Big Commerce App for invite a friend with coupon feature
This project is to replicate a function/feature of of http://www.gilt.com/.
Note where below the header it reads "to Share Gilt. Your friends will get $25 off their first purchase—and you will get $25 after it ships! Share now."
If you click on "Share now" and sign up, you will be presented with text and instruction to share with friends via various forms of email and social sharing. and then send those friends messages inviting them to try out guilt.com, telling them that if the referrer makes a purchase that person gets $X off at the time of purchase. At the same time the referrer gets the $X off their next purchase. If the referrer makes a qualifying purchase through the big commerce store, they would receive the discount AND the referrer would get an email alert that they can get $X off their next purchase.
I am not sure about the best way to execute such a program through Big Commerce. I am looking for a Big Commerce expert who knows the system, understands what I am looking for and can determine how to best implement.
Note that when the user clicks on "Share now" they see a page with:
1) Share on Facebook - clicking will generate a facebook connect option sharing option.
2) Email Sharing - allows you to invite via normal email, connecting to gmail via api and pulling your contacts, or Facebook messages,
3) Post Items You Love - in the social sharing section of each product you can see a message "Use these links to share and your friends will get $25 off their first purchase – you’ll get $25 after it ships! ". You can then click on each social sharing option.
in each case a unique url like this "http://www.gilt.com/invite/1790328
*On the user side, the flow and look should exactly match that of the gilt.com site
*The app must integrate with any Big Commerce store as an app that I can own/sell.
The Admin area would need to meet the following criteria.
*Dollar amount for the coupon for the a) the referrer & b) the referred.
*Ability select specific products, categories, or "all" as eligible for the discount.
*Ability to choose which of the email and social share invite features to include in the user area.
*Ability to turn the system on or off.
Skills: facebook, gmail