Maintain Affiliates. The Maintain Affiliates tool allows you to add, edit, delete, and search for affiliates in your list. Click 'Maintain Affiliates' under your Manage Affiliates menu to access this tool.
To add an affiliate click the 'Add' button. The Add Affiliate menu will require you to enter information for the new Affiliate ID, Company Name, Phone Number and other optional information. This is the information you are able to display on affiliate pages using the 'Display Information' Pagebuilder block. The Affilate ID field is a permanent field that identifies an affiliate. This ID will be used most frequently in the 'Link to Target from Affiliate' Pagebuilder block. It will also allow affiliates to login and modify their information using a 'Login to Affiliate' Pagebuilder block. When someone visiting your target page from an affiliate clicks a 'Return to Affiliate From Target' link, the Return URL field specifies to which page location they will return. The Order URL field will allow them to return to an Affiliate's order form.
To edit an affiliate, select the radio button on the left of the affiliate you wish to edit and click 'Edit.' You will be prompted with the same type of data fields as when you added a new affiliate. You may modify the information in any of the fields except AffiliateID, but you will still be required to keep data in the 'Company Name' and 'Phone Number' fields.
To delete an affiliate, select the radio button to the left of the affiliate you wish to delete and click 'Delete.' This will permanently delete this affiliate record, and can only be restored by importing a previous backup containing that record.
To search for an affiliate, type in what you wish to search for in the 'Search' text box. Choose the category you want to search for using the 'Search by:' drop-down menu. The wildcard '*' is allowed, and searches are case-insensitive (Example: sn*py will result in snoopy and snappy as well as Snoopy and Snappy). Click the header link above Affiliate ID and Company Name to sort the affiliate list by this field. The 'Reset' button will return the list to its original state.