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May 9, 2012 at 10:48 pm #44649
you need to call the following function of the affiliate plugin to place the form that lets your users manually set an affiliate ID:
Where you use it is entirely upto you.May 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm #44650
Thanks. In your last response,
“… the form that lets your users manually set an affiliate ID:….”
By users, do you mean affiliates? If so, does it then follow that my affiliates would choose their own affiliate ID when they sign up to my affiliate program? Would that affiliate ID then be assigned to their banners etc?May 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm #44651
If my last post is correct in that the affiliate creates their own affiliate ID and then the affiliate can provide the patient/customer with their affiliate ID to put into a field in the product purchase form on my website; Is the sale then assigned to the affiliate in WP-Affiliate?May 15, 2012 at 3:31 am #44652
By “users” I mean the customers.
In a standard setup (this is how an affiliate software is used), your customers always come to your site by following an “Affiliate Link” which takes care of all the tracking automatically.
In your case you are letting the *customer* specify the referrer (the affiliate who sent him) manually because he came from an offline source (example, word of mouth). So even though the *customer* did not follow and affiliate link to come to your site, the sale can still be credited to the affiliate.May 15, 2012 at 4:22 am #44653
Thanks. I have two questions.
Can that field be included in the purchase form so that the customer only needs to submit one form?
Can that field be a drop down field with the affiliate IDs?May 15, 2012 at 10:51 pm #44654
No, that field doesn’t do anything other then letting someone enter an affiliate ID there for tracking purpose.January 16, 2014 at 11:34 pm #44655
Didn’t seem to get resolved in this thread and elsewhere I’ve looked?
So the question:
Can you link a coupon to an affiliate, so when the coupon is used it assigns the sale/referral to a specific affiliate?
Thanks.January 17, 2014 at 12:18 am #44656
The answer depends on the e-commerce/cart solution that you are using. So the answer will be yes for some users and No for others. Which shopping cart solution are you using?January 17, 2014 at 4:01 am #44657
I’m using all your products. WP eStore Settings v 188.8.131.52 and WP Affiliate Platform Settings v 5.6.9
thanksJanuary 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm #44658
In that case the answer is “Yes”. Enable the following option (read the help text for that field which will explain what it does).
WP eStore Settings -> Addon Settings -> Link Affiliate ID with Coupons TableJanuary 18, 2014 at 3:26 am #44659
Thanks, that sounds good, but I think I am looking for the reverse. For example
I have an affiliate with that uses multiple coupons. The coupons are only for their purposes. Say, coup1 which gives a 50% discount and coup2 which gives a 25% discount.
They would like to give out the coupons to different market segments (retail and education) and when the coupon is used it associates the affiliate to that sale.
As I understand it, in the above the affiliate would need to have multiple affiliate accounts to be able to work with multiple linked coupons which is not very practical (in my situation).
Is it possible to have a one to many relation between affiliate and coupon. ie. 1 affiliate with multiple linked coupons?
Thanks.January 18, 2014 at 11:06 pm #44660
I see what you mean. We don’t have an option for multiple coupons for 1 affiliate at this stage. I wouldn’t mind developing an addon for it (if I get a few users to show interest).January 29, 2014 at 3:49 am #44661
That sounds awesome.
Would add some really nice flexibility to the relationship between wp-affiliates and wp-estore.
Thanks for giving it some thought.
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