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    Affiliate Tracking and Magento Go
    I have a client site built on Magento Go, Magento's on-demand platform. Client wants to launch an affiliate program, but we're limited on the type of code we can add to the order confirmation page -- no php allowed.

    Has anyone successfully implemented tracking code on Magento Go?

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    One of my clients has installed affiliate tracking to a Megento cart for CJ and AvantLink with no issues. Its not Magento Go but can't imagine there are that limited.

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    bump for anyone with experience installing affliate extensions on Magento

    looking forward to use affiliate plus extension or omnistar affiliate software

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    I know my company uses Magento. The tech guys integrated everything from avantlink for me. The issue was the 1 step checkout versus the 2 step checkout. I know it's possible but I think it gave them a few headaches. But they finally got it worked out.

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    There should be docs available from Magento on affiliate tracking implementation, I know SAS has ready to install code in their format in their help files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateWarrior View Post
    There should be docs available from Magento on affiliate tracking implementation, I know SAS has ready to install code in their format in their help files.
    MAgento Forums are rather generic but I found this thread:

    Which is the best solution: ShareASale or Affiliate plus for Magento stores?

    Recently, I have made a comparison of ShareASale and Affiliate plus extensions. Do you have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to let me know!
    At first, What they are!
    * ShareASale is a performance marketing network, which means that the affiliates who generate traffic and sales are only paid upon actual performance, and at the commission rate that an individual merchant sets.
    When a sale or lead takes place on your site, the referring affiliate will be commissioned according to your set rates - and we will pay that affiliate for you, while deducting your ShareASale account.
    * Affiliate Plus is a Magento extension developed by Magestore - one of the leading magento extensions providers. Affiliate was especially developed for Magento. Using affiliate plus, you can create an Affiliate network to sell items for you and get commissions
    o Affiliates place and share your banners and links on their website, blog, social networks, emails…
    o Affiliates can track click, transaction, commission
    o Run Multi programs with different commission rates, customer groups…
    o Pay affiliates per sale or per lead
    What differences between them?
    * Features for admin
    - Setting commission, discount; Setting payout requirement; Affiliate Account management; Banner & Link management; Pay Per Sale, Pay Per Lead, Pay per click; Multiple Programs; Statistic: are supported by both of them however, for the payout requirement, it is required $50 if you use ShareASale module.
    - Magento compatibility:
    • ShareASale: Payments to Affiliates are made automatically on the 20th day of each month when the Affiliates account balance reaches $50 or more for the previous months’ transactions.
    • Affiliate plus: Store owner can add or subtract commission of an account balance, conduct Payment automatically or when customers request.
    - Payment methods
    • ShareASale: Direct deposits
    • Affiliate plus: PayPal, Offline Payment and Bank Transfer Payment.
    * Feature for affiliates
    - Affiliate by coupon; Affiliate by Email:
    • ShareASale: No offer
    • Affiliate plus:Referrals can import contacts from Yahoo, Gmail and send links to groups of friends via emails conveniently.
    - Set-up fee
    • ShareASale: $550
    • Affiliate plus:$99
    - Transaction fees
    • ShareASale: 20%
    For example, if you pay an affiliate $1 per lead, you pay shareasale.com 20% or $0.2 (Minimum of 1 cent per transaction)
    • Affiliate plus:This is your own program, there’s no transaction fee paid to a 3rd website
    - Minimum deposit fee:
    - Set-up fee
    • ShareASale: $100
    • Affiliate plus:Not required
    - Monthly fee
    • ShareASale: $25
    • Affiliate plus: Life-time support for Free
    *Advantage:
    • ShareASale:
    -Easily to use, compatible with many types of website
    -Affiliates on Shareasale network will see your program listed in the appropriate category, as well as in “New” category for a period of 20 days.
    -Website will be displayed on the list of 2500 merchants
    • Affiliate plus:
    -Good price compared to its functions, no monthly fee, no transaction fee
    -Built-in extension for magento site, admin can manage directly on their site
    -Open Source
    -Affiliate can sign up easily.
    * Disadvantage
    • ShareASale:
    -High price
    -Affiliate must have and operate at least one website in order to create an Affiliate -Account at ShareASale.com
    -Many steps to finish the registration process.
    -There’re limited countries can participate in Shareasale
    • Affiliate plus:
    -Only works for magento sites
    -You need to build and motivate your affiliate network yourself.

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    Looks like it was written by someone at Affiliate Plus, which in 14 years in the business, I have never heard of - any affiliates heard of them? The issue with choosing a network like SAS over some software is that the network can gain you some trust and plug you into a marketplace of existing affiliates.

    I know from looking in my documentation that integration looks pretty straightforward:

    You will be marking changes to the following file:

    /app/design/frontend/default/[templatename]/template/checkout/success.phtml

    (if this file does not exist, please modify this file instead: app/design/frontend/base/default/template/checkout/success.phtml )

    Find the line that reads:
    <p><strong><?php echo $this->__('Thank you for your purchase!') ?></strong></p>
    and just below that line, add the following code:
    <?php $_customerId = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomerId(); $lastOrderId = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getLastOrderId(); $order = Mage::getSingleton('sales/order'); $order->load($lastOrderId); $_totalData =$order->getData(); $_sub = $_totalData['subtotal']; ?> <img src="https://shareasale.com/sale.cfm?tracking=<?php echo $this->getOrderId() ?>&amount=<?php echo $_sub ?>&transtype=sale&merchantID=XXXX" width="1" height="1">
    Where you replace XXXX with your merchant ID number.
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    Hi Wade, it was written by some magestore (who created affiliate plus) but Affiliate Plus along with Jam Jrox is pretty well known from a MERCHANT point of view. probably why most people here never heard is because you guys are affiliates depending on those big networks like CJ or Merchants like amazon. The way I see things have changed a lot and will continue to change. And it’s hard to ignore the irony that last year’s rollouts of Penguin and Panda specifically targeted many affiliate sites and the very GAN project.

    Things changed and will continue to change a lot in the next few months I dont really get why everyone´s still focused on the same "modus operandi" that has been around for years.

    Last but not least Enter the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill that seeks to essentially create a nationwide sales tax for online retailers, and, IMHO, the affiliate canvas will change a lot on its own paradigms

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    I'm a merchant, and I know JRox - never heard of the other guys though. We actually run our own internal affiliate solution that is successful and has been for a while for content affiliates who want to partner directly.
    Wade Tonkin - Affiliate Manager - Fanatics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryce View Post
    Last but not least Enter the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill that seeks to essentially create a nationwide sales tax for online retailers, and, IMHO, the affiliate canvas will change a lot on its own paradigms
    Hmmm, no, not really...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateWarrior View Post
    I'm a merchant, and I know JRox - never heard of the other guys though. We actually run our own internal affiliate solution that is successful and has been for a while for content affiliates who want to partner directly.

    its odd because when I search google for magento affiliate it returns affiliate plus on various positions including #1 and #3 ( #2 ranked is affilate pro 3 that costs 199 to 300 on enterprise version)

    If I search Youtube for the same query I get basically the same results, affiliate plus on top positions and the one thing different is osiaffiliate by omnistar (anyone ??) on lower ranked links

    Jam Jrox which indeed seems very nice doesnt show up in google first page neither youtube search results page 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryce View Post
    Last but not least Enter the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill that seeks to essentially create a nationwide sales tax for online retailers, and, IMHO, the affiliate canvas will change a lot on its own paradigms
    Just to be clear, the Marketplace Fairness Act will require merchants to collect a nationwide sales tax; the consumer will pay the tax, not the merchant. This will replace the patchwork system that exists now with some states collecting, others not.

    Though I'll be the first to say I wish the threshold to require collection was higher for this legislation, it will enable affiliates in Illinois, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, etc, to once again be able to work with all merchants from all states despite their home address. So in that respect, the paradigm changing will be for the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCrooks - AffiliateWindow View Post
    Just to be clear, the Marketplace Fairness Act will require merchants to collect a nationwide sales tax; the consumer will pay the tax, not the merchant. This will replace the patchwork system that exists now with some states collecting, others not.
    No. You're mistaken. There is NO Nationwide Sales Tax under the Marketplace Fairness Act. Period.

    It's the ability for STATES to collect STATE tax rates already in place.

    Being VERY clear because "semantics" is what the opponents use to strike fear in voters. By saying "The Marketplace Fairness Act is a national sales tax". It's not a tax at all!
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    After reading the comments above, I'm so confused as to what The Marketplace Fairness Act will really do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msladybug View Post
    After reading the comments above, I'm so confused as to what The Marketplace Fairness Act will really do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    It's the ability for STATES to collect STATE tax rates already in place.
    and I will add - "from out of State merchants, without having to establish a nexus"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    No. You're mistaken. There is NO Nationwide Sales Tax under the Marketplace Fairness Act. Period.

    It's the ability for STATES to collect STATE tax rates already in place.

    Being VERY clear because "semantics" is what the opponents use to strike fear in voters. By saying "The Marketplace Fairness Act is a national sales tax". It's not a tax at all!
    Go out and read Atlas Shrugged or see the Ann Ryan movies and you'll understand better the use of the word "Fairness" in any government program. It's code for shove some socialist, communist, marxist plot to get your money and take your freedom.

    No liberal progressive Democrat politician even bothers to think it will guarantee an increase unemployment, close down both the online and offline "brick-n-motar" storefronts of thousands of entrepenuers. How would a 5 person storefront selling handmade quilts or dollhouses online/offline possibly report and pay 40,000 sales taxing organizations so tax and spend democrats can buy more votes by putting a welfare leash on the stupid sheeple.
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