About Our Affiliate Program
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in becoming an affiliate of WP Nearby Places. We believe we have the most exciting and rewarding affiliates' programs possible for our affiliates' benefit. We are excited that you are interested in becoming a valued affiliate for WP Nearby Places.
Dime Sale Prices Available Only Through JVZoo
Currently, affiliates accepted through the JVZoo platform have the opportunity to sell all WP Nearby Places products at dime-sale prices. Apply at JVZoo. Also, it is possible to be granted "Instant Commissions" through the JVZoo affiliates program.
Or, you can join our regular affiliate program, and sell our WordPress plugins and add-ons at full price, still enjoying our 50% commission rate and lifetime customers. We can not, however, offer you instant commissions as is available from JVZoo.
There are a few things to note to help protect us both in using the JVZoo platform, as advised by their management.
By filling out the application at JVZoo, and requesting approval, you will be automatically approved for all the products in the funnel. You ONLY need to be approved for ONE product in the funnel to get commissions on them all.
- If you have fewer than 25 JVZoo sales AND we don't know you, then your account will be set to "delayed commissions" (paid within 45 to 60 days).
- After you have made more than a handful of sales that are legitimate, we will then consider moving you to "instant commissions".
- If you have 25 or more sales and/or we DO know you, we will set your account to "instant commissions".
- If you fall into the first category, please use the box in the JVZoo application form to add some information about yourself and how you intend to promote our products.
Again, thank you for your interest in WP Nearby Places. We look forward to a successful launch and promotional period. Make sure you stay informed of upcoming products, promotions, and events by subscribing here.
If you apply for our regular affiliate membership, you need to submit your application by clicking on the button below. Once you have signed up and been approved as an affiliate, you will be allowed to view the information published in our "JV Area" of this website listed in the Members Area menu. Below is some information which will be helpful when either enrolled in the program or when under consideration. This information provides a detailed description explaining why our affiliates program is designed for maximum benefit.
Pretty Affiliate URLs
We use Pretty URLs as opposed to query strings, which search engines won't list. A “Pretty URL” is a URL format that does not require query strings (i.e. ?ref=), so a URL looks neat and tidy when customers visit your site. It removes the characters in the query string and replaces them with slashes (for example, yoursite.com/ref/123 oryoursite.com/ref/jane). By enabling this setting, Pretty URLs will be shown to affiliates when they are logged into their Affiliate Area.
Affiliates will still be able to use affiliate links with the regular query string (i.e. yoursite.com/?ref=123 or yoursite.com/?ref=jane) if they wish, but by showing Pretty URLs in the Affiliate Area you can help encourage your affiliates to use Pretty URLs.
We give our active affiliates Lifetime Commissions for customers they sell! We link a customer to an affiliate, allowing the linked affiliate to receive a commission on ALL future purchases by the customer. Lifetime commissions is a huge incentive to become an affiliate of WP Nearby Places and promote our products. This provides a greater incentive for affiliates to work much harder to get linked to a customer. Since the affiliate and the customer are linked, the affiliate will still be awarded a commission even if the customer clears their browser cookies or uses a different computer.
How it works
When a customer clicks on an affiliate’s referral URL and makes a purchase from our website, they’re instantly linked to the affiliate. When the customer returns to make another purchase on WP Nearby Places, the linked affiliate will be credited with the commission, even if they visit our website directly. A customer can only be linked to one affiliate at a time.
If the customer makes a guest purchase (logged out) their email address is used to look up the linked affiliate. If they are logged in their WordPress user ID is used. So, an affiliate is guaranteed a commission when a linked customer makes a purchase even if the customer clears their browser cookies, makes a purchase using a different computer, or purchases while logged out (guest purchase).
Additionally, if the customer ever uses a different email address while purchasing (logged in) or changes their email address from their WordPress profile, the new email address is stored with the linked affiliate. This ensures that if the customer ever makes a purchase while logged out, the linked affiliate will still receive the commission on the sale.
Credit Last Referrer
When a visitor lands on our site using an affiliate link from Affiliate A, the ID of Affiliate A who referred them is stored in their browser. They might look around our site, and consider purchasing, but not purchase right away.
In a few days, a week, a month, or even longer, that visitor might return to WP Nearby Places, but they have returned to our site by clicking on Affiliate B’s link. They then decide to make a purchase, but which affiliate should get the referral?
We Credit the Last Referrer which allows us to reward the last affiliate who actually referred a purchasing customer with the referral. In the example above, the last referrer would be Affiliate B because the visitor did not make a purchase when Affiliate A referred them. Affiliate B may have put more effort into promoting our products, which actually convinced the visitor to buy. Therefore Affiliate B will be rewarded with the referral and notAffiliate A.
The calculation of what affiliates are paid uses a percentage of the sale. The referral rate applies to all purchases/conversions that take place on our site. Our referral rates vary between 20 and 50% and are calculated using the net sales amount, which does not include taxes or any handling fees in the calculation. Your referral rate is established at the time you sign up as an affiliate and is dependent on the offer and other factors explained at registration.
The Percentage referral rate calculates a percentage of the product price or total cart value, less any taxes or handling costs, and awards that percentage to the referring affiliate as a commission for each conversion or sale.
We track affiliates by using cookies which are stored in the visitor’s/customer’s browser.
We store three cookies:
- affwp_ref_visit_id - This cookie stores the visit ID (the visit ID increments by 1 each time any referral link is used until the cookie expires or is deleted).
- affwp_ref - This cookie stores the affiliate ID.
- affwp_campaign - This cookie stores the campaign name if/when an affiliate creates a campaign to track referrals from specific sources of traffic (i.e. email, social media, their website, etc.).
These cookies are set to expire from a customer’s browser after 30 days. This means that if a customer visits our site through your affiliate link, but does not purchase, then returns to our site using that same browser at a later date (with the browser cookie still intact), and does complete a purchase at that point, a referral can still be generated for the referring affiliate.
When it comes time to pay our affiliates their referral earnings, we use the Mass Payment option provided by PayPal, which is dependent on the email address associated with an affiliate account. We pay affiliates between the first and second week of each month, for referral income made the previous month, all at once, but will consider paying an individual through PayPal ahead of this time if requested. If you wish to get your payment sooner, you must send your request to [email protected] with the details. We will try our best to accommodate any needs, but sometimes the software and our systems make it difficult, so we appreciate your patience and understanding.
Rules of Engagement
Please study our Code of Conduct for the rules to follow as our affiliate. We appreciate your cooperation. Please also be conscious that we have the right to remove any affiliate at any time for any reason, but those who break our rules will also be banned from any future product affiliate programs created by Albert Harlow & Sons, Inc.
Our standard affiliate program has a full range of pricing with discounts available through the coupons provided in our affiliates area.