How To Setup ShareASale Tracking Code On Bigcommerce
Affiliate channel is one of the traffic channels that help you get customers. To step into performance marketing world, you need to have an affiliate program for your online business. As an affiliate manager, I usually recommend my clients to sign up for an affiliate network such as ShareAsale and Commission Junction.
Just a few days back, someone asked me how to add ShareAsale tracking code to a Bigcommerce store. So I decided to write a tutorial on it.
ShareAsale is really popular affiliate network for small and medium size businesses. Actually, it’s one of the most affordable affiliate networks for online business and you can setup an affiliate program without paying a hefty joining fee. Depending on you business, you can choose to setup pay-per-sale, pay-per-lead, and pay-per-click affiliate program.
Step 1. Copy the following tracking code. Bigcommerce global variables are added to the code, these store variable help in pulling order related data from a successful transaction in your store. Here you replace XXXXX with your ShareAsale merchant ID number which you can easily find on the top header of your ShareAsale dashboard.
<img src=”https://shareasale.com/sale.cfm?amount=%%ORDER_SUBTOTAL_DISCOUNTED%%&tracking=%%ORDER_ID%%&transtype=sale&merchantID=XXXXX” width=”1″ height=”1″>
2) You need to paste this code to your “Thank You” (order confirmation) page. It’s pretty simple. Go to Setup & Tools>Conversion, there you will see a text box to add conversion tracking code. Paste the ShareAsale code there, that’s it!
You’ve successfully implemented the ShareAsale tracking code on your Bigcommerce store. Now your Affiliate program on ShareAsale will start showing you reports about orders from affiliate channel.
Thanks for reading!