Normally, you would be using one of our available affiliate integration options to integrate the affiliate plugin with the e-commerce solution you are using. However, if you are using a product/solution that doesn’t have an existing integration then this tracking via shortcode option maybe useful.
You will need to be able to send your customers to a “Thank You” page on your site after the transaction. On this thank you page, you will use the following shortcode that will handle the affiliate tracking.
When a customer goes to the thank you page, the following shortcode will execute and it will award commission if the customer was referred by an affiliate:
[wp_aff_award_custom_commission sale_amount="50.00" item_id="ITEM-REFERENCE"]
Make sure to change the amount and the reference value according to the actual cost of the item.
NOTE: This method of tracking cannot be used for everything so please contact us and describe your setup if you have any doubt.