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These settings let you control what happens when a customer's order becomes disqualified for a discount because of a return. For example, let's say you creat a Price Group that offers free shipping for orders of $100 or more. A customer buys $100 of merchandise and gets free shipping. A few days later, the customer returns one of the items. Technically, the order total is now under $100, which means they no longer qualify for free shipping.
Generally, when a customer wants to return an item, they would call you. While the customer is on the phone, you edit the order and issue an RMA for the item(s). See To Process Returns and Refunds for more details. Adjustments to the discount, based on the settings in this tab, will show up in the Edit Order screen.
|Recalculate Discounts For Returns||
These fields let you control when discounts are adjusted as the result of a return.
|Order Total Handling||
These fields let you control how discounts are adjusted as the result of a return.
|Activate Affiliate Program||Enables Miva Merchant to begin tracking affiliates referrals, and adds the Affiliate Login link to your on-line store.|
|Default Application Status:||
There are two ways to create affiliate accounts:
Use the Default Application Status field to set the default status of affiliate accounts that are created in your on-line store.
|Default Commission Per Referral (hit):||The affiliate gets a commission when a customer clicks on the link to your store. No purchase is necessary.|
|Default Commission Percent of Order:||The affiliates commission is a percentage of the customer's order total.|
|Default Commission Flat Fee Per Order:||The affiliates receives a flat fee for every customer referral that results in a purchase. The size of the order doesn't matter.|
|Payout Threshold:||The payout threshold is a way of telling the system that you don't want to pay your affiliates until they've earned a certain amount of money. See Paying Affiliates.|
The referring link that your affiliates add to their website can either appear as a text hyperlink or as an image that customers can click on to reach your store.
If you want the referring link to appear as text:
If you want the referring link to appear as an image:
|Link Text:||See Link Image field above.|
Use the Terms text box to document how your affiliate program works. Affiliates can see your terms when they create an affiliate account or log into an existing affiliate account.
Your affiliates can log into their accounts through your on-line store, mainly to check their commission status. If an affiliate forgets their login, they can:
Potential affiliates can create affiliates accounts through your on-line store (see To Create an Affiliate Account.) The account is usually created with a status of Pending. When the account is created the potential affiliate receives an email. Use the Affiliate Email Notification Tab to create the email that they receive.
Note that you must check the Activate New Affiliates Email checkbox to enable the email.