Affiliate marketing is a pretty good deal. They advertise for free and you only pay if a sale occurs. But in return, most affiliates are pretty hard nosed about getting paid on time. That's why UltraCart's affiliate shopping cart features ensure that this happens as painlessly as possible for both parties by automating the process, but also giving the merchant an awful lot of control, starting with how to setup recurring payments.
Affiliate shopping carts often skimp one of the most important features, recurring paytments to affiliates. UltraCart ensures this operation takes place how, where and when the merchant desires by providing flexibility in areas such as paying commissions on auto orders, paying commissions on repeat, how to handle orders by email, what day to pay and allowing or requiring payment via PayPal.
For many of the most valued affiliates, generating a recurring commission base is the key to their survival and success. This revenue not only provides their final profit, but allows them working capital to test the products and promotional approaches they find the best, which in turn makes them valueable for the merchant as their individual site traffic increases. A proper affiliate shopping cart can aid this process by making both physical items and "virtual" items accessbile to the downstream affiliate, and by giving them visibility into the product sale cycle. Here are some ways that UltraCart helps the process through features like recurring affiliate payment: