We have made changes regarding how your affiliates are created in our system. You must now create a password for them before they can access their reporting interface.

Affiliate/Tracking System

We have a basic but useful affiliate plan at no additional cost to you

How it works

You pass the affiliate the same URL as you use now for people to purchase your program but with the variable a=fred12 added to the command line or PUT statement (where fred12 is the affiliate's name or code that you have invented). Note the URL must be one of those going to the shopping cart via https://www.swreg.org/cgi-bin/s.cgi?

You determine what the value of the variable is so you might have a cgi program on your own website creating a database of affiliate names and addresses and issuing the URLs with personalised "a=" variables according to some rule of your own.

A typical URL might be - replace 'usd' with 'gbp' or 'euro' as appropiate in all these links:

/cgi-bin/s.cgi?s=1007&p=thingy&d=0&v=1&a=charlie99

The first time someone creates an order using the URL with such a variable we automatically create the affiliate account (Or, you may create it ahead of time).

If you want to allow the affiliate to have direct access to reporting, you must set a password for their account first.

Creating a password

  1. Login to your account
  2. Go to "Affiliate Management"
  3. Select the "Affiliate ID" in the list
  4. Click "Set Password"
  5. Enter a password and click "Save"

His login is the same you have entered as a= and his password is set to the value you set above. He can change his password any time after loggin in to his reporting area.

Affiliate login link

https://www.swreg.org/app/affiliate

Reporting

Your existing tab delimited report will show any sales broken down by affiliate so you will be able to analyse the sale in a spreadsheet or database manager.

Resetting Passwords

The affiliate can reset his own password by clicking on "Change Password" link in his reporting area. Or, you can reset it for him through "Affiliate Management" in your vendor area.

We can pay your affiliates

Please log in to your SWREG control panel and select "Pay Third Parties". You can pay other people by ACH, BACS, local cheque in over 30 currencies, wire transfer in any currency, another SWREG account or Paypal. This can be done by manual entry or using a batch file.

Payments must be set up by Monday night for payment requests each Tuesday or they get added to the following week's batch.

You will need to change your account to "Manual Payments" to avoid all your money being sent to you before you can pay other people.

Recurring or Subscription Orders

Affiliates may selectively be paid for recurring or subscription orders. To select this option, login to the SWREG control panel and select "Configuration." In the "Setting" area, "Affiliate Tracking," make your selection accordingly.

Affiliate Management

We recently made changes to provide more control over affiliate's access to reporting and improve securing your data.

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WARNING: ALWAYS PHONE A FEW OF ANY NEW AFFILIATE'S CUSTOMERS BEFORE PAYING AFFILIATE IN CASE NOT GENUINE ORDERS THAT WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE REFUNDED OR CHARGED BACK - WE WILL DO THIS FOR YOU FOR $4 PER ORDER IF YOU LIKE. JUST TELL US HOW MANY TO VERIFY

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