The Affiliate add-on helps CS-Cart owners manage work with their affiliates. You create advertising banners for affiliate websites and your affiliates place these banners on their resources, which helps attract new visitors to your store. You will receive good advertising, new customers and, as a result, excellent sales.
Your affiliate will receive payments for attracting customers to your store. Therefore, affiliates will be interested in advertising your store. They will know their income from the affiliate program.
Such transparency in the business relationship will facilitate effective work and create profit for both parties.
With CS-Cart Affiliate add-on you’ll be able to:
— easily manage work with the affiliates;
— allow affiliates to promote your store;
— approve or decline users who want to become affiliates;
— attract new visitors to your store via affiliates;
— create advertising banners for affiliate websites of different types;
— redirect visitors to product or category or any specific page;
— track and keep a full count of events such as banner views, click-throughs, and registration of new users who come from affiliate websites;
— set a monetary value for each event;
— track events involving affiliates and calculating accurate payouts to them.
The affiliates will be able to:
— promote your store and get income;
— view affiliate plan, see what actions they did and what bonuses they will get for them;
— track account balance and commissions;
— copy the code of each banner (graphic or text) to place it on their websites;
— search for payouts details by the date, period, amount, and by the status Open and Successful;
As the add-on gives profit both to CS-Cart store owners and their Affiliates let's explore how this add-on works on the both sides.
CS-Cart owner’s settings
General add-on’s settings include general changes like setting a payment period,the number of payouts and enabling automatic approval of affiliate commissions.
Also there you can change the appearance of text banners and settings for discount coupons to allow the affiliates distribute promotion codes with attracting new customers to your store. Go to Add-ons - Manage Add-ons - Affiliate to make changes.
Products promotion to new customers through referrals has become easier with a Referral link, which your affiliate will find on the account page. The affiliate will earn a referral fee each time a user goes through the affiliate referral link and makes a purchase.
One of the most popular ways to advertise a store using affiliates is banners. The Affiliate add-on allows to create text banners, graphic banners and product banners. To go to the Banners manage page, please use the menu Marketing - Affiliate - Banners. On this page you can create text, graphic and product banners.
Text and graphic banners
Do you have a special promotion for mobile phones? Write a catchy offer to entice customers via affiliates.
For graphic banners it is required to define a banner image. Take or create an image which will attract your customers’ attention. But after you have written a text or taken an image you should have a question - where my customers will be redirected after clicking? Do not worry, with Affiliate add-on you can assign text and graphic banners to:
— Product groups — the user will see the content of the assigned product group.
— Categories — the user will get to the page with the specified list of categories.
— Products — the user will get to the store page where these products are shown.
— Url — you need to specify the direct link which the users should follow when clicking on it.
This banner type differs from graphic banners. The main purpose of the banner is to show information about a certain product in the store. A product is selected randomly each time the banner is shown.
Preview of the banner is available in the upper right corner near “Save” button.
The store administrator can create a lot of various plans with specifying individual payout amounts for each of them. So a personal plan can be set for each individual affiliate.
Affiliate tier tree
The add-on allows you to create many levels of affiliates. In other words, the affiliates already existing in the store can invite other affiliates and get commissions for the actions of the invited affiliates.
Affiliate's detail page
All the information you need to know about the affiliate is available: personal information, status, affiliate code, plan, account balance, payouts, commissions.
This convenient tool allows the store administrator to monitor all the actions from the part of his/her affiliates. After he/she approves the commissions, they will become available to him/her on the “Pay affiliates” page.
As you understood the add-on integrates a new user type - Affiliate to the store. These happy users can advertise your store getting payouts for this. There are two ways to get affiliates. The first is to add an affiliate by yourself and the second one is when users register in your store as an affiliate. When creating a new affiliate make sure that in the Account type field the right value is set.
The users of your store can easily become affiliates after they have specified the account type when registering or on the editing profile page.
A list of all affiliates in the store is available on the Affiliates page, so the store administrator can approve or decline them. Before the approval the user can only see the functionality of a usual customer.
After the administrator has approved he/she will see available functionality in the account page.
After the affiliates logged in they can easily access banners and links you provided. They can use the source code to post in their websites.
Please try live demo to explore the Affiliate add-on.
Learn more about the add-on in the User Guide.
The add-on is compatible with CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.1.1 and above.
This add-on is developed and published by Simtech Development Ltd., a CS-Cart developer. You are guaranteed a quality add-on supported by future versions. If you need help, please contact us via our help desk system.
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Adapting to any CS-Cart version
On your request we can adapt the add-on to another CS-Cart version.
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