Is there any way to create an affiliate link to a product page?
Yes! Merchants using the built-in Affiliate Program can provide their affiliates with a way of linking directly to a specific product rather than to the store's home page. This is basically done by combining the catalog id of the product along with the affiliate ID of the affiliate record like this:
To do this, you will need two things:
Retrieving the Affiliate ID
The affiliate ID can be found in the Affiliate's My Account page. They can either provide it to you, or you can log into their respective customer record to retrieve it. To retrieve the Affiliate's ID yourself:
At this point, you will be logged into the customer's record to retrieve their Affiliate ID. The following steps can also be given to your affiliate if you'd like to show them how to provide the affiliate ID to you (instead of you doing the legwork).
Regardless of which banner link they're using, the reference URL will contain a link to their unique Affiliate ID in the code.
The number after the "?" will be their respective Affiliate ID. Make a note of this id for the next steps.
Retrieving the product.asp URL
The second bit of information you will need is the product's ASP URL. This can be retrieved by you from the Online Store Manager
Combining the Two
The final step will be to combine the two elements to make a unique URL for your affiliate. This will be done by adding the affiliate ID code at the end of the product URL so that it looks like this:
Provide this link to your Affiliate and they can use the specific product for their referral link instead of only linking to the store's home page.
Custom File Names
If you are using Custom File Names for your products, you can use these instead of the *.asp URL for the product. In this case, you would simply add the "?Affid=[n]" part to the custom file name URL.