Affiliates are people that you pay for referring customers to your online store.
The general process for working with affiliates is:
1. Create an affiliate account which includes:
2. Your affiliate adds the link that you created to one of their web pages; like a blog, a personal website or another online store. When a customer visits your affiliate’s webpage, and clicks the link, the Miva admin can track:
3. Create the payouts. The Miva admin calculates how much you owe each affiliate.
4. Send money to your affiliates using a method that is convenient for you.
5. Make the debt as paid.
When a customer reaches your store by clicking on an affiliate link, the affiliate information is added to the customer’s session cookie. It’s the session cookie that allows the Miva admin that the customer made a certain purchase in your store after clicking an affiliate’s link. If the customer’s basket expires, or if the customer deletes their browser cookies, and then buys something from your store, your affiliate will not get credit for the purchase.