Tenacious Toys has several different ways for you to get rewarded for creating unboxing videos and posts featuring our toys!
Tenacious Refer-a-Friend • Shopify Collabs • Social Cat
A. Tenacious Toys "Refer-a-Friend"
This is the simplest one to set up because it is built into each Tenacious Toys account. If you've signed up for (and confirmed) your email address, or created an account and made a purchase in our shop, you ALREADY have a unique affiliate link (also knows as a Refer-a-Friend link) available to use.
(If you have been shopping at Tenacious but checking out as a guest, you will need to establish an account before you get access to your affiliate link - do this by going to Join and adding your email address and creating a password)
How to access your Tenacious Toys Refer-a-Friend affiliate link:
- Log in to our shop
- Go to the Rewards Points section
- Click on Refer Friends
- Copy your unique referral / affiliate link
- Use this link when you blog online or in your social media accounts or posts
- Benefits for your followers: when they click your affiliate link and place a $20+ order, your friend/follower gets $5 off and they receive an additional 500 Rewards Points.
- Benefits for you: you get 500 Rewards Points as well when each of your followers signs up as a new Tenacious customer and places their first $20+ order (500 points awarded to you just once per new customer you send our way, but you can refer as many as you want and build your Rewards Points that way.) Rewards Points are redeemable for discounts off of orders at Tenacious.
- All benefits for all parties come in the form of Tenacious Rewards Points and codes.
B. Shopify Collabs
This is a Shopify-wide program that you can apply to that works a lot like our above Refer-a-Friend program: you get an affiliate link which you can share when you make your own posts / reviews / etc.
Major differences: Shopify Collabs can set you up as a micro influencer for Tenacious Toys AND / OR any other Shopify Shop that is using the program! So it's a good way to start up influencer relationships with multiple shops! You're not just limited to Tenacious.
Shopify Collabs is a more formal way for shop owners to vet micro influencers and offers us a way to keep a bit more organized. The shipment of the toys to review becomes an automated event. And on the flip side, it offers micro influencers a great system to connect with many small and medium sized brands to get free products and/or get paid.
Note that all of our relationships inside of Shopify Collabs start off as either free or discounted toys sent to the influencer in return for the creation of video content.
If we accept you, we send you either a choice of free toys, or a code for a discount off of an order of toys.
Inside Shopify Collabs, you as an influencer are given a unique Affiliate Link that tracks the orders placed by customers who come to Tenacious Toys and place order via that link. Shopify Collabs works by affiliate link ONLY.
Note that the Shopify Collabs Affiliate link is a DIFFERENT link than the above mentioned Tenacious Toys Refer-A-Friend link! 2 different systems!
How to work with Tenacious via Shopify Collabs:
- Go here to apply to Shopify Collabs.
- Once approved, you are given either a discount code or a choice of a free toy to review.
- You choose your toy and an order is shipped to you.
- You unbox and post about the toy on your own social media, sharing your unique affiliate link with your followers (either on the post or in the description or in your profile - anywhere that is clickable).
- Your followers get a 10% off discount, so they click through your link and place orders at Tenacious Toys with a 10% discount in their cart.
- You ALSO earn 10% commission on these sales!
- Commissions in Shopify Collabs are paid in US dollars, via Paypal.
- The benefits for you in Shopify Collabs are: free or discounted toys that you get to keep, AND commissions paid in actual money.
C. Social Cat
Social Cat is a platform for micro influencers which exists outside of the Shopify ecommerce ecosystem. Anyone can apply to Social Cat as a "Creator." Social Cat refers to influencers (aka you, the toy reviewer) as Creators. Social Cat is FREE for all creators to use.
The other parties involved are the shops and brands like Tenacious Toys - Social Cat calls us "Brands." Brands like Tenacious send products to Creators like you to review.
The benefit of Social Cat is that it services all types of brands that may have shops on any ecommerce platform at all. So if you are accepted as a micro influencer on Social Cat, you will be able to apply to MANY different types of brands as a possible match. It's a bit like a dating app - Social Cat matches Creators to Brands.
Social Cat will asses your accounts on whichever platforms you choose to tell them about: TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc etc
Our program on Social Cat offers free toys in exchange for your reviews. We meet a lot of "non-toy-people" via Social Cat.
How to work with Tenacious via Social Cat:
- Go to Social Cat and apply as a Creator
- Find the Tenacious Toys brand inside and apply
- If you're a good fit, we accept and kick off a relationship with you as an influencer.
- The benefits for you inside Social Cat are free Tenacious Toys products (plus other shops and brands may offer you paid posting gigs as well).
Note that Social Cat doesn't have an Affiliate Program baked in, so our PRO TIP is that if we connect with you in Social Cat, we recommend that you use the Tenacious Refer-a-Friend link inside your Tenacious Rewards Points account. That way you can rack up Rewards points for yourself and also offer your followers a bit of an incentive as well (see A above).
Why are there so many different options?!
Yeah this page is complicated! Each of the programs above caters to a different set of reviewers & influencers.
Some of you only care about toys. Some of you want to be big time influencers (not just in the toy space). Some of you are in between.
We are using Shopify Collabs and Social Cat at the same time to offer everybody more options. You may apply to both and get rejected from one and accepted by the other, it has happened to a lot of "friends of Tenacious."
And if you are just starting out and you don't have a ton of followers anywhere, you could possibly get rejected from both Social Cat and Shopify Collabs.
But you know what? It's all good! We still love you, and you would STILL have a very useful and very beneficial Refer-a-Friend affiliate link right here inside of your Tenacious Toys account. Grab your affiliate link and use it! We love to see and repost your toy unboxings and reviews!
Any questions, use our Contact page to hit us up!