Magento 2 Reward Point extension is an effective tool to increase customer interaction with websites, encourage customers to purchase products by giving them reward points to their accounts when they place orders, add reviews, sign up, and so on. These points are used to spend on purchasing products/services right on stores conveniently, which improves customer loyalty and closely tight buyers with your business, leading to a long relationship between stores and customers.
2. How does it work? (for the store admin)
As an administrator for a Magento 2 store, you can do some following actions with the module’s functions:
- Create earning rule to determine how the points are earned
- Manage and adjust points for customer accounts
- Specify the exchange rate between points and currency for each customer group
- Track and manage transactions using reward points made by each customer
2.1. Earning rules
Go to Customer ⇒ BSS Reward Points ⇒ Earning Rules.
There are two types of rules you can create depending on your purpose: Add new cart rule (related to products) and Add new custom rule (related to customer behavior). You click the arrow next to the Add New Rule button and select the desired option.
2.1.1. Add a New Cart Rule
In Rule Information:
- Rule name: enter a name for the new rule. For example, we create a rule as “Buy watches to receive points”.
- Active: set status for the rule.
- From-To: specify a period of time when this rule can be valid.
- Websites: select websites to apply the rule.
- Customer Groups: assign the rule for suitable one or multiple customer groups.
- In Conditions: Based on the specific purpose of the rule, you can set up conditions by selecting from the list.
- In Actions:
For this kind of rule, you can choose to give customers X points or give them X points for Y spent. Then you need to indicate the number of points rewarding for customers after they meet conditions.
If you select the type as Give customer X points for Y spent, you have to enter a specific amount buyers need to reach and receive X points in the section of Spent Amount.
Also, it is easy to add more notes to various store views.
2.1.2. Add a New Custom Rule
You follow similar steps to the process when adding a new cart rule, but the only difference stays in the condition section.
- In Rule Information:
- In Conditions:
There is a list of engagement activities related to customer behaviors for you to select.
- In Actions:
After creating earning rules, you can manage all of them in the grid table:
2.2. Exchange Rates
In this section, the admin determines the exchange rate between points and the base currency so that customers use points to make transactions.
Go to Customer ⇒ BSS Reward Points ⇒ Exchange Rates ⇒ Add New Rate:
In Website: select a website to apply this rate. Each website can have different exchange rates.
In Customer Group: choose a group whose customers can use points based on this exchange rate. You can add various rates for different customer groups.
In Status: Enable/Disable the rate.
In Exchange rate: specify the number of points to be corresponding to 1 unit of the base currency. For example: 10 means that 10 points = $1 (the default base currency is USD)
*Note: Although you can select All Websites and All Customer Groups to apply this exchange rate, the rates for each website and each customer group has higher priority.
All exchange rates are displayed in the grid for better management as below:
Go to Customer ⇒ BSS Reward Points ⇒ Transactions to track histories of point changes on your website.
- Changed Point: specify the number of points are received or are reduced from their accounts.
- Balance: total current points in customer account after changes happen.
- Point Expired: update the number of points expiring after a period of time.
2.4. Import and Export Transactions
In case you have a huge amount of transaction data and want to update to the new website, we offer the advanced function to quickly import multiple transactions via a CSV file.
Go to Customer ⇒ BSS Reward Points ⇒ Import/Export Transactions.
You download the sample CSV file to your computer and complete every information as instructed. Then, upload it and start import data to the system.
Besides, it is extremely convenient to export available transactions on your site into a CSV file as well.
2.5. Assign points for each product
In addition to creating earning rules, you can also determine the number of points customers can receive when purchasing a product.
Go to Catalog ⇒ Products and choose a product: Joust Duffle Bag, for example.
In Assign by:
- No Point: It means customers get no points for this product purchase
- Exchange rate: Customers can get points based on the exchange rate created in the Exchange Rate section.
Exchange rate: 10 points = $1
Product price= $56
=> The number of points customers have: 56*10=560 points.
- Fix amount: customers get the fixed number of points.
In Number Point: enter the number of points to reward for customers in case you select Fix amount.
In Dependent on qty:
- Choose Yes: Points = X * Qty
- Choose No: Point = X
(X as the number of points).
*Note: You need to take notice in the following case:
Suppose that you assign 5 points for product A in the product edit page.
Also, you create an earning rule which gives customers 10 points when they buy products belonging to category Men. Product A is included in the category Men.
⇒ In this case, customers can get a total of 15 points from both purchase rules.
* Note: For fast implement, you can import and export Reward Points via a CSV file.
To import reward points, you add the additional 3 columns to a CSV file of the default and the system will import products with points based on SKU.
- assign_by: no point/exchange rate/fix amount.
- receive_point: enter a natural number
- dependent_qty: yes/no
2.6. Manage Reward Points in the backend customer accounts
As a store admin, you are able to track reward points of each customer by navigating to their accounts in the backend.
Go to Customers ⇒ All Customers and select a customer to see details. Reward Points are placed in a separate section for easy management. Detailed information of points
2.7. Module configuration
Go to Store ⇒ Configuration ⇒ BSSCommerce Reward Points to start configuring.
2.7.1. In General
Enable: Set Yes/No to enable/disable the extension
Minimum redeem threshold: the minimum number of points customers need to reach so that they can use these points for transactions.
Maximum reward threshold: the maximum number of points customers can get in their accounts.
Expiry period (days): how long reward points becomes expiry.
2.7.2. Earning points
Allow earning points from tax paid: customers can (cannot) receive points from tax payment based on exchange rates.
Allow earning points from shipping fee: customers can (cannot) receive points from shipping fee based on exchange rates.
Allow earning points from order already paid by points: set Yes/No to enable/disable giving points for customers who place orders by using available points in their accounts.
Maximum points can earn per order: specify the maximum number of points can be given to customers when they place an order.
Maximum points can earn by review: indicate the maximum number of points customers can receive after writing reviews corresponding to the period of time. This function is used in case you create a “Submit Review” custom rule and desire to separate the points and time writing reviews.
For example: a customer submits reviews right after 1 day of purchase could get more points than another one submits after one week.
- Select Day/Month/Year from the drop-down list.
- Choose a number to indicate a period of time.
- Determine the maximum number of points given to customers.
Auto refund order to point balance: set Yes/No to enable/disable refunding order to the point balance in customer accounts.
If you set Yes, a number of points corresponding to the order value are added to customer accounts. (based on the exchange rate).
2.7.3. Spending points
Maximum points can spend for order: specify the maximum number of points customers can use for payment.
Allow spending points on tax: Set Yes/No to enable/disable using points to pay for the tax.
Allow spending points on shipping fee: Set Yes/No to enable/disable using points to pay for shipping fees.
Restore spent points if order is refunded: set Yes to allow returning the number of points already used for placing an order in case this order is refunded.
2.7.4. Display message on points to be rewarded
Message icon: upload an icon to symbolize for points.
Show point balance on header: set Yes/No to show/hide point balance on the website header.
On account page: set Yes to display the number of points customers can get after creating an account.
On subscription block: set Yes to show the number of points customers can get after subscribing newsletter.
On Cart and order summary block: set Yes to display the number of points customers can get.
At review tab on product page: set Yes to show the number of points customers can get after submitting a review and the review is approved by the store owner.
On specific product page: set Yes to display the number of points customers can get when purchasing products.
- For simple, virtual and downloadable products: display the number of points set up in each product edit page.
- For configurable and grouped products: display the number of points according to each children product.
- For bundle products:
On catalog page: set Yes to show the number of points can be given.
Use points with slider: display a slider of points to determine how many point to spend on the shopping cart or checkout page.
2.7.5. Email Notification
Email sender: select an email as the sender.
Earn point email: select an email template to notify customers about receiving points.
Spend point email: select an email template to notify customers about spending points.
Reward points expiry warning email: select an email template to notify customers about point expiry.
Send warning before expiry (days): before points become expiry, stores need to send a warning to customers before a number of days.
Subscribe customer by default: set Yes/No to
3. How customers use reward points in the frontend?
When customers complete some actions such as registering, purchasing products, submitting reviews, and so on, they are rewarded points to their accounts. These points can be used for payment during the checkout process or refund the order.
3.1. In the shopping cart
In the shopping cart, there are 2 ways to redeem reward points to receive discount.
- Use slider to determine how many points to redeem.
- Enter a number to specify the number of points.
3.2. In the checkout page
3.3. In customer account
Customers can track point history and transactions using points in separate Reward points section of My Account:
- Point balance.
- Information about exchange rates.
- Transactions: display info about transaction type, point changes, point balance after each transaction, point expiry dates. Customer can click View to know more details of each one.