When somebody creates an account or places an order through that link, their account is tagged with the affiliate id.
How the commission is calculated depends on your settings:
- Commissions – you can set up a different percentage-based commission for different services
- Approval – manually approve each commission, or have them all approved automatically
- Recurring – award a commission for ALL client’s future purchases, or just their first order
With SPP commission payouts are completely flexible. Whether you pay via PayPal or check, all you need to do is mark those commissions as Paid in SPP.
The affiliate module provides a HTML supported field where you can describe your affiliate program in detail – from the commissions you offer to when and how you handle payouts.
Note that SPP calculates commissions once per day, so they will not show up in the dashboard instantly.
Custom affiliate links
To redirect affiliate links somewhere other than your configured url, you can use a custom parameter in a user’s affiliate link.
- Standard affiliate link http://clients.yoursite.com/r/xyz would go to http://yoursite.com/
- Custom link http://clients.yoursite.com/r/xyz?p=pricing.html would go to http://yoursite.com/pricing.html