A link would work if the affiliate was only selling via the Internet, but what if they are meeting with potential clients in person and presenting printed materials? I'm working on a sales brochure with a section for the sale rep (affiliate in the system) to write his/her affiliate number and name in. My plan is to add a custom field for the client to enter the affiliate's three digit code into during the ordering process. Then, I will have to manually credit the affiliate for the order when I accept the order to be processed. It would be great if the WHMCS system would do that automatically for me like it does with promo codes or affiliate referral links but I haven't seen a setting for that yet anywhere. I certainly don't want to ask a potential client to type a URL like http://www.mydomain.com/clients/aff.php?aff=001 into their browser.
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