ShareASale

cfncfn Member
in Help edited June 2008
I have a client who wants to sign up to use ShareASale. (She perceives the benefits to be that ShareASale would at least gets her name out there to possible affiliates, so, it saves her a lot of legwork with regard to promoting and recruiting affiliates.)

She's using Google Checkout buy now buttons now. Its a very simple specialty store with 1-2 products at a time. I'm reading and inquiring tonight, but I think that GC buy now buttons + ShareASale would be a "no go" because I can't modify the receipt page to include the SAS code.

From the SAS FAQ:
We give you a small piece of HTML code to put on the "Action" page of your website. For a per-sale program, this would be the page that displays a receipt, etc. That is the only "software" to install, there is no other programming knowledge required at all.


Would Foxy possibly at all work with this as a replacement for her current GC? If I recall, I don't exactly have control of the coding for the receipt page in Foxy either though, is that correct?

My thought is that maybe I could possibly embed the Foxy receipt in a MODx page, and then include the SAS code on that page? Or, could the SAS code be included in the receipt template somehow?

John
Comments
  • tookingstookings Member
    edited June 2008
    Should be as simple as putting something like this on your foxycart receipt template...foxycart includes all the placeholders you need: (keep in mind I haven't actually tested this)

    <img src=”https://shareasale.com/sale.cfm?amount=^^subtotal^^&tracking=^^order_id^^&transtype=sale&merchantID=YOUR_SAS_MERCHANT_ID_HERE” width=”1” height=”1”>

    ...or similar depending on whatever third-party affiliate program you were using. If you wanted, you could also trigger a direct post of the data to ShareASale from whatever is processing the foxy XML datafeed -- but that gets more complex, and you'll need to get approval and detail from ShareASale in regards to their "advanced" methods. The image code above is simple, easy and effective. :)

    See also: http://wiki.foxycart.com/docs:placeholders

    (Feel free to whisper me if you have any other non-foxy ShareASale or affiliate questions...we work with the networks quite a bit. iDev seems to be a solid stand-alone product, but I prefer to "outsource" all that busy work, trust building, plus the pile of compliance, accounting and legal issues. Just like using foxycart for checkout...although thankfully without the % commission. =)
  • cfncfn Member
    That is going to work just fine. Thanks... I'll keep in touch to talk with you more about affiliate networks. I agree with you completely about the outsourcing.

    John
  • lukeluke FoxyCart Team
    Tookings, thanks so much for helping out the community. That brings a smile to our faces. :)
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