Using a floating referral widget for your store

Set up a floating referral widget on your site to get customers to sign up for your referral program

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Written by Adam
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You can embed a referral widget anywhere on your website so visitors can easily sign up as an Advocate and start referring their friends to your store.

The widget pops up into a signup page when clicked. You can embed this widget in the bottom right or bottom left corner of your store’s website.

Before you proceed, please take note that:

  • You may need a developer to assist you with this process

  • Your platform must allow the insertion of an HTML/JavaScript snippet

  • Steps may vary depending on the store platform you are using.

You can view this widget live in our own official merchandising store!

Note: Your referral campaign must be Active for the referral widget to appear.

Embedding the referral widget

  1. On your ReferralCandy dashboard, go to Campaigns and click All Campaigns.

  2. Find your active campaign and go to the Widgets page.

  3. Find the Referral Widget section and click Copy to copy the code snippet.

  4. Paste the code snippet just before the </body> on your store's page. If you're a Shopify merchant, follow the steps below.

  5. Save the changes.


  1. On the Shopify Admin page, go to Online Store and click Themes.

  2. Find your active theme and click Customize.

  3. Click the three-dot menu and select Edit code.

  4. In Layout, select theme.liquid and paste the code snippet at the bottom of the page.

  5. Click Save.

You can view your store’s site to confirm that the referral widget is now displayed.

Configuring the position of the widget

Switching the location

The widget is located at the lower right-hand side of the page by default. It is possible to move this to the lower left-hand side of the page by specifying the value of the data-location attribute to "left".

Changing the stack order (z-index)

If you have multiple banners or widgets on your store, you can set the z-index value of the referral widget to prevent site elements from overlapping.

For instance, if you have a GDPR consent banner that you want to appear on top of the widget, you can set the z-index to a lower value.

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