23, 2013
Rated 0 out of 5 by Refer a Friend has been updated to v.1.4.2 and is now compatible with Magento October 28, 2011
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Can guest refer a friend ? If yes then How ? and How guest user can get reward benefit ? i guess while placing and order with same email which used for referring, right ?
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The Refer A Friend extension does not work for the guest users, unfortunately.
Only a registered customer can invite their friends to the store.
Thank you.
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  • 2016-02-13 T07:16:40.686-06:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
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  • loc_en_US, sid_2591, prod, sort_default
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  • 2016-02-13 T07:16:40.687-06:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_2591, prod, sort_default
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