September 18, 2011 at 4:36 am #4347ctravaglinoMember
I would like my affiliates to receive commission for recurring payments. How would I set this up as I am using estore, emember, and affiliate plugins from you guys?
Is there a way to give the current sales and affiliates the commission for past sales?
Also, is there a way to track or see what and who bought from a particular affiliate?
ChrisSeptember 18, 2011 at 11:39 pm #36738
By default, whenever you create a subscription product in eStore, the commission will be given to the appropriate affiliate everytime the recurring payment gets charged. You do not need to do anything special for this other than to have the eStore, affiliate and the eMember plugin installed.
The plugin cannot automatically give commissions to past sales. You can manually award those commissions by going to the “Sales Data” menu of the affiliate plugin.
Each commission will have the buyer’s email address attached to it that you can use to reference who purchased it.November 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm #36739
Sorry to hijack this thread but I need some help please…
I set your affiliate platform up on my site Mums Business Directory.com 6 weeks ago and you kindly assisted me with an issue then. All seemed fine and have had a few sales come through, 30 days gone by and 2 have had a recurring payment which I have received to my site but it is not showing in the affiliate sales/comm date only the original payment. Can you help me work it out? not sure what is wrong? Many thanks EmmaNovember 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm #36740
A sale will only show up in the affiliate sales/comm data if it came from an affiliate. Are you sure that those sales came from an affiliate?
Do you have the “One Time Commission for Subscription Payment” checkbox checked in the following section of eStore?
WP eStore settings -> AddOn Settings -> WP Affiliate Platform Plugin Specific SettingsNovember 11, 2011 at 9:21 am #36741
I am unclear on this… I did purchase the Estore plugin but currently I am not using this on my site although I am working on it! It is active and have checked settings as you mentioned but the one time commission for subscription payment is not checked so even if it was interacting it shouldn’t have caused my problem.
I am currently only using the Affiliate Plugin just with my Directory plugin.
The affiliate plugin is set to enable 3rd party cart integraton and the Paypal PDT Identity Token is added.
The first affiliate sales came through credited to the affiliate.
The 2nd recurring monthly sales have not showed up on the affiliates commission account.
I assumed they would and it would track all recurring payments and this is how it would work? maybe I am wrong?
Or I need to change something in my set up or code?
Please can you confirm if your plugin will work on my site like this? Or do recurring affiliate payments only work in conjunction with Estore?
Bit confused now. Thanks EmmaNovember 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm #36742
Sorry to assume that you were using eStore. The original poster of this thread mentioned eStore, eMember and affiliate so I assumed you are using eStore too.
Please post a link to the exact documentation page that you have followed to complete your integration (this will help me understand your setup). The affiliate plugin relies on the eCommerce side (the payment buttons) to be integrated correctly (without any details on this I am in the dark).November 12, 2011 at 11:57 am #36743
OK no worries I misinterpret things all the time
I have looked at a lots of your pages to set up I read this one:
But have not added any code as I am not that technical and when I checked with fellow Directory Press users of your plugin they said they had checked the 3rd party integration so I tried this and when the first sales came through the affiliate commission showed in the stats. It was only now a month later when the recurring Paypal payment went through I checked the affiliate plugin stats and it is not showing for the affiliate only the original first commission.
I also watched these videos at least twice :
Do you mean any other documentation page other than yours?
Have a great weekend EmmaNovember 13, 2011 at 1:25 am #36744
We don’t have an integration with “DirectoryPress” app. So this unofficial integration that the other users are using may be working for one time purchases fine but I don’t see how it can work with recurring payments. That would be the issue. We can only support you for the integration that we have on our documentation site:
We don’t really have much idea about unofficial hacks but I am pretty sure recurring commissions won’t work unless it has been hooked up with the IPN handling script correctly.November 14, 2011 at 11:48 am #36745
Ok I see guess I was hoping it would all work as I don’t understand the technical side…
Totally understand you cannot support unrelated plugins.
I will check with the other Directory Press users who set up just before me to see if they have found a fix and have been receiving recurring affiliate payments.
There was mention of adding some code but as this is beyond me I just did what another user had suggested to check the 3rd party integration and initially that seemed to have worked.
So what you are saying effectively is I need to get a code person to try and link the IPN paypal recurring payments into the Thank You page? the Directory Plugin doesn’t use IPN normally so not sure if that will cause a problem.
Would you mind being so kind to clarify the above process so I am absolutely clear.
Have a great week. EmmaNovember 15, 2011 at 12:11 am #36746
For subscription payment, IPN is the only way to get notified when a recurring payment is charged. So yes, the only way to hook this correctly would be to use IPN.November 15, 2011 at 10:39 am #36747
Thank you very much for confirming this I will get someone onto it then and see if it can be fixed EmmaMarch 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm #36748DeepLivingMember
Hi can you please help me make sure I get this…
In one place in this posting you say ‘By default, whenever you create a subscription product in eStore, the commission will be given to the appropriate affiliate everytime the recurring payment gets charged. You do not need to do anything special for this other than to have the eStore, affiliate and the eMember plugin installed.’
And then a bit further down you say ‘For subscription payment, IPN is the only way to get notified when a recurring payment is charged. So yes, the only way to hook this correctly would be to use IPN.’
Am I right in understanding that if I use eStore and WP-Affilate, recurring payments will accrue affiliate commission even with standard PDT setup (which is how my eStore/PayPal integration has been working for a long time), but if i do NOT use eStore (e.g. DirectoryPress app or something else) then I would need to use IPN?
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