When looking for the right people for your affiliate program, you may find that they are right in front of you. Existing customers could be the best affiliates!
Best practices to convert customers to affiliates are:
Attract customers' attention while they browse your website
Offer an appealing affiliate commission rate
Make the affiliate registration process as simple as possible
You can also learn more about Converting customers to affiliates in the article below:
How to convert customers to affiliates? - Blog Uppromote
That's why we createdthe Convert customers to affiliates feature. It's an effective tool to turn your customers into affiliates.
TIP: Create a separate program for Converted customers, you can set this program to pay withStore credit exclusively. That will help to keep your customers as loyal customers.
New feature update: You can select the promotion method to show an affiliate coupon instead of an affiliate link when converted customers activate their accounts with the Post-purchase popup. Please scroll down below for more information.
How does it work?
1. When a customer successfully places an order from your shop, a popup will show up on the Thank you page (after checking out) to introduce your affiliate program. The popup contains a message to invite people to join a win-win affiliate program with you.
2. After the customer clicks the accept button on the popup, our system will automatically create an affiliate account with an affiliatelink or affiliate coupon showing up immediately.
3. An email, which includes the customer’s affiliate link/coupon, account login link, and default password,then will be sent to the customer.
Note: The popup will not show up for customers who have already had affiliate accounts on your website (already are affiliates).
How to set up?
1. General settings
Go to Grow affiliate tools > Convert customers to affiliates > Post-purchase popup > General > switch on Active to activate that feature.
After that, kindly choose a promotion method which will be shown to customers when they activate affiliate accounts on the popup. It can either be an affiliate link or an affiliate coupon. In case you choose the affiliate coupon as the method, please scroll down below to the Post-purchase popup with coupon to read more about its setup guideline.
If you want the popup to show up only once for each customer, switch on Show only once per customer. The next time that customer places an order, the popup won’t show up whether he/she has clicked the accept button before or not.
If you want customers to be able to close the popup when they click outside of the popup area, switch on Close on background click.
Lastly, choose a program from the program list. All customers who accepted to join your affiliate program via post-checkout popup will follow the settings of this program.
You can fully customize the popup design as well as check the popup preview on the Design tab.
3. Email notification
We've set up an email layout and content which you can fully customize. Please make sure that the emails sent to your customer contain 3 things: affiliate link/coupon, account login link, and default password.
Post-purchase popup with coupon
Aside from affiliate links, converted affiliates can get affiliate coupons to share and promote right on the popup. In order to set it up, please go to Grow affiliate tools > Convert customers to affiliates > Post-purchase popup > General > Promotion method > Affiliate coupon.
Kindly make sure that you've set up the Auto-generate couponfeature prior to choosing the affiliate coupon as a promotion method (only apply to 2 coupon name formats: Affiliate's name and Random letters). The coupon provided will follow the rule of the latest sample coupon created.
Note: When choosing the affiliate coupon as a method, kindly check if the program you choose for the Post-purchase popup has an Auto-generate sample coupon set up (Affiliate's name or Random letters format).
Convert signed-up customers to affiliates
Besidesthe Post-purchase popup, you can enable a new feature: Convert signed-up customers from your shop to affiliates.
When customers register their accounts in your shop, our system will automatically create affiliate accounts for them. They will then get a notification email with their affiliate links and their affiliate log-in details.
Firstly, enable this feature and choose a program you want your customers to be in:
You will be able to customize the notification email sent to new registered customers.