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Create a Gumroad Refer-a-Friend Program

This guide teaches you how to set up a refer-a-friend program for your Gumroad store.

How to Set Up a Gumroad Refer-a-Friend Program

If you sell digital content through Gumroad, Peach’s refer-a-friend programs integrate seamlessly.

1. Create a new gambit

From your accounts page, select ‘New Gambit’ and then choose the ‘Refer-a-Friend + Gumroad’ gambit type.

2. Complete your gambit’s details

Enter the name, domain name, and icon you want to use for your gambit. If you do not wish to use a custom domain name, Peach’s will automatically generate a domain name that you can use. This domain name will be used in links your customers shared. In this example, customers would share links that look like kubernetes.peachs.co/r/grand-elephant.

3. Add your gambit configuration

Enter your page’s URL and the number of people who need to purchase your product. This page URL should be the page where you have embedded your Gumroad button. In our example, after people click a shared link like kubernetes.peachs.co/r/grand-elephant, we want to take them to matthewpalmer.net/kubernetes-app-developer where they can purchase the ebook.

4. Prepare your Gumroad product

Complete this step from your Gumroad dashboard, logged in as an administrator.

Add a custom field to your Gumroad checkout page with the name ‘Referral Code’. Check out Gumroad’s help page for detailed instructions.

When customers visit your product page after being referred by a friend, their friend’s referral code will be entered into this field.

Remember to save your Gumroad product after you’ve made these changes.

5. Connect your Gumroad account

Back in the Peach’s console, complete the next step by authorizing Peach’s with your Gumroad account.

Once your connection is completed, click ‘Submit’ to create the gambit.

6. Integrate the Peach’s form

Almost there! The last step is to embed the Peach’s form onto your website where you want to let people sign up for your refer-a-friend program. Simply copy and paste our script into your website’s HTML.

7. Integrate the Peach’s script

There are two small code changes needed to integrate Peach’s with your Gumroad checkout.

Modify your Gumroad buttons so that Peach’s knows they are used for a refer-a-friend gambit.

Locate the Gumroad buttons on your website and add the HTML attribute data-gumroad-gambit="GAMBIT_ID" where GAMBIT_ID is replaced with the value from your gambit settings page.

<a class="gumroad-button" data-gumroad-gambit="54" href="https://gum.co/cmFb">Buy my product</a>

Finally, embed the Peach’s script onto your website just below your Gumroad checkout button.

8. Verify your integration

Check that our Gumroad refer-a-friend gambit is configured correctly by clicking ‘Send Test Email.’ You should receive an email that takes you to your Gumroad store with the discount coupon applied.

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