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Affiliates Permanent

With Affiliates Permanent, new customers are assigned to the referring affiliate. The affiliate will be credited with a referral on every purchase made by the customer from thereon.

This extension requires one of the Affiliates plugins, AffiliatesAffiliates Pro or Affiliates Enterprise and WooCommerce.

Installation & Setup

Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload and upload the plugin file. Activate the plugin. Go to Plugins > Affiliates Permanent and review the settings. Depending on your requirements, some settings should or should not be modified – please refer to the explanations below.

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Permanent assignments

Permanent affiliate assignments are produced in these cases:

  • A new customer makes a purchase after visiting an affiliate’s link.
  • A new customer makes a purchase using an affiliate’s coupon.
  • A new user is registered after visiting an affiliate’s link.

For the first two cases above, a referral is credited to the affiliate and the customer is assigned to the affiliate permanently. Subsequent purchases made by the customer will credit the affiliate with a referral and the appropriate commission without the need for the customer to revisit the affiliate’s link.

When a new user registers after visiting an affiliate’s link, the user can be assigned to the affiliate permanently. This option is not enabled by default and if desired, should be enabled under Plugins > Affiliates Permanent.

Where a customer is assigned to one affiliate and makes a purchase after visiting another affiliate’s link or using another affiliate’s coupon, the referral for the purchase is still credited to the assigned affiliate:

  • An existing customer who is assigned to affiliate A makes a purchase after visiting affiliate B’s link.
  • An existing customer who is assigned to affiliate A makes a purchase using affiliate B’s coupon.

In both cases above, affiliate A is credited with a referral, not affiliate B.

Existing customers

Purchases made by existing customers who are not assigned to an affiliate will not credit any affiliate, even if the customer has visited an affiliate link after her or his initial purchase.

This applies in these cases:

  • An existing customer who is not assigned to an affiliate makes a purchase after visiting an affiliate’s link.
  • An existing customer who is not assigned to an affiliate makes a purchase using an affiliate’s coupon

While an existing customer is not assigned to an affiliate, no affiliate will be granted a commission.

Guests

The normal affiliate referral process can be applied for purchases made by guests. Go to Plugins > Affiliates Permanent to enable it.

Manual assignments

Affiliate assignments can be reviewed and changed in user profiles.

To set, remove or change the affiliate assigned to a user, go to Users > All Users and click Edit to go to the user’s profile. The assigned affiliate is changed under Affiliates > Permanent affiliate – choose Not assigned to remove the affiliate assignment or choose the desired affiliate. Click the Update User button to save the changes.

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Affiliates Permanent and WooCommerce coupons

If you want to use the option “Assign new customers to the referring affiliate” together with WooCommerce coupons, you must disable the option “Assign new users to the referring affiliate”.