Custom rewards are a great way to personalize your company's reward catalog. In contrast to standard rewards, which are fulfilled electronically by Bonusly, custom rewards are fulfilled by you offline.

Custom rewards are easy to add to your catalog. Here's how to do it:

Head over to your 'Rewards Catalog' and click the green '+New [your company's name] Reward' button:

A dialogue will appear, allowing you to enter information about the reward:

Add some basic information for your reward, and click 'Save Reward.'

That's it! You'll see your new reward appear in the catalog, and users will be able to redeem it.

Reward Inventory:

Are you adding a reward that comes in finite amounts? Bonusly will keep track of inventory for you. Just enter a value in the item's 'quantity' field on the 'Rewards Catalog' page. Each time a user redeems one of those rewards, Bonusly will automatically subtract one from your stated inventory.

For rewards that don't come in finite amounts, simply leave the 'quantity' field blank.

(Tip: Updating your inventory is simple -- just enter an updated value into the 'quantity' field.)

If inventory is low (3 units or less) users will see a warning that there are a limited number available when viewing the catalog:

Reward Information:

NAME: Enter the name of your reward. This is the headline users will see in the reward catalog. For example: "Lunch with the CEO."

Name is a required field.

DESCRIPTION: Give a quick description of your new reward. This is an opportunity to make sure your users know exactly what they're spending their points on. For example: "Lunch with our CEO at the restaurant of your choice, paid for by the company."

Description is a required field.

Product URL: Does the item you're adding to the catalog have a website? You can add its URL here, so users can click through to learn more about the reward. In our example of 'lunch with the CEO' there is no URL to add.

Product URL is an optional field.

Cost: How much does this reward cost? It's up for you to decide. Choosing the cost of the reward is an excellent opportunity to subsidize specific rewards. For example: We'll give this reward a cost of $10 (considerably less than the cost of the lunch) because we want to encourage employees to spend time building positive relationships with upper management.

Other commonly subsidized custom rewards include: educational materials, health and fitness, and team activities. It's completely open-ended, so get creative!

Cost is a required field

Reward Image: You can add your own custom image to the reward. This helps personalize the reward, and make it easily identifiable.

Reward image is not a required field -- if you don't choose a reward image, the system will add a default 'gift box' image.

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