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January 13th, 2013 — Affiliate Program, Affiliates, Config, Email, Setup, Templates
Starting DAP v4.4, you can notify your affiliates with an automated instant email when they earn a commission for a lead and a sale.
In DAP > Setup > Config > (Affiliate Module) you can separately configure which emails to send (Lead, Sale):
And then on DAP > Setup > Templates page, you can configure the Subject and Body for both emails.
November 8th, 2012 — Admin, Affiliate Program, Affiliates, Offline Payments, Payment Integration, Setup, Transactions
DAP supports offline payments.
Your buyer does not have to necessarily pay using one of our supported payment processors. You can also use un-supported processors, like say a physical Check/Cheque, Western Union, Wire Transfer, Bank Deposit, etc.
So when someone pays you offline, if you just want to give them access to a product or membership level, then see:
Creating New Users Manually
If you also want to record (or book) the payment in DAP, so that DAP can include the payment in the Admin reports, then keep reading.
Adding A Manual Transaction
And normally, when the user logs in after they’ve received the login information from DAP, when they log in, if they had an affiliate cookie on their system, the affiliate will get credit for their purchase, and will get credited the commission within an hour of their logging in (when the hourly DAP cron runs).
But if you want to override this and manually give some other affiliate credit for the purchase, then see:
Manually Crediting Affiliates
November 7th, 2012 — Affiliate Program, Affiliates, Config, Setup
Your DAP affiliate link (for DAP on your site, for your affiliates) by default will take the visitor to your home page.
If you wish to point this default landing page to some other URL – like, say, your squeeze page at http://YourSite.com/squeeze-page/ – then you can change this default landing page URL setting at:
DAP Admin > Setup > Config > Default Landing Page for Affiliates
Please note that this will change the landing page for ALL “default” affiliate links – except those using special redirection.
So it will affect all default affiliate links that look like this:
But it will not affect affiliate links where they’re already setting a special landing page, like:
September 23rd, 2012 — Adding Users, Admin, Affiliate Program, Affiliates, Examples, Offline Payments, Setup, Strategy, Transactions, Users
DAP is one of the very few membership platforms that will let affiliates earn commissions on offline payments too.
And in fact, DAP will credit affiliates for not just offline payments, but for any payments that you accepted outside of the payment options listed on your web site.
So, for example, you’re using Paypal and Authorize.net buttons on your site. And someone wants to send you a check (cheque) in the mail, or they want to send you money via Western Union, or wire transfer, or any other offline methods.
In this case, DAP can still give credit to the right affiliate for the sale. Here’s how…
1) Add Manual Transaction
- First you add the user manually, by going to DAP Admin > Users > Add.
- Once you’ve added them to the product, come back to DAP Admin > Users > Manage.
- Search for the user by email
- On the user data row for that Product, initially, under Trans Id column, it will show PAID (see image below)
- Step 1: Enter a manual transaction by clicking on Add Trans (which stands for “Add Transaction”). That will record your offline payment in DAP. So now there’s an actual payment associated with that user’s sign up.
- When you click on the “Add Trans” link, you will see a small popup appear (see image below) that allows you to manually enter an order. So if the offline payment was for say $97, then you would enter “97” or “97.00” in the “Order Amount” field and click on “Submit”.
- Once you’ve entered a manual order, the “Trans Id” column will change from “PAID” to an actual transaction id.
By this time, the user would’ve received their “Welcome Email” from DAP, which will have their login info to log in to your site.
And when they log in, if they have an affiliate cookie set in their browser (which they would, if they had clicked on an affiliate link at some point before they contacted you and asked you about a non-standard, offline payment method), then when they first log in to your member’s area, DAP will pick up the referring affiliate’s id from the affiliate cookie, and give credit to them for the sale.
And when the DAP hourly cron runs at the top of the next hour, that affiliate will be credited with any commissions that you’ve set up for that product.
June 6th, 2012 — 3rd Party Integration, Affiliate Program, Authorize.net, ClickBank, DigiResults, Examples, Integration with Shopping Carts, JVZoo, Payment Integration, Paypal, Setup, Strategy, WSO Pro
DAP is so powerful and flexible, that you can sell access to your membership through different payment processors, all at the same time.
And we often get asked how to leverage different affiliate networks like ClickBank and JVZoo and Warrior Plus at the same time while making sure no affiliate commissions are lost, and every affiliate gets credited their commissions for sending potential buyers to your site.
The Big Picture
1) If buyer arrives ONLY through DAP affiliate link, and ends up purchasing through ANY payment processor, then DAP affiliate will get credit.
2) If buyer arrives ONLY through CB affiliate link, and ends up purchasing through CB payment processor, but the buyer has a different DAP affiliate’s cookie from a link he clicked on at some point before (but did not purchase at that time, say), then both CB affiliate and DAP affiliate will get credit (double commissions on same purchase, but to two different affiliates).
If there’s no DAP cookie on his computer, then only CB affiliate will get the commission.
If the DAP affiliate “chains” two of his own affiliate links – his DAP affiliate link and CB affiliate link – like shown below, then same affiliate will get both CB commission as well as DAP commission. Again, double commissions but to same person.
3) If buyer arrives ONLY through JVZOO affiliate link, and ends up purchasing through JVZOO payment processor, but the buyer has a different DAP affiliate’s cookie from a link he clicked on at some point before (but did not purchase at that time, say), then both JVZOO affiliate and DAP affiliate will get credit (double commissions on same purchase, but to two different affiliates).
If there’s no DAP cookie on his computer, then only JVZOO affiliate will get the commission.
If the DAP affiliate “chains” two of his own affiliate links – his DAP affiliate link and JVZOO affiliate link – like shown below, then same affiliate will get both JVZOO commission as well as DAP commission. Again, double commissions but to same person.
The Right Setup For Multiple Affiliate Networks
To make sure that you’re not paying double-commissions on purchases, and also to make sure that sales don’t get lost between affiliate networks (and your affiliates losing their commissions in the process), you have to set things up the right way.
The main thing to do, is to create a separate set of the following for each affiliate network:
- A separate DAP product
- A separate Sales Page
- A network-specific buy button on that sales page
- If it’s a product that is sold through CB or JVZoo or DigiResults (or any of the affiliate networks), then DO NOT set up commissions for that Product in DAP. So that will prevent you paying a commission to, say, a CB affiliate as well as a DAP affiliate for the same purchase.
So the net effect of this, is…
If a CB affiliate sends traffic to a page, that page must have a CB buy link ONLY on that page. If you have, say, a JVZoo button on that same page, and the buyer buys through the JVZoo link, then the CB affiliate will get no commissions for that purchase. Which means, they will stop promoting your product because you’re basically funnelling off their visitors to a different affiliate network.
Similarly, the landing page for JVZoo affiliates must have only JVZoo buy buttons.
Landing page for a regular payment processor – like Paypal or Authorize.net – should have only a Paypal and/or Authorize.net buy button (and no CB or JVZoo buy buttons). In this case, for these products in DAP, you should set up an affiliate commission row on the “Affiliates > Manage” screen, so that your DAP affiliates can get credited for sales made through your regular web site.