[Update: Referrals Available] Shop Samsung adds delivery management via FedEx, prepares referral incentives
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series shipping soon, Samsung is working on re-vamping the Shop Samsung app for those who want to buy the latest and greatest devices. With prices getting higher and higher, it’s getting harder to convince users to buy these devices. After an APK teardown, we have found evidence that Samsung is working on bringing its referral program to the mobile app for easier referrals.
Samsung’s referral program has been around for a while now. It seems like it was opened around the same time as the Galaxy S9 launch. This program allows you to send your friends and family links to buy Samsung products. They will get 10% off their order along with you getting up to $1,500 in rewards from their purchases. This means you can get up to $110 off the Galaxy Note 10+. Samsung doesn’t state their rewards, but they claim to offer the aforementioned $1,500 in rewards. If you want that 10% off, you can use my referral code. We have a dedicated article with more information about this program if you are interested.
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Samsung is also adding a new box that will link you to FedEx to customize your order. This only opens a page to sign up for FedEx Delivery Manager. It’s a good service to have. It will show you tracking information as soon as a label is made in FedEx. It also allows you to pick schedule orders and allow orders to be picked up at stores. It’s a must-have for those who get deliveries from FedEx.
While the referral program isn’t showing up in my app, the new FedEx window is. It’s nice that Samsung is linking FedEx Delivery Manager because it’s a really great service. If you are interested in the referral program, you can check out our article about it to learn more.
Thanks to PNF Software for providing us a license to use JEB Decompiler, a professional-grade reverse engineering tool for Android applications.
Update 1: Referrals now rolling out in app
I now have the referrals tab showing up in my Shop Samsung app. When you first go to the tab, it will check if you are eligible for the referral program. If you are approved, you’ll get a referral code and the ability to share it. It also has an FAQ and Terms of Service. Just brushing over it, the basics are that anyone who uses the referral code will get 10% off their order — up to $250 off. If you are the advocate, the referral code belongs to you, and you will get 10% of the purchasers’ total order price. This will be added to your Samsung Rewards Points balance. According to the terms, the referral code can only be shared on social media, email, or text.