Sometimes I share updates here on plugins we have talked about quite a bit on this site. And that’s the reason Im giving you a short post on what is new with AffiliateWP 2.1.
We did an earlier post here going over the great features of this plugin and also did a podcast interview with Pippin himself talking about setting up your own affiliate program on your WordPress site. Our readers are always looking for effective ways to monetize their sites and grow sales, and AffiliateWP is one of those plugins that delivers consistency and incredible features.
CSV Import/Export Tools
You are now able to import existing affiliate accounts into AffiliateWP. When you choose your file, you get to choose the fields you want to import.
Also, you can import existing earnings for affiliate accounts through the import of referrals. This is great as it allows you to import referrals for new or existing accounts from other systems. This tool alone is great if you are migrating to AffiliateWP.
And as far as exporting, a new export visits to CSV allows you to export your data into an external program for recordkeeping or evaluating your visits.
Two New Report Panels
The more reports you can pull from your affiliate sales, the more effective your strategies and efforts will be long-term.
The new Payout Reports lets you easily see the payouts to your affiliates for a variety of time spans. There are several helpful statistics that you will be able to see:
- Total earnings paid out all time
- Total earnings paid over a year, month or specified time period
- Total payment count over all time
- Average payouts by month, year or any other specific time period
- Average referrals per payout for all time
The second one is the Individual Affiliate Reports. This is a great feature as you can see specific individuals and what they are doing as affiliates. An example where this could come in very handy is if you are looking to increase percentages of your affiliates who are performing very well. Much easier to analyze who is doing what.
In this you will view:
- Total earnings for the affiliate
- Total unpaid earnings
- Payout for all time
- Average referral amount
- Paid and unpaid referrals
- Pending and rejected referrals
And of course, both of these reports have a nice graph so you can easily see trends.
There are several other small improvements in the backend that came out with 2.1 For example, a link to the affiliate area can now be added to the WooCommerce My Account page, which is big if you are using WooCommerce.
You can always check out our overview of the AffiliateWP plugin here or listen to Pippin, founder of AffiliateWP talk about creating your own affiliate program on our podcast.
So check out what’s new and get your own affiliate program in place on your WordPress site and get your fans to help you grow your sales.