March 28, 2011 at 11:16 am #3059
I have an idea to make the revshare functionality much more flexible, which would benefit my site and others, and it could be implemented quite easily.
Can I just clarify how it works though.
If I add someone as a revshare on a product, they get their commission level every time one is sold, regardless of if they refer it right?
Am I also right in thinking that if I set their commission rate high, so they get the majority of the sale price from their revshare item, that the high % would also apply for ANY product they referred themselves through their affiliate links if they used them?
JasonMarch 29, 2011 at 12:47 am #30777
The answer is Yes for both of your questions.March 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm #30778
In that case here are my ideas:
If someone is giving me their download to sell for them they usually want a high % of the sale price, usually around 90%.
So if I set it at 90% for their commission level, and link it to their product in estore, thats cool. Problem comes if that revshare person also refers other sales of other products – ie – they will then get 90% on sales of other products, not just their own revshare product.
The messy way around it, is, as I am doing now, to tell revshare people to open a second account if they want to refer people generally.
So my first idea is:
Add a new form field for revshare percentage.
You can then add seperate commission % and revshare %. When that person refers a sale that is not a product they are linked to by revshare, the script simply applies their standard %. If its a sale of the revshare product, they get the revshare %.
If that persons revshare product sale is referred by another affiliate, I have to pay them the commission. So if I am paying the revhare person 90%, the most I can offer other affiliates is 10%, otherwise I am paying them from my own money!
So my second idea is for the script to simply check if the sale of the revshare product has been referred by another affiliate or not.
If not, then the revshare person gets the % in their revshare field.
If yes, then they get the % in their revshare field MINUS the commission in the referring persons account.
Revshare for a product is 90%.
Sale is referred by another member whose commission % is set at 30%.
Script sees that another affiliate referred sale, and minuses 30% from 90%, crediting the affiliate with 30% for their referral, and the revshare person with 60%.
Ie – the revshare person is paying affiliates themselves, rather than it eating into my margin.
What do you think? Both of these would dramatically improve the power of the plugin as it would then be able to run a full revshare site.
JasonMarch 30, 2011 at 6:21 am #30779
Yeah good suggestions. I have plans to add a “Revenue Sharing % Value” in the eStore’s product (under the “AddOn Settings”). This gives a better flexibility as you can offer different % for different products (the plugin will use this value to calculate the sharing amount rather than the commission % value). This will take care of your idea number 1.
I will look in the code to see what I can do for idea number 2 (it should be doable without much hassle).March 30, 2011 at 9:26 am #30780
Cool, thanks for considering it. It would help my site a lot, and Im sure it would make a great selling point for the plugin as well.
If you do do it, I will be more than happy to add it and do live site testing and feedback for you.April 13, 2011 at 10:21 am #30781
Just wondering if there was any news on adding the suggestions?
JasonApril 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm #30782
Haven’t been able to implement this yet.May 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm #30783
Ok thanks for the update. I have been searching for alternatives that do what we discussed in terms of revshare, and it does not seem to exist, so it would be a pretty unique USP for your pluginMay 11, 2011 at 6:42 am #30784
Yeah I added this option into the plugin. You will need to update both the WP eStore and the affiliate plugin for this functionality. You can get the updated build from here:May 19, 2011 at 8:58 am #30785
Wow, thanks Amin, great news and great service.May 20, 2011 at 9:44 am #30786
Sorry to ask another question. I see the new revshare field in the product settings. But nothing referring to the second thing discussed above about the linked revshare member having the affiliate commission auto-deducted. Before I test to find out, can you tell me if that bit is now in there?
JasonMay 20, 2011 at 11:17 pm #30787
It won’t auto deduct anything. The affiliate commission comes from a different pool than the author commission. You can modify who gets how much percentage by specifying it in the product.
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