What Makes MobiFirst Ecommerce Builder Better
The MobiFirst ecommerce store builder creates lighting fast websites and online stores that rank better in search. Plus, the system offers a built-in refer-a-friend tracking system that can super charge your sales by having others promoting your products.
Refer A Friend Product Referral Tracking Built-In!
Exclusive! Worlds first mobile-first ecommerce system with built-in refer-friend- sales tracking.
Now anyone can built an online store and have a product sales affiliate referral program that generates sales. Merchants can build an army off affilaites promoting their products!
Refer A Friend Social
Your followers can promote their product referral links on social media, by tweeting them, posting or having a QR Code scannded.
They in turn receive commissions for any referrals that lead to sales. Store owners only pay for results while still branding their business via social shares.
Tips on How Start an Ecommerce Affiliate Program to Increase Sales
As a retailer who sells online, chances are you have a diverse audience. That’s why you tweak your advertising copy and content to cater to lots of people across different segments.
However it's impossible to reach the majority of your audience, most likely because they don't encounter your ads, have never been to your website, or are not actively looking for products that you offer, so they wouldn't even see your paid per click ads. The fact that your paths haven't crossed means you're missing out on an opportunity to introduce your products to a new prospect to make a sale.
One way to get your products or website in front of these folks is with an ecommerce affiliate program. This is when you partner with influencers in your niche who use email, blog content, and social media to tell their audience about your products. Many ecommerce merchants never even look into affiliate solutions, not even realizing that affiliate programs cost a lot less then advertising, so it's actually a better and more affordable way to increase your sales.
To help you make the most of an affiliate referral strategy, we’ve put together a guide that explains:
How ecommerce affiliate programs work
What you need to know to build your own program
How to manage your program to increase sales
So lets get started!
What is an ecommerce affiliate program?
An ecommerce affiliate program is simply an agreement between you and an individual or business. In affiliate marketing they are called publishers — such as influencers, bloggers, and other small businesses. People that promote other businesses products are also called affiliate marketers. In either case they share your products with their audience. When their followers, or prospects buy your products, complete a lead form, or click a link, the publisher or affiliate gets a commission:
For example, a fitness store sells treadmill online. Since their mission centers around promoting health and fitness, they can partner with publishers or affiliate marketers that blog about health, fitness or working out. In this case even personal fitness trainers would make a good affiliate marketer. This audience might not be looking for treadmill, but because they trust this affiliate they follow and appreciate their recommendations, they’re more likely to check out merchants website and buy something.
When these leads click on the referral link and buy, the publishers gets a certain commission on sales. Usually a percentage of the sale amount. The affiliate program gives the merchant store exposure to people who otherwise might not have found their products.
A benefit with our affiliate system is that it allows merchants to a different payout percentage for each individual product in the ecommerce catalog. With alternative affiliate systems you normally can only set one commission rate for your entire catalog of products.
To drive traffic to your store, each of your affiliates gets a referral link to embed in their content, or to share as they wish.
In either case every time someone clicks on the link or scans your affiliate QR Code, a cookie on your website remembers them. You set how long the cookie life lasts — this is how long the prospect has to return to your site to buy, so the affiliate gets credit. We normally set our cookie to lasts for 30 days.
What a merchant pays their publishers varies depending on:
- The commission structure.
- How many affiliates you work with.
- The number of followers publishers send your way
The MobiFirst Product Referral System can allow you to change the payout percentage for different affiliates. This allows you to offer high performing affiliates a increased percentage for each sale.
As you can see, ecommerce affiliate programs are a powerful way to get exposure and make more sales.
Now, let’s look at how to get started.