DecoNetwork's Premium and Enterprise plans allow a Fulfillment Center to run an affiliate network. This means that multiple websites can be created to sell the Fulfillment Center's products. A user who creates a website using the "Create your own store!" link or the "Create your own online campaign" link under a Fulfillment Center's website is called an Affiliate. The website, configuration and administrative interface for any store that utilizes a Fulfillment Center is called an Affiliate store.
- You should understand the DecoNetwork Interface
- You should understand the role of the Fulfillment Center
- You must know what plan you are using to subscribe to DecoNetwork
Who Can Be an Affiliate?
Everyone that uses DecoNetwork who is not in the role of the Fulfillment Center (FC) is an Affiliate. The Fulfillment Center's own "main" store, and in addition every other store created under the Fulfillment Center is an Affiliate store. All Affiliate stores inherit basic configuration parameters from the Fulfillment Center that they are signed up to.
What Does an Affiliate Do?
When an Affiliate logs in to their store, they may access the Affiliate configuration by clicking Admin. These screens allow the Affiliate to customize their store as they see fit. The look and feel of the store can be changed as required. Fulfillment Center level options such as decoration processes and sales commissions cannot be set by an Affiliate. The Affiliate however may set their own wholesale to retail markup of the products they sell. Which products they choose to sell is also configurable. However, it will always be no more than a subset of those the Fulfillment Center has set as available to the Affiliate.
Functions such as reporting, website customer information, some Designer settings, and other store level options are also available to the Affiliate for configuration.
The Affiliate gains revenue by selling products on behalf of the Fulfillment Center, for which the Affiliate earns a Sales Commission based on the recommended retail price (RRP) of the product sold.