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Affiliates

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.
You can create your own e-commerce affiliate program using Affiliates section in StoreHippo Admin Panel.

Adding an affiliate

To add an affiliate, click on the Add new button. A form appears with the following fields:

First name

First name of the affiliate.

Last name

Last name of the affiliate.

Email

Affiliates will use the email and password combination to login to their affiliate panel of your store.

Password 

Affiliates will use the email and password combination to login to its affiliate panel of your store.

Active

Only active affiliates can log in to their affiliate panel.

Title

Unique title of the affiliate.

Key

The unique key to the affiliate.

Affiliate group

Group to which affiliate belongs.


Once an affiliate is added, it 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.

Example

If an affiliate 'A' has a key 'uniquekey1' then the URL which he/she need 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 need to promote your store to earn commission/revenue will be: http://yourstore.storehippo.com/?ref=uniquekey2


Affiliate groups

Go to Affiliates > Affiliate groups in StoreHippo Admin Panel to access affiliate groups. You can add the group in this section and then assign an affiliate to an affiliate group.

You can add an affiliate group by clicking on the Add New button and fill the following form.

Name

Provide the name of the group.

Alias

Alias is automatically created from the name of the group.


Adding ledger rules for affiliates

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. Go to Affiliates > Affiliate ledger rules section in StoreHippo Admin Panel.

Following fields are available while adding an affiliate ledger rule:

Name

Name of the rule.

Type 

Type of amount to be charged, it can be either flat or percentage.

Amount

Amount to be charged.

Affiliate filters

You can define a rule using affiliate filters for either all/specific/specific groups of affiliates.

Level

Higher the level of the rule, higher is the priority over other rules.

Enabled

Defines whether the rule is enabled.

Conditions 

A group of conditions which decide the applicability of the rule. The rule will be applicable only if all the conditions defined are met. You can set a number of conditions like order total, order quantity, product name, product quantity, product category or product collection.


Maintaining ledger for each affiliate

Ledger of all affiliates in maintained under Affiliate ledger which can be accessed through Affiliates > Affiliate ledger of the StoreHippo Admin Panel.

Check affiliate's available balance

You can check the available balance of an affiliate by clicking View balance button in the top right corner of Affiliate ledger screen. You just need to type the title of an affiliate and its available balance will be shown.