NOTE: You must be on the Shaker plan to use Affiliates. If you're not on one of those plans, you can upgrade at any time. You're going to love this new marketing channel! 😄

Affiliates: a quick intro

Affiliates are a great way to incentivize your happy customers to become advocates for you and your products. 

Using our built in Affiliate feature, you can create a brand new marketing channel for yourself by working with your affiliates to sell on your behalf.

When your affiliates refer new customers to you, you’ll be able to reward them with a percentage (or dollar amount) of each sale.

We’ll handle all of the calculations for you — all you need to do is click a button to pay them. It’s your choice if you want to pay them immediately after the referral, or wait 14 days, 30 days, etc.

Here's what affiliates look like once sales start pouring in

As you can see, you'll be able to see all your affiliate sales in one place, mark them as "paid," and pay your affiliates via PayPal with just one click.

Ready to set up your own affiliate program? Follow the steps below to get started.

Step 1: Turn on Affiliates

First, set the commission terms that you want to pay your affiliates for referring new customers to you. You can choose between a percentage or dollar amount.

Your customers can now become your affiliates. All they'll need to do is enter their PayPal email address to join.

Here's what that looks like for your affiliates:


Step 2: Tell customers about your Affiliate Program

We don't automatically notify your customers that you've turned on Affiliates, so you'll need to let them know. The best way to do that is by send your customers an email letting them know that they can now earn money by referring customers to you.

Step 3: Pay customers on your terms

When a new sale comes in, you'll get an email with all of the details. At that point (or at some point or in the future, i.e. - 15 days, 30 days, etc), you can pay your affiliate with one-click, and mark the sale as "paid."

Your Affiliate will see on his/her Affiliate Dashboard that the money has been paid, and he/she will get an email notification from PayPal.

And that's all there is to it! If you still have questions, feel free to email us at hello@podia.com for help. 

Can my affiliates attach a coupon to their links?

Yes, this is possible, but requires some communication between you and your affiliates.

If you have an affiliate link like:
https://demo.podia.com/another-paid-product/xtop1

and a product link with a coupon like
https://demo.podia.com/another-paid-product?coupon=HALF

then you can combine them into
https://demo.podia.com/another-paid-product/xtop1?coupon=HALF

In this example, xtop1 is the affiliate code and the coupon is HALF

NOTE: This only works with direct-to-product links not to the storefront. i.e, https://demo.podia.com/a/xtop1/?coupon=HALF will not work.

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