Affiliates

In Internet marketing, an affiliate is a person or company which sends visitors to a website in exchange for commissions.

The 7cart ecommerce solution allows for a simple tracking method for your affiliates. Your affiliate will visit your website by going to a specified URL (http://www.yourdomain.com/default.aspx?affid=AffiliateReferralID). The Affiliate Referral ID, is dynamically generated from the information you provide for an affiliate.

First Glance

  1. To create a new Affiliate, click the "New" button on the affiliate list page.
  2. Click to delete affiliate
  3. Click to edit affiliate

Add/Edit and Affiliate

Add/Edit and Affiliate

The Edit Affiliate page contains the following inputs:

  1. Name - This is the internal name for the affiliate.
  2. Email - Affiliate's email address.
  3. Referral ID - This generates the id the affiliate will use to point their visitors to your storefront.
  4. Sample URL - This is the link your Affiliate will use to refer their visitors. Note, this is generated after the initial save. If you update the Referral ID, this link will change.
  5. Commission - This is for internal calculation. Our system does not handle paying your affiliates in any way.
  6. Referral Days - The number of days the referred visitor will stay linked to the affiliate. Our system places a harmless cookie on the visitors computer, so when they visit the site again (within the time-range specified here) they are still tied to the affiliate.
  7. Tax ID - Internal record for your use.
  8. Web Site URL - Internal record for your use.
  9. Image Logo URL - This inserts the logo of the affiliate.
  10. Driver's License - Internal record for your use.
  11. Use Affiliate Branding - Allows the affiliate site to have a different look.
  12. Notes - Internal record for your use.

Affiliate Settings are configured on the page under Configuration > User and Form Settings > Affiliate Settings.