Assign discount codes before assigning affiliate links
It is important to note that for the affiliate links to work properly, you will need to assign the discount codes to your influencers before assigning their affiliate links. Assigning the affiliate links before the discount codes will result in the links being generated without a discount code and customers will be directed to an error page.
To set up an affiliate link with a discount code you will first need to create a discount code group.
When assigning an affiliate link that has an attached discount code you must first assign the influencer the discount code and then the affiliate link. Assigning the affiliate link before the discount code will create a link with no codes as it does not yet exist. This will also cause customers to be lead to an error page
In this guide, you will learn:
- How to Create Affiliate Links with an Applied Discount Code
- Why are my Affiliate Links are Leading to an Erro Page
How to Create Affiliate Links with an Applied Discount Code
Step 1 Click on Brands within the navigation bar.
Step 2 Click on the Affiliate Links icon.
Step 3 Click New Link on the top right-hand corner.
Step 4 Under Step 2. URL Details, set up a Destination URL and add "/discount" to the URL.
Step 5 Click Variables and drag and drop the discount code group variable for the code you would like applied when the links are used. The end result should be, for example, https//:www.brand.com/discounts/[discount_code_group].
Step 6 Click Save.
Why are my Affiliate Links are Leading to an Erro Page
If an influencer's affiliate link is redirecting to an error page this indicates that the discount code was assigned to the influencer after the affiliate link. This created the affiliate link without a discount code to apply, which leads to the error. The discount code must be assigned first and then the affiliate link. Below are the steps to correct this.
Step 1 Click on Manage to enter the influencer's profile.
Step 2 Scroll down to the Affiliate Links section and click Manage Links.
Step 3 Click on the "X" icon to delete the affiliate link.
Step 4 Scroll up to the Discounts section, if not already assigned, click on Manage Codes to assign the discount code that will be attached to the influencer's affiliate link.
Step 5 Scroll back down to the Affiliate Links section and click Assign New Link to reassign the affiliate link. This time the discount code should attach correctly to the link and the customers should be directed to the correct page, without error.