Tagged: paying deposits
March 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm #8840DeepLivingMember
Hi, I just bought and installed WP Affiliate. I also have WP eStore.
I offer training events and I want to implement an affiliate system for people who refer students to me.
1. When people register for a training event, they pay a flat deposit of $75 – currently I send them to a page on my WordPress site with a PayPal button, they pay, it’s done, i.e. NOT via EStore.
2. Before the training I send them to another page with a PayPal button, they pay the rest (also not via eStore).
How can I track the affiliate commission for both the deposit + balance amounts but only ‘recognise’ it for an affiliate once everything is paid? I.e. I do not want to pay out affiliate commission on the deposit amount until the balance is also paid.
Would I also be right in thinking that for WP Affiliate to track any of this, I’d have to create products in eStore (instead of using the PayPal buttons)?
ON an aside, when I create affiliate links, is it ok to use a ‘target url’ of my home page instead of specific product page? If a buyer browses around my site for a while between different pages and then eventually clicks on the products page and buys something, will WP Affiliate still track it?
[http://www.deepliving.com]March 29, 2013 at 5:23 am #54712adminKeymaster
Hi Bennie, You can’t award commission at a later time in an automated fashion. The commission will always be given as soon as you accept the money (when a transaction is successfully processed). So when a customer pays $75, it will award commission for that transaction and then later it will award another commission for the other amount that you will charge them.
You can track the commission for payment that you accept using any of the supported integration methods of the affiliate plugin (see the integration options section):
So yes, you can use eStore or direct PayPal button or any other supported eCommerce systems.
Yes, it is okay to use a ‘target url’ of your home page instead of a specific product page. The commission will be given for all sales from any of your WordPress pages once a customer follows an affiliate link.March 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm #54713DeepLivingMember
Many thanks for your quick response, much appreciated.
I have now integrated wp-eStore and affiliate and will then have to deal with the $75 commissions manually somehow…
Thanks and best wishes!
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