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    Smile Strating A Cash Back Website
    Hi ,
    I want to start a cash back website where in I pay some percentage of my commission from the affiliate merchants back to my users.
    I am unable to understand how can i track if my users have actually made the purchase at the merchant's website.
    Any pointers on this shall be highly appreciated .

    Thanks

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    OPM and Moderator Chuck Hamrick's Avatar
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    Research the use of sub IDs at the networks.

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    Sub-IDs will help, but there's lots of tracking involved in sites such as this. Your first step should be researching potential software to help you achieve this.
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    Without knowing how reporting/tracking/sub-IDs work you'll never be able to get off the ground, much less knowing how to get a site CUSTOM built - no off-the-shelf script will work...
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    It might seem like "wizardry" is involved, Mr. Dumbledore, but it can be done. It will take a LOT of hard work, expense and overcoming the tremendous competition of the established sites.
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    Thank you so much everyone !!
    I'll read and try to understand ...
    and get back here in a few days

    PS : Amazon told me their subtags can only be used by select partners

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    Affiliate Network Rep JCrooks - AffiliateWindow's Avatar
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    You'll stand a much better chance of getting the subtags you need from networks rather than programs such as Amazon.
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