Affiliate Code vs. Affiliate Link

Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
what would happen if someone followed the affiliates link AND entered their affiliate code for the 15% off?? would the affiliate receive 5% or 20% of the sale? would the buyer still get 15% off?
12/08/2009
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LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
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Originally posted by Jill Ingoff
what would happen if someone followed the affiliates link AND entered their affiliate code for the 15% off?? would the affiliate receive 5% or 20% of the sale? would the buyer still get 15% off?
No, in that case the buyer would get the 15% off and the affiliate would get the 5%. You only get 20% if someone uses you link but not your coupon.
12/08/2009
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
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Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
No, in that case the buyer would get the 15% off and the affiliate would get the 5%. You only get 20% if someone uses you link but not your coupon.
Oh, sorry. I read your "or" as "and". Hope I still answered your question.
12/08/2009
Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
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Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
Oh, sorry. I read your "or" as "and". Hope I still answered your question.
I'm still kinda confused.
12/08/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Jill Ingoff
I'm still kinda confused.
From my understanding, the code overrides the link so you'd get 5%. However, the customer always gets 15% off.
12/08/2009
Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
From my understanding, the code overrides the link so you'd get 5%. However, the customer always gets 15% off.
oh really? damn. Can anyone from the aff program confirm this?
12/08/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
If someone uses an affiliate link, they pay full price for the item. It's just a link they followed from your blog or somewhere. You get 20%.

If someone uses your code, it over rides the affiliate link they may have used and they get 15% off, you get 5%.
12/08/2009
Gary Gary
Carrie Ann is correct.

When your affiliate code is entered during checkout, for a 15% discount (where you get a 5% commission)... this is how the 'Partner Flyer Program' works. The Partner Flyer Program is geared more towards offline activity where you distribute Flyer booklets that contain you affiliate code.
12/08/2009
Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
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Originally posted by Gary
Carrie Ann is correct.

When your affiliate code is entered during checkout, for a 15% discount (where you get a 5% commission)... this is how the 'Partner Flyer Program' works. The Partner Flyer Program is geared more towards offline ... More
ah okay, gotcha. so I shouldn't be so generous online when offering others my aff code! lol
12/08/2009
closed account closed account
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Originally posted by Jill Ingoff
ah okay, gotcha. so I shouldn't be so generous online when offering others my aff code! lol
exactly, instead give everybody the current public coupon codes which are always 15% and UP anyways. and then give out or link to one of your affiliate links.

this is a great question btw.

i'm guessing though that the cookies are still there so if they place order within 120 days with an active cookies without using code then it'd be the 20%....can anyone confirm this notion?
09/23/2012
Fyreflye Fyreflye
I am wondering something similar, too. If I give someone this link: edenfantasys.com/#pcod e-epw which is edens home page (I do this so I dont have to use one specific product to get everyones attention), If they go to a product page will I still get the 20% commission if they purchase it even though if you look MY affiliate link is no longer there. Just a standard EF link to the product page. So what I am asking is if someone uses my link and decides to buy something I didn't link them, but my link is how they initially got to the product they were buying, will I still get credit?
12/12/2012
closed account closed account
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Originally posted by Fyreflye
I am wondering something similar, too. If I give someone this link: edenfantasys.com/#pcod e-epw which is edens home page (I do this so I dont have to use one specific product to get everyones attention), If they go to a product page will I still get ... More
yes because that initial link you sent them to with your code in it will place a cookie on your computer. any purchases they make (even if they don't use the link again) will be credited to you for a specified period of time ( i believe it's 120 days but don't quote me on that). if they clear their cookies at any point then you won't get commissions at that point.

and as previously mentioned in this thread,if they use an aff code in checkout then that code will override.

you can have friends and fam bookmark your link so that u always get credit. also you are permitted to use your own link when placing orders for yourself and u will get the 20%.
12/12/2012
Fyreflye Fyreflye
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yes because that initial link you sent them to with your code in it will place a cookie on your computer. any purchases they make (even if they don't use the link again) will be credited to you for a specified period of time ( i believe it's ... More
One more question I have is, If someone uses my link and then puts in another affiliate code or promo code do I still get 20%? If I link them a sale/item page will I still get 20%? I wasn't making very much for a couple of years using just my coupon code so I decided to COMPLETELY STOP using it and start using LINKS, banners, and widgets. I am getting a lot more traffic and sales, but NONE of them are online sales EVER. I am just trying to figure out what's up with that. I am bringing EF around $7k sales monthly and I would much rather be getting 20$ rather than 5%. It's a very large difference. I can't understand it because I haven't put my coupon code anywhere for 8-10 months at least and have tried deleting it from everywhere. Hope someone can help. This could be a full time income for me if I were making the 20% instead of a weekly paycheck of 5%
03/04/2013
Fyreflye Fyreflye
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Originally posted by closed account
yes because that initial link you sent them to with your code in it will place a cookie on your computer. any purchases they make (even if they don't use the link again) will be credited to you for a specified period of time ( i believe it's ... More
I've never once had an online sale. I don't get it. I guess EVERY SINGLE sale I get the customer uses someone's coupon code (Not mine I do not provide one). To me, that makes it impossible to make online sales.
03/04/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Here's a write up that breaks it down for affiliates.
03/07/2013
Fyreflye Fyreflye
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Here's a write up that breaks it down for affiliates.
That's what everyone has seen, whom are affiliates, I am sure. There's more detail I got by email:

"It's 20% total. So, these are the scenarios:

- if someone clicks through your link, and makes a purchase (entering nothing else), you get 20% of the sale.
- if someone clicks through your link, and enters your affiliate code, they get 15% off, and you get 5% of the sale.
- if someone clicks through your link, and enters another's affiliate code, the customer gets 15% off, the other affiliate gets 5%, and you get 0%. An affiliate code entered on checkout overrides an affiliate code on a click-through."

Do you guys think our created affiliate banners and widgets - ads pasted all over our blogs and websites, should make something over the code? Or something over 0% ZIP? Instead, when a shopper clicks through your banner(the one you should make 20% off the sale from) and buys something, they use a coupon code (from EF or another affiliate, or yours) and if they don't use your coupon code, you make nothing. Not 5%. Not the 20% you should have made.

I, personally stopped using my coupon code several months ago and only started using the tools that would make me 20%. Never to post my affiliate code again. My sales have tripled - my offline sales. I have NO online sales - ever. If all I am posting is a link, banner, or widget and the customers ARE using a code how am I making anything at all? If they ARE NOT using a code, why am I not making 20%?

I am still so confused about this. Not complaining or here to rant and rave at all. I just think there is a bug in the affiliate program. I have been an affiliate with EF for a few years now. I have read a lot about it, and I think I am fairly successful with it and would be more successful if I could figure this out. Thanks for reading.
03/09/2013
Fyreflye Fyreflye
-If someone buys a product through your link, banner, widget, or whatever(with no code) - you should make 20%.

-If someone buys something on the site using your code - you should make 5%.

-If someone buys something by clicking through an online widget, banner, or link AND uses someone else's affiliate code both parties should make 2.5% - AT LEAST.

I understand if promo code earned 5% and banner earned 20% on the same sale would cost eden 25% of the sale and would be bad news for them. On top of giving the customer the 15% off for the code, which would equal a total of 40% eden would have to PAY to sell a product. This is why I should say, in that case 2.5% each.
03/09/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Fyreflye
-If someone buys a product through your link, banner, widget, or whatever(with no code) - you should make 20%.

-If someone buys something on the site using your code - you should make 5%.

-If someone buys something by clicking through ... More
I don't know if you got it, but I sent you an email the other day on this. It might've ended up in your Spam folder.
03/09/2013
Fyreflye Fyreflye
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I don't know if you got it, but I sent you an email the other day on this. It might've ended up in your Spam folder.
No I have been emailing Sammi about it. Would this be about the same thing you sent me?
03/09/2013
Fyreflye Fyreflye
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Originally posted by Fyreflye
No I have been emailing Sammi about it. Would this be about the same thing you sent me?
Thanks for the email, JR. Very good news. Still have a lot of questions for you, though. I need to pick your brain.
03/09/2013
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