by Sophie Alvsaker
Posted: Friday 13th March 2020
Are you looking to setup subscriptions & auto-shipment with Shopify? Read this article on: How to setup subscriptions & auto-shipments in combination with Shopify affiliate marketing.
The WooCommerce Subscription plugin for WordPress Websites allows for automated recurring payments on physical and digital products with your WooCommerce store.
Attracting these valuable customers can result in a highly successful online business.
ShoutOut is the perfect solution to track and remunerate those individuals sending you these valuable customers, and may be setup to work in combination with both WooCommerce and WooCommerce Subscription plugins.
The powerful option to also use multi level marketing where existing affiliates may invite other affiliates to join your network is also available with ShoutOut in combination with subscriptions.
To provide auto shipments or subscriptions with WooCommerce you'll need to add the WooCommerce Subscription plugin. It's available from here: https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-subscriptions/
Unlike other plugins that take a percentage of revenue, we believe this plugin provides great value as a once per year cost, regardless of the sales generated through the solution.
You may choose to pay your affiliates on just the first order, or all subsequent recurring orders that are generated by WooCommerce Subscriptions from the same customer. We recommend the later as it will attract individuals to your affiliate network that will drive a substantial amount of new business to your store.
Once you have WooCommerce and WooCommerce Subscription plugins installed to your WordPress website, if you haven't already done so, you need to add ShoutOut to track affiliates that refer customers to your online store.
Once installed, you may choose if you'll be paying your affiliates on the first sale only, or all subsequent sales that are also generated by your WooCommerce Subscription plugin.
To ensure your affiliates are paid on these recurring sales from the same customer enable ShoutOut's Lifetime Association feature in Settings > Preferences
This will ensure that future sales coming from the same customer credits commission to the original referring affiliate, and any up-lines if you've enabled multi level marketing. An automated notification is also required to be setup (see next section).
If you have decided to pay your affiliates on repeat orders, it's also important to setup an automated notification that lets ShoutOut know when an order is created by your WooCommerce Subscription plugin. This notification sends the order information to ShoutOut so the correct commission may be credited to the original referring affiliate.
To setup this notification follow these steps.
In your WooCommerce admin, go to Settings > API > Webhooks > Add Webhook and enter the following information:
You'll need to replace XXXXXXX with your License Key supplied by us when you installed your ShoutOut plugin.
We hope this helps to explain the correct setup procedure for allowing WooCommerce, ShoutOut and WooCommerce Subscription plugins to all work successfully together, and we're confident ShoutOut will be an integral part of your ongoing success.
Still not sure which WooCommerce MLM Plugin is best for your business? Take a look at this article explaining 'must have' features of a WooCommerce Multi Level Marketing Plugin.