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Affiliate Program - Frequently Asked Questions

OPAL Solutions has compiled this info so that you may be better informed about our affiliate program.
If you have any questions please contact us for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is your affiliate program model or payout type?
It is CPS, also known as cost-per-sale. Affiliates are paid for each sale that they generate for bring potential customers into Opal store, and make purchase within the cookie duration..

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What is the commission that I will be earning?
15% flat commission on all net sales from customers of this online store.

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What is the earning potential from this program?
You will earn commission from three level of referrals. Assume you(Mr.X) have joined the affiliate program and referred a friend(Mr.Y) for the same program and inturn Mr.Y refers another friend(Mr.Z) of his. If Mr.Z makes a sales from the store Mr.X get 3% commision for the sale amount, and if Mr.Y makes a sales from the store Mr.X get 7% commision for the sale amount, and If Mr.X makes a sales from the store Mr.X get 15% commision for the sale amount.
eg : Assume you refer 10 friends for the referral program and those 10 will refer 10 each for the referral program. So you have a team of 111 people. Yourself, 10 friends at first level and 100 friends at second level. Say all of them make a sale of Rs. 10,000 each every month.
Earning Potential :
Commission A,
Total sales from second level : Rs. 10,00,000(100*10,000)
Your Commission(3%) : Rs.30,000 (3% of Rs. 10,00,000)
Commission B,
Total sales from first level : Rs. 1,00,000(10*10,000)
Your Commission(7%) : Rs.7,000 (7% of Rs. 1,00,000)
Commission C,
Total sales from yourself : Rs. 10,000
Your Commission(15%) : Rs.1,500 (15% of Rs. 10,000)
Total Commission : Rs. 30,000 + Rs. 7,000 + Rs. 1,500 = Rs. 38,500 per month

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How can I refer a friend of mine to become an affiliate for the store?
Once you become an affiliate you will be assigned a unique affiliate ID. Affiliate ID will be displayed on the dashboard once you login as an affiliate. You need to send your affiliate signup link to your friend, once he signs up with that link he will be your first level affiliate.
eg : Your affiliate ID is 12,
your signup link would be http://shopping.opalsolutions.co.in/catalog/affiliate_signup.php?ref=12

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How can I sell products on the store to the customers?
You must login with your affiliate username and password in the affiliate area of the store. Click in Build a link, check the available products you can sell. Type the product number(example 76) in the above text box and click on Build-A-Link button.
Copy the generated code which contains your affiliate reference ID. Paste the code in your website, blog, newsgroups or free classifieds. Paste the product details page link along with the generated code which is very important as the customer will be keen to know more on the company which is delivering the product.
eg :
Product Details code :
Your generated code :

Please click here for product details code.

Now you will need to advertise it in at least 200 free classifieds, blogs, forums, websites, online jobs portal, home based business portal, part time jobs portal, online jobs communities etc. This process is very simple and you will do it for FREE!!!. There are nearly 25,000 newsgroups choose a high-traffic list of 500 Newsgroups. All you will need is 500. However, you can do submit more posts if you so decide. Just remember that, the more you post, the faster will be your success.

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Are we free to use any marketing strategy to draw traffic and sales?
We are an ethical company and we would expect all our affiliates to be ethical as well. No parasites or unethical marketers allowed, and we shall reserve the right to withhold the commission if we receive any written complains from customer(s).
You are strongly encouraged to read our Affiliate Program terms and condition here.

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How long before the cached cookie expires?
It is a 30-day cookie duration.

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I have referred my friend to purchase from the my affiliate link, why is there no sales listed under the "Affiliate Program: Sales" page?
There are a few possible reasons:
a. The sales and commission will be calculated when the payment is made (not only checkout). The payment could be made with Paypal or Cards. You may wish to check with your friend whether he/she has completed the whole checkout process (including the payment).
b. The affiliate cache will be valid only for 30 days. In another words, if the purchase is made more than 30days after his/her first sign up with your affiliate link, it will not be counted as your affiliate sales.
c. If none of above applies, please contact us.

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What is Affiliate Marketing?
In affiliate marketing programs, an affiliate earns a commission from a merchant for generating a desired action, such as a lead or sale, for a merchant that the affiliate is promoting. The merchant provides its ads (also called creatives) to affiliates and offers a pre-determined commission for each action it wants visitors to take. Affiliates place a tracking code for these ads on their websites, in search listings or in their email campaigns. Whenever a visitor uses these links to generate the desired action on the merchant site, these online actions are tracked and recorded by a reliable tracking program. When the desired action is verified, the affiliate is paid a commission for that verified desired action.

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How are sales tracked?
Sales, clicks and impressions are tracked by the Affiliate software deployed on Opal store. The code provided to you when you created your link contains specific tracking parameters unique to that merchant and tracking provider. It is important that the link code is posted to your site EXACTLY as it was given when you created the link. Alterations to this code can result in lost sales and click tracking.

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How do I get paid?
We are processing the affiliate payments on 15th of every month. Currently the only payment option is Bank Transfer (you will need to register your Bank details with us).

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