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International delivery for referral SIMs

By: nicolindo | 15-01-2017 23:49

giffgaff recently launched international delivery for 'ordinary' SIMs.

Why not adding the possibility for someone abroad to get a referral SIM sent by giffgaff too?

When newcomers sign up, many websites will usually ask if they were recommended by anyone in the form of an optional field named 'Has anyone recommended us to you?'. People can then enter the name of the affiliate thanks to whom they're joining in. And the affiliate gets a reward.

If such a thing existed with giffgaff, the advantage would be twofold: 1) giffgaff would only deliver SIMs to the Super Recruiters who need them to hand in directly - locally, that is - hence saving quite a lot on shipping costs on the 50-SIM box, and 2) by shipping the SIMs out directly without sending them to a Super Recruiter first, delivering abroad becomes much greener and faster (far less transport involved).

Also, people abroad should be able to order several SIMs at once with a limit to be determined (4 SIMs per address seems about right). This is to ease the job of relatives travelling together.

Comments

by: nicolindo
on: 16-01-2017 18:24

@bertiebat & @dennab25: The consequence of the international delivery feature going live is that 'short stay visitors' can now ask giffgaff to send them a free SIM to be delivered anywhere in the world. So why not adding a line in the form asking who recommended giffgaff to them?

giffgaff dedicates a significant amount of money shipping all the 50-SIM boxes - let alone the 3-SIM envelopes - to the Super Recruiters who ask for it already. Spending money on international deliveries for referral SIMs means spending less money on sending those boxes as well as being greener since the SIM would directly go where people need it.

@mcilwraith: Like you said, Super Recruiters won't benefit from one-off activations. But in case it turns out it wasn't a one-off, here is where the above additional line becomes useful for the affiliate.

If the ratio 'referral SIM sent abroad vs. money made on this SIM' turns out not to be in favour of giffgaff, I would find it fair that the current structure for the Super Recruiter programme be rearranged accordingly. But at least the whole process becomes much greener and quicker for prospective members.

by: dennab25
on: 16-01-2017 10:18

How would this benefit giffgaff considering the majority of these sims would probably be going to short stay visitors and gg would therefore loose money paying out MGM bonuses and postage?

Is it too much to expect international MGM recruiters to pay or contribute towards postage?

by: mcilwraith
on: 16-01-2017 08:56

I would say yes to this as most referral sims nowadays would be super recruiters.the member would gain nothing from a one off payment.so no further expense 

by: bertiebat
on: 16-01-2017 00:09

Im actually really surprised that giffgaff now do international deliveries as of course that is an additional expense but they do.   However I'm against also creating further overheads by including the affiliate promotion as well and think would encourage once off holiday use of the SIM and wouldn't be cost effective.