August 25, 2010 at 9:43 am #1734Blue OwlSpectator
I’m helping a client get the Affiliate Platform set up quickly before I go on holidays. She has eStore already set up, and when I get back we’re setting up eMember for her.
In her situation, she would like to have two ‘types’ of affiliates – normal affiliates and affiliates who get a higher commission because they’re members of her website.
She also has a whole range of products and services, from very cheap, to very expensive. She can’t afford to offer, say 20% commission on the high-end services, but she’d like to be able to offer a higher commission for the cheaper products.
So, would it work like this:
For high-end services, she would set a product-specific commission in the eStore. If someone buys one via an affiliate link, the product-specific commission overrides all other settings.
For all other products/services, if the affiliate is a ‘special’ affiliate, then my client would have manually set that affiliate up with a higher commission. They would get that percentage if their affiliate link is used.
If the affiliate is a normal affiliate, they would simply be given the general percentage in the settings.
Is that how it works?
Is there a better way to set it up?
And is there any way this works with eMember so members would get a higher affiliate commission? Or is that just too technically challenging to set up?
It wouldn’t be possible to have ‘categories’ of affiliates like you have categories of products, would it?
Just trying to work out the technical boundaries we need to work within.August 26, 2010 at 1:15 am #23663amin007Participant
Hi Trish, This is how it currently works
1) If you have specified a product specific commission for a product then this value will be used to calculate the commission.
2) If 1 is not present then it will check the affiliates profile to find out the commission level specified for this affiliate and use that to calculate the commission.
So in your situation all you need to do is specify a commission level for the high end products. For the low end products it will use the commission level specified in the affiliate’s profile to calculate the commission (the admin can change the commission level of each affiliate whenever they want to).August 26, 2010 at 3:04 am #23664Blue OwlSpectator
Thanks. Sounds like it works as I expected.
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