How to Set Up Product as Compensation

Use the following guide to learn how to create options for products such as color, size, flavors, etc., and set up restrictions on the products your influencers are allowed to choose. 

Follow these steps to set up and customize product as compensation:

Step 1 Import or Add Products into your Brand

Step 2 Create Product Options and Variants

Step 3 Add Products to Campaign

Step 4 Set up Product Restrictions


Import or Add Products into your Brand

Adding or importing products into your brand allows you to assign items to a campaign for influencers to select from as compensation.

Step 1 From the top navigation bar, click Brand.

Step 2 Click the Products icon.


Import Product from E-commerce Store

Importing product will draw directly from your E-commerce store. Importing will bring in all product details from product image, cost, MSRP, etc.


To import products you must first connect your eCommerce store.

If you are not importing product from your E-commerce store please proceed to the section on how to Add Product manually

Step 3 Click the Import button.


Step 4 Search for the product and then click import.


Add Product Manually 

If your E-commerce store is not integrated, then product must be manually entered to be available as an option. You are able to add the shipping cost, product options, amount of inventory, etc. 

Step 3 Click the Add Product button.


Step 4 In 'Step 1. Product Details', add a product name, select a collectionenterproduct description, choose an image, and select if the products have options (size, color, etc).



If you select 'Yes' to allow product options, 'Step 3. Product Options' and 'Step 4. Product Variants' will appear.


Step 5 In 'Step 2. Price & Shipping', enter the product cost and product MSRP, and identify if the product requires shipping.


Step 6 If you selected 'Yes' to turn on product options, you will proceed to 'Step 3. Product Options'. Add Option Name and Option Values, then click Save Options.


Step 7 In 'Step 4. Product Variants', add the variants for your product options.


Product variants allow you to assign SKU's and different pricing to each individual product for better inventory and shipping management. If you are not using this information you do not need to create variants, they will be created automatically when needed.

product_8.gif Step 8 In 'Step 5. Product Inventory', select whether you want to enable Track Inventory and Track Variant Inventory. 


Once added, products can be sorted into Collections and Collection Groups. Sorting into collections makes it easier for you to present a group of products for your influencers to choose from. Read about grouping product into collections here. 




Create Product Options and Variants

Adding product options creates an easy way for your influencers to select their size, color, flavor, etc.., rather than the inconvenience of sending emails back and forth to get this information. 


Changing SKU's, options or variants can potentially cause problems between Grin and your E-commerce store. It is recommended only to change SKU's, options or variants on products that were manually added. 

Step 1 From the top navigation bar, click Brand.

Step 2 Click the Products icon.


Step 3 Search for an existing product and, under the Actions column, click the Edit Product icon.


Step 4 In 'Step 1. Product Details', under Does this product have options?, select Yes.  


Step 5 Under 'Step 3. Product Options', click the Add Option button.

Step 6 Create an Option Name (e.g. Size) and click the Add Value button to add variations (e.g. Small, Medium, etc..)

Step 7 Click the Save Option button. 


Step 8 Under 'Step 4. Product Variants', click either the Add Variant or Add All Variants button. 

Step 9 Adjust the cost, price and shipping cost, accordingly and click Save on the top right. 



Add Selected Products to Campaign

Once products are added to a campaign, influencers can choose selected products via their Live URL.  

Step 1 From the top navigation bar, click Program and select Campaigns.

Step 2 Click the Edit Campaign Details icon. 


Step 3 In 'Step 3. Compensation', select Product as a Compensation Method. 


Step 4 Scroll down and click the Add Products button.  


Step 5 Search for the products or product collections that will be made available for selection and click the Add button.


 Quick Tip

Products can be deleted from the campaign by clicking the delete icon next to the added product.


Setting Up Product Selection Restrictions

Set up your campaign so there are restrictions on the types and amount of product influencers can select. For instance, if you have a group of sunglasses and watches, you can set up a restriction so influencers select one watch and two pairs of sunglasses. 

Step 1 From the top navigation bar, click Program and select Campaigns.

Step 2 Click the Edit Campaign Details icon. 


Step 3 In 'Step 3. Compensation', select Product as a Compensation Method. 


Step 4 Under Product Information, describe how product selection will be for your influencers. 

Step 5 Under 'Allow Product Selection?', select either Yes or No

Step 6 Enter the max number of products you want your influencers to choose and/or the max product price.

Step 7 Under 'Restrict Products by Collection?', select either Yes or No. 

Step 8 If 'Product Collection Restriction' is selected, then choose any, in, or not in and select the associated collection.  


Adding Product Collections allows you to control how an influencer chooses product. If there is a restriction then, for example the influencer will only be able to choose 1 product from collection A and 2 products from collection B.


Step 8 Click the Save button on the top right. 


If product collections are selected for the influencers to choose, they would only see the products from one collection to choose before being directed to the other collection. 


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