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Magento Affiliate Programs v1.x Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program Configuration

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Managing Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program in Magento

In this article you will learn how to create and configure Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program. Please follow the step-by step instructions below.


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  1. In your Magento Backend please go to "Plumrocket" in the main menu.
  2. From the list of extensions select "Affiliate Programs".
  3. Click on "Manage Affiliate Programs".


Managing Rakuten LinkShare magento affiliate plugin


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  1. Press on "Add New Affiliate Program".


Adding Rakuten LinkShare magento affiliate tracking


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  1. Select "Rakuten LinkShare".
  2. Press "Continue" button.


Proceed with Rakuten LinkShare affiliate magento module


Configuring Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program in Magento

Once you created the Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program, you will need to configure it. Please follow the step-by step instructions below.

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  1. Name: allows you to indicate the name of your Affiliate Program.
  2. Status: allows to enable or disable your Affiliate Program.
  3. Store View: allows you to select the Storeview(s) where your Affiliate Program will be executed


Configuring Rakuten LinkShare affiliate program magento extension


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  1. Merchant ID: allows you to indicate the Merchant ID of your Affiliate Network. This information must be provided by Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Network.
  2. Click "Save" button to save your settings.


Rakuten LinkShare Pay Per Sale Program affiliate magento extension


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How to test if your Affiliate Program is installed properly? Please follow the instructions below.


Testing Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program in Magento

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  1. Create a test order at your Magento Frontend. Note that you will need to add a get parameter ?siteID=ххх to your website link (where "xxx" is the Merchant ID provided to you by Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Network). Then proceed to Order Success page.
  2. Using your browser's Developer Tool ("F12" key on your keyboard) open search bar ("Ctrl+F" keys on your keyboard) and look for the Image Tag (Pixel) which contains https://track.linksynergy.com.
  3. Your Image Tag (Pixel) will appear.


Testing Rakuten LinkShare Pay Per Sale Program magento affiliate program


Once you locate the Image Tag (Pixel) - this means that your Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program has been set up correctly. Now login at linkshare.com and verify that your transactions are being tracked correctly.



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