A free affiliate program for Ecwid

Ecwid is offering a really cool and easy to handle shopping cart that you can set up within a few minutes.

Their system allows you to deploy a fully featured e-commerce solution within a single HTML page. It doesn’t get easier than that!

The premium integration with Affiliates Pro for WordPress and Ecwid has been around for quite a while now, but for those who just get started with their store and are looking for a free and efficient affiliate program, I’m happy to announce that a free integration with the Affiliates plugin is now available: Affiliates Ecwid Light.

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28 Responses to A free affiliate program for Ecwid

  1. baycon October 10, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    I can’t find anything about “how generate affiliate link, when I need embeded my store at affiliate site” in the documentation.

    I filled “in the required information under Affiliates > Ecwid Light and followed the instructions to set your ION Cannon endpoint”. But don’t understand – how my affiliates may receive code for embed it to their stores

    • antonio October 11, 2013 at 5:29 am #

      Go to Affiliates > Options and press the Generate button. You will find a new page titled Affiliate Area on your site, which includes a login form, affiliate registration form, information about an affiliate’s performance and the affiliate’s link as well as a link to log out at the end of the page.
      Also you can use affiliates shortcodes to generate your own posts/pages.

  2. baycon October 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    http://floomby.ru/s1/4YMyPF
    plugin allows to register users with the same names and same e-mails. Is it right?

    • antonio October 11, 2013 at 5:37 am #

      Hi,
      that is allowed if created manually, but it is not recommended.
      This option exists for specific cases where the member needs multiple accounts, but it’s not recommended.

  3. baycon October 10, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    I want to translate all messages at the site’ pages and via email, what files do I need to edit?

    • antonio October 11, 2013 at 5:26 am #

      You can edit your .po language file in affiliates/lib/core/languages.
      The .pot files have been available since a couple of months now and are here: https://github.com/itthinx/affiliates-translations – if you want to contribute translations back, please fork the repo and create a folder with your translations using the locale, e.g. de_DE

  4. baycon October 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Hello Kento, seems to work…

    but I have some questions:

    1. May I use AP plugin on the different sites or I must buy new lisence for every new e-store?

    2. may I use one Ecwid Account with the different sites at WP+AP+Ecwid Light?

    3. Is a referral – buyer, visitor or affiliate?

    4. A new user click on refferal link and registering on my site like as affiliate. Does plugin support sub-affiliate?

    5. Notifications were enabled, but messages not sent to affiliates. (in affiliate’s profiles – e-mail line is fill.

    6. where I can read more about option’s page? not all clear.

    7. How affiliates may see own sale’s statistics, besides e-mail notofocations, maybe web interface?

    • kento October 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

      Hi,

      I would recommend to first review the documentation as most of these questions are covered there. Note that some of the features are available with Affiliates Pro or Enterprise only, but it will usually state that.

      Regarding the licenses, this license applies.

  5. baycon October 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    in the previous message lost part of the code:

    iframe style=”display:none;” src=”http://affiliate-sitename.com/ployer.html#!/~/category/id=5590299&offset=0&sort=normal/?affiliates=2″></iframe

    • kento October 3, 2013 at 11:31 am #

      I’m not sure what exactly you’re trying to achieve, but you don’t need to do any of that if you have filled in the required information under Affiliates > Ecwid Light and followed the instructions to set your ION Cannon endpoint.

  6. baycon October 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    I made the following steps:
    1. installed AP 2.4.0 @ WP, activated;
    2. created new affiliate
    3. embeded code to affiliate site

    If you your browser does not support JavaScript, please proceed to its simple HTML version.
    xProductBrowser(“categoriesPerRow=3″,”views=grid(3,3) list(10) table(20)”,”categoryView=grid”,”searchView=list”,”style=”,”id=my-store-XXXXXXX”);

    where XXXXXXX – my store ID

    4. made an order and a payment, on the affiliate site

    where I made mistake?

  7. baycon October 2, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Hello, much time has passed,

    Remind me please, what steps need to do to earn the affiliate program for Ecwid (at Word Press)?

    • kento October 3, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      Basically you just need to fill in the details in the Affiliates > Ecwid Light section of your WordPress admin after you have installed the Affiliates plugin and the integration plugin for Ecwid.

  8. baycon July 29, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    do you mean you want to have the store embedded on another site (where the affiliate program is not installed)
    YES

    and have it reward commissions to the affiliate who has your store embedded on the site?

    YES

    • kento July 31, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

      This example shows how the affiliate whose id is 123 could embed the store.

      You can test it putting it in a index.php on a test domain, note that you must substitute the example store code with the appropriate one for your store.

      For generic affiliate links to a store embedded on a domain, see this example.

  9. baycon July 27, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    and next:

    “you’ll need to identify where a sale comes from somehow. In this case, affiliate IDs are usually hardcoded somewhere near the store integration code on the partner’s site. For example, a special code line is added before the tracking code:
    var AffiliateID = ‘current affiliate id’;”

    So the tracking functions get an affiliate ID directly from the code instead of looking for it in URL or browser cookies.

    • kento July 29, 2013 at 10:22 am #

      If that would work depends … just to be sure we understand: do you mean you want to have the store embedded on another site (where the affiliate program is not installed) and have it reward commissions to the affiliate who has your store embedded on the site?

  10. baycon July 27, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    maybe this message more useful:

    In a nutshell, this method works in this way:
    You give your affiliate your Ecwid integration code.
    The affiliate places the code on his site, so your store will be displayed there.
    A 3d-party affiliate system tracks all orders placed through that site.

    • kento July 29, 2013 at 10:20 am #

      The method this refers to, what exactly does it look like please?

  11. baycon July 27, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    thanks kento for answers, I have other one.

    I thought, that I could do the following steps with AP:

    – generate affiliate links (code) for different items from my ecwid store;
    – my affiliates (partners) included links (code) in the wp sites and sales my goods;
    – both sides will get sales report.

    could I do it or not?

  12. baycon July 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    and second, need to translate description and documentation to russian, if you need it, let me know

    • kento July 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

      If you would like to contribute it, it would be very welcome. The translations are provided as a community effort for users of both the free and premium versions. Please email support at itthinx dot com and request the latest .pot files for translation.

  13. baycon July 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Hello, I have an Ecwid store and I bought “Affiliates Pro WordPress plugins” today. I think, that I did mistake, because I needed Affiliates Ecwid Light. Right, or not?

    • kento July 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

      Hi there, the Affiliates Pro you have works with Affiliates Ecwid Light, but if you like to use the full integration, you can use the coupon on the Downloads page to upgrade to the Affiliates Pro Ecwid integration (you must log in to see the coupon).

  14. Shari H. Brennan May 23, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    You can also try the free Affiliates Ecwid Light before you decide to purchase the integration with Affiliates Pro.

  15. battpack April 16, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    hello, i just recently set up affiliates for my woocommerce store. seems like a good product, but 2 quick questions:
    1. is there a way to set different referral amounts for different affiliates?
    2. do you have a plugin that works with camptix or an event purchase plugins?

    thanks

    • antonio April 17, 2013 at 6:44 am #

      Hi,
      1.- You can add this attribute to an affiliate. More info in documentation.
      2.- No, There isn’t a camptix integration. What exactly do you want?

      cheers

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