Setting Up Your Referral Program

The affiliate module adds a simple referral program to SPP. Once enabled, your customers will see a new section in the client panel where they can grab their unique referral link.

This page is available to all registered users (customers and leads), although you can choose to restrict the program to approved affiliates only.

Program Settings

In the affiliate module settings you can choose how affiliates and sales are approved, cookie lifetime, and commission levels.

Program description

The affiliate module provides a HTML supported field where you can describe your affiliate program in detail – from the commission levels you offer to when and how you handle payouts.

Sale tracking

Affiliate links are created in the format of clients.example.com/r/ABCDE where ABCDE is a unique ID for each affiliate. Upon clicking this link we store a cookie in customer’s browser containing the affiliate ID, and redirect the customer to your website.

You can redirect affiliate links to any page on the web because SPP will read the affiliate cookie when the customer returns to your SPP Client Panel to create an account or place an order.

Note that SPP calculates commissions once per day, so they will not show up in the dashboard instantly.

Custom affiliate links

Let’s say you’ve set affiliate links to redirect to your home page at spp.co and an affiliate wants to link to your features page at spp.co/features instead.

They can append ?p=features to their affiliate link like and redirect customers to spp.co/features like so:
https://clients.spp.co/r/ABCDE?p=features

Affiliate coupons

In addition to unique referral links you can also associate any coupon with an affiliate. Go to your Affiliates tab in the admin panel, find any approved affiliate and select “Assign a coupon” from the actions menu:

All sales from this coupon will be attributed to the selected affiliate.

Payouts

With SPP commission payouts are completely flexible. Whether you pay via PayPal or check, all you need to do is select those commissions from the lis and mark them as Paid. You can also download a CSV file with totals for each affiliate.

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