All Affiliate Pro ® Full Review

  • Leased Version Price:
    $537 – $9495 one time payment (on their server) + Additional payment that is calculated per click.
  • Owned Version Price:
    $537 – $9495 one time payment (on your server).

 

AllAffiliatePro is a software platform designed to make it easy to start and manage an affiliate program. Affiliate marketing has been very popular in the last decade and has become something all online business should consider when it comes to their online marketing efforts and strategies.

Let’s first discuss the basic principles behind the affiliate marketing. Merchants or business owners are the ones who start an affiliate program. This affiliate program can feature a range of different products merchant is selling. Then the opportunity is presented for other people to market those products and to earn a commission upon successful sales. People who join the affiliate program are called affiliates.

This means that when it comes to affiliate marketing, in most cases merchants don’t have much to lose since they do not need to pay affiliates for their marketing efforts rather results only. This kind of marketing eliminates the risk factor considerably in comparison to other marketing methods and channels.

 

 

So How Does It Work?

Organizing and managing an affiliate program requires a number of technologies and a certain infrastructure to make it work. AllAffiliatePro is software which handles everything a merchant and affiliates need to work together. This is a software which provides a number of different features and functionalities merchants need to run affiliate program, features such as ones for handling affiliate signups, keeping track of performance and most importantly – successful sales.

Merchant Panel

Let’s go through all the features and options available in the merchant panel. Merchant panel is the interface merchants will be using to manage affiliate program.

Upon first login, a default screen shows us the statistics graphs related to number of clicks, sales and affiliates. You can customize these views to show different types of charts as well as custom date range.


There is a navigation menu located in the left side bar.

  • Affiliates menu

It contains links to several sections related to managing affiliates. The first one is labeled as “current”. Here we can view current list of affiliates who have joined your affiliate program. Note that pending or suspended affiliates will not be shown. It is possible to further customize the metrics shown by clicking on “edit display options”. By default the username, sales, current earnings and clicks are shown.

Next we have another menu labeled as “pending” which shows all pending affiliates. Merchant can use this list to review pending affiliate applications and to approve or decline applicants. Then we have suspended affiliates listing. Statistics are still being tracked for these affiliates but they will not be included in commission payouts or be eligible for any payments. Referring URLs sub menu displays a list of domains sending traffic to your website along with the username of the relevant affiliate. Dead affiliates feature shows a list of affiliates who are no longer sending you any traffic. Merchants can use this information to remove those affiliates from their program or at least suspend them. Bad conversion submenu offers some interesting insights. Merchants can use this feature to identify affiliates who are sending a lot of traffic to your site but who have bad clicks to sales ratio. This can indicate a problem of technical nature or an inappropriate site which is used to send traffic. Merchants can offer advice to those affiliates in order to help them improve their ratio.

Next, there is an option for emailing affiliates. Emails can be sent out to all affiliates or specific ones. Signup link displays a signup form affiliate will be using to join your program. That page can be fully customized in terms of look and design to match your site.

Finally, there is an import option available which allows a merchant to import affiliates by uploading a specially prepared CSV file.

  • Orders menu

This menu is dedicated to tracking orders. Merchant can see a list of all orders in a specific payment period. Details include where the sale originated from in terms of referring domain and affiliate as well as order and commission values. Merchant can edit, refund or remove each order. Add order option allows merchants to add manual orders and attribute them to specific affiliates.

This can be useful to those merchants who are running offline campaigns and who would like to track those sales as well. There is also an option for importing orders using a specially prepared CSV file.

Next, there is an error logging feature which keep tracks of any potential errors encountered by the tracking script. If there are only few there is nothing to worry about but if you notice an unusual amount, you should email the AllAffiliatePro support team.

Find order option provides merchants with search functionality. They can search by order id or order date.

Finally there is a sub menu labeled “customers” which is used for adding new customers to the system.

  • Configuration menu

This is an important menu. Merchant will find different configuration options here and spend a lot of time tweaking everything initially. In the configuration tab, merchant will find settings for tweaking program details, site configuration, email messages, currencies, partner tracking, advance settings, affiliate site and LCG configuration. Program details settings include basic details such as company name, email, signup style, currency, commission, minimum payout for affiliates and payment methods.

Merchant can setup different program types here as well so commission eligibility doesn’t need to be set per sale rather it can also be calculated per click, per lead or skip paying commission whatsoever (in case you just want to track affiliate performance). Sites configuration menu includes options related to site setup. You can enable multiple sites here and set custom commissions levels for each, defining exactly how much is paid toward affiliate commissions per click or sale action.

Next to each setting there is a question mark icon which gives further details on each item which is very useful as some of the settings might get confusing. There is a wealth of options here to go in as much details as typical merchants will need to round up their affiliate program and cover all the variables related to sales and commissions.

Next, we have email messages menu. Merchant can control when email notification are sent from the server by tweaking the settings in this menu. Also, it is possible to edit the email templates. Currencies menu defines the default currency and it is possible to add the custom exchange rates for other currencies.

Then, we have a partner tracking features which can be turned on or off. Advanced settings section is the place for more technical merchants to tweak server configuration, integrate PayPal API and other advanced tasks. Affiliate site menu includes options for tweaking the layout and features of the affiliate site. This is the interface where affiliates will login to check their performance and sales. The last option found in the configuration section is LCG settings. This one allows merchant to tweak settings related to the linkcode generator, mostly related to the trackable links affiliates use to market products.

Last 3 options found in the configuration sidebar menu are template wizard for creating templates visible to affiliates when logging into their affiliate panel and template editor for editing existing affiliate templates. There are also options for templates backup and restore actions.

  • Utilities menu

This menu holds several miscellaneous options including previous payday reports, database backup and restore tool, directory feed tool, help documentation, protect data folders utility for changing read/write permissions in the server configuration, edit user functionality and login details setup.

  • Link code generator

Merchants should use this menu to generate all the product links and promotional materials including image banners, text links, HTML banners, flash banners, deep page links, banner groups, upload files etc.

 

 

Affiliate Panel

Affiliates who are looking to join your affiliate program need to first sign up for it. Then they will get access to an affiliate panel which has similar functionality as merchant panel, just with fewer options. Affiliates get stats which help them tweak their marketing efforts to generate more sales. Each affiliate will be using special trackable links when promoting products online, this way they make sure all the sales are correctly tracked and accredited to their account. They can make use of banners, images and other promotional materials merchants supply them with to boost their success.

 

 

 

 

Plans and Pricing

Pricing and payment plans are split into two main categories.

1. Micro & Home Businesses

Budget version comes priced at $537 and includes:

  • Unlimited affiliates
  • Unlimited banners
  • One time cost
  • Installation
  • Integration

Basic version is priced at $895 and includes:

  • Unlimited affiliates
  • Unlimited banners
  • One time cost
  • Installation
  • Integration
  • Configuration
  • Template design

Intermediate version is priced at $1360 and includes:

  • Unlimited affiliates
  • Unlimited banners
  • One time cost
  • Installation
  • Integration
  • Configuration
  • Template design
  • 8 banners design service

Advanced version comes at the cost of $1945 and includes:

  • Unlimited affiliates
  • Unlimited banners
  • One time cost
  • Installation
  • Integration
  • Configuration
  • Template design
  • 2x 8 banners design service
  • Email design
  • 20 minute walkthrough

 

2. Small & Medium Businesses

Basic version is priced at $1945 and includes the following features:

  • Unlimited affiliates
  • Unlimited banners
  • One time cost
  • Installation
  • Integration
  • Configuration
  • Template design
  • 2x 8 banners design service
  • Email design
  • 30 minute walkthrough

Intermediate version is priced at $5495 and includes:

  • Unlimited affiliates
  • Unlimited banners
  • One time cost
  • Installation
  • Integration
  • Configuration
  • Template design
  • 4x 8 banners design service
  • Email design
  • 2x 30 minute walkthrough
  • 2 flash banners designed
  • Ad server
  • Medium system performance tuning
  • Basic custom enhancement
  • Extra creative types
  • Data feed setup
  • Basic affiliate video guide
  • Security certificate

Advanced version comes at $9495 and includes:

  • Unlimited affiliates
  • Unlimited banners
  • One time cost
  • Installation
  • Integration
  • Configuration
  • Template design
  • 6x 8 banners design service
  • Email design
  • 3x 30 minute walkthrough
  • 4 flash banners designed
  • Ad server
  • High system performance tuning
  • Reasonable custom enhancement
  • Extra creative types
  • Data feed setup
  • Detailed affiliate video guide
  • Security certificate

 

All the above listed options and prices are for the self hosted versions of software. Merchant needs to supply the server for installation. These one-time payments get merchants a license to use the software and there are no additional costs. This is very neat, especially in comparison to affiliate networks. Affiliate networks charge fees for joining them as well as additional transaction fees per each sale/commission paid. In this reality, choosing affiliate software is a budget friendly decision. Downside is that you don’t get all the perks of affiliate networks such as instant exposure to thousands of affiliates, rather you need to market your affiliate program on your own.

If merchant would prefer a cloud based hosted solution instead – the pricing is calculated per click.

  • 0 – 1,000 clicks is free
  • 1,001 – 10,000 is 0.5c per click
  • 10,001 – 100,000 is priced at 0.2c per click
  • 100,001+ clicks available for special agreement on the price

Hosted version is paid monthly, depending on the number of clicks received.

 

 

How to Get Started?

To get started, merchant should first use the free online demo option found on the site home page to gain access to the software and check out the features. If merchant does not have his own server to install the software on, he should go for the hosted version. If merchant has a server available, it is suggested to go for on the of one-time payment plans as all of them include free installation and integration service.

 

 

The Benefits

No additional costs after initial purchase, this is a big plus for affiliate software in comparison to affiliate networks where you need to pay fees per each transaction.
Online demo available for detailed testing before purchase
Free installation service
Free integration service
Experienced company with good support and skilled development team ready to handle any kind of integration

 

 

Downsides

Merchants need to attract potential affiliates on their own. This can mean an additional investment into marketing the affiliate program itself. If you want instant exposure to thousands of affiliates, you should consider joining one of the affiliate networks instead.
Non balanced payment plans where higher priced plans might not always offer enough bonus features to motivate the price difference
Not all plans offer affiliate video guide which includes tips for affiliates how to increase their success rate
Hosted solution doesn’t come with a fixed monthly payment option, rather is priced based on the number of clicks
No how to videos available for merchants

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

“Is AllAffiliatePro compatible with my shopping cart?”

Yes, AllAffiliatePro can be integrated with any system and if not, a refund will be offered.

“Do affiliates earn commissions for visitors that come back to the site days later?”

Yes and this is a “commission period” which can be adjusted in the admin panel.

“Is it possible to change the look of the program?”

Yes, everything can be tweaked in the templates settings using HTML.

“Does AllAffiliatePro offer installation service?”

Yes, all versions come with the installation service.

“Can affiliates hide the link code?”

Yes, affiliate can use JavaScript to hide the special affiliate link code. This way visitor will only see the main domain.

“Is there a hosted version available?”

AllAffiliatePro also offers a cloud based, hosted version. This one is recommended to those merchants who don’t have access to a server.

“Do merchants and affiliates have a management area?”

Yes, both merchants and affiliates will be able to enter the management panel using their login.

“Does AllAffiliatePro offer add-on features?”

Yes, you can get template design, walkthrough, performance tuning, email design and other add-on services by purchasing one of the software packages which includes them.

 

 

About The Company

AllAffiliatePro development was started by Lyle Hopkins in 1999. The company grew without any venture capital and based only on product sales to be one of the leading affiliate software solutions today.

 

 

 

 

 

Final Recommendation

AllAffiliatePro software has come a long way since its development start in 1999. This software presents a handy affiliate program management platform and is best suited for small or medium sized businesses who can take advantage of its full potential. All the usual features are available and there is also team support for those merchants who need more guidance or help optimizing their affiliate program.

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