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Experiences with Affiliate Tracking Software?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by greyhatdude, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. greyhatdude

    greyhatdude Regular Member

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    So I spoke with an affiliate manager for an Affiliate Network yesterday and I don't think that running an affiliate program for my Dating Website through them would be the best option, considering my limited funds. I'd burn through everything very quickly so now I'm considering two things: (1) running my own affiliate program with self-hosted affiliate program software and (2) putting my entire advertising budget into recruiting affiliates instead of advertising my dating site.

    I am considering using managedaffiliateprograms.com, affiliatewiz.com/, idevdirect.com/, or affiliatetrail.com. The prices range from $47 to $800 and some programs also have monthly fees.

    Anyone have any experience with any of these or similar programs?
     
  2. BlackBeret

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    I use idev on one of my whitehat retail sites. Best program for the money that I could find at the time. Still very happy with it.
     
  3. greyhatdude

    greyhatdude Regular Member

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    Good to hear, I saw on their site that it integrates with a lot of shopping cart software, but now I'm wondering if this software can handle subscriptions and splitting the payments monthly. I'll check right now, but if anyone has any experience with that particular feature, it'd be cool to hear from you.
     
  4. greyhatdude

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    Affiliate Trail is the cheapest one I found... $47. Anyone have any idea why I shouldn't choose this cheapo program?
    Features:
    Supported commission types:
    * CPM (cost per thousand impressions)
    * Per referral
    * Signup bonus
    * Per click
    * Per sale and per lead (Flat rate or Percentage)
    * Per sale and per lead recurring commissions
    * Multi tier commissions - up to 10 tiers
    * Unlimited product categories and unlimited affiliate categories
    * Facility to define different commissions to different affiliates

    Standard functionality:

    * Unlimited affiliates
    * Forced affiliates matrix support
    * Adjustable payout amount
    * Full history of all transactions
    * Unlimited banners
    * Performance rewards - pay more to your best affiliates (Power Affiliates)
    * Banner grouping to categories
    * Multiple merchants with permissions
    * Recurring commissions support (weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannually, yearly period)
    * Set your currency type and way to display the currency (left, right)
    * Set decimal numbers display and rounding
    * Setting of cookie lifetime
    * Easy to use, all settings are accessible via control panel
    * Fast, load tested system
     
  5. BlackBeret

    BlackBeret Regular Member

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    Sounds good, I didn't find Affiliate Trail when I was looking for a program to use.
     
  6. txfestus

    txfestus Guest

    I just checked on Affiliate Trail and they are selling it for $147 now :eek:

    Know of any other good affiliate scripts that are around the $47 area??
     
  7. m73022

    m73022 Newbie

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    anyone have idevdirect they could share here?
     
  8. masrah

    masrah Newbie

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    u also can try post affiliate pro.
     
  9. psychodelic2

    psychodelic2 Junior Member

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    We use Post Affiliate Pro on our affiliate program on Sleeponcommand.com

    It is great software man, everything we need, including creating banners and letting affiliates share them on facebook. easy to integrate with most merchants and their support team is excellent have had all my problems solved promptly. round the clock support!
     
  10. j3ss3jam3s

    j3ss3jam3s Newbie

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    Post Affiliate Pro is pretty good, I have had experience with it myself, the staff are pretty decent, It has tons of options and is fairly straight forward to use.