How can I run an affiliate program?
Recommended Affiliate Management Platforms
s2Member recommends the following affiliate applications/services.
- iDevAffiliate™... This affiliate management platform installs in just minutes, and it can be integrated seamlessly with s2Member. We recommend iDevAffiliate (Standard Edition is fine) because of its proven track record, and for its ability to integrate with s2Member using a variety of techniques; including hidden image tags and cURL (HTTP communication) that occurs silently behind-the-scenes—powered by s2Member's event-driven API Notifications. iDevAffiliate also integrates well with Affiliate Coupon Code support in s2Member Pro.
- ShareASale™... This is a hosted platform that can be easier for some to work with. There is no software to install, and no software requirements. ShareASale provides merchants with a secure interface where affiliates can be managed and where promotional campaigns can be created. ShareASale (like so many others) integrates well with s2Member also.
Integrating Another Affiliate Platform of your Choosing
s2Member's event-driven API Notifications (via email, or through HTTP communication behind-the-scenes), make it possible for all sorts of 3rd-party service integrations. If you have a developer to assist you, please take a look at: WordPress Dashboard → s2Member → API / Notifications. Here you will find additional details and options intended for advanced site owners.