Please create an option to send an email to all affiliates containing their own individual link for a product.
Please create an option to send an email to all affiliates containing their own individual link for a product. The current email system does not offer this, so this makes effective communication with affiliates very difficult.
It is possible to merge an affiliate ID into any broadcast or autoresponder using the Affiliate ID - %$afid$% merge code.
Using this merge code you can embed an affiliate's entire unique referral URL into an email by typing in the base URL that should look like this:
By appending the Affiliate ID merge code to the end of this link, it will add the unique ID to the end of this URL to complete each affiliate's unique referral link:
Your Affiliate's default referral URL will forward people to your Default Affiliate Program's destination URL, or the Custom URL if you have overridden this for an individual affiliate.
If you want to embed a link that takes the person directly to the cart for a specific product, such as a 1 step or 2 step checkout link there is another way you can do this. First you need to use the Quick Link Builder for the specific product you want affiliate's to sell by going to Products >> Manage Products, clicking to Edit the product and going to the "Links" tab to click the "Quick Link Builder".
From here you will choose the "Regular Link" option, then expand the "Advanced Settings" and enter one of your Affiliate's ID numbers into the Affiliate ID box and then click the "Generate Links" button.
You have now created a link that looks like this (1 step checkout example):
You will notice the system has added the affiliate id to the end of the link after the &afid= parameter which will ensure that affiliate gets credit for the sale.
Now, if you want to send a link like this to all of your affiliates through a broadcast or autoresponder and have it merge their own unique affiliate ID you can use the same concept as the first one I described.
Take the link you created with the quick link builder:
And replace the affiliate ID number with the Affiliate ID merge code like this:
Now you can email your affiliates a link for a specific product that will ensure they get credit for any sales of that product when someone uses their link.
I hope this helps and sorry for the long instructions!