Frequently Asked Questions

Is GoodCarts quick and easy to set up?

Yes! Via our Shopify App you will be set up in minutes. Minutes. Take your time to pick a great feature image when you create your coupon.

For ecommerce stores not on Shopify, you can easily get set up within an hour. If you need technical assistance, just ask for help.

For many stores, this is a “set it and forget it” opportunity.  We recommend you optimize your discount’s creative to boost redemptions. You can even run multiple offers to see which work best for free.

When will I get new customers?

We’ll start sharing your offer with like-minded consumers straight away—most stores see new first-time store visitors from GoodCarts within days, or even hours. Our seamless coupon creation tools help you design the most attractive offer to maximize your success—and your sales. Every store in our GoodCarts community works together to help you grow!

How often will my discount offer be viewed?

All stores receive far more coupon views than the views you generate on the GoodCarts discount page. Over time, stores generating more discount page visitors will receive proportionately more coupon views. Our network will optimize for redemptions to generate more new paying customers over time. To take full advantage of the free traffic, if your current offer is not generating enough coupon collections (free visitors to your store), consider highlighting different products or sweetening the deal.

Are there hidden costs? What does GoodCarts charge?

Everything with GoodCarts is free for impact-oriented stores. You might focus on sustainable products, fair trade, etc. or run as B Corp or non-profit social enterprise—and we know your margins are tight. While we do plan to offer special services and opportunities to reach customers via other channels down the road, GoodCarts promises a free level of service for our reciprocity powered cross-promotional shop for good network.

Do I need to promote other stores?

Yes. Customers on your store will be invited to view offers from other “good” stores in our community post-checkout only from your receipt—but you’ll always be in control. Offering a free perk builds loyalty to your brand as you show you belong to an impact retail movement. It’s easy to exclude specific stores with our “Blocklist” option or limit your offer to certain products or one use per customer. Don’t worry about cross-promoting objectionable stores—every member in our network of mission-driven ecommerce stores is carefully vetted by our team of experts.

Can you help me get started with GoodCarts?

Absolutely! We want to set you up for success, so we offer free white-glove setup and support to large and small retailers alike. To learn more, simply contact us with a link to your store and any questions you have, and you’ll get the support you need.

Does GoodCarts work on my ecommerce platform?

Yes! In addition to the one click to install Shopify App version of GoodCarts, if your store is on an ecommerce platform with your own domain name (e.g. not exclusively on Etsy, Amazon, eBay, etc.), just join here. We have special “Integration Guides” and will help you with technology assistance, if needed.

How does GoodCarts make money?

At GoodCarts, we believe that the only way to make online advertising and promotion better is to compete directly with the Internet’s monopolistic providers of traffic and interest – you know who they are. The value of advertising is to provide a new sale to your business. GoodCarts is built on the idea that a network of businesses could do this for themselves if they had the infrastructure. So we built the infrastructure and committed to hosting, maintaining and improving it at no charge. In this way, the price of a new sale for you on GoodCarts is zero. However, we may offer you insights and performance improvement for a small subscription fee, opportunities to cross-sell your products in exclusive groups, or a variety of other paid software services. For right now, we are focused on creating the most effective sales service in history.

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