How to add an affiliate referrer in PrestaShop 1.5

Kicking off our course on managing affiliates and referrers, we begin by showing you how to add a new referrer to your store. A referrer is another website that sends you visitors. This referring website does so by featuring a link on their site somewhere. Having a lot of affiliates can generate a lot of traffic and, ultimately, a lot of sales and profit. Below are the steps for accessing and creating a new referrer for your PrestaShop 1.5 store.

Creating a new referrer in PrestaShop 1.5

  1. Log into your PrestaShop 1.5 admin dashboard.
  2. Using the top menu bar, hover over the Stats tab and click on the Referrers option.
  3. You are now on the Referrers page. Click on the green Add New button in the upper right hand corner to begin adding your new referrer.
  4. From here, you will see several fields to fill out for your new referrer.

    Affiliate Section
    NameAccount name of the affiliate
    PasswordAffiliate account password
    Commission Plan Section
    Click FeeAmount of payment based on clickthroughs
    Base FeeAmount of base payment as flat fee
    Percent FeeAmount of payment as percentage of order amount
    Technical Information Section
    HTTP Referrer IncludeWebsite the visitor will be coming from (domain.com)
    HTTP Referrer Excludesitename, or portion thereof, to ignore as a referrer
    Request URI IncludeSpecial query string (example: ?referrerID= )
    Request URI ExcludeString that, if included, will ignore as a referrer

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  5. Once you have entered all the information for your new referrer, simply click on the green Save button to finalize their creation. You will be brought back to the Referrers list page. Your new affiliate referrer should now appear in the list at the bottom of the page.

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    Now that you know how to add a referrer to your PrestaShop 1.5 store, continue on with the course and learn how to edit an affiliate referrer.

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