Affiliate For WooCommerce Settings

Affiliate for WooCommerce plugin helps you to add, manage affiliates, and track performance from a single place – commissions, sales, payouts, leaderboard, etc. Earn money without hard work. Increase your brand outreach, and get potential customers.

This doc explains various plugin settings.

Go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Affiliate. You’ll find the following settings:

  • Registration form: It shows you a link to your affiliate registration form page. You can also use the shortcode [afwc_registration_form] on any page to create affiliate registration form using which users can sign up for your affiliate program.
  • Approval method: By default, users who sign up via the registration form, their status will be ‘Pending’ if this option is disabled. Store owner can review their request and then decide whether to approve or reject their request. If you enable this option, all users who sign up via the registration form will automatically become your affiliate.
  • Affiliate users roles: If you want to make a specific user role (say Customer) as an affiliate, insert that user role here. They will automatically become your affiliates.
  • Referral commission (in %): This is the default commission rate you want to give to your affiliates.
  • Affiliate specific commission: If you want to set affiliate specific commission rate, enable this. After enabling, you can set/change commission rate for an affiliate from their User Profile. Learn more from here on how to use this feature.
  • Excluded products: By default, all products in your store are eligible for affiliate commission. If you want to exclude some products from affiliate commission, you can search and enter them here.
  • Affiliate tags: You can create and manage tags for an affiliate using the link. Using tags you can distinguish your affiliates based on different criteria. You can assign tags to affiliates from their User Profile.
  • Tracking param name: By default, tracking parameter in affiliate link is ref. You can change it to anything from here. Leaving this blank will use default value ref.
  • Personalize affiliate identifier: By default, an affiliate link is in this format: https://www.test.com/?ref={user_id}. If you want to allow affiliate to use something else in their link instead of {user_id}, then enable this option. After enabling, an affiliate will see an option in their Account > Affiliate > Profile to change this.
  • Coupons for referral: If you want to allow coupons for referral along with affiliate links, enable this option. Learn more from here on how to use this feature.
  • Cookie duration (in days): Affiliate referral is tracked by a cookie when visitor visits your site using the affiliate link. This setting will determine for how long cookie will stay active on the visitor’s browser from their first referred visit. Default value is 60. Use 0 for “session only” i.e. one-time referrals. Use 36500 for 100 year / lifetime referrals. If someone makes a purchase within these many days of their first referred visit, affiliate will be credited for the sale.
  • Affiliate manager email: There are multiple places where we encourage affiliate to contact the site owner/affiliate manager via a mailto link. They will see the email address mentioned here to get in touch. Currently, only one email address is supported here. If you want to hide the contact link, leave this blank.
  • Payout via PayPal: If you have PayPal enabled on your store, then you will be allowed to pay affiliate commission using PayPal. This setting is automatically activated when PayPal is enabled on your store.
  • Issue recurring commission?: If you are using WooCommerce Subscriptions and want to give affiliate commission on the subscription recurring orders, then enable this option. Disabling this will give affiliate commission only to the first order.

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