[thelist] Referral Programs

Belinda Johnson belinda at prodsol.net
Wed Feb 26 09:00:01 CST 2003

Much appreciated Ron.

As we were out looking for options on the web we came across
http://www.referralsoftware.com/start.html, which is approx $300. I'm not
ever opposed to paying for the right solution in lieu of something free - I
learned that a LONG time ago - but I suggested to Jackie (my reseller on
this server whose client it actually is for) that she not jump to purchasing
any solution until I had a chance to ask some opinions, at which point I
posted my question a few hours ago. Does anyone have any comments/opinions
on this particular app?

We've been talking for several months about changing to a more scalable
shopping cart solution and now that the affiliate question has come into
discussion I am hoping we can find a fully encompassing solution rather than
customize a new shopping cart system and then have to re-do it yet again to
accomodate affiliate tracking.

Again - I really welcome additional comments/suggestions in this area.



I know of two carts that have affiliate programs included:

Interchange - large, capable package, can be heavily customized, big
learning curve, freeware on Linux based platforms.

phpShop - medium to large, customizable, affiliates module is an addon,
some learning curve, freeware/inexpensive addon modules, php on Linux
based platforms.

I have worked with both and had satisfactory results.  May or maynot fit
your needs.

Ron D.


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