Opencart Affiliate : Is payout automatic or manual?

Category: Opencart

readytogosurvival
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2013-07-24 8:09 pm EST

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I've customized certain aspects of my opencart e-commerce site but never anything for affiliate. Now I got it working but it's not transferring the funds as intended. Has this always been the case?

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Arn
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2013-07-24 9:09 pm EST
Hello Readytogosurvival,

Thanks for the question. In reviewing the affiliate options in OpenCart, it appears that the payment is MANUAL for affiliates. The issue is discussed here: How do you pay affiliates?

Check out our documentation on setting up affiliates: Creating affiliate accounts. It will also provide other links on using the affiliate. However, based on the posts in the forums the process for payment does appear to require human intervention in order for payments to go out from the account.

I hope this helps to provide the answer you need. If you need further assistance, please let us know.

Kindest Regards,
Arnel C.

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Thanks Arnel. I'm disappointed to hear this. I've seen post similar to the one you've referenced but I needed to hear it for myself.

Do you know of any resources or modules that can potentially automate this process?

Thanks again.
readytogosurvival
8 Points
2013-07-24 9:30 pm EST
Hello Readytogosurvival,

Apologies for your frustration with this issue. Unfortunately, I have not seen a solution for automated payment - even through all of the forum posts I've seen. There's one post that warns against automating affiliate payments (Affiliate not receiving commission. One of the posters indicates that Paypal pro has an API that you can setup for automated payments directly through Paypal, though at the end of his post, he suggested that payments should be made manually.

The only other solution I found in search is still incomplete, and I have no idea if it will be finished (plus it was only listed for 1.4x versions of OpenCart). So at this time, I would have to say that there are no solutions for this issue at this time.

If you have any further questions or require further assistance, please let us know.

Regards,
Arnel C.
Arn
16,575 Points
Staff
2013-07-25 11:50 am EST
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