referral rock vs. ambassador

An Ambassador Alternative That Won't Let You Down

Looking for an Ambassador alternative after they announced their closure? Referral Rock is the partner you can rely on, and keeps your referral and affiliate programs running without disruption. 

Join the 1,000+ companies that choose Referral Rock for their referral and affiliate programs

Referral Rock vs. Ambassador

See how we compare side-by-side

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Referral Rock
Starts at $200/month
Starts at $1,000/month
Monthly Contracts
Free Trial
Customer Success Manager
All Plans
Ease of Implementation
Launch in Days to Weeks
Visual Builder
Ambassador Portal
Refer-a-Friend Widget
Landing Page Builder
Email Marketing Campaigns
Email Automation
Custom Branding
Advanced Reward Rules
Automated Reward Fulfillment
Custom Reporting and Analytics
Run Multiple Programs/Campaigns
Fraud Protection

Looking for an alternative to Ambassador?

Protect your brand and reputation with a company that will never leave your brand ambassadors hanging. Referral Rock makes it easy to launch, integrate, and scale your word-of-mouth marketing programs.

Our dedicated portal fits your unique business needs

  • All the features and functionality you need, whether you’re a small business or enterprise
  • Integrations for any system and workflow (API, SaaS, CRM automations)
  • Supports traditional sales processes (CRMs), ecommerce, SaaS, and more

Multiple reward options that align to your brand

  • Rewards that appeal to your customers, including coupons, gift cards, cash, etc.
  • Two-sided, tiered, or time-based reward structures
  • A dedicated sharing experience that aligns with your brand 

Dedicated customer success manager and personalized service

  • Expert customer support in migrating your ambassador and program data
  • Launch faster and implement best practices with assistance throughout your marketing journey
  • Optimize your program with our team’s periodic reviews and years of referral experience

Why marketers are switching from Ambassador to Referral Rock

A successful customer referral and affiliate program grows with your business and gives your customers the best sharing experience. Is Ambassador doing that for you? Here are some reasons marketers choose Referral Rock:

A trusted platform you can rely on

Looking for an Ambassador alternative after they were sold, closed, re-sold, then back up again? Referral Rock is a founder-led company (not private equity) with established referral expertise, functionality, and 1,000+ happy clients. We’re in it for the long haul.

Quick and pain-free migrations

Our migration plan guarantees you don’t lose anything from your marketing campaigns, or miss out on any potential revenue. Get your referral and affiliate management back on track, then sit back and watch as referrals roll in.

Multiple reward options to engage your customers

Choose from various reward types, from gift cards to cash, and build a referral system that attracts and fosters customer retention.

Dedicated customer support that's here for you

Launch faster and optimize your program with a dedicated customer success manager and personalized marketing advice at every step.

referral marketing software testimonial

"A great turnkey referral program software that allowed our team to automate our campaigns in days instead of months. The team is constantly innovating new features to keep our programs fresh. Their hands-on support is just impossible to beat."

Alex Furmansky, Founder of Budsies


What makes Referral Rock different?

We understand marketers are busy. But creating an on-brand experience is important. Create the perfect sharing experience that works with your systems, then let the program run on autopilot with an all-in-one referral marketing platform.


No developers required. Launch in days, not months.

  • Dedicated account managers with referral expertise to help onboard and tailor the program to your unique business needs
  • Customize the sharing experience from quick-start email templates and user-friendly portal experiences
  • Tracking software measures your real-time results, metrics, and impact faster to prove ROI


More sharing, smarter incentives, higher engagement = more referrals

  • Easy to join and share with one-click in emails or embedded experiences (mobile and social media)
  • Highly configurable reward options that align with your brand
  • Keep advocates in the loop and engaged with notifications


Works with ANY business (not just ecommerce) integrating with the systems you're using

  • Supports traditional sales processes (CRMs), ecommerce, and SaaS platforms
  • Plays well with your marketing stack, from analytics to email marketing
  • Developer-friendly APIs and automated reward fulfillment

Our customers love us – and you will too!

What our customers have to say

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"The referral software has been able to do everything I've wanted. Every time I had a question, they figure out a solution right away."

Emily Jarrett, Senior Manager Digital Campaigns
B2B SaaS

“We knew your customer success team would get us set up, but we've been blown away... the entire process was so simple.”

Chelsey Benzel, Marketing Manager
B2B SaaS
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“It’s already given us a 10x ROI. It’s so easy to use and requires very minimal effort to run. We just set it and forget it.”

John Bergher, VP of Sales and Marketing

“Referral Rock has allowed us to automate our entire referral process. Now that it is set up, it just runs in the background.”

Yas Desai, Business Development Manager

An Ambassador alternative for the smarter marketer

Referral Rock is the best Ambassador alternative that works right out of the box. We get your marketing campaign up and running, so you don't lose any new customers or revenue.

marketers are switching to Referral Rock as the smart Ambassador Alternative

Referral Rock gives you all the tools and resources to quickly migrate and launch your referral and affiliate programs. With all our built-in automations you can just sit back and watch the referrals roll in.

Our flexible pricing options and dedicated customer success managers make it easy to test and run experiments with minimal risk. 

Unlike Ambassador, we don’t force you into large upfront contracts. Instead, our goal is to help you run an initial pilot to prove value and then help you scale and optimize your programs so they run on autopilot. 

Ultimately, marketers looking for an Ambassador alternative pick us for three main reasons:

Get More Referrals ​

Features that increase your referrals, not bells and whistles.

Faster ROI ​

Launch faster to prove out value and start generating ROI.

Same Features.
Better Pricing.​

Equivalent features with flexible pricing and payment terms.

Get More Referrals

Referral Rock has a singular focus on helping you get more referrals.  In our experience helping thousands of companies, we’ve learned that the biggest indicator of success is providing a great ambassador experience.  

Your ambassadors are the backbone of any referral and affiliate program you run. It is critical that they have a wonderful experience or nothing else you do will matter. Referral Rock puts the ambassador experience at the heart of everything we do. 

There are three components for creating a great ambassador experience.

Promotion to get more ambassadors

Without ambassadors, your referral and affiliate programs will never get off the ground. Therefore, it’s critical that you make it easy for them to learn and enroll in your program. 

Ambassador promotion must go beyond an initial email blast. Instead it must be a part of a recurring system that continuously invites existing and future ambassadors to participate. 

It must run on autopilot and be built into your existing customer experiences. This makes it easy for you to manage and allows the program to run in the background, constantly enrolling and engaging new ambassadors. 

Referral Rock enables you to promote your program through several unique features:

Engagement to get your ambassadors excited

Once your ambassadors learn about your program, you need to get them excited so they can start spreading the word. You want to make it easy for them to share, track their progress, and get rewarded. 

Referral Rock helps you provide an easy, fun, and engaging experience so your ambassadors will continue to share and spread the word on your company. 

Follow up to bring your ambassadors back

Referral marketing shouldn’t be a one-off process. It should be an ongoing channel and source of new referrals. 

Effective follow up reminds your ambassadors of your program and encourages them to keep sharing. This ongoing process is key to creating a sustainable and scalable marketing channel. 

Referral Rock gives you to tools to effectively follow up with your ambassadors without bombarding them with excess emails. 

Faster ROI

Referral Rock is the best Ambassador alternative that works out of the box. Launch in days without requiring any development resources or external integrations. Continue to test and optimize your program while generating ROI.

Upload your current Ambassador data via a CSV import.

Use our Visual Builder to create and customize your entire program, no coding required:

  • Ambassador Portal
  • Share Widgets
  • Referral Landing Page (we’ll handle conversion)
  • Email Campaigns and Notifications
  • Rewards

Our built-in management tools make it easy to run your programs:

  • Advanced reporting
  • Reward fulfillment
  • Bulk editing and approvals
  • Fraud management
  • Admin notifications.

Sit back and watch your programs run on autopilot. We’ll keep things running and notify you when you need to take action.

Leverage the expertise of your dedicated customer success manager to launch faster and implement best practices. They’re your expert resource for all things referral marketing. From setup and launch to ongoing strategic sessions, they will support you throughout your referral marketing journey.

Same Features. Better Pricing.

Ambassador and Referral Rock offer similar features and functionality but Ambassador forces you into long-term, upfront contracts. We give you a number of flexible pricing and payment options to pick what works best for you. 


Breakdown of key features:

Clear Vision for the Future

Referral Rock is led by the founder and original team. We have a clear vision for the future of word of mouth marketing and are rapidly innovating to help companies create predictable word of mouth marketing channels. We’re quickly pushing the boundaries beyond the standard referral and affiliate marketing software. Our future is exciting and our team is dedicated to your success and growing the industry. 

An Ambassador Alternative for the Smarter Marketer

Everything you need to run effective referral, affiliate, and partner programs, without wasting time or money guessing if it’s going to work for you.