Shopify Raffle Tickets Setup

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By Giancarlo

updated 15 days ago

Our purchases app allows you to install our widget or lightbox on your order confirmation page and within user accounts, allowing users to see raffle ticket numbers after their purchase.


Already have your promotion setup and need to install it? Skip to Step 8.


Requirements

  • You must be using Shopify
  • Your products and variants must have unique SKUs. If you do not have SKUs, especially on your variants, you must add a unique SKU to each variant in order for us to properly generate tickets.

Step 1. 

Create a new promotion and choose Purchases > Shopify.

Step 2. 

If your store is connected, you will see it at the top. If it is not, please connect it.

Once connected, click Update Products and choose Import Products and All Variants.

All of your products and variants will now be pulled in and will appear on the right side.

Step 3. 

Choose the products/variants that apply for this particular raffle by selecting them. If you are running raffles for multiple different items at once, our system will be able to assign raffle tickets to each of the items a user purchases.

Step 4. 

On the right hand side of each item that qualifies, you will see a ticket icon, click on it. You need to indicate how many raffle tickets a user should receive for purchasing this product or variant. To avoid confusion, we typically recommend you name your variants or SKUs in Shopify based on the number of raffle tickets a user would receive.

Step 5.

  • Insert a title for your promotion.
  • Choose start and end dates. 
  • Indicate how many winners.
  • Enable Raffle Tickets.
  • Input your Store URL.

Step 6.

Within the entries section, set it to award 0 entries for every $1 spent since we are awarding raffle tickets instead of entries for each dollar spent.

The non-qualifying order section would only appear if a user purchases something that did not qualify for the raffle. Our widget would just let them know on the order completion screen that their order did not qualify for the promotion.

Step 7.

  • Insert your official rules
  • In the design section you can change the styles on our widget or lightbox
  • You can setup email notifications to send people their raffle tickets when they make a purchase
  • When you're all set, save the promotion by clicking the green Done button.

Step 8.

If you need help with installation, please contact us. We offer free installation to your store.

To install the promotion on your store, go to the Install tab in your dashboard and choose either the widget or lightbox. Copy the code under Step 1: Install to Checkout & Accounts.

Step 9.

Go to your Shopify store and navigate to:

Settings > Checkout > Additional Scripts > Order Status Page and paste in the code.

Step 10.

If your store has user accounts and you want people to see their raffle tickets when they login to their account, continue on. Otherwise, skip to Step 11.

Go to your Shopify store and navigate to:

Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit Code > Click on customers/account.liquid (or other similar file that controls user accounts). Paste our code at the bottom of the file and click Save.

Step 11.

Go back to ViralSweep, go to the Install tab and copy the code under Step 2: Install to Theme.

Step 12.

Go to your Shopify store and navigate to:

Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit Code > Click on theme.liquid 

Paste our code before the closing </head> tag. Click Save.

Step 13.

You're done! Make a purchase on your store and you'll see the widget or lightbox appear on your order confirmation page, and it will display the raffle ticket numbers you've earned for making that purchase. If you installed our code to user accounts, you can also login to the user account you purchased with to see your raffle ticket numbers there too.

Widget example embedded in the store checkout:

Lightbox example embedded in the store checkout:

Legal Disclaimer

ViralSweep provides this feature to allow you to run purchase based sweepstakes and raffles on your store. However, most states and countries have variations in their laws and regulations regarding purchases when it comes to sweepstakes and raffles. ViralSweep assumes no responsibility for whether you are in compliance with the law. You understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your official rules comply with the rules and regulations of your locality, including offering a free alternate method of entry where applicable.

If you are interested in having ViralSweep handle legal compliance for your promotion within the United States and Canada, please contact us.


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