Affiliate marketing consists of partnering up with a more established e-commerce entrepreneur in your niche and asking them to promote your products to their audience. In return, you’d give them a percentage of revenue from each sale they generate.
The affiliate program is a program where store owners invite affiliates to promote their products in exchange for a commision.
How does it work?
The affiliate is registered to the store.
Admin sends the affiliate referral link to the affiliate.
The affiliate promotes your store using the link.
A purchase is made on the store through the link.
Affiliate receives the commision as per defined in Affiliate ledger rule.
Affiliate referral link
Once an affiliate is added to your store, the admin will send you the affiliate referral link to the affiliate. He can start promoting your store using a unique URL generated.The key mentioned while adding an affiliate is unique for each affiliate, hence each affiliate has its own unique URL through which it can start promoting your store.
If an affiliate 'A' has a key 'uniquekey1' then the URL which he/she needs to promote your store to earn commission/revenue will be:http://yourstore.storehippo.com/?ref=uniquekey1
And similarly, if an affiliate 'B' has a key 'uniquekey2' then the URL which he/she needs to promote your store to earn commission/revenue will be:http://yourstore.storehippo.com/?ref=uniquekey2
You can manage affiliates in the Affiliates section which has been added to the admin left panel. You can add new sellers or check the details of registered sellers in this section.
You can define groups of the affiliates to perform specific operations on different affiliate groups. You can create groups of affiliates in the Affiliate groups section.
Affiliate ledger rules
Affiliate ledger rules are created to define the commission to be provided to affiliate on every order. Multiple conditions can be specified while adding an affiliate ledger rule.
Ledger of all affiliates in maintained under Affiliate ledger which can be accessed through Affiliate ledger section.