This WordPress plugin is an extension to the Affiliates plugins and WooCommerce – it requires Affiliates, Affiliates Pro or Affiliates Enterprise and optionally WooCommerce for its features related to it.
This tool is useful if you want to grant commissions to affiliates on all purchases made by customers they refer. When a permanent affiliate is assigned to a user or customer, the affiliate will be credited with a referral on every referral or purchase made by the customer.
New customers (or new users) are assigned to the referring affiliate. The affiliate will be credited with a referral on every purchase made by the customer from thereon. Assignments can be changed manually in user profiles.
Purchases made by existing customers who are not assigned to an affiliate will not credit any affiliate, even if the customer has visited an affiliate link after her or his initial purchase.
The normal affiliate referral process can be applied for purchases made.
Permanent assignment can be enabled or disabled for specific affiliates. This allows for a flexible approach, where you can enable permanent assignments in general but disable it for certain affiliates, or disable permanent assignments and only enable it for certain privileged affiliates.
The extension provides several configuration settings that allow to fine-tune how permanent assignments are handled. This includes the option to enable or disable permanent assignments by default, to apply or skip normal referrals, to determine the point at which the permanent assignment is made (at user account creation, at the first order, at the first referral) and whether the application of affiliate coupons should be overridden.
See the plugin’s documentation pages Affiliates Permanent for more details.