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CHECK PUBLISHER tool enables you to check publishers that are subscribed to your programmes, and reject them if you wish. Once you are logged into your advertiser dashboard, click on PUBLISHERS > CHECK PUBLISHERS  On this page, you can generate a wide r...
Yes, you can edit your commission payout on your programme/s. We advise to give 5 WORKING DAYs notice prior to making this change by sending out a newsletter communication [http://affiliatefuture.helpserve.com/default_import/Knowledgebase/Article/View/69/...
Yes, you are in full control of your publisher programme and can INVITE or DELETE desired or unwanted publishers as you wish. You may wish to remove a publisher if they are breaking your programme's Terms & Conditions, for example, your PPC policy or th...
ADVERTISERS are advised to assess their profit margins and competition when setting up a commission on their affiliate programme. Good commissions are incentives.  In order to attract high number of publishers, PLEASE CONSIDER INCREASED COMMISSION FOR T...
An incentive site uses motivational devices such as cashback or voucher codes to promote the sale of merchandise. They could also use strategies such as competitions, premiums, and special pricing to generate sales. Examples of these sites are TopCashba...
Sale reports produced data of tracked sale for a selected period of time. In some instances some sale goes untracked, for a number of reasons [http://affiliatefuture.helpserve.com/default_import/Knowledgebase/Article/View/52/0/what-are-missed-transactions...
COMMISSION is a monetary reward an Advertiser pays to a publisher for a sale or a lead. Before setting the commission up on the dashboard, Advertiser needs to work out what commission to pay [http://affiliatefuture.helpserve.com/default_import/Knowledge...
Formats: All banners to be used for your publisher programme should be in gif format if animated or jpegs if static and more photographically based. We only accept Flash or HTML in certain circumstances please contact us first. There are a number of thin...
5-DAY VALIDATION PERIOD Our system allocates commission to publishers in real-time. However, if you need to cancel a transaction, this must be done within 5 DAYS of the transaction or 120 hours. After this point the commission is guaranteed to the publi...
To set up a voucher code you need to follow the steps below: > LOG INTO [HTTP://AF.MERCHANTS.AFFILIATEFUTURE.COM/DEFAULT.ASPX] THE ADVERTISER INTERFACE > SELECT PROGRAMMES ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE > THEN CHOOSE VOUCHER MANAGER >  START A...
If you wish to add an additional user log in to your account or edit log in details, please follow below steps: 1. >LOG IN [HTTP://AF.MERCHANTS.AFFILIATEFUTURE.COM/DEFAULT.ASPX] 2. > PROFILE 3. > ACCOUNT SET UP AND CONTACTS . 4. > Under log in det...
How to write a newsletter: 1. Sign into your Advertiser account.This can be accessed here [http://afuk.merchant.affiliatefuture.co.uk/default.aspx]. 2. Select communications (located on the left hand side of the page).Within this choose Send A Newslet...
HOW TO CONTACT A PUBLISHER. 1. Go to your Affiliate interface 2. Select the 'Communication Centre' , 'New Message'. 3.Click on the drop down list under 'TO' to get a list of all of the publishers that you are subscribed with. 4. Once you are done ...
The MERCHANT/ADVERTISER is the retailer or brand. Affiliates will join your program and DISPLAY YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS ON THEIR WEB SITES, sending customers and traffic back to your site. Affiliate Future has a network of over 300,000 potential publisher...
You can use the COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE to send a message to the publishers. Please note we cannot give out publisher contact details due to the data protection act. If you still have problems contacting publishers please let us know. SEND A NEWS ARTICLE ...
PPC (Pay per click) is a type of affiliate marketing which involves bidding on keywords/search terms in search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask.com, AOL, etc. PPC ads typically appear at the Top of search results under the title "Sponsored link...
If you find an invalid transaction which needs to have the commission cancelled please go to Programmes > Check Transaction. Locate the transaction(s) which are invalid either by transaction reference, date of transaction or publisher referred transact...
To delete your banners, please follow the following steps: Log in to Affiliate Future Interface [http://af.merchants.affiliatefuture.com/default.aspx] select Programmes, then Programme Manager. Click on the Creatives, Open the folder > Find the banners...
Your invoices are raised approximately 6 or 7 days after the end of the month for the previous month. We can raise a performance invoice if you require to make a payment. You will be issued with a receipt after your payment.
The support desk is manned from 09:00 - 17:30 Monday through Friday.
We aim to respond to every inbound ticket within one working day.
It is essential to remember to validate your 2ND LEVEL SALES to ensure that your publishers get paid their commission as soon as possible and continue promoting your programme as well as minimizing missed transaction requests. To do it pleases following...
You can remove a publisher from your programme following these steps: LOG INTO THE AFFILIATEFUTURE INTERFACE [HTTP://AF.MERCHANTS.AFFILIATEFUTURE.COM/LOGIN.ASPX] > AFFILIATES > CHECK AFFILIATES > Select DATE RANGE and RUN REPORT > Tick off the box next...
With the current confusion relating to the cookie / cookies law, the implementation and the vague wording and definitions relating to it, we are working with other networks, the DMA and the IAB in finding a solution. It is our belief that the directive ...
Payments can be made directly through the interface with credit card, alternatively you can arrange BACS transfer. However, preferred method of payment is Direct Debit. Please contact support@affiliatefuture.co.uk support team to obtain Direct Debit For...
As long as the publisher is using creative that has been provided and approved by you, and the publisher is not recommending any financial product over another, then they do not need to be FSA regulated. If the publisher is recommending a service, or us...
Sometimes, you may want to offer a different commission structure for specific affiliates (ie voucher code or "super" publishers). To do this, login to your advertiser account [http://afuk.merchant.affiliatefuture.co.uk/login.aspx], click on "Programmes...
If you need to find out the performance of your publishers, one way to do this is to generate a publisher report through the "Export Reports" screen. * Login in to the Affiliate Future Advertiser Interface [http://afuk.merchant.affiliatefuture.co.uk/l...
To refer a publisher to join the network and your programme in particular you need to send them a referral link. You can find this link in the AF interface using the following steps: * Click on the 'Reporting' tab on the left hand side of the screen ...
You can easily upload email creative in the following steps: LOG IN [http://afuk.merchant.affiliatefuture.co.uk/default.aspx#]> PROFILE > DOCUMENT UPLOAD > ADD NEW> NAME AND UPLOAD THE FILE > SAVE. The best practice is for the image URLs to reference ...
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Your integration will be managed by a dedicated integrations manager, who will look after your programme launch from start to finish. Steps: 1 PAY NETWORK LAUNCH FEE [http://www.affiliatefuturesupport.co.uk/default_import/Knowledgebase/Article/View/13...
Your ADVERTISER ID will be visible on the top right corner when you log into Affiliate Future's advertiser interface [http://afuk.merchant.affiliatefuture.co.uk/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fdefault.aspx].
Tracking Manual Tracking Scripts [http://affiliatefuture.helpserve.com/default_import/Knowledgebase/Article/View/127/21/integration-steps-for-new-merchants] _Please place the appropriate code (Sales 'or' Lead) on your confirmation/thankyou page_ SALE...
Affiliate Future doesn't process payments via PAYPAL accounts. Should you need any help with payments please raise a support ticket [http://www.affiliatefuturesupport.co.uk/default_import/Tickets/Submit] and a dedicated member of staff will be happy to lo...
PAYING BY BANK TRANSFER [HTTP://AFUK.MERCHANT.AFFILIATEFUTURE.CO.UK/FINANCE/FINANCIALCONTACTS.ASPX] Please direct your transfer using the following details. Your funds will not be credited to your account until the transaction has cleared from the bank. ...
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The Affiliate Future invoices normally have a simple breakdown of charges - Commission, Licence Fee and VAT. If you require more information than this, you can either get an overview of the month, or a detailed report. MONTHLY REPORT In this report,...
Data feed is a data format made up of a list of products and their attributes organised so that each product can be displayed, advertised or complared in a unique way. This would typically contain a product image, title, product identifier, marketing copy...
We are planning to launch the new travel service platform in beta at the end of April. This will allow publishers to test the new platform and give us feedback prior to full launch the following month. Check out our website: www.paradigmsearch.co.uk [ht...
To upload a HTML copy on your programme, first go to the Advertiser INTERFACE [HTTP://AFUK.MERCHANT.AFFILIATEFUTURE.CO.UK/DEFAULT.ASPX]. Then select profile on the left hand side of the page before choosing Document upload and clicking on Add New. Then si...
At Affiliate Future we run regular training sessions online. If you wish to attend, you can reach us directly by submitting a support ticket [http://affiliatefuture.helpserve.com/default_import/Tickets/Submit] or calling us on 0207 936 6576 during office ...
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To obtain the MEDIA REPORT please log into your advertiser account before going to Reporting on the left hand side (as shown in the attached screen shot), and then selecting Media Report. Then select the date range you wish to run the report on from the d...
You can add tracking links to your newsletters sent to publishers. Just use {$Affiliate_Link}. This will make it a lot easier for publishers to promote an advertiser's programme, allowing them to include deeplinks directly to your products quickly. To...
To get to the Reports, sign into your Advertiser account and select Reporting on the left hand side. Reporting tabs screenshot attached First you must log in to the interface. This can be accessed here [http://afuk.merchant.affiliatefuture.co.uk/defa...
To update your PROFILE PAGE with your company's LOGO (120X 60 PIXELS in gif or jpeg) and company description (which should be under 1,000 characters) please first log into the Merchant's Interface [http://afuk.merchant.affiliatefuture.co.uk/default.aspx]....
To add payment tiers to a programme follow the following steps: * Log in to your account * Click on 'Programmes' in the left hand panel * Open 'Programme Manager' * Click on the programme that you would like to add tiers to * Click on the '...
Once a publisher joins your programme, the system automatically provides a tracking link unique to that publisher. As such a purblisher link looks different to your landing page and your programme link. You can remind publisher of their unique tracking ...
  Affiliate Future API’s for Advertisers   Here is a list of current API’s that will require a KEY and PASSWORD; the generic data is there for example purposes only to show you the basic structure of the XML. Advertisers can get their API Key / Pa...