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Yvette & Michelle, I signed up for your affiliate program which seems itself to be installed correctly.
However, in the ads/links I see only links for the squeeze page. The squeeze page itself has no connection to paypal and I’m not certain it can return PTD data.
You should have a link in there for your [http://the-social-strategy.com/join-party] page.
See, when paypal returns, it seems to be able to say “my button was on this page” but it doesn’t seem to be able to say “the visitor started out on this other page”.
So even if PTD is set up correctly, when paypal says “my button was on ‘join-party”… then the affiliate program says “we have nothing on join-party to track” … there cant (as I understand it, I could be wrong) be any sales tracked.
Which one you need really depends on your setup. For me, on sites that are not using eStore but are using WPAffiliate (or its satellite plugin) I use PDT and it’s working well.
On sites I use eStore & Affiliate, I’ve used IPN in the past also with no issue. Its more about your individual needs than about which works better.
Social, if paypal is not returning them to your site after the transaction then you likely have not added the “return” URL into the advanced button setting. If that is not there, then they wont land right and reporting isn’t possible. Please double-check your button configuration in paypal, specifically what is either called part 3 or advanced, where you add the place they should be taken too after they finish checkout successfully.
I stumbled on this post by search as I was contemplating the same questions but I have not seen if it’s been updated.
Zain is very accurate about the issue. Second tier is usually used to incentivize individual Super Affiliates and control on it would be considered “important”.
Thanks for all you do to help us take care of our affiliates Amin
We got sales tracking working successfully using PTD (and not using eStore). eStore is next on my list to sort out for the other subdomain.
I have estore installed on the main site (affiliates.jak) I’ve added a product, item ID #1.
I go to the satellite site and add the [wp_eStore_add_to_cart id=1] shortcode to a page… and get nothing. It simply prints the shortcode to the page. This makes me think I’m missing a second satellite plugin.
What do I need to put on the page on the satellite site, to get a buy button (don’t need a cart button, just a buy button) for product ID #1 from the main site that goes to paypal and then lands us back on different page on the satellite site?
I have to agree with RPickett here too. This is the same type of situation I’ve been asking you about in that other thread and consequently banging my head against. I have an email in to talk to WishList Member as their features page implies they can handle it but is vague enough that I’m unsure they do either. There has to be a way to manage this because as RPickett says, the stack works so well except for this hiccup that it pains me even to have to look elsewhere for this piece.
I’m fairly certain it’s not what you have in mind, but by using Mingle (plugin) all of my members have a social media style profile page with a wall I can write messages on. I’m suspecting thats more “open to interaction” than you want to be though. I’m really enjoying mingle.
Back up a minute… I’m not sure we’re still talking about the same plugin… because I dont find anything starting with “eStore” as part of eMember’s fileset.
Basically I need to apply the integration for AutoResponse Plus to BOTH eStore and eMember. It sounds from your reply like the method for ARP integration into eStore used earlier in this thread may no longer work? And for eMember?
I’m suddenly very confused LOL! (which doesnt take much since I dont code well and am trying to hack on this!)
Amin, thanks for the reply. I’ve got to think on this. It’s what we’ve been using on Nanacast to assure that the person that sends someone to a free webinar and gets them to sign up, doesn’t lose their cookie during the gap before the webinar, and lose the sale at the time of purchase.
For example, I’ll plan a single launch webinar, and get my students to promote it. They’ll get their people to sign up to attend. We put the webinar registration link behind a option, so we can make the person “stick” to the affiliate that sent them. Often times right before the webinar some over achiever will send out a bunch of links that may or may not be accurately labeled, they’ll get clicked, but the person won’t re-register, believing (correctly) that they are correctly with the first person that they signed up for the webinar with. If the coding was not “sticky” then the second person would have gotten the sale and both the first affiliate AND the customer would be confused. I’ve had this happen where customers have tried to do the right thing for an affiliate, and still lost the tracking, due to the gap between the promotion and purchase that happens with this launch model.
I understand where you’re coming from too with the other model. Unfortunately I cant think of a better way to ensure that a cookie is not lost to the affiliate the customer really wants it to be with.
Actually now that I think of it, I seem to recall we have a affiliate ID/coupon-per-affiliate system in here somehow don’t we? Some way I could let the customer manually tell me who sent them? Am I recalling correctly? If so can you point me in the right direction?
Thanks (as usual!!) You’re the best!
Amin, I’m currently working on applying these changes to my paypal file for eStore but can you tell me where I would apply them to get the integration into eMember? I assume (oh I know that’s dangerous! LOL) that the integration is similar?
In case anyone pulls this thread up in search, I just want to verify that I have two sites on thesis 1.8 without these issues. As Ivy pointed out this is likely a plugin conflict or other site issue. These are stable on Thesis 1.7 and 1.8.
Hehe, good reminder!
Similar question only not quite the same.
Is there a way to make a purchaser permanantly linked to an affiliate once they have made their first purchase?
For example, an affiliate sends the customer to the site and the customer opts in for the free membership. Then say 90 days later buys a product, and maybe one year later buys another. Is there a way to maintain that customer as linked to the first affiliate even if they may have stumbled over another affiliate link since originally opting in?
Amin I found another. The chatroll.com plugin also calls a shortcode and is not loading. I will get in touch with Blair. Thank you for your assistance as usual. Always a gem to have such great support!