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February 9, 2010 at 5:57 am #764kennypMember
In December Amin & I had some email correspondence regarding customers actually typing in their referring friend’s affiliate code at check out (instead of relying on cookies or the affiliate ID appended to the URL). I thought I saw that this was going to be added into the plugin or an easy extension to it (but I could have seen wrong).
Is there any way to do this. Below is a summary of what I’m talking about (per my email with Amin back in Dec)
1) there will be an addition text field below or above the coupon field that will say “Affiliate Code” where the customers can enter an affiliate code of a friend.
2) when the code is entered and the sale goes through the plugin will award the commission for this sale to the proper affiliate.
Any help/feedback is appreciated.
Thanks again!February 10, 2010 at 5:39 am #17861
@Kennyp, I may have forgotten about it (I get a lot of feature requests so can’t always follow everyone up).
I sometimes take on small customization work if time permits so please send a request using the contact form on our site and we will discuss this.February 11, 2010 at 7:50 am #17862sharris203Member
I would love to see this. Also, I would like this to have a coupon functionality – so the customer get a small discount as incentive for entering the referral code, and the affiliate gets commission.
My affiliates can then advertise to customers “Enter code ‘XYZ’ to save 10%” and theyll also get commission.February 12, 2010 at 12:55 am #17863
I will try add a feature to accommodate this soon.March 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm #17864
I’m voting for this feature too! Giving my affiliates a way to offer their friends/customers a discount that comes out of their commission. I would prefer this be implemented as either a unique coupon code for the affiliate, which they could set up in their admin panel, or request from the affiliate admin to have created.
I am envisioning my customers handing brochures or business cards to their customers with a unique discount code that ties to the affiliate and the discount %.
BTW – I just added/configured WP Affiliate and it seems to be working great the first time. Wonderful!
Thank you!March 30, 2010 at 7:17 am #17865
This feature has been added to the WP eStore plugin (Look under the “Addon Settings” tab)March 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm #17866
Wonderful! Thank you for this feature!
I am trying to implement/test it now. I have selected to use “Link Affiliate ID with Coupons Table” on the eStore Add-On settings, and have created a test coupon code. Now how do I link it to an affiliate?
Is this documented somewhere that I am missing?
Thank you!March 31, 2010 at 6:45 am #17867
When you use the “Link Affiliate ID with Coupons Table” option then all you have to do is create a coupon code which is same as the “affiliate ID” and specify the discount values.
Now when the customers use this “affiliate ID” in the shopping cart they will get the discount and also be giving credit to the affiliate.March 31, 2010 at 11:50 am #17868
Just tested this out and got it working. This is awesome!
If you ever decide to enhance this feature in the future, it would be nice for affiliates to have more than one coupon code for different customers (discount level for friends/family, discount level for other).
But this is a great start!
Thank you very much.
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