May 26, 2014 at 4:03 am #10905
I have just setting up my affiliate platform but I got some questions on how to integrate the affiliate platform with the paypal subscription buttons. I am not really good in coding so badly need your help. I search the forum discussions but I can’t find out the exact answer that I am looking for. To make it clear, here is the situation.
My business is offering virtual services. The client will have to choose a plan to avail our service. This plan has recurring payment on monthly basis. The plans were displayed in a table [http://www.theactiveassistant.com/plans-and-rates/]. Now when the client click the “get started” button, they will be redirected to a form where they have to fill up initial information. After that, when they click the “Proceed to checkout” button, they will be rediredted to paypal where the payment has to be made.
Now my questions are:
1. How can I integrate the affiliate with the paypal recurring payment with no recurring commission?
2. Or how can I integrate the affiliate with the paypal recurring payment with recurring commission?
3. It is possible to set up initial commission different from the recurring commission? For example, the client purchase a standard plan which cost $192 (monthly recurring payment), and I want to give my affiliate 20% commission for the first month but on the second month, I just only want to give my affiliate 10% commission for the following months until 1 year.
4. Is there any way to set up integration within the paypal dashboard? (I have seen that you posted some instructions about it before but I can’t remember where to find it now. I guess there are some code to be put in the paypal “advance variable” field). So that I will only copy the link to my button inside the form (contact from 7) I made?
Your assistance will be greatly apreciated. Please let me know if you need additional information for this issue.May 26, 2014 at 6:35 pm #63270wzpModeratorMay 27, 2014 at 2:11 am #63271
I already seen this instructions but I am not sure what exactly I should do. I am not really good in coding. If could someone show me the step by step process, that would be great.May 27, 2014 at 2:50 am #63272
You don’t need to do any coding for this but there are a few things that I will need to explain to you.
Here is the link to the documentation that I will be referring to:
1) If you want to ONLY offer commission on the first payment of the PayPal subscription then you use the option 1.
2) If you want to offer recurring commission for PayPal subscription then you use option 2.
You need to make up your mind on which option you want to use (you can’t use both at the same time).
If you tell me which step from option 1 or option 2 integration is confusing you and I will try to give more explanation on that step.
3) No, you can’t setup different commission rate for initial and recurring commission at this stage.
4) You mean like inside your PayPal.com account area?May 27, 2014 at 5:33 am #63273
Hello admin, thank you for your response. I just want to clarify things.
1. Can I use option 1 even though I use a recurring payment on my services? Will it still track the sales to my affiliates?
2. For option 2, sorry but the steps are not so clear to me, if you could please explain it further?
3. Which is the best option for me? I use a recurring payment method on my services but I just want to pay my affiliate for the first month of the subscription. Which one is the best for this?
4. Yes, inside my Paypal.com account area. Is there any steps I should take here to integrate Paypal on my affiliate?
Thanks.May 27, 2014 at 11:10 pm #63274
Yes, it will still track the commission of the first payment.
Given what you want to do (track commission for the first payment only), you only need to read option 1.
You only need to do the 3 steps mentioned in the following documentation (there is a video also). It is pretty simple actually… have you tried doing it?May 28, 2014 at 3:47 am #63275
I thought option 1 will only work for non-recurring payments.May 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm #63276
I used Option 2 above. Clicks are being recorded, but sales are not being registered when someone signs up with an affiliate link. Can I post the html of my Subscription button to get help with troubleshooting my issue?
JasonMay 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm #63277wzpModerator
Can I post the html of my Subscription button to get help with troubleshooting my issue?
Sure.May 26, 2015 at 9:11 pm #63278
Thanks for the help. My website is [www.vixstrategies.com]
Here is my Subscription button code:
<form action=”https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr” method=”post” target=”_top”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”cmd” value=”_s-xclick”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”hosted_button_id” value=”E7LXCXHY6E6B4″>
<input type=”image” src=”https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_subscribeCC_LG.gif” border=”0″ name=”submit” alt=”PayPal – The safer, easier way to pay online!”>
<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif” width=”1″ height=”1″>
<input name=”notify_url” type=”hidden” value=”http://www.vixstrategies.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-affiliate-platform/api/ipn_handler.php” />
<input name=”custom” type=”hidden” value=”[wp_aff_custom_args]” />
</form>May 27, 2015 at 12:40 am #63279
I need to inspect the button on your site. So please share a link to the page where you have this PayPal button.May 27, 2015 at 6:18 am #63280
The page is password protected (so people don’t subscribe before I’m ready). I’ve temporarily made the password “password123” so you can access.
There are three different buttons, one for each subscription level.
The code I posted is for the Monthly Subscription.
Thanks for your help!May 28, 2015 at 12:40 am #63281
Thank you. It looks like the shortcode is not being executed on that page. So the first think you need to confirm is that WordPress shortcode functionality hasn’t been broken on this site by another bad plugin.
Do the following to test.
1) Create a test page from your Pages menu.
2) Enter the following shortcode on that page:
3) Share the URL of that page so I can see if the shortcode is being executed. If you see the shortcode as is (when you view it from the front-end) then that means shortcode functionality is broken on your site.May 28, 2015 at 6:01 am #63282
here’s the URL: [http://www.vixstrategies.com/short-code-test/]May 28, 2015 at 11:35 pm #63283
okay the shortcode is working on that page so thats good.
Now, you need to figure out why that SAME shortcode is not working on your landing page. (where the paypal button is). I don’t know if you are using a special plugin or theme to create the landing page which is preventing WordPresses shortcode from working.
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