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Avangate Control Panel for Affiliates v 4.0

Posted on March 3rd, 2010 by

Are you already a member of the Avangate Affiliate Network? Then consider this post as “What’s New” type information. If you aren’t convinced yet, I hope you will become an affiliate after reading this post. :)

The beginning of this long awaited spring of 2010 came with a an important update to our Affiliate system – the new version of the management interface for affiliates. Its aim is to maximize the revenue generating opportunities both for affiliates and software vendors.

Affiliates Save Time and Effort

Enough with the big words – let’s see the highlights of this update:

redesigned dashboard with essential information at your fingertips, including sales statistics and featured products

Avangate Affilaites Control Panel Dashboard

brand new partners / products directory – you will now be able to select your partners and choose the products you want to promote more easily

  • order partners/products by EPC (earnings per click – a very important indicator of affiliate performance) and by activation date in the affiliate network
  • filter partners/products by existing vendor-generated promotions and by the ability to generate your own discount coupons
  • one-click-partnership with all vendors that have automatic approval for affiliates
  • specify an interval of commission amounts for the products you search for

Partners and Products directory

improved link generation – get your affiliate links in just 2 clicks

  • filter products by marketing materials / vendor-generated promotions / ability to generate discount coupons
  • manually select products to add to a custom feed
  • all information and resources related to a product on a single page

Link Generation area

more data feeds – 2 predefined feeds plus customizable product or search criteria feeds

Affiliates data feeds

a more user-friendly interface with lots of tool tips and smart restructuring of the information available

For those who have trouble getting around the Control Panel, we have an updated Help section and also a Getting Started guide. The Avangate Affiliate Doctor is also available via live chat directly from the management interface.

Vendors have New Exposure Channels to Affiliates

Since affiliate marketing is all about affiliates and vendors working together , we also thought about our software vendors. In this new version of the Control Panel, they have a special section on the dashboard where they can get maximum coverage to all affiliates for their products.

Also, with the help of the predefined product data feeds, the products in the network will be more accessible to affiliates and, thus, will get more exposure.

By the way – if you haven’t activated the Avangate Affiliate System yet, you can do it by accessing the dedicated page in the Control Panel for vendors (see picture below).

Activate Affiliate system

As always, we look forward to your feedback, be it by commenting below, via email or via social media.

Enjoy!

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Cristi Miculi

Senior Manager, Affiliate Services

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