Campaign builder changes on mobile

We've updated the dashboards and campaign builder to make it even easier to work from mobile, especially if you need to make quick adjustments or updates to your campaign on the go. Enjoy!


Purchases App Product Pagination & Search

We've updated the Purchases app to now paginate all of your products and variants that are pulled into the system. This will greatly speed up the page, as we previously returned all of your products in a long list which made it difficult to navigate. We've also updated the search function, allowing you to now search by product name, SKU, or tag.

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Choose allowed file types for contests

We've updated our file upload field for contests which now allows you to select which file types you want to accept for your contest. The file types that you can choose from include: PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, TXT, PDF, RTF, DOC, DOCX.

For videos, we automatically support the following files, with currently no plans for you to choose between which ones can be accepted: MP4, MOV, WEBM, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG, 3GPP, 3G2, MKV.

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Custom Contest Captions

We've rolled out a new feature that is an extension of our contest caption field. Currently, you can add the caption field to your contest entry form and a user can write a caption to go with the photo or video they uploaded to your contest. This caption then appears in your gallery with the users submission.

However, there are some use cases where you may want to display multiple different fields that the user submitted through the entry form with their submission in your gallery. Our custom captions feature will now allow for this, where you can display any field you want in the gallery on a users submission.

Documentation: Custom Captions

Raffle Tickets on Purchases App

Our Purchases App now supports generating raffle tickets for customers who make a purchase on your Shopify store. To understand how to fully configure this feature to run a Raffle on your Shopify store, please see our documentation.

Documentation: Raffle Tickets Setup

Email Notifications on Purchases App

We've just rolled out Email Notifications for our Purchases App. This will allow you to send an email to users who make a purchase on your store and show them how many entries they earned for that purchase, as well as how many entries they have in total (based on all purchases made for that sweepstakes period).

In addition, if you are using our new raffle tickets feature, the raffle ticket numbers generated for that purchase will be included in the email.

The parameters that can be used in the email include:

[ORDER_ID] - The order number for the Shopify purchase.

[ORDER_ENTRIES] - Total number of entries earned on this purchase.

[TOTAL_ENTRIES] - Total number of entries earned in the sweepstakes based on all purchases that qualify.

[TICKET_NUMBERS] - Raffle ticket numbers that were generated for the purchase.

[END_TIME] - End time of the promotion.

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Design Templates

We've just introduced a new Templates feature that will make building your campaigns quicker and easier.

This feature has been added as Your Templates under Styles.

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Templates will allow you to modify all the fonts, icons, colors, borders, buttons, and more on your campaign, and then save all those changes as a template that you can simply apply to other campaigns with the click of a button.

For example, say you built a sweepstakes and completely restyled it top to bottom. Then you want to create an Instant Win using the same exact styles. All you have to do is apply your previously saved template to the Instant Win.

Just click Your Templates and save the current styles using a template name. Screen Shot 2020-07-09 at 5.12.48 PM.png

Once saved, you can apply that template to any of your campaigns:

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In the future, we'll offer a presest library of templates you can pick from to make styling your campaign as easy as clicking a button.

Domain Authentication for Email Notifications

We've just rolled out domain authentication for our Email Notifications feature. This will allow you to authenticate your domain so that when ViralSweep sends these email notifications, they will now come from your domain instead of on behalf of your domain. This will greatly improve email deliverability and keep emails out of spam boxes.

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Simply input your email address into the From (Address) field, then click Authenticate and it will provide you with records to add to your domain.

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Once the records are added to your domain, we will verify them automatically and you'll be all set.

Soundcloud support for contests

Our contest app and gallery now support Soundcloud tracks.

Just grab the link to any Soundcloud track and it can be submitted through our contest form.

Soundcloud tracks will display as an embed in our gallery like this:

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Our contest app can now support content from Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, TikTok, Twitch, Vimeo, or YouTube.

Purchases App Now Supports Phone Number Checkouts

Our Shopify purchases app now supports phone number checkouts.

Previously, it only supported checkouts through Shopify with those who used an email address.

Now, if someone checks out with a phone number, we'll add them as an entry into your sweepstakes.

Phone numbers will appear under the entrants tab as an email address, like: