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Magento Affiliate Program. One More Opportunity to Increase Sales

Editor’s note: Usually potential sales volume of a certain business is limited by purchasing facilities of the market and during its life each business strives to expand that limits and get more revenue. There are a lot of ways to achieve this and an affiliate program is one of the most promising among them.

Merchants usually overlook affiliate programs as a valuable source of extra sales, but actually all mature online businesses have their own affiliate programs and widely advertise and engage in them. Here are only the greatest online entities, which have their own sophisticated affiliate programs in one form or another: Google, Amazon, eBay, Apple, etc.

Most affiliate programs are based on cookies technology, provide versatile reports both for publishers and merchants and exploit multiple advertising tools:

  • advertising toolbars;
  • product links;
  • widgets;
  • banners;
  • ad stores;
  • API integration.

Possible technical implementation of an affiliate program can be done anyway you like using API integration.

Top-10 aheadWorks Extensions of 2012

Year 2012 didn’t fade into obscurity and be sure we didn’t cover up the results of the year and its accomplishments. Let’s open the calendar and take a look at milestones that defined the past 12 months for aheadWorks team. Amazing thing – this “apocalyptical” leap year turned out to be really successful and rich in pleasant events for us and our partners and customers.

As one of the leading providers of Magento extensions, aheadWorks joined the conferences in the USA, Germany, France, Ukraine, the UK and Poland. In most of them we were entitled to Silver Sponsorship.

We are not used to rest on laurels and 2012 proved it right. As many as 9 new extensions were released, including your favorite One Click Checkout and Magento Affilate. A lot of existing extensions were updated as well as 6 significant themes that are compatible with Magento CE v. 1.6.0.0 and v.1.7.0.0.

We are also proud of a new service, aheadCommerce, an innovative solution for creating tablet storefronts, released in 2012.

To complete the picture of the previous year, we display the Top-10 bestselling aheadWorks extensions of 2012. This top-listing also includes the quantity and quality of extensions feedback, written by our customers. The most interesting reviews accompany the modules below.

Let Customers Promote Your Products while You Rest

Magento Affiliate

With Magento Affiliate, you can effectively organize pay-per-sale affiliate marketing program in your online Magento store.

An affiliate program is one of the most powerful ways to market your products online. With well-organized affiliate program, you can gain increased traffic and sales, generate qualified leads, extend your brand awareness, and get better search engine rankings.

The Magento Affiliate extension allows you to organize automated advertising campaigns that will help promote your products or services round the clock.

With the Magento Affiliate module, you pay the affiliate based on conversion of sales. If a customer follows an affiliate link to your website and makes a purchase in accordance with the rules of your campaign, the affiliate is paid. You can pay him or her fixed percent rate, tier percent rate, fixed amount or tier amount.

So the charm of Magento Affiliate is that it allows you to build a team of sales reps which use their visitors and opt-in lists to advertise your products and services. You don’t have to pay them anything until they make a profit for you.