3 Benefits of Using PayPal Within Your Affiliate Program

A major part of affiliate marketing is finalizing the sale – this is true for both marketers and program managers. Unfortunately, abandoned purchases are a frequent problem for online marketers, and may be hindering your business’ growth.

Fortunately, there are many easy-to-use payment options that you can include in your affiliate program to decrease abandoned sales. One is PayPal, a worldwide payment portal that offers usability, flexibility, and security. Using this service as your main payment option has many great benefits.

In this post, we’ll introduce you to PayPal and its key features. We’ll also discuss three benefits of using PayPal within your affiliate program. Finally we’ll explain how to integrate PayPal with Affiliate Royale for a seamless sales process. Let’s get started!

Introducing PayPal

The PayPal homepage

PayPal is one of the most widely known online payment services worldwide.

PayPal is a worldwide online payments system that is used by individuals and businesses alike. However, there are many features for business owners that you may not be aware of. For example:

  • You can accept payments using many popular methods (including Visa, Mastercard, and Discover) and in various ways (online, in-person, and by email or phone.
  • You’re protected with 24/7 transaction monitoring and merchant fraud protection.
  • You can collect payments from 202 countries, in over 25 currencies.

Best of all, PayPal transaction fees are low (starting at just 2.7%). There’s no subscriptions fees or monthly maintenance rates. Instead, you pay a small percentage of each transaction and keep the rest.

3 Benefits of Using PayPal Within Your Affiliate Program

While PayPal is commonly used in online stores, it can also be used within your affiliate program. Here are just three reasons why you should consider using it.

1. Its Popularity Increases Consumer Comfort

PayPal payment option in Sephora shopping cart

PayPal is a popular purchase option for major websites, including Sephora.

PayPal is has over 210 million active user accounts worldwide, which means the vast majority of your customers will be comfortable using it. Your affiliates will also likely have basic knowledge of the platform, which enables them to assist customers during the purchase process.

If you’d like to leverage the popularity of PayPal for the benefit of your affiliate program, here are two practices you can incorporate right now:

  1. Advertise your usage. Using PayPal within your program is a benefit. Be sure to highlight this on your landing page, and potentially on Pay Now buttons.
  2. Provide affiliates with appropriate materials. Using an Affiliate Dashboard, you can add links to documentation such as PayPal user guides. This ensures that your affiliates are the best source of information for your customers.

Overall, you want your customers to know that you’ve chosen the best payment portal for them. This will improve their feelings of comfort, which can increase sales.

2. You Have Flexible Management Options for Maintaining Your Business’ Finances

PayPal reports page

PayPal’s Reports options includes sales tracking business and finance management.

With PayPal, you can track and manage your business’ finances in one place, which of course will ensure smoother day-to-day operation. Fortunately, the tracking process is automatic with PayPal, and there are other things you can do to enhance your experience. For example:

  • Know what PayPal offers. From financial reports to invoices and more, PayPal has a lot to offer. However, you need to know about its offerings to put them to best use.
  • Keep an eye on Insights. PayPal’s newest tracking feature – Insights – enables you to track operations and compare to historical data. You can tweak your business as needed, and monitor your progress.

In short, PayPal makes it simple to keep your program’s finances in line. You can then keep track of your sales and earnings for improved business operations.

3. Its Top-Notch Security Increases Customer Trust

PayPal secure payment portal

PayPal enables customers to pay securely on any website that supports it.

Given PayPal’s popularity, it makes sense that the platform takes security very seriously. Featuring 24/7 transaction monitoring, fraud protection, and encrypted technology, PayPal is a great choice for keeping any transferred data secure.

A secure payment portal is a solid trust indicator for your customers, and it also means you and your affiliates can focus on sales, not protecting customer information. This measure also benefits your program’s website, as security is crucial for search engine rankings.

If you’re not sure how to leverage this benefit for your business, here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Highlight how PayPal protects your customers. Let your customers know how their information is protected, as well as the buyer-focused features offered.
  • Provide a step-by-step purchase guide for improved trust. While some customers may require additional support, a step-by-step guide can help those who just need a small nudge.

There are many factors involved in an online purchase. However, a secure payment gateway will ease many customers’ fears, which can contribute to a higher sales rate.

How to Incorporate PayPal Into Your Program With Affiliate Royale

The Affiliate Royale plugin.

Affiliate Royale is a plugin that provides robust management for affiliate programs of all sizes. It has a myriad of useful features, and what’s more, it enables you to integrate your program with PayPal.

When incorporating PayPal, you have two options: Single purchases and recurring payments. Both options require an active PayPal account, and the majority of the integration process is done within PayPal itself via the Tools > All Tools > PayPal Logo Center screen:

PayPal buttons options page

You can then create a unique button for your website (or use one of many templates) and add it to your website according to Affiliate Royale’s integration instructions. When you’re done, PayPal will be 100% integrated with your affiliate program.

Conclusion

PayPal is a well-known gateway for buyers and sellers, offering many features and seemingly endless functionality. By using PayPal within your program, you benefit from improved customer trust and increased sales as a result.

In this post, we’ve introduced PayPal as an affiliate program payment integration. We’ve also outlined three benefits your program will enjoy if you use PayPal. To quickly recap:

  1. Its popularity increases customer comfort.
  2. You have flexible management options for maintaining your business’ finances.
  3. Its top-notch security increases customer trust.

Do you have any questions about PayPal, or how you can integrate this payment service with Affiliate Royale? Let us know in the comments section below!

3 Smart Reasons to Create an Affiliate Newsletter

While you depend on your affiliates to successfully market your program, they rely on you to provide the communication that helps them succeed. Furthermore, although you’ll have plenty of program-management tasks to keep track of, you shouldn’t overlook regular and genuine affiliate communication.

Creating a dedicated affiliate newsletter makes it easy to stay in frequent contact with your affiliates. Even better, once it’s up and running, it should only take a small chunk of your time to maintain.

In this post, we’ll introduce you to affiliate newsletters and the benefits they provide. We’ll then highlight three smart reasons to use one within your program and explain how Affiliate Royale can help. Let’s get started!

What An Affiliate Newsletter Is (And Why You Should Have One)

The MailChimp homepage

MailChimp is a popular email marketing service that integrates with affiliate program tools such as Affiliate Royale.

While you’re likely familiar with the concept of email newsletters, you may be less familiar with how they can be used within your affiliate program. Whether sent weekly or monthly, you can use the newsletter to reap many benefits. For example:

  • It’s an easy way to stay in contact with your affiliates. With frequent contact your affiliates will feel like they’re part of a team, which increases engagement and loyalty.
  • It’s simple to set up, and maintenance of the newsletter is minimal. As one of the easiest communication tools you can set up, a newsletter can improve your program with very little effort on your part.

Overall, a newsletter can help you engage your affiliates while managing your other program tasks. Let’s take a look at a few more benefits.

3 Smart Reasons to Create an Affiliate Newsletter

It goes without saying that you’ll need to know a bit about creating an effective newsletter to get your idea off the ground. However, the reasons below will also give you some great tips. Let’s dig in!

1. You Can Easily Share Important Program Information With Your Affiliates

Your affiliates are the middlemen between you and your customers. Therefore, they should have the most updated information on your products, services, and program. Unfortunately, keeping your affiliates in the loop can be difficult (for example, some may not regularly access their Affiliate Dashboard). A newsletter can keep everyone on the same page, as well as keep them engaged. Here’s how to get the most from your newsletter:

  • Make signups a requirement within the initial affiliate application. This will ensure that all of your affiliates are receiving your newsletter, and have access to the information you send.
  • Include a section that highlights program changes. It’s a good idea to keep program changes and information in a consistent location where affiliates are more likely to see them.
  • Add a Call To Action (CTA). Ask your affiliates to provide feedback about how you can help them attain their goals, or simply have them share their goals.

In short, sharing information is one of the best reasons to create a newsletter, as you can keep all of your affiliates up-to-date with one task.

2. It Improves Affiliate Relations by Encouraging Usable Feedback

The relationship between you and your affiliates should be one of trust. By enabling your affiliates to provide feedback, you can build this trust (which then translates into loyalty) and improve your program.

A loyal affiliate team can boost customer engagement and provide positive team-building examples. Fortunately, encouraging feedback can be simple with a newsletter. Here are just two ways to do so:

  • Encourage interaction. Encourage your affiliates to reply to your emails by asking direct questions and incorporating your responses.
  • Incorporate affiliate-submitted content. Let affiliates submit their own content, in order to diversify the newsletter and give others the chance to learn more from their peers.

Of course, the most important step is to implement the feedback that you receive. You want to show your affiliates that you take their suggestions seriously, and that you care about their happiness.

3. It Bolsters Affiliate Motivation by Encouraging Conversations

Conversations between you and your affiliates (as well as among themselves) can keep them motivated. The more motivated your members, the greater number of conversions you’re likely to see. Also, the more you encourage affiliates to communicate, the easier it is to get them engaged. Here are two ways to get them started:

  1. Include a brief look at team sales numbers. Encourage your affiliates to work towards a common goal (higher conversions) by sharing team sales numbers.
  2. Highlight an ‘affiliate of the month’. Highlight those who have gone above and beyond with their customers, and who have interacted helpfully with their fellow affiliates.

Overall, you want the conversation to be led by your affiliates. You may need to give a push here or there, but it’s important to give them the control.

How Affiliate Royale Can Help You Create an Affiliate Newsletter

The Affiliate Royale plugin.

Affiliate Royale is an affiliate program management tool that enables you to effortlessly create and manage your program, and it can also help with your program’s newsletters. For example, you can include the newsletter signup on the Affiliate Sign-Up Page or Affiliate Dashboard. This makes signing up easy, and helps to display it prominently to your affiliates.

The Affiliate Royale Affiliate Dashboard

You can also use the Affiliate Stats section to start discussions around what constitutes success. Best of all, Affiliate Royale integrates with MailChimp – a popular newsletter tool – seamlessly.

Conclusion

Newsletters are a versatile marketing tool that you can easily add to your affiliate program. By including one, you can stay in contact with your affiliates and improve your program’s effectiveness through increased motivation and feelings of loyalty.

In this post, we’ve introduced you to affiliate newsletters and their benefits. We’ve also shown you three smart reasons to create one for your program. To recap, affiliate newsletters:

  1. Enable you to share important program information with your affiliates.
  2. Improve affiliate relations by encouraging useable feedback.
  3. Bolster motivation by encouraging conversations.

Do you have any questions about creating an affiliate newsletter, or how Affiliate Royale can help? Let us know in the comments section below!

How Your Affiliate Program Can Benefit From an Editorial Calendar

Running a successful affiliate program – including managing affiliates, creating effective content, and engaging with customers – can be overwhelming. It can be especially painful when you try to go it alone, without the assistance of suitable software or tools.

One answer is to implement an organizational method such as an editorial calendar. In fact, this tool is a great way to streamline your editorial processes, boost your affiliate engagement, and improve your program’s effectiveness.

In this post, we’ll introduce you to the concept of an affiliate program editorial calendar, including a look at the benefits. We’ll then show you how to display an editorial calendar on the dashboard of your program using Affiliate Royale. Let’s get started!

What An Editorial Calendar Is (And Why You Should Use One)

An example of an editorial calendar

Editorial calendars can help you to organize business tasks and assign them accordingly.

An editorial calendar is an organizational tool that combines all of your communication and content marketing assignments into one location. While popular for blogs and news websites, an editorial calendar can also play a crucial role in your affiliate program. For example:

  • It’s a great way to keep your affiliates in the loop. Your affiliates will have a clearer idea of your program’s goals (and what to expect in the future).
  • You can manage your program more easily. You’ll have a better idea of what you need to accomplish – both short term and long term – so you can prioritize more effectively.
  • It contributes to a cohesive program structure. Your program can appear more cohesive, as many of your affiliates will be offering similarly-themed articles at the same times throughout the calendar.

In short, an editorial calendar can contribute to more involved affiliates, an easier management task load, and a more cohesive program structure. However, there are many more key benefits to leverage.

3 Ways Your Affiliate Program Can Benefit From an Editorial Calendar

As we’ve discussed, there are a myriad of benefits for implementing an editorial calendar, but these three ways are our favorites. Let’s dive in!

1. It Can Improve Affiliate Engagement by Encouraging Feedback

Affiliates are (of course) the backbone of your program. The more engaged they are, the more active they become in promoting your products to their customer base, which increases their sense of investment in your business. An editorial calendar makes improving affiliate engagement simple. Here are two ideas to get you started:

  1. Give affiliates the opportunity to contribute their own program ideas. This could be for the main affiliate blog, or even program management tasks for the editorial calendar.
  2. Offer optional bonuses to affiliates who’ve completed recommended tasks. These tasks may include creating themed content or incorporating a themed hashtag onto their social media accounts.

You will need to encourage feedback at first, but your affiliates will soon become accustomed to the new structure. As a result, you’ll see more natural engagement over time.

2. It Can Increase Program Brand Awareness by Providing Content ‘Themes’

Brand awareness is the extent that your intended audience is familiar with your product or service. With improved awareness, you can attract more high-quality affiliates and drive qualified leads to your website. Here are two ways to improve both aspects with the help of an editorial calendar:

  1. Incorporate planned content ‘themes’. You can provide your affiliates with content ideas based on a theme, and increase the odds of targeted content creation for your program.
  2. Give bonuses to affiliates who participate. To boost the success of themed content weeks, offer bonuses to affiliates who meet their targets.

With more of your affiliates creating cohesive, brand-focused content, you can improve the effect your program has on prospective affiliates and customers.

3. It Can Decrease Time Spent on Program Management Through Scheduling and Outsourcing

The less time you spend on program management, the more you can dedicate to income-boosting activities (such as sales and customer engagement). With an editorial calendar, getting started with time management is very simple. Try these ideas for inspiration:

  • Schedule adequate time for all necessary management activities. By purposely scheduling each management task, you’ll spend less time planning, which will improve your productivity.
  • Outsource less important management tasks. With an editorial calendar in place, you’ll have a clearer picture of what needs to get done, making it easier to outsource the less important tasks.

Of course, you won’t see changes overnight. However, sticking to this new routine should prove fruitful, and be well worth it.

How to Display an Editorial Calendar Using Affiliate Royale

The Affiliate Royale plugin.

Affiliate Royale is an affiliate program management plugin with a variety of features. While an editorial calendar isn’t included, the flexibility of Affiliate Royale (alongside additional WordPress plugins) means it’s easy to implement.

There are various editorial calendar plugins to choose from. However, we particularly like My Calendar and Calendar by WD for two specific reasons:

  1. They use shortcodes. This means your calendar can be placed practically anywhere on your site.
  2. They’re highly customizable. Not only can you add scheduled blog posts to your calendar, but you can also add events and reminders.

By using either one of these plugins, you can easily create an editorial calendar and display it for all of your affiliates to see. You’ll first need to create your editorial calendar using your chosen plugin. To display it using Affiliate Royale, go to Affiliate Royale > Options > Dashboard Settings within WordPress. While there are a multitude of customizations here, we’ll focus on the Welcome Message:

Affiliate Royale affiliate dashboard settings

You can easily add the shortcode to the Dashboard Settings by toggling from Text to HTML on the editor panel, and pasting the copied short code. Your editorial calendar will now be on display within the Affiliate Dashboard, and any changes that are made to the calendar will automatically update.

Conclusion

Managing your affiliate program’s various tasks can seem overwhelming, but a well-tuned editorial calendar can significantly improve business operations. It can also contribute to a more cohesive program structure and make it easier for affiliates to stay involved.

In this post, we discussed the importance of an editorial calendar for your affiliate program, including its benefits. Let’s recap them quickly:

  1. Improves affiliate engagement by encouraging feedback.
  2. Increases program effectiveness by providing content themes.
  3. Decreases time spent on program management through scheduling and outsourcing.

Do you have any question about affiliate program editorial calendars, or how Affiliate Royale can help? Let us know in the comments section below!

3 of the Best Email Marketing Services for Your Affiliate Site

There’s a lot of work that goes into building a successful affiliate site. After all, your site is a business and requires much in the way of setup and maintenance. However, an often overlooked task is building an email subscriber list.

An email subscriber list is a marketing tool that can keep you in touch with your site’s visitors. The benefits are many – including increased sales and improved site traffic. Best of all, setting one up is simple.

In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of building an email list for your affiliate site. We’ll then highlight three of the best email marketing services available and discuss what makes them so special. Let’s get started!

Why Building an Email List Is Important for Your Affiliate Site

Simply put, a subscriber list contains email addresses that you have permission to contact on a regular basis. This list is fully yours – that is, you have complete ownership – and is an essential resource for affiliate marketers and businesses.

A key benefit of building an email list is the ability to streamline the marketing process, as you can direct the majority of your marketing efforts there. However, you’ll likely see two additional benefits:

  1. An increase in income. With an email list, you can use it as a way to offer special deals or promote your latest products. A connection between you and your subscribers will also make conversions more likely.
  2. Improved site traffic. An email list enables you to send alerts to subscribers, including content notifications. This can result in higher amounts of targeted traffic to your site.

What’s more, your email marketing can be improved by using a plugin such as Affiliate Royale. This all-in-one affiliate program management plugin integrates with MailChimp (with potentially more solutions on the way), enabling you to work with that list within the tool itself.

3 Best Email Marketing Services for Your Affiliate Site

While there are many email marketing services available, we’ve chosen three that we believe offer the most benefit to affiliate marketers. Let’s take a closer look, starting with the option we’ve just mentioned.

1. MailChimp (Freemium)

The MailChimp homepage

MailChimp is one of the most popular email marketing services available – and for good reason! The service offers an array of features that make email marketing that much easier, including custom autoresponders, professionally-designed email templates, a wealth of analytics and email tracking (including full integration with Google Analytics), segmentation options, and much more.

In addition, you’re also able to easily collect signups on your website via an embeddable form, and track subscriber interactions. Both are essential for a thriving email list. Also, MailChimp integrates fully with Affiliate Royale, so you can further streamline your affiliate marketing efforts within our popular affiliate marketing solution.

Finally, MailChimp sets itself apart from other solutions by offering a completely free tier. You’re limited to 2,000 subscribers and/or 12,000 emails per month, but this should be enough for a lot of users. However, if you’d like to upgrade to access additional functionality and support, paid plans start at just $10 per month.

2. AWeber (From $19 per month)

The AWeber homepage

If you’re in need of a beginner-friendly email marketing service, AWeber could fit the bill. Its drag-and-drop email editor is the star of the show, but it has many other features, including autoresponder follow ups, subscriber segmentation, embeddable sign up forms, and mobile apps to help collect signups wherever you are.

What really sets AWeber apart from its competitors – including MailChimp and Constant Contact – is its wide selection of email templates. With over 700 options to choose from, AWeber beats out both other solutions on this list. Although some templates have a slightly dated look, there’s likely going to be something suitable for your next campaign.

AWeber offers a 30-day free trial to test out the service. After that, plans start at just $19 per month.

3. Constant Contact (From $20 per month)

Constant Contact homepage

Perhaps the most popular option on our list, Constant Contact is used by a multitude of website owners and businesses worldwide. It’s easy to see why, especially when you take a look at the features it offers. For example, you receive customizable email templates, real time subscriber analytics, premium support and expert documentation. What’s more, there are comprehensive email contact management options, and like the other solutions on this list, there’s a mobile app and a number of integrations to help you grow your list on the move.

While there are many similarities between Constant Contact, AWeber, and MailChimp, this option offers a great support system including live chat. This can be beneficial for beginners and advanced users alike, and it enables you to get the most from the service.

Constant Contact offers a 60-day free trial, and its pricing structure is very flexible, so you can be sure you only pay for what you need.

Conclusion

For affiliate marketers, email marketing can provide increased conversions and improved site traffic. Affiliate marketing is all about relationships, and connecting with your email list regularly using a quality solution enables you to get closer to a potential sale.

In this post, we’ve discussed why you should begin building an email list on your affiliate site. We’ve also outlined three top email marketing services, including:

  1. MailChimp: A full-featured freemium choice with the ability to upgrade your services as you need.
  2. AWeber: An excellent choice for beginners and those who want to simplify the email marketing process.
  3. Constant Contact: The choice for marketers looking for excellent customer support and full documentation.

Do you have any questions about building an email list for your affiliate site? Let us know in the comments section below!

3 Maintenance Tasks to Keep Your Affiliate Program Running Smoothly

Once you have control of your day-to-day affiliate site management, it’s time to perform some routine site maintenance to enhance its impact. Having a healthy affiliate site enables your partnerships to thrive, and keeps your daily operations running smoothly.

By taking care of a few regular tasks relating to your affiliates’ recruitment and performance, you can improve the quality of your program and keep it legally compliant. This will improve program credibility and effectiveness, both of which are beneficial to your business.

In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of affiliate program maintenance. Then we’ll look at three maintenance tasks you should be performing to keep it running smoothly (some with the help of Affiliate Royale). Let’s get started!

Why You Should Perform Regular Affiliate Program Maintenance

Maintenance – the task of monitoring and tweaking various aspects of your affiliate program on a regular basis – is of vital importance to the health of your program. It also offers various benefits, including:

  • The ability to spend less time caring for your program.
  • The assurance that your program remains of high quality.
  • The lowered risk of fines associated with breaking compliance laws.

At the very least, you’re getting hands-on with your program – and that’s a good indicator of someone who’s passionate about its growth. At this point, you need a better idea of what maintenance tasks you should be performing. Let’s take a look at that now!

3 Maintenance Tasks to Keep Your Affiliate Program Running Smoothly

The general maintenance you’ll need to perform for your program will vary. However, the three basic tasks below will give you a solid start. Let’s dive in!

1. Perform Ongoing Affiliate Recruitment to Boost Your Program’s Credibility

The Coursera affiliate landing page

An affiliate landing page – such as Coursera’s – can assist in your affiliate recruitment efforts.

Affiliate recruitment is an important part of your program’s creation, and it should be incorporated into your usual affiliate program management tasks rather than on an ad hoc basis.

Having a constant recruitment cycle ensures your affiliate pool never runs low. In addition, the more affiliates you recruit, the more varied your pool. This can help to expand your reach and boost your program’s credibility.

Here are two recommendations on how to perform ongoing affiliate recruitment without spending too much time on the task:

  1. Set up an affiliate landing page. With Affiliate Royale, you can personalize the affiliate signup page to create an effective landing page for your program.
  2. Offer recruitment bonuses to current affiliates. With the ability to set commission levels within Affiliate Royale, you can offer bonuses to referring affiliates by giving them a cut of each of their recruits’ sales.

Implementing both of these recommendations means you can almost set your recruitment efforts on autopilot. You can then turn your attention to more pressing concerns, such as affiliate performance reviews.

2. Consistently Review Affiliate Performance to Promote an Effective Program

Affiliate Royale's affiliate reports page

Tracking progress with Affiliate Royale’s reporting can give you an idea of your affiliates’ performance.

How your affiliates perform impacts your business’s success, and consistently reviewing their performance provides you with numerous benefits. Foremost, your reviews and feedback offer the opportunity to improve performance and work on specific issues. This should give your affiliates confidence and help promote an effective program. A review process also warns you about affiliates who aren’t performing well, giving you a chance to put things right.

There are two major areas you’ll want to focus on here – activity and promotion. For example:

  • Keep a tab on your affiliates’ status. You can offer special deals to inactive affiliates to try and jumpstart their participation, or send an ‘account removal’ warning if they don’t participate within a certain time frame.
  • Know how your affiliates are promoting you. Visiting the pages of your affiliates and seeing how they’re performing their work is a great way to keep an eye on compliance (more on that below). Additionally, you can offer helpful suggestions for boosting their efforts.

As an extra step, you can even offer affiliates a ‘heads-up’ by posting a warning message on their affiliate dashboard. This may get them moving without too much input from you, saving time. Fortunately, Affiliate Royale makes adding personalized dashboard messages simple!

3. Regularly Monitor Affiliate Program Compliance to Avoid Legal Liability

The StudioPress affiliate guidelines page

Affiliate guidelines – such as StudioPress’s example – are made to be followed. However, not all affiliates will stay compliant.

Regular compliance monitoring is perhaps the most underrated task on this list. However, it’s crucial to avoid legal liability (and to keep your program from appearing shady).

The most obvious reason to monitor compliance is to ensure you and your affiliates aren’t breaking any laws. This is especially important as these rules tend to change over time. You can also ensures your program guidelines are crystal clear. If certain guidelines are consistently broken by your affiliates, you’ll know to clarify them in the future.

By using a solution such as Affiliate Royale, you can easily monitor and maintain program compliance. Here’s how:

One of the last things you want to deal with is noncompliance with the Federal Trade Commission. That’s why following the actions outlined above are important for your program’s health and your business’s wellbeing.

Conclusion

Program maintenance is an underrated aspect of a successful program. After all, failure to maintain your program can lead to a loss of credibility, increasing ineffectiveness, and legal liability. Fortunately, carrying out maintenance is easy, especially with the help of a plugin such as Affiliate Royale.

In this post, we’ve discussed the importance of affiliate site program maintenance. We’ve also outlined three tasks you can perform to keep things running without a hitch. To quickly recap, you should:

  1. Perform ongoing recruitment to boost your program’s credibility.
  2. Consistently review your affiliates’ performance to promote an effective program.
  3. Regularly monitor program compliance to avoid legal liability.

Do you have any questions about how to keep your affiliate program maintained, or how Affiliate Royale can help? Let us know in the comments section below!

3 Key Components of a Conversion-Driving Affiliate Landing Page

When recruiting affiliates to your program, it’s important that you pull out all the stops. One way to do that is by using an affiliate-focused landing page for registrations. Unfortunately, this aspect is commonly overlooked, which could impact signups.

Fortunately, adding an affiliate landing page to your program’s website is simple and effective. Going forward, you can even optimize your landing page for conversions.

In this post, we’ll discuss why you should consider adding a landing page to your affiliate website. We’ll also explore the three key components of a conversion-driving affiliate landing page. Then, we’ll show you how to set up your landing page using Affiliate Royale. Let’s get started!

Why You Should Add a Landing Page to Your Affiliate Website

ClickBank affiliate network landing page

The ClickBank affiliate network landing page is an example of a simple design with an effective and affiliate-focused message.

Much like its product-centric sibling, an affiliate landing page aims to attract readers and potential affiliates. A dedicated and optimized page on your website can have numerous benefits for your program, such as:

What’s more, you’ll also have a place to send any possible recruits for more information about your program, which makes it appear more professional (among other positives).

3 Key Components of a Conversion-Driving Affiliate Landing Page

While there are many important aspects to include in any landing page, an affiliate-focused one has its own additional goals – specifically attracting quality affiliates. Let’s take a closer look at three key components for a conversion-driving affiliate landing page.

1. An Affiliate-Focused Message

AvantLink affiliate message

By focusing on the affiliate and what they’ll get from the program, AvantLink increases their chances of getting signups.

Just as you write directly to your customers, you can also do so to your affiliates with the same benefits (i.e. improved conversions). By focusing on the affiliate and what they have to gain, you help them visualize what it would be like working with your program. With this in mind, we recommend you:

  • Speak to them directly. It’s important to know who your target demographic is. Knowing your demographic allows you to speak to potential affiliates in a way that grabs their attention.
  • Outline the benefits. In short, explain how becoming an affiliate for your program will provide a benefit. Keep this in mind as you write the landing page copy – remember that your focus should be on them rather than your program.

Overall, it helps to think of your affiliate landing page as a sales pitch. You want to ‘sell’ the idea of becoming your affiliate to any potential recruits, and you can do this by focusing heavily on how your program can meet their wants and needs.

2. A Powerful Call To Action (CTA)

ClickBank affiliate landing page call to action

A descriptive CTA that outlines the benefits of clicking through is a good way to improve signup conversions.

A Call To Action is a marketing device that’s used to spur readers into action. Using the right CTA on your page can create a sense of urgency for your readers, which can also offer a reason to push the potential affiliate from “Maybe” to “Yes!” when it comes to signing up for your program.

Try these two tips to make your CTA as effective as possible:

  1. Speak to your audience. Just as with your affiliate message, it’s important to speak to your target audience within your CTAs.
  2. Emphasize the offer. Instead of a generic term (such as “Sign Up”), use a phrase that includes a benefit such as, “Start earning today!” This slight tweak focuses on what your affiliate will get, not the action they have to take.

You should also be sure your CTA is visible. You can do this through clever design choices – changing the font element, adding it to a button or graphic, or otherwise contrasting it from the rest of the page’s content, for example.

3. Website Elements That Build Credibility

Avantgate clients list

A client list – such as Avantgate’s – is a good way to build credibility for your program and give potential recruits faith.

Another good step to take is to create an area of your site that showcases your program’s achievements and experience. Potential recruits will only want to work with credible programs that can prove their expertise.

Trust is one of the most important aspects of your affiliate program, so it’s essential to include elements on your landing page that build your credibility, and give potential recruits a reason to trust you.

Here are a few recommendations that can help you bolster credibility on your landing page:

  1. Collect testimonials from past and current affiliates.
  2. Create graphics showing companies you’ve worked with.
  3. Offer a breakdown of possible affiliate earnings.

While it’s important to build your credibility as a program, you want to be sure this area also focuses on the affiliate – meaning you’ll need to frame the section as another benefit to the potential recruit.

How to Set Up an Affiliate Landing Page With Affiliate Royale

If you’re ready to create your affiliate landing page, but don’t know where to start, Affiliate Royale makes the process simple. In addition to its various other program-boosting features, it includes a built-in affiliate page for signups:

The Affiliate Royale affiliate signup page

The process for doing so is simple. Essentially, you can create your landing page within the WordPress editor, or you can select the pre-built one included with Affiliate Royale.

Finally, you’ll still want to incorporate a personalized message to your affiliates, and add in the other key components we’ve discussed, just as you would with any other page on your website.

Conclusion

Adding an affiliate landing page to your website is one of the easiest things you can do to increase signups for your program and give out tailored information to potential recruits. What’s more, implementing one is a piece of cake with the right tools to hand.

In this post, we’ve discussed the importance of an affiliate landing page and highlighted three key components you should look to incorporate. These include:

  1. An affiliate-focused message.
  2. A powerful CTA.
  3. Elements that build credibility and trust.

Do you have any questions about how to set up an affiliate landing page, or how Affiliate Royale can help? Let us know in the comments section below!

How to Create Successful Affiliate Partnerships

As an affiliate program manager, you may think your job is a solitary one. While this can be true in the beginning, as your program grows, you may find yourself wanting to expand your reach by partnering with others to boost conversions.

Fortunately, you have a lot of opportunities to grow through affiliate partnerships. This is a mutually beneficial solution that can offer you significant results. With a partnership in place, not only can you grow your audience but you can also improve your brand’s credibility.

In this post, we’ll introduce you to the idea of affiliate partnerships, including the benefits of establishing your own. Then you’ll learn three key tips for creating successful affiliate partnerships with like-minded affiliate programs. Let’s get started!

What An Affiliate Partnership Is (And Why You Should Establish One)

In short, an affiliate partnership is an agreement between your affiliate program and either another affiliate program, an individual, or a business to jointly promote each others’ products. There are many benefits to this tactic:

  • You can expand your brand’s reach. When you work with others, you can expand your audience reach with very little effort on your part.
  • Both brands can gain credibility. As more businesses and brands work with you, you’ll be able to further establish your brand’s credibility and become a more trustworthy option for consumers.
  • You leverage an opportunity for growth. As you work alongside your partners, you’ll learn things you can then use to grow your business in the future.

As you can see, a strong partnership can provide you with innumerable returns. As a result, you can grow your business naturally and with minimal effort (aside from setting up the partnership and maintaining that relationship).

How to Create Successful Affiliate Partnerships (3 Key Tips)

Understanding the importance of an affiliate partnership is one thing – how to do so is a whole different ball game. Let’s look at three great ways to implement one.

1. Participate in Industry Events

Content marketing conference event page

Industry events are great ways to network with affiliates, influencers, and businesses.

Whether online or in-person, industry events (such as conferences, webinars, and social gatherings) can help you network and find those with similar interests. In turn, this can provide you with two partnership-related benefits. Firstly, events enable you to meet influencers within your industry (i.e. people who may be interested in being an ambassador or affiliate). Secondly, you can meet program managers who are also looking to partner with other affiliates.

There are many websites and tools you can use to find both in-person and online events, such as Red Stag Fulfillment. Of course, attending events is only the beginning. You’ll also need to know how to network your program successfully. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Prepare for the event. Know who’s going to be there, and what you can offer them. The chances of building a successful partnership will increase if you plan ahead.
  • Be genuine. An affiliate partnership requires trust. The more genuine you are when networking, the more trust you’ll build with potential leads.
  • Follow up with your leads. Chasing potential partners after an event will keep you fresh in their minds, which can improve the odds of a future partnership.

If industry events are difficult (either due to location or lack of suitable industry events), another option is to get involved in community groups online. Facebook and Google+ are two great places to find online communities, and they can help you make meaningful connections with others.

2. Reach Out to Compatible Programs

The Nike and iPod partnership

Partnering with a compatible and relevant program can expand your reach and improve your business.

Compatible programs are those that have a similar audience and goals to you, but have complementary differences that will benefit both brands. Working with them can have two main benefits. Firstly, you can clearly expand your reach through your partner’s audience. Also, a program with established authority can extend that authority to you through association. If you’re unsure how to find a program to work with, take a look at these three tips:

  1. Use social listening. You can find mentions of other programs in your niche that may be beneficial partners, by searching product-related hashtags and following niche influencers.
  2. Find programs with strong followings. To ensure the partnership is worthwhile, look for programs with strong followings (both social and brand). You’ll need to at least consider social media followers and website traffic.
  3. Highlight the benefits of implementing a partnership. This means understanding what you can offer to potential partners, then highlighting those positives when approaching them.

With a compatible program on your side, you can now work to expand your reach even further and grow your own affiliate program.

3. Start a Brand Ambassador Program

Kendall Jenner instagram post as a brand ambassador

Joining forces with a brand ambassador (especially a high-profile one) can do wonders for your conversions.

A brand ambassador program involves recruiting social media influencers and paying them to market your brand to their audience. Starting an ambassador program can have numerous benefits for your business. For example, ambassadors can expand your brand’s reach by leveraging their own audience. Additionally, they can boost your brand’s authority (if you choose them wisely).

Achieving this is very similar to recruiting affiliates. However, there are a few slight differences. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Understand your target demographic. Who do you want to recruit as ambassadors? Create a target persona, and build a program that caters to them.
  • Find social influencers that fit your demographic. With platforms such as Experticity, you can easily find social influencers to recruit to your ambassador program.
  • Offer irresistible benefits. What can your ambassadors expect to get from this partnership? Aside from monetary compensation, consider free ‘bling’ and other such incentives.

When looking for influencers, you’ll want to look past follower numbers. Engagement can be more important than how many followers they have, and an influencer with high engagement can be worth their weight in gold.

Conclusion

Establishing strong partnerships should be at the forefront of your mind as your business grows. By extension, the same could be said for your affiliate partnerships, so taking the time to nurture them is crucial.

In this post, we’ve introduced you to the importance of affiliate partnerships, and offered three key tips for creating successful affiliate partnerships. Let’s recap them:

  1. Participate in industry events.
  2. Reach out to compatible programs.
  3. Start a brand ambassador program.

Do you have any questions about how to create successful affiliate partnerships? Let us know in the comments section below!

3 Reasons Your Affiliate Site May Need an Overhaul (And How to Get It Done)

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for marketers to experience a poorly performing affiliate program at some point in their venture. Perhaps you experience a downturn in traffic, or you face a lack of interested affiliate recruits. Whatever the issue, it can be enough to make you want to throw in the towel.

Fortunately, a site overhaul can help you overcome these issues and many more. Plus, it will enable you to tweak your trouble areas and see a boost in business. Of course, this will also extend to your affiliate program, where you may even see an uptick in signups.

In this post, we’ll discuss three reasons your affiliate site may need an overhaul. Then we’ll show you how to perform it by addressing each issue individually, some with the help of Affiliate Royale. Let’s get started!

1. You’ve Noticed a Diminished Return On Investment (ROI)

The Affiliate Royale transactions report

A decrease in sales is normal from time to time. However, a prolonged loss of profits can signal danger for your program.

When you began your affiliate site, you did so with the hopes of making money. However, things may not always go according to plan, and you may have noticed a downturn in profit. As a result, your Return On Investment (the gains you see in comparison to costs) will diminish. As a marketer, these downturns in profits may be caused in part by a deeper issue with your website.

Fortunately, you can improve your ROI with some work and a few adjustments. Here are just a few tips to get you started:

  • Use A/B testing to determine which content performs best. By implementing A/B testing on your site (and encouraging your affiliates to do the same), you can see what changes to make, which could improve audience reactions and may bolster conversions.
  • Equip your affiliates with improved marketing tools. Alongside A/B testing tools, your affiliates may benefit from a marketing resource hub. This can include links and guides to effective marketing tools, as well as how-to videos.
  • Refresh your commission structure. The simple truth is, your affiliates will work harder when there’s more incentive (i.e. money) to do so. This means you should consider increasing your rates according to industry standards, or offer incentives based upon sales and other targets.

Essentially, you get out of your program what you put into it. Given this, you may need to make a higher initial investment (such as in the case with purchasing improved tools and increasing commission rates).

2. You’re Experiencing Decreased Affiliate Recruitment Numbers

The Affiliate Royale affiliate signup page

A decrease in affiliate signups can be a serious indicator that your affiliate site is in need of an overhaul.

As mentioned in the previous section, your affiliates are the backbone of your program. With a decrease in affiliate recruitment numbers, you’ll need to act quickly to boost your signups.

A decrease in recruitment comes down to two main issues. Firstly, your site may not be optimized to target your ideal affiliate demographic. Secondly, your site may initially attract recruits, but there’s another reason why they’re not signing up.

While affiliate recruitment may seem like something out of your control, there is much you can do to improve your numbers and attract affiliates. For example:

  • Understand your target demographic. Knowing your target will enable you to attract them to your program, and offer the benefits they’re seeking.
  • Study rival affiliate programs. This will give you an understanding of typical affiliate program rates and incentives, and help you to see whether your program lines up with theirs.

With this information in hand, it’s now time to focus on what you can offer to your affiliates, both to attract and to keep them. This may mean affiliate signup incentives, increases in program rates, or other offers that sweeten the deal.

3. You’re Struggling With Poor Affiliate Communication

The Affiliate Royale Affiliate Dashboard

The affiliate dashboard offered by Affiliate Royale is an excellent tool for bolstering communication.

Poor communication with your affiliates can have disastrous results. These include the incorrect use of affiliate tools, a loss in profit, and an eventual decrease in affiliate recruitment numbers.

When it comes to poor communication, the issue typically comes down to how you run the program. If your affiliates aren’t communicating with you, there’s a fundamental flaw in its set up. A quality program will always promote communication between affiliates and manager.

As a program issue, this means the problem can be solved. Here are a few tips we recommend to improve affiliate communication and bolster your program:

  • Overhaul the affiliate dashboard with Affiliate Royale. You can add a Contact page to the navigation menu, or offer an easy way for your affiliates to get in contact by adding a chat feature (with tools such as LiveChat).
  • Create an affiliate newsletter. As an easy way to stay in touch with your affiliates, a newsletter can encourage open communication and keep your affiliates in the loop.
  • Encourage affiliate feedback. With the use of anonymous surveys (using tools such as SurveyMonkey) or regularly-scheduled program reviews, you can obtain feedback from your affiliates and then put that feedback into use.

As the program manager, the responsibility to ensure regular and productive communication lies solely on your shoulders. The tips above will get you started, but it’s your job to keep the conversation going.

Conclusion

Even if you put a lot of initial work into your affiliate site, you may still find your site in need of an overhaul. This enables you to better tailor your site to your readers and affiliates, and will go a long way towards helping you improve your business.

In this post, we’ve outlined three common reasons your affiliate site may need an overhaul and how to get it done. To quickly recap:

  1. You’ve noticed a diminished return on investment.
  2. You’re experiencing decreased affiliate recruit numbers.
  3. You’re struggling with poor affiliate communication.

Do you have any questions about how you can overhaul your affiliate site or how Affiliate Royale can help? Let us know in the comments sections below!

How to Provide a Welcoming Affiliate Dashboard for Your Recruits

Your affiliates are your most precious resource. As such, you want to ensure they feel welcome when participating in your program. However, with many programs having countless affiliates, it can be difficult to reach out to everyone and make them feel like part of the team.

The use of an ‘affiliate dashboard’ enables you to provide your affiliates with a welcoming environment, while also giving you a place to share important information. This can improve your affiliate program significantly, mainly through bolstering the relationships with your affiliates.

In this post, we’ll discuss why you should consider using an affiliate dashboard in your program. Then, we’ll highlight three ways you can create a welcoming dashboard for your recruits with the help of Affiliate Royale. Let’s get started!

Why You Should Use An Affiliate Dashboard for Your Program

The Affiliate Royale Affiliate Dashboard

An affiliate dashboard is an excellent addition to any marketing program.

An affiliate dashboard is a platform that will serve as a home base of sorts for your affiliate recruits. There are a variety of benefits to adding one to your program. For example, it can:

  • Enable you to add a professional touch to your affiliate program. This can be a great way to retain affiliates, as it shows you’re invested in your program.
  • Provide recruits with a sense of belonging. As a place for your affiliates to access important information and resources, a dashboard gives your affiliates a place to call their own.
  • Offer you an easy way to stay in touch with your recruits. This can improve affiliate performance and boost feelings of respect.

Of course, we understand that setting up an affiliate dashboard can seem a daunting task. Fortunately, Affiliate Royale makes the process a breeze. Let’s take a look!

How to Provide a Welcoming Affiliate Dashboard for Your Recruits

Once you’ve purchased a plan and activated the Affiliate Royale plugin, it’s time to personalize the dashboard. As the first thing your affiliates will see, this is an essential step. Here are three things we recommend you consider while setting up your dashboard.

1. Add a Personalized Welcome Message

A welcome message is just as it sounds: an upbeat or otherwise welcoming message that greets your affiliates upon signing in. It’s a great way to set the tone for the entire program, and it can provide affiliates the encouragement boost they need. With Affiliate Royale, setting up a personalized welcome message for your affiliates is simple. It only takes a few minutes. Here’s how you do it:

Navigate to Affiliate Royale > Options on your WordPress dashboard, then click Dashboard Settings, which will display a text editor:

Affiliate Royale affiliate dashboard settings

Simply edit the Welcome Message as you’d like, such as by adding a simple “Hello!” or a more involved “We’re glad to have you here!”. If you’d like, you can even give your affiliates a quick tour around the Dashboard by explaining each page and what it has to offer.

2. Incorporate Helpful Navigation Links

There’s much more you can do to make your affiliates feel right at home. One simple way to do so is by incorporating helpful navigation links into the Affiliate Dashboard. For example, you can include links to affiliate resources, program policies, affiliate statistics, and even payment history.

By adding useful links, your affiliates will see that you care about their success. Of course, this also makes it possible for them to adhere to your guidelines, and get straight to the task of earning affiliate income.

To implement this strategy, navigate to the Dashboard Settings by selecting Affiliate Royale > Options. Below Welcome Message and Dashboard Style, you’ll see a bolded section entitled Additional Nav Pages:

The Affiliate Royale Affiliate Dashboard settings with Additional Nav Pages highlighted

From here, click add page, where you can add practically any page to the navigation menu that you can think of. Of course, you can also remove pages by selecting them from the drop-down and clicking remove page.

3. Provide Clear Contact Information

As the program manager, it’s important to be available to your recruits. One way to do so is by providing them with the information they need to contact you. For obvious reasons, this is a great way to promote a welcoming environment. With an easy way to contact you, your affiliates will feel as if they’re part of a larger team. They’re also more likely to approach you with questions and concerns, and this makes it easy to keep your program running smoothly.

If you’d like to give your affiliates access to your contact information, you have two methods of doing so with Affiliate Royale – and both involve the ways we’ve already discussed. First, you can add a Contact page to the navigation menu by navigating to Affiliate Royale > Options > Dashboard Settings from your WordPress dashboard. Next, scroll down to Additional Nav Pages and select add page.

Second, you could also add your contact information to the Welcome Message. Your affiliates will see it immediately upon logging in, and this is perhaps the most direct way of doing so.

Conclusion

An affiliate dashboard can be a welcoming environment for your recruits, and this can have many benefits. In addition to providing you with a place to share important program information, you can also make your affiliates feel valuable. All in all, this feature is useful for increasing your affiliate income.

In this post, we’ve discussed why you may want to add an affiliate dashboard to your program, as well as how to make it welcoming with the help of Affiliate Royale. To recap, you can:

  1. Add a personalized welcome message.
  2. Incorporate helpful navigation links.
  3. Provide clear contact information.

Do you have any questions about how to make your affiliate dashboard more welcoming? Let us know in the comments section below!

4 Handy Shopping Cart Solutions for Your Affiliate Website

As you work to put your affiliate program in place, there’s one major thing you’ll need to consider before launch – the payment solution you’ll use. With so many options available – both free and premium – this can be an overwhelming task.

After all, you want to choose a solution that’s both secure and reliable, and also integrates well with your affiliate plugins. Fortunately, Affiliate Royale offers an array of supported shopping cart integrations. This means you have the ability to choose the right solution for you, knowing that it will seamlessly integrate with your affiliate platform.

In this post, we’ll explain why you need a shopping cart for your affiliate business, then outline four handy shopping cart solutions. Finally, we’ll show you how to integrate each of the options with Affiliate Royale, so you can begin accepting payments right away. Let’s get started!

Why Your Affiliate Business Needs a Shopping Cart Solution

An example of an online shopping cart

Shopping carts enable you to seamlessly display products on your website.

A shopping cart is an obvious need for any site that accepts payments. However, they can also be beneficial for affiliate websites. Unlike an integrated payment button from PayPal or Google Wallet, a shopping cart puts you in full control. You can customize how your products are displayed throughout the payment process.

In addition, your visitors won’t be redirected to another payment portal during the checkout process. Keeping customers on your site throughout the entire transaction helps prevent customer loss and ensure they completely convert. Of course, each shopping cart solution has its own benefits, and some may be better suited to your needs than others.

4 Handy Shopping Cart Solutions for Your Affiliate Website

Let’s introduce four of the top shopping cart solutions for your website. All of the chosen four have one major benefit in common: they integrate well with Affiliate Royale. Let’s take a closer look!

1. WooCommerce

The WooCommerce plugin

WooCommerce is one of the more popular shopping cart plugins – it’s currently installed on more than 3,000,000 WordPress websites – and offers arguably the most flexibility of any solution.

For starters, you can sell physical and digital goods, in various sizes and configurations.

As for price, the base plugin is completely free. However, there are plenty of premium add-ons you can use to further customize the solution to your needs.

2. Easy Digital Downloads

The Easy Digital Downloads plugin

Easy Digital Downloads is a shopping cart solution that enables you to sell mainly digital products on your WordPress website or blog. You can display and sell any type of digital affiliate product, and it also integrates with important tools for affiliate marketers, such as some popular email marketing services. You’ll also be able to handle software licensing, manage discount codes and recurring payments, and track important information for each of your customers.

The plugin is completely free, and there are also plenty of free and premium extensions to expand the plugin’s functionality – including Simple Shipping, which enables the sale of physical products!

3. WP eCommerce

The WP eCommerce plugin

WP eCommerce has over 30,000 active installs and, while it may have had some issues a while ago, things have improved in recent months. In short, we’re excited to see how this plugin continues to develop into a solid shopping cart solution!

With the ability to make CSS and HTML customizations, as well as compatibility with dozens of payment gateways, WP eCommerce is a strong solution. The plugin also incorporates important marketing tools, such as share buttons and related products.

Similarly to the other plugins in our list, WP eCommerce is free to use. However, if you want to get more from the plugin, you can purchase and download a myriad of add-ons.

4. Cart66 Cloud

The Cart66 Cloud plugin

Cart66 Cloud is an underrated but powerful shopping cart solution for your affiliate site. Similar to WooCommerce, this plugin enables the sale of physical and digital products. However, it also incorporates security features (including SSL certificates and security scans) right into the base plugin. You can automate after-sale emails, set up payment plans, and even sell products on Facebook, Twitter, and through email.

The Cart66 Cloud plugin is free. However, you’ll need to purchase a plan (starting at $9.99 per month) to use the solution on your site. Fortunately, there’s a 14-day free trial for new users, enabling you to test the solution without risk.

How to Integrate a Shopping Cart Solution with Affiliate Royale

The Affiliate Royale plugin.

As an affiliate manager, you may feel that a shopping cart solution isn’t entirely necessary. However, it can make the purchase and follow-up process easier for you, your affiliates, and your customers. With your own integrated shopping cart solution, you don’t have to worry about different processes for your various payment options. You can simply choose the solution that’s right for you, set it up, and refocus on building your business.

For the four solutions mentioned above, integrating them is a quick process. In short, install and activate both Affiliate Royale and your chosen shopping cart solution, and that’s it!

There are also other integration options, including those that are partially supported or not supported at all, which will require manual integration. Check out our User Manual if you need comprehensive instructions on how to integrate your chosen solution with Affiliate Royale.

Conclusion

With so many shopping cart solutions available, it can be difficult to narrow your choice to one. However, as long as you select from a number of secure and reliable options, you can’t lose.

In this post, we’ve discussed the importance of shopping cart solutions, as well as outlined four solutions for you to consider. To quickly recap, they are:

  1. WooCommerce: A popular shopping cart solution with dozens of free and premium extensions.
  2. Easy Digital DownloadsA solution that’s perfect for the sale of digital goods.
  3. WP eCommerceA shopping cart solution focused on accessibility, flexibility, and marketability.
  4. Cart66 CloudAn underrated solution with a variety of features and an affordable monthly price tag.

Do you have any questions about choosing a shopping cart solution for your affiliate website, or how to integrate your selection with Affiliate Royale? Let us know in the comments section below!