The Zapier for AffiliateWP add-on allows you to connect AffiliateWP with over 700 different web services, using your Zapier account.
Any app available within Zapier can be connected to AffiliateWP.
The Zapier add-on authenticates with your Zapier account using the API Keys feature available in AffiliateWP 1.9 or later (more information):
This add-on can has support for both Zapier Actions and Triggers. You can notify Zapier when the desired AffiliateWP activity occurs on your site (such as a new referral being created), as well as create, update, or delete any number of affiliates, referrals, visits, creatives, and payouts!
You will also need to install and activate the REST API Extended pro add-on to be able to use the API Keys for further functionality with the triggers and actions of Zapier.
Any time AffiliateWP activity occurs on your site, if you’ve enabled Zapier to do so and your site is authenticated as noted above, this data is made available to third-party services via REST API endpoints.
Using these endpoints to power the Zapier add-on, we’re able to open AffiliateWP to the enormous world of the Zapier app ecosystem.
Trigger a Zapier action any time an affiliate, referral, visit, or creative is updated, deleted, or created, as well as any time a payout is created or deleted
Read on below for several examples of how you can integrate AffiliateWP triggers with the apps available through Zapier.
Add or update a subscriber in MailChimp any time an affiliate registers
Automating marketing and notification efforts can be a real time saver. Adding your AffiliateWP affiliate contact info to MailChimp – and keeping this data in sync – means everything stays up-to-date, with no extra work needed to keep everything current within your MailChimp account.
Add a row of data to a Google Sheets spreadsheet any time a referral is paid
Many individuals and businesses use Google Sheets for not only internal record-keeping but as data sources for other efforts, such as accountants and other software. Need to send tax data about all affiliates or referrals to your accountant at tax time? No need to export data anymore – all of the pertinent data is added in a new row within a spreadsheet you specify and will be ready to send when filing taxes.
Upload creatives to a Dropbox account any time one is created on your site
Many use Dropbox to share assets with clients, employees, and friends. Now you can keep your creatives data in sync with any folder being shared in Dropbox, allowing for even faster access to all of your assets – enabling affiliates to get going as quickly as possible.
Adding affiliates as customers to accounting services, (such as Quickbooks, Zoho, and so on) when they register on your site
Taking the prior example a step further, Zapier allows for connections directly to various accounting software. These can be used to add affiliate or referral data as they’re added, saving time and effort later on.
Add a new Google contact any time an affiliate registers on your site
Keeping contact information in sync is important – Google contacts offers a way to sync data between any Android device, Gmail, and other Google services. If these are thing you use frequently, leveraging a Google contacts Zapier integration can be a great addition to your Zapier zaps.
Create a Facebook ad automatically whenever a creative is created
Many marketing efforts employ the same campaign assets across different platforms or re-use them for other concerns. With the Facebook integrations available in Zapier, many options are available, making your AffiliateWP creatives available to your Facebook efforts.
Generate an invoice in Quickbooks for every successful payout.
VAT. It’s a pain for many. Use Quickbooks (or other similar programs) to generate tax information for amounts you pay your affiliates.
Add new affiliates to Active Campaign as new contacts
Contacts! ActiveCampaign is another popular marketing platform. With Zapier, you can keep your AffiliateWP affiliates contact list updated in ActiveCampaign.
Add affiliates to an SMS list and text them any time they receive a new referral via any of the SMS-enabled Zapier apps
Frequent, transparent communication is key to affiliates feeling motivated and informed. Many sites offer SMS (text) message notifications as an option, providing an immediate way to provide data and feedback to your affiliates.
Send referral and visit data to Salesforce, along with product info and any other referral data
Have a sales team that needs regular, updated access to referral or affiliate data? Now you can connect AffiliateWP and Salesforce, making this data available.
Log visit, sales, and referral data as it occurs in any of the numerous CRM applications available in Zapier
Expanding on the prior example, some prefer other CRM applications over others. With the options available in Zapier, you can make this information available to the many business tools which offer Zapier apps.
Schedule a video call with every new affiliate via one of the video call apps available
Many AffiliateWP customers prefer to manually approve each affiliate registration. One of the many options made possible with the Zapier pro add-on is to automatically schedule a call with an affiliate the moment they register on your site.
Send a pre-filled document to every new affiliate for a signature request, via document-signing apps such as Hello Sign, Signaturit, or several others
Similar to the above example, you may require a signature, or more detailed written information from your affiliate, such as a signed form.
Play a tune on Spotify any time a referral is made that meets certain criteria.
Hey, why not? Celebrate the achievements of your business, and your affiliates.