Affiliate Program

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Good Day 

I have a Shopify Store in South Africa and I have joined the Mantality Affiliate Program.  I have to add the links and banners that they sent me on my Shopify Store.  I will not have any of their products on my store - only a banner link.

My store has the Brooklyn Theme but I have no idea how to install these links or where to add the banners on my store.  Please can anyone assist with some guidelines on how to do this?  

Many Thanks 

Olive 

 

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I suppose it can be anywhere on my shop but I just don’t know how to don’t know how to do this. Should it he done with coding or just added under rich text.
I realize I can hire a shopify expert but I cannot pay every time I want to change the banner.
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Let me see if I understand your question:
You want to flood your store with affiliate banners of other stores? Why?

Visitors will be discouraged by the spammy look of your store with all those banners and even if they don't leave at first sight their attention will be divided between your products and the banners that will redirect them to your competitors. You want to pay for ads so people visit your store only to leave your store by clicking on some affiliate links?
If you want to get into affiliate marketing I advise you to buy another domain, set up a blog or website and run the banners there. Use the right tool for the right purpose. To quote a friend: You don't want to enter a destruction derby with a brand new Ferrari.

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Thank you for your input.  I never thought about it in that way - I thought adding an option for products that I do not sell will at least still bring me an income.  But I hear what you say and appreciate the advice.  

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If you only need to display the text, you could use the Announcement banner section of the theme. This would display the banner at the top and you can set this to only show on home or on all pages

 

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Hi Olive,

 

First of all I think BenYoba has shared an interesting view.   It is my understanding you do offer your own products through the web store and not only affiliate links.

 

But, if you still want to use the products and services others offer, and you don't, you can consider to use an affiliate link instead of a banner with an image of the product or services that is consistent with your own service offering.  This way the visitors will not see the difference, neither feeling spammed. Only surprised they end up in another store after the click.

 

Good luck,

 

Kind regards,

Stefan

 

 

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Hi there, so I have a single shop and want to sell 2 types of products:

1) currently sell my own products which I make and deliver to the customer 

2) I want to sell Amazon products using affiliate links where Amazon will deliver to the customer

I want these Amazon products to blend-in and to look like normal products within the store until they click on the image which will take them to Amazon site. My only issue with Brooklyn is, for a product to link to a 'collection' I need to 'create a product', but there is no way for me to add the affiliate link on the product-image. Can you recommend a way to get around this?

 

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@becoming-h  I used to have a system like this set up - we would use Amazon links for customers that were browsing from international (like, "If you're in the UK buy it locally on Amazon [link]").

 

What you can do is edit your theme file that controls the product images, it's probably called something like product.liquid, or product-image.liquid.

 

Then wrap the <img> element in an <a> element, so it might be something like this:

<a href="{{ amazon_link}} " target="_blank"><img src="{{ image_url }}" alt="cool product" /></a>

Then you can build your amazon links and assign as the variable amazon_link.

 

You might do something like this:

{% if product.type == "Product A" %}
  {% assign amazon_link = "https://AMAZON_LINK_A" %}
{% elsif product.type == "Product B" %}
  {% assign amazon_link = "https://AMAZON_LINK_B" %}
{% endif %}

If you wanted to have this as a text link, or a Buy on Amazon button that replaces add to cart, you'd use similar code but put it in the product form section, often in a file called something like product-form.liquid.

 

 

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