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Magento Affiliate Programs v2.x Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program Configuration

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Managing Rakuten LinkShare in Magento 2

In this article you will learn how to create and configure Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program. Please, check the following step-by-step guide.


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  1. Go to the "Plumrocket" tab in the main menu.
  2. Navigate to the "Affiliate Programs" tab > select "Manage Affiliate Programs".

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  1. Press on the "Add New Affiliate" button.


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  1. From the list of the affiliate programs select "Rakuten LINKSHARE".
  2. Press the "Continue" button.


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Configuring Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program in Magento 2

After you created new Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program, you need to configure it. Please, follow the steps below.


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  1. Specify the "Name" of your Affiliate Program.
  2. The "Status" option allows you to enable or disable the Affiliate Program.
  3. In the "Store View" section you may select the store view(s) where your Magento 2 Affiliate Program will be executed.


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  1. Specify "Merchant ID", a static numeric constant provided to you by Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Network.
  2. Press on the "Save" button once all the configurations have been done.


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Testing Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program in Magento 2

In order to test and check whether your Magento 2 Affiliate Program has been installed properly, please check the instructions below.


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  1. Create a test order at your Magento 2 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.


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If you locate the Conversion Tag (Pixel) - this means your Rakuten LinkShare Affiliate Program has been set up sucessfully. Now, please, log into your account at linkshare.com and verify your transactions are being tracked correctly.

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