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November 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm in reply to: Using multiple currencies with eStore AND affiliate plugin #66314
‘- Accept multiple currencies.
– List the products (the ones to be sold in the different currency) as fixed prices (not as variable prices based on a conversion rate lookup) on a separate page (or even separate domain if necessary).
– Have it all work with the WP Affiliate plugin’
As you can see, using the multicurrency addon would mean no fixed prices.
A company needs to sell as £14.99 or $24.99 (for example) and have artwork that matches this (artwork that doesn’t change). It’s not ideal to list £14.99 and $23.98 or whatever number it happens to be on the day of the conversion.
I don’t know code specifics, but when you use the Add To Cart button, it sends a numerical value to the cart and the cart adds the currency-type that has been specified in its settings.
If the Add To Cart button sent the numerical value AND the currency-type (and either there was no currency-type option in the main cart settings OR it was designed to be overwritten by product-specific currency-types) then this would work.
I.e. Instead of sending ‘14.99’ and ‘Product name’, it would send ‘14.99’, ‘Product Name’ and ‘Currency-type’.
As i’m not a coder, I do not know how trivial or how complex that code would be. So I’m really not sure whether it’s going to be possible. Conceptually it is simple, but maybe to execute it is hard!
Thanks.November 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm in reply to: Will geographic ip redirect prevent cookie being set #66486
Ok that’s good to know. I appreciate the input wzp. This topic is resolved for me nowOctober 31, 2014 at 5:01 pm in reply to: Will geographic ip redirect prevent cookie being set #66484
How would that affect whether the appended affiliate id is captured by the affiliate plugin before the redirection plugin takes action? This is the issue in discussion here.
(Note that this discussion is not related to whether they are redirected to the correct country or not. That’s entirely separate.)
I’d be interested to know the mechanism by which a proxy server would prevent the affiliate ID from registering (regardless of whether a subsequent redirect occurs or not)?…
Thanks!October 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm in reply to: Will geographic ip redirect prevent cookie being set #66482
Update for anyone else interested in this scenario:
If a UK person clicks on an affiliate link to my website, they get instantly redirected to the UK version of the webpage, but the affiliate referral is still logged
Hopefully this will always work like this(i.e. hopefully the affiliate plugin will always get time to log the referral before the redirect plugin redirects the page.)October 31, 2014 at 10:43 am in reply to: Using multiple currencies with eStore AND affiliate plugin #66312
(Thanks for the responses. Much appreciated!)
That’s the thing: I’m aiming to do it on the SAME install. The reason is because I want to award affiliates commission fairly, I.e. if they refer someone to my website but then that person switches to the UK £ version, I want it to remain being tracked. In other words, it must be on the same domain because the affiliate plugin does not track across multiple domains.
(in case you’re wondering, I have solved the problem of the affiliate plugin not differentiating between currencies when selecting the commission amount, see last post here: https://support.tipsandtricks-hq.com/forums/topic/awarding-affiliate-commission-for-purchases-in-different-currencies)
If you want, you can check out my website: [www.elixa-probiotic.com] and see how I’ve got it set up. I’ve put a manual country change option (just $ and £ for now) and you’ll notice that the US ‘Add To Cart’ buttons, add the product to cart. Whereas the UK buttons just go straight to Paypal (best solution for now). I am yet to launch my affiliate program, but it’s almost fully set up and ready to go.October 30, 2014 at 10:06 am in reply to: Using multiple currencies with eStore AND affiliate plugin #66310
No, not at the same time.
But to be able to accept either, depending on which is sent its way (by means of an Add to Cart Button).
My site lists the £ items and the $ items on separate pages (and the products are identical, apart from the currency), hence an individual visitor would never find themselves in the situation of putting more than one currency in the cart. And I wouldn’t want/need a multi-currency checkout (if that is even possible).
The way it’s setup now is: If you want to buy in dollars then you get the luxury of using a cart and the ability to add to that cart (allowing tweaking of quantities, use of coupon codes and adding more than one item). If you want to buy in pound sterling then you are stuck with just going direct to paypal. If I try and use Add to Cart shortcode on those items (which have specific product settings set to GBP) it will overwrite that and enter it as USD when using the Add to Cart.
Can this be changed?October 30, 2014 at 12:01 am in reply to: Using multiple currencies with eStore AND affiliate plugin #66308
As you wish…
‘I want Add to Cart button for eStore to work for multiple currencies… but it doesn’t’
Why I want = I need all the currency options going through the same eStore install (i.e. on the same domain). Why I can’t use separate domains = I’m using WP Affiliate Plugin, which will not track referrals over multiple domains. I detailed all the other things so that you may be able to suggest an alternate solution relevant to what i’m actually trying to achieve. I.e. a website that accepts multiple currencies and tracks commissions ubiquitouslyOctober 29, 2014 at 8:38 pm in reply to: Using multiple currencies with eStore AND affiliate plugin #66306
I’m currently using band-aid solution number 3 so that the site is functioning.October 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm in reply to: Using multiple currencies with eStore AND affiliate plugin #66305
This thread (https://support.tipsandtricks-hq.com/forums/topic/second-currency-in-subdirectory) may have relevance to a solution. But I do not know enough, about how this plugin works, to say for sure.October 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm in reply to: Using multiple currencies with eStore AND affiliate plugin #66304
Regarding ‘PROBLEM‘ in Proposed solution 4 –
The redirecting to a unique cart page would be solved by using ‘Text link to accomodate the purchase of a product’October 14, 2014 at 10:08 am in reply to: Awarding affiliate commission for purchases in different currencies #65966
I believe I have come up with the best solution for this problem now and wanted to add it below:
If you just put $5 fixed commission into the WP Affiliate Plugin, then now the problem is that the commission is awarded for every cart ITEM not per cart.
(Apparently) eStore allows different product-specific commissions to be set. This overrides whatever fixed commission rate you may have entered into the WP Affiliate Plugin. So now all I need to do is to assign a proportional fixed commission per item. That way, if they add 1 cheap product and 1 expensive product, it won’t give (5+5) 10. It would give e.g. (2.5 + 5) 7.5
Thus giving a quasi-% based commission BUT being compatible with using many different currencies, as explained above (since the commission is not calculated as a % of the item price anymore).October 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm in reply to: Awarding affiliate commission for purchases in different currencies #65964
There will also be the manual option for them to change the site to the geographically relevant site if they inadvertently spoof the plugin.
I have thought of an alternative solution. It’s not perfect but it should work. Please let me know what you think:
Since my product is just a single product (with only a few pack-size variations) I will change the commission from a percentage to a fixed amount (let’s say 5 USD).
That way, if they buy the item for £15 then the affiliate gets 5 dollars commission and if they buy the $25 variant then the affiliate still gets just 5 dollars commission.
Am i correct in thinking that the commission will only be assigned once per basket? (if they add one 2-pack and one single-pack will it give 5 dollars commission per basket item or 5 dollars per basket checked out?)
Am i correct in thinking I can use the same cart (i.e. installed on the same domain) to have both £ and $ items added? (by configuring the buy now button)