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    Affiliate software for product with long "approval" process (10-20 days)?
    Hi everyone,
    I'm looking for an affiliate software solution which can accomodate a long sale cycle - I.e. a user fills out a form, a lead is completed, and then that lead if processed offline and if approved turns into a sale.

    All the affiliate software packages I have encountered have no way of inputing that final sales data, as it is not part of the original user's session, and must therefore be supplied in some other format (CSV file or whatever).

    This is a common issue in financial services - affiliate programs for credit cards, loans, and banks. Aside from processing all affiliate payments manually, is there a software solution which is designed to deal with this sort of setup?

    Thanks

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    Check LinkTrust - they have lots of features re lead management.
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    Thanks, I'll check it out -

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    This is common in the travel industry where credit is not given until travel takes place.

    The major merchants and networks have worked this out somehow.
    Ask around.

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    It requires manual intervention yes. How could it be automatic if it is not part of the shopping cart process? You have to tell the network or software what the final outcome is.
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    Just spoke to Linktrust - they seem to provide the featureset I'm looking for, without the % commission of networks.

    I know CJ and other big networks provide this feature, but their commissions, Oy!

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