TABLE OF CONTENTS
- What is Feefo Smart Link?
- Security and Information Collection
- Monitoring and Reporting
- Generating Unique Links
- Technical Structure of Feefo Smart Link
- Smart Link API Endpoint and Parameters
Feefo's standard feedback collection involves uploading sales data to the Feefo Hub, which then sends email feedback requests to customers. However, there's an alternative method called smart link. In this article, we'll explore the features and functionality of Feefo Smart Links and how they allow customers to leave feedback without the need for businesses to share their sales order information in advance.
To enquire about the use of smart link, please get in touch.
What is Feefo Smart Link?
Feefo Smartlink is an alternative feedback collection method that enables customers to provide feedback without receiving a traditional feedback request email from Feefo. Instead, customers encounter the SmartLink integrated into a form or email provided by the merchant. When customers click on the Smartlink, they are directly taken to the Feefo feedback form, where they can follow the same process as any other customer leaving feedback on Feefo.
Note: As a smart link isn't sent to customers via a trackable campaign, it isn't possible to monitor response rate within the Feefo Hub using the reporting suite.
Security and Information Collection
Feefo Smartlinks embed all the necessary information to collect feedback directly into the link itself. The link also includes a security hash to prevent any unauthorised alteration or corruption of the embedded data between the merchant constructing the link and the customer clicking on it.
Monitoring and Reporting
Unlike the standard feedback collection method, Smartlink is not sent to customers via a trackable campaign. Therefore, monitoring the response rate within the Feefo Hub using the reporting suite is not possible for SmartLink-generated feedback.
Generating Unique Links
Technical Structure of Feefo Smart Link
The Feefo Smart Link URL consists of three parts:
- The first part points to Feefo's servers.
- The second part is an argument string that includes the required fields separated by delimiters, converted into machine-readable code.
- The third part is a password-protected hash of the argument string used to verify the integrity of the parameters and ensure they haven't been altered.
Smart Link API Endpoint and Parameters
The API Endpoint for Feefo Smart Link is as follows:
However, the endpoint will not function without the additional parameters. Below is a table listing all the parameters used as part of a Feefo Smart Link, extending the API endpoint, which remains static.
The table below lists all parameters for a smart link.
|The unique identifier for a merchant on Feefo which can be found in 'Settings > Business Details' within the Feefo Hub.
|The customer's email address for sending the feedback request email.
|The sale date when the purchase was made. We recommend that this parameter is present with a valid value but if not:.
When date is supplied incorrectly or without a value, the function will return an error message with a list of supported date formats.
When date is not present, Feefo will use the current date as the sale date and the feedback request will be sent immediately (assuming that feedbackdate is not specified).
|The customer's name that will be used in the feedback request. We recommend that this parameter is present with a valid value.
When name is present with no value, the customer's name will be assigned the value 'Customer'.
|A unique identification for the order made by the customer. We recommend that this parameter is present with a valid value.
When orderref is present with no value, it will be assigned a value that is the concatenation of date and email.
|The description of the product purchased by the customer.
|Similar to an SKU, used in identifying a product. We recommend that this parameter is present with a valid value.
|Tagging data provides a method of filtering sale data when reporting. Tags are assigned to the sale and any associated feedback.
|The merchant’s unique identifier for the customer.
|The 3 letter ISO code for the sale value amount. For example: GBP.
|The date when a feedback request email should be sent to the customer who made a purchase.
|The link to the product on the merchant’s website.
When productlink is present but is an invalid value, it will be rejected with an error message displayed.
|The cost of the product purchased. It must not include any currency symbols or labels as this is provided by
When amount is present but is an invalid numeric value, it will be rejected with an error message displayed.
Please note that smart link is only applicable in specific use cases and requires approval from a director before implementation. If you are interested in utilising Feefo Smart Links for your feedback collection process, please get in touch with our team to inquire about its usage and obtain further guidance on the integration process.