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Refer a Friend


Encourage customers to invite their friends to your store and reward them for contribution.
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Refer a Friend Magento Extension
25 Reviews 4.9 / 5
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Smart Loyalty Program

Important note for users of Refer a Friend v.1.*: version 1.X and 2.X are not fully compatible. To find out more details, please read the description.

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. 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.

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.

Features for you

  • Increased brand appeal
    The Refer a Friend Magento extension helps to enhance your brand picture 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.

Integration with other aW extensions

Using the Refer a Friend extension together with the below aW products opens extra possibilities.

One Step Checkout

One Step Checkout

Let clients use earned discounts for referred friends on the one step checkout page.

eCommerce Gamification Suite

eCommerce Gamification Suite

Reward game users with points for friends inviting.

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Do increase customer loyalty

Review by alex | Nov 1, 2014

Work as it should. Not a big price for this kind of quality. It have boosted customer loyalty,

Excellent extension!

Review by Adam | Mar 25, 2014

It works in fact similar to a small MLM structure. There were few problems with configuration but Customer Service was able to help me quick and efficient.
Great tool to increase your sales!

Great value for members marketing

Review by Stephen | Feb 9, 2014

Getting members to register and refer friends for discount incentives couldn't be easier, using simple link sharing with popular social media and through emails. Good tracking of the referred friends in customer accounts too.

A feature in the future I would like to see is to see a shorter or customizable broadcast link, such as simplifying the referral string to a certain amount of characters, etc.

Best recommendations

Review by Brock | Feb 4, 2014

We used to think that we can hardly involve our clients into any loyalty program or direct interaction with our brand. I may say, we were wrong. This extension works fine for us. We have a dozen of overactive participants and many periodical ones, but the number of new visitors and customers increased noticeably and we are happy. Only the иest recommendations for this extension.

A Must Have!

Review by Charchack | Jan 29, 2014

I recommend this plugin to all Magento store owners. Our own experience showed that this tool considerably increased the quantity of clients. It is evident that they were referred by other customers. It's difficult to emphasize one feature out of others. They are all great! But for me, as a store admin, unlimited rules with great flexibility in their setting are the most attractive.

Helps our business

Review by Carlos | Nov 18, 2013

Since we installed the extension, our customers have become more active and we have noticed the seismic shift in new visitors.


Review by Jaroslaw | Oct 11, 2013

A very nice and good working extension.

I'd also like to commend Vitaly and his team on their prompt, detailed and excellent support.

Good - we used this because it had good integration with users contacts

Review by John | Sep 11, 2013

We like the module overall but had to customize how users see their balances and create some admin reports.


Review by Bhavin M. | Sep 3, 2013

Worth to spend $100. It's absolutely powerful extension.It's creating a lot of traffic to our client's website.

Simple and easy to use

Review by Tamara | May 31, 2013

No frills, no fuss. Does exactly what it says. No frills, no fuss and works very well.

Great mod great price

Review by Mitch | Mar 2, 2013

Simple to set up and what a better way to increase your customer base

Good Extention

Review by Domenico | Oct 2, 2012

I have buy this extention and I think that is the really good solution for incrase Referral Traffic.

Cleaner referral link

Review by Pierre | Mar 12, 2012

Hi, just bought the extension and it's working as it's supposed to but just need a bit effort on the code generation (which is a bit too long and complicated) and referral links that are easier on the on the eye like:
Also the option to enter the code at registration time (or even while checking out the first time) would be awesome.
Another great Magento module

Excellent extension

Review by Matthew | Feb 1, 2012

Though we'd like to see a cleaner, easier URL that can be shared via social networks, our customers seem to understand how to use it so far. We'll have to start pushing it to them more - so creating more widgets around the site to spread the Refer A Friend word is key.

Refers a lot of traffic.

Review by Lea | Jan 9, 2012

Great extension and easy to install. It's creating a lot of traffic to our clients website.

Great module

Review by Anton | Dec 22, 2011

worked really well in helping me refer new customers but there were some issues in getting the module to administer the right credit to customers.

Chief Consultant

Review by Steve | Nov 11, 2011

This is a easy-to-use extension for affiliate marketing. It'll be much better for users to add social bookmarks and retrieve email contracts from webmail services like Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail.

Excellent Module

Review by Carlos | May 27, 2011

A perfect extension to help improve our sales.
The only option that we miss is to add a fee to the customer who buys after being invited by another customer.

Excelent code to work on

Review by 3Works Webdesign | May 21, 2011

Basicly we purchased the component. Edited the invite a friend so more people could be invited at once, also added a live top 3 on the frontend of the website so we have live statistics of the top 3 'referrels' alltime.

Our customer is happy and we are happy ;)

Great support and nice extension

Review by Marcel | Feb 23, 2011

A very nice and good working extension.
The support is also perfect.

Lovely greetings


Very Robust and Fantastic Support

Review by Garrett | Jun 5, 2010

Honestly, I don't think there's any way that a developer can add more robust functionality for $100 than buying the Refer a Friend extension. It's absolutely powerful.

I'd also like to commend Pavel and his team on their excellent support. Weekday or weekend, I got prompt, detailed and positive feedback.

I'll definitely be buying again!

Fantastic Support

Review by Garrett | Jun 5, 2010

Honestly, I don't think there's any way that a developer can add more robust functionality for $100 than buying the Refer a Friend extension. It's absolutely powerful.

I'd also like to commend Pavel and his team on their excellent support. Weekday or weekend, I got prompt, detailed and positive feedback.

I'll definitely be buying again!

Almost perfect

Review by Jeroen | Dec 13, 2009

Very nice module! But we miss two functions in this module. First of all it would be nice if the created actions would be visible on the account page, or in the RSS feeds.

Also it would be very nice if the refer-a-friend url's could be combined and posted trough the facebook module.

Excellent Extension, works so smoothly

Review by RKB | Oct 29, 2009

We hope the $ incentive will increase our Newsletter subscriptions which should convert to sales. Currently Refer a Friend only rewards the referrer I hope a future extension will reward either or both referrer and Friend. Example I would like to offer $2.00 for every signup to the Referrer and a $20.00 discount to the Friends first purchase.

Good Module to Increase Referral Traffic

Review by Brian - | Aug 11, 2009

If you spend a lot of effort into making your customer's experience with your website as fun, safe, fast, secure, friendly ... then take advantage of this goodwill.

This module works well at enabling your customers to refer an associate / friend to your site. There are no complicated forms or registration process for the customer. Simply enter in the friend's info and send.

100% recommended for those who go the extra mile to ensure their customers have a great experience.

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