Affiliate and Referral
Use the best practices to grow your business fast!
Affiliate marketing is a strategy when external websites lead traffic to your website and get a commission from sales of their referrals.
Referral marketing method uses word of mouth to attract new customers to your store. You can motivate them by paying sales commissions or giving bonus points for next purchases. The add-on includes multi-level marketing (MLM) feature where referrals can be paid from recruiting new referrals and sales from their referral links.
Over 100,000 Americans join referral marketing every week. Adapt referral marketing techniques to skyrocket your sales!
- Flexible affiliate plans system with unlimited number of plans.
- Multi-level marketing with unlimited number of referrals.
- Ability to create text, graphic and product banners for your affiliate websites.
- Widget mode for embedding your store in other websites.
- Ability to create multiple promotions.
- Full control of commissions and payments.
- Free video guide and technical support.
- Ability to set the affiliate inviter (i.e. the affiliate who invited this new affiliate).
What your customers will see
When a new user registers in your store, they can choose to become a customer or an affiliate. If they choose 'Customer', they can get bonus points for next purchases simply by sharing their great shopping experience.
It is a very simple thing to do:
- Copy the referral link.
- Send to a friend.
- Get bonuses for new customers and their purchases.
Your customers will love this feature! The Become a pro affiliate button will entice them to see what will be on the next level where they can get cash.
What the Affiliate will see
The affiliates have all the necessary instruments to grow their business with you. In addition to sharing the referral link they can:
- Place your banners on their websites.
- Embed parts of your store directly on their websites (including WordPress blogs).
- Spread coupons on purchases in your store and get a commission from sales.
- Enjoy residual income from the sales came from referral links: their own and their referrals.
Also affiliates can share product links to social networks directly from the store. The Affiliate ID is already added to URLs of product, category, and content pages.
The banners you can create
How it works
Say, you have a customer Lucy who has bought a dress in your store. Her friend Ann, a famous fashion blogger, tells her: “The dress looks gorgeous. Where have you bought it?”. Lucy copies the referral link to your store from her account and sends it to Lucy. When Lucy follows the link and buys something, Ann gets her reward.
Lucy likes your products too and joins your affiliate program. She places a banner of your product on her blog. When her followers click on that link and visit your store, the blogger Lucy gets the commission for the clicks. Ann gets her commission too, because she invited Lucy in the program.
What you will see in the Admin area
The Affiliates page
The Affiliate and Referral settings
Plan for customers
The Affiliate profile
The Banners page
The Affiliate tiers tree
The Approve Commissions page
Giving commissions for affiliate orders
If an affiliate places an order by the link from another affiliate, the affiliate inviter will get a commission. But the invited affiliate does not get a commission for their orders.
Example: Affiliate A shares a link to a product to Affiliate B. Affiliate B buys a product by this link. When the order is placed, Affiliate A gets a payout sales commission for the order placed by Affiliate B.
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4.5.1 and above
affiliate and referral v4.5.0.x
4.4.1 - 4.4.3
affiliate and referral v4.4.0.x
4.3.1 - 4.3.10
affiliate and referral v4.3.0.x
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