Yes, GoAffPro does not charge you any money on the free membership. The app is completely free to use.
You also have the option to upgrade your membership to premium, where you unlock additional features such as Multi-Level Marketing, Bulk Mail, Advanced customization options for the affiliate portal pages, and many more.
Yes, you can set up the affiliate portal under your shop's subdomain. This is a process that is only recommended for advanced users, so we recommend getting in touch with our support team to help you with the process.
Check out our guide on how to set up a custom domain:
After you change the URL of the affiliate portal in the Look and Feel > Store Profile > Affiliate Portal section, by selecting the "Subdomain of your shop" option and setting a custom domain name.
It important that you create a new CNAME record, using the Name, Value, and TTL that is generated after you enter your custom domain name.
You can also follow our guide on how to set up the CNAME record for different domain registrars: https://app.goaffpro.com/extras/cname_guide/yourstore
To recruit affiliates for your program, you need to promote your affiliate program on your social media (Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) and your store's homepage (using a footer/header menu link or a post-checkout popup). By spreading the word about your affiliate program and highlighting the benefits of becoming an affiliate with your store, you will see people showing interest in your affiliate program.
Check out our guide on how to set up a Post Checkout Popup for your store:
You can set the cookie duration by going to Settings > General. Here you can set the expiration date for the affiliate tracking cookie.
To change the affiliate portal language, go to Look and Feel > Store Profile. The currently supported languages are:
You also have the option to automatically set the language of the affiliate portal based on the affiliate's location. You can also edit specific translations, to make it easier for your affiliates to understand the affiliate portal. If your language is not listed, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The commissions are calculated on the product price. Shipping/Taxes/Coupon discounts are excluded from the commission calculation.
This is the industry standard practice of calculating commission.
This creates a more transparent affiliate program, your affiliates get what they see (i.e. on your shop they see a $100 article and if you are offering 10% commission on its sale, they are sure they'll get $10 for its referral).
Shipping/Taxes/Coupon discounts are vary for different countries/states/location. Therefore incorporating this would incur a great accounting overhead.
You have two options to pay your affiliates:
You can either pay the affiliate yourselves (i.e. outside the app) and then mark the payment as completed (Mark Paid button) in the Payouts Page.
You can integrate PayPal Payouts (Settings > Integrations tab) and then pay them from the PayPal Payouts page in the app. This method adds an extra 25 Cents per-transaction fee (from PayPal). https://developer.paypal.com/docs/payouts/reference/fees/
If the commission of affiliates is getting calculated lesser than the commission rate that has been set, this is most likely because of the commission calculation settings that have been set in Settings > General > Sales.
Check out our guide on how to set up the commission calculation settings:
You can also check the commission calculation adjustments in the order summary by going to Sales > All Sales > Click on an order number to open its order summary.
The issue of referral sales not getting tracked can arise when you are using a third-party theme in your store. You can embed the tracking code present in Settings > Advanced > Third Party Tracking in the landing page/lead page/WordPress blog on which you want to track the affiliate's referrals.