The Pick a Box Campaign is a fun way to give visitors discounts, exclusive deals, or other freebies, and it pairs great with any holiday push. This Quick Start Guide will show you how to customize the prizes and the entry form so that you can offer giveaways your audience will love while generating useful leads.
Let’s get started!
Building the Campaign
Log in to your ShortStack account and select "Campaigns" from the menu at the top of the page. Click the orange "New" button. When asked "How would you like to start?", click the "Start with Template" button.
Choose the "Pick a Box" template and then click the blue "Use this Template" button.
Enter a name. No one will see this name but you. You can leave it as "Pick a Box," or give it a unique name you’ll remember easily. When you’re done, click "Create Campaign."
If you’re creating a Campaign on your own account or are an account owner or an admin on a team, you can also add any tags that will be associated with this Campaign.
Hover over the header image and click the pencil icon that appears in the top-left corner to open the Edit Widget Window. Click the "Select Image" button. The Image Selector will pop up so that you can add an image. You can choose to upload an image from your computer, an image from the web, build an image with Canva, or use an image that you’ve uploaded to ShortStack previously. When finished, click Save & Exit.
Add a welcome message. Hover over the "Welcome Text" Rich Text Widget and click on its pencil icon. Write a welcome message and describe the contest. When you’re done, click Save & Exit.
Customizing the Boxes
Edit the Image Widget in Prize 1 Container and select an image for the box. Save & Exit.
Step 8 (Optional)
If you would like to change the "Select" button text, edit the "Reward One Select" Links Widget in Prize 1 Container. When the Edit Widget Window opens, click the pencil icon at the right to open the Edit Link Window. Change ONLY the Link Text field. Save & Exit.
Edit the Entry Form. Hover over the "Prize 1 Entry Form" Form Widget and click on the Edit Form Icon (it looks like a pencil on paper). DO NOT remove the Hidden Field called “prizeName.” When you’re finished, click Save Form to return to the Campaign Builder.
Repeat steps 6-9 to customize Prize 2 Container and Prize 3 Container...
Find the "Box 1 Content" Container Widget in the Edit Widgets Panel. Edit the "Thanks Text" Rich Text Widget to customize the message and the prize inside the box. Click Save & Exit.
Edit the Links Widget in the "Box 1 Content" Container Widget. When the Edit Widget Window opens, click the pencil icon at the right to open the Edit Link Window. Customize the Link Text field and enter your own URL. Save & Exit.
Customize the share messages. Edit the Share Widget in the "Thanks Container" Container Widget. In the Setup menu, use the checkboxes at the left to choose which platforms are available to share to. Select a Share Image and, for each platform available, fill out the Share Title and Description. Save & Exit.
Repeat steps 10-12 to customize Prize 2 Container and Prize 3 Container...
Find the "Footer" Container Widget in the Edit Widgets Panel. Edit the "Official Rules" Rich Text Widget, and enter your contest’s rules. Save & Exit. This widget will display in a popup when a visitor clicks the "Official Rules" button.
Edit the Share Widget in the "Footer" Container Widget. In the Setup menu, use the checkboxes at the left to choose which platforms are available to share to. Select a Share Image and, for each platform available, fill out the Share Title and Description. Save & Exit.
To put the finishing touches on the Campaign, scroll to the bottom of the Edit Widgets Panel and delete the "TEMPLATE INSTRUCTIONS" Rich Text Widget.
You’re all done! Click the orange "Publish Campaign" button at the top of the Campaign Builder to publish the Campaign to the web. When you do, the confirmation dialog appears, letting you know you’ve successfully published the Campaign. Click the Custom URL button to create a completely custom subdomain and choose a domain.