Follow the steps below to test the affiliate tracking through the entire lifecycle of customer's visit.
Create a new test affiliate account using any one of the methods below
Through admin dashboard
Open Partners page
Select All Partners tab
Then click on Create New Partner
Enter partner details (use any name and email address)
Take note of the partner referral link (used in next step)
Through affiliate registration portal
Visit the create-account page of your affiliate portal
Enter your Name, Email address and Password to create a new account
Inside your partner dashboard, take note of your referral link (used in next step)
Open the link copied above in your browser. The affiliate visit should now be tracked. To confirm this, open the Analytics Section of your admin dashboard. You should see a new visit in the Visits Section.
In your browser, browse around your website, view different products, add them to your cart etc. Every page viewed should get tracked. To confirm this, in the visit recorded above, the Page View counter should increase
Now purchase any product in your store. Your affiliate sale would get recorded and commission would get credited. To confirm this, following things will happen
You should receive an email reporting a new affiliate sale.
The affiliate will receive an email, reporting them their commission (as per the commission setup in your admin page)
In the analytics section, the visit would now show a number in converted column
The Sales page would show you a new Sale in All Sales section.
If everything, happens as described above, you can be 100% confident that the app is installed and working properly.