FAQs for Companies

plugs-drawingQ: Has TipFrom.Me Suspended It’s Service?

Unfortunatly Yes. As of 1 December 2011 Our Service has been suspended. Existing Vendors and Tippers can Read More about how to remove our service.

Q: What exactly is TipFrom.Me?

TipFrom.Me is a promotional service that works off of the principle that a happy customer is likely to tell their friends about a great product. What we do is to give your customers promotional discount coupon codes, which we call “Tips” right after they purchase. We allow those customers to easily share those Tips with their friends and reward them with payments when anyone makes a sale using their “Tip”.

Q: Why would I want to use TipFrom.Me?

Put simply, Sales. By giving your customers the ability and the rewards for sharing the news about your products you should see your product reaching more people than it otherwise would, and the sales increase accordingly.

Q: What’s involved in setting up?

To get started all you need do is click the Sign Up button. We’ve just launched our service so we’re especially keen to work with our early adopters hand in hand so we’ll be in contact shortly to help you add products and set up a promotion. We integrate with your existing shopping cart system to create the most streamlined process for your customers. We need a few lines of code to be placed in your shopping cart to link everything up, and again we’ll help you with that.

Q: Which E-commerce providers are you integrated with?

The TipFrom.Me system is designed to work with any e-commerce system, including your own custom system. We have integrated with a variety of popular systems, the full list can be seen here.

Q: How do I set up a coupon?

Your existing shopping cart system should have a coupon code feature, the majority of them do. Simply create a code and then enter it in the corresponding field in the TipFrom.Me promotion page. You can set coupons to be for whatever amount makes sense for your product, and we’re happy to help suggest an amount that we think works well for your unique product and promotion.

Q: How do I set up reward payments?

For every Tip that’s used to get a discount on your product a reward payout is made to the original customer who referred the sale. We make all of those payments for you and manage the entire process and all of your referrers. You can set the amount of your reward payments directly in the TipFrom.Me admin system.

Q: Can you give me an example of all the coupons and payments?

You can see in the following diagram a possible promotion may be set up. Remember that you can adjust the Coupon and Reward payment to be any amount.


Q: What’s the cost?

All our costs are based per transaction; we don’t charge any setup fees. Every time a sale is made from a customer using a Tip we charge a flat $1.99 fee to you for our service. The payment made to the referrer of the Tip also comes directly from your funding balance. We do ask that you pre-fund your account which you can do via PayPal or credit card right from within the TipFrom.Me admin system. Every sale debits your account.

Q: What happens if I let my account balance run out?

If you do let your account balance run down we pause your promotions. To avoid this happening we send out reminder emails ahead of time to give you plenty of notice. We’ll also estimate the date when your account will run out based on historical data so you can plan your finances.

Q: Can I talk to someone before I sign up?

Absolutely, please see our Contact Us page and we’ll get right back to you.

FAQs for Referrers

Q: What exactly is TipFrom.Me?

TipFrom.Me is a service that helps companies promote their products.

Q: What is a “Tip”?

A “Tip” is a coupon code or special link that allows someone that you refer to purchase a product online at a discount.

Q: Why would I share a Tip?

Every time someone uses your Tip to purchase a product you receive a reward in the form of a payout. The more people you refer the more money you can make, it’s that simple. You’re also passing on a great deal on a product to people you know, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone.

Q: Why was I invited to TipFrom.Me?

You received an invitation because you purchased a product that was enrolled in one of our promotions.

Q: How can I give out Tips?

You can send out your Tip by email, Twitter, Facebook, any social network or any other way you can think of. You can post it online in forums and message boards, publish it to your blog, upload it to your webpage or even print it on a flyer and hand it out at a party.

Q: What’s the best way to share a Tip?

Sharing Tips is meant to be fun, so if you’re sending a Tip be sure to choose someone who you think will want to receive it and go on to purchase the product. Tell them what’s great about the product and why you purchased it and choose like-minded people.

Q: Do you have tools to help me share a Tip?

Yes we have a plethora of online tools to make sharing a Tip by email or social networks as easy as a few short clicks.

Q: How much can I make in rewards?

Each promotion is set to pay out a different reward amount, and there’s no limit on how much you can make.

Q: How will I get paid?

Currently we support payments by PayPal, and we’re working on payments by US and international checks. Payments via PayPal are free, we will charge a small fee if you want to be paid by check to cover our mailing and handling costs.

Q: Do I have to pay to sign up or use the service?

There’s no signup or usage fees for the service.

Q: Am I now on a mailing list?

No absolutely not.

Q: I didn’t purchase a product, but I still want to send Tips, can I?

Unfortunately no. Tips are only given to purchasing customers that are enrolled in our promotions.