Post by tjvisualdesign » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:18 am

Hi,

I really wish opencart would have comprehensive documentation on how things work. I was under the impression that when an affiliate signs up they don't get any discounts, but commission from other buyers their links brought to the site?

I just approved an affiliate and they bought a couple of items and they got the % discount and a commission from their own purchase??

What's going on here are they clicking their own links?

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Post by ocmta » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:23 am

Yes, they can use their own link and get commission for their own orders.

In regular (no extensions) openCart, affiliate account and customer account are completely separate - separate login and everything.
When someone who has affiliate account buys something, they do that using customer account, and the system does not know or care - do they also have affiliate account or they don't.

And there is no any special discount for affiliates, again because when they buy something, the system doesn't even notice that they are affiliates. If they got the discount, that must be for some other reason than being an affiliate. Unless of course you use some extension(s), which provide this functionality.

Extensions for affiliates (openCart 1, 2, 3):
Advanced Multi Level Affiliate System
Customer and Affiliate Accounts Combined into one Account
Affiliate Tracking with Coupons
Discount for Referred Customers - Order Total
Type Tracking Code
Mass Pay
Affiliate Transactions for openCart 3
Affiliate Pack X - all modules with 40% discount


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Post by tjvisualdesign » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:39 am

I can't think of any extension I have or any other option that would allow discounts unless there's something conflicting with the affiliates account? I think the customer does have an affiliate account and a normal account.

I've seen the extensions that combine the two so I think I'll have to get that.

I really can't understand why opencart would create a system like this? It just seems really messy.

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Post by tjvisualdesign » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:28 pm

Ok I think I know what happened in regards to the discount. I think the dashboard didn't update the currency? So instead of AUD it changed it to USD so it looked like a discount.

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