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May 1, 2012 at 6:06 am #6211
Many of my affiliates will be doctors or therapists. I will be providing them with a product information brochure to hand out to their patients. These brochures have my website address printed on them. The affiliates can tell the patients to go to the affiliate’s website to make the purchase. In this case, the affiliate plugin will track the sale back to the affiliate. But if a patient goes directly to my website, the affiliate will not receive the commission they deserve. Is there a way to set up a coupon field of some other field in the purchase form which will then enable the affiliate plugin to track the purchase to the affiliate?May 2, 2012 at 1:49 am #44635
Thanks for posting this, pmcmahon.
I have a similar situation and would also like to have a unique coupon code (not the coupon code that is the Affiliate Id from the coupon_tbl) link back and reward the Affiliate in addition to providing the discount.
PeterMay 2, 2012 at 6:46 am #44636
I also use Amember with my wordpress site. I noticed it has the ability to generate coupons. Is there any way to integrate the coupons I generate in Amember with wp-Affiliate?May 2, 2012 at 8:12 am #44637
No, there is no option for the affiliate plugin to integrate with the coupon system of another software (It can only integrate with WP eStore’s coupon system).
The affiliate plugin does have a shortcode that you can use to place a little form on a page or sidebar. This form lets the user enter an “Affiliate ID” that they would like to credit the sale to. Basically, when the customer enter an affiliate ID in this form and submits it, it does all the tracking and cookie setting that it would do if the user came to your site via an affiliate link (this can help track the sale when the customer comes via an offline source). If this will work for your situation then let me know and I will make this available to you.May 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm #44638
Yes please, I would appreciate the shortcode you mentioned.
I am using eStore, eMember and the Affiliate Platform.
PeterMay 3, 2012 at 4:25 am #44639
Okay, please do the following:
Use the following shortcode where you want to show the form to enter an affiliate id:
When a customer enters an affiliate ID in that form it will do the tracking as if that customer just came to your site following an affiliate link.May 4, 2012 at 12:28 am #44640
Thank you for this! I very much appreciate the additional functionality.
PeterMay 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm #44641
This is a great! I was looking for this type of functionality as well.
I have a question about how the updates work. Is this functionality specific to the requestor, or if request an update will I recive the new functionality as well? I am just working through the installation/setup and just refreshed / updated the plugin two days ago. Was this functionality there at that time, or would I need to request a new update?
I am using Contact Form 7 and already have a dropdown list box that I was planning on using to have the affiliat id’s listed. Rather than have them enter the affiliate Id in the form to reduce possible typo’s. Is it possible to populate the affiliate id field using a list box?
KellyMay 5, 2012 at 4:19 am #44642
When a feature/update is added to the core of the plugin, everyone gets it if you get a new build of the plugin.May 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm #44643
Is there a version number associated with enhancement above so that I can compare/see if I need to grab a new version?
I am using Contact Form 7 and already have a dropdown list box that I was planning on using to have the affiliat id’s listed. Rather than have them enter the affiliate Id in the form to reduce possible typo’s. Is it possible to populate the affiliate id field using a list box?May 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm #44644
Adding to my previous post, I just tried the [wp_aff_set_affiliate_id] shortcode out and it works fine embedding the shortcode on a wp page (so that answers my question on versions), however, I can’t get it to work with my Contact Form 7 registration form.
Is there a way to get the shortcode to work with Contact Form 7 forms?May 6, 2012 at 4:02 am #44645
No, a standard WordPress shortcode won’t work inside the code of another plugin.May 8, 2012 at 11:45 pm #44646
Thanks for the short code form idea. The only issue I have with it is that people will have to submit the short code form and also submit the purchase form separately. Is there some way to include it with the purchase form or to have only one submit button to submit both the purchase and short code form.May 9, 2012 at 3:49 am #44647
We don’t have any option for that. It will require you to modify the contact form plugin in question and add in the function that displays the “Affiliate ID Entry Form”.May 9, 2012 at 4:55 am #44648
Does that mean I can create a field in the contact/purchase form Labelled say “Affiliate who sent you here”. And if the affiliate has given the person their affiliate id, the person could type in the affiliate ID and the sale would then be traced back to the affiliate?
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