How to send Amazon Giftcards after the participant has completed the survey?

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1 week 14 hours ago #178009 by strugglin
strugglin created the topic: How to send Amazon Giftcards after the participant has completed the survey?
Hi,

I am working on a survey for a study and in order to incentivise people to participate, I want to automatically send giftcards to every participant after completion of the survey. It could be done manually but that would not be as quick as having the giftcard-codes be sent automatically after completion. Does anybody know how to achieve this?

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1 week 14 hours ago #178011 by holch
holch replied the topic: How to send Amazon Giftcards after the participant has completed the survey?
Sending gift cards automatically is always tricky, especially when you use an open survey. People find a way to trick you, you can be sure. They might create robots just to fill in the survey.

But anyway, this was not what you asked for. First of all, it would be important to know how you get these Amazon vouchers. I remember when we sent Amazon vouchers on a regular basis (that was a couple of years ago), you purchase them and get an excel sheet with the codes. Or would you want to "dynamically" purchase them as well?

If you have a closed survey using tokens (and pre-purchased vouchers), you could include the voucher codes already as a custom attribute into the token table and then at the end of the survey show the code to the participants. You might even be able to automatically send them to the participants, using the admin notification email by including the participants email into the email field. You could then format the template of the admin notification email and include the voucher code that you have stored in the token table.

Otherwise you would probably have to create your own script for doing this and redirect respondents to this script via the endurl feature.

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1 week 12 hours ago #178019 by strugglin
strugglin replied the topic: How to send Amazon Giftcards after the participant has completed the survey?
Thank you for your quick response.

The survey will be an open one. What exactly do you mean by "dynamically" purchasing these vouchers? I am not well versed in coding language and don't know how to create my own script so this might get interesting..

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1 week 11 hours ago #178020 by holch
holch replied the topic: How to send Amazon Giftcards after the participant has completed the survey?

What exactly do you mean by "dynamically" purchasing these vouchers?


I don't know, you tell me. I just wanted to understand the way you purchase these vouchers. So the traditional way I know is that you receive a file with the codes. However, I worked with Amazon vouchers the last time more than 10 years ago (where I work now Amazon did not exist until recently and they also have a very limited offer). So maybe there is an API to directly purchase those vouchers individually via this API. But I guess not, so you can forget about this.

Now, as you tell me that you have an open survey, which anyone can access, I would highly discourage you to send vouchers automatically. There are several problems and risks with it:
- People will abuse it. People will fill in your form just to get to the incentive. People will find ways to automate this and will create as many responses as possible. I don't know the value of your Amazon vouchers, but it probably will have some value and even for 5 or even 1 Dollar per answer, people will try to make money with it.
- Even if there are no abusers, with an open survey, there is no way you can control who accesses your survey. Word on the internet spreads quickly, when there is an incentive involved. Depending on your survey this can have two effects: you get a lot of responses that do not make any sense for you (e.g. not your target group). Another thing is your budget. If you leave this open, it can grow quickly to a considerable sum.

In general, in market research for example, we try to avoid incentives for everyone with open surveys, but rather have a raffle. E.g. instead of 1000 vouchers with the value of $ 1, we raffle 10x $ 50, and we also usually try not to announce it, as not to attract the wrong crowd. It is more to be seen as a "Thank you" rather than a payment for the time. We do not want people to participate for the money (not the right motivation), but of course we want to say thank you.

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