VM Affiliate provides the tools and technology required to create, manage and track an affiliate program, from scratch, with no hassle, provided that e-commerce activities are powered by VirtueMart.
Basically, installation and configuration take less than 5 minutes. At the end of this simple process, your affiliate program has been deployed. Affiliates can then already bump into your affiliate program’s offerings, sign up for it, and start advertising your products.
VM Affiliate integrates seamlessly with VirtueMart, acknowledges and uses its settings, blends within its administration as well as your website’s layout, tracks referred visits and orders, automates many tasks, and, best of all, it achieves all this without interfering in any way with VirtueMart processes or files.
It provides the administrator with a fully-fledged administration section to manage the affiliate program, and the users with an affiliate panel, where they can become affiliates, manage their accounts, have access to advertising material and personalized information.
Unlike other standard, stand-alone affiliate tracking software, VM Affiliate takes full advantage of its integration with the shopping cart, namely VirtueMart. This integration provides VM Affiliate with precious knowledge that enables it to grab the wheel and automatically operate and maintain the affiliate program, relieving you of this effort.
VM Affiliate comes in 16 languages: English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Greek, Romanian, Persian and Malaysian.
VM Affiliate is currently compatible with Joomla! 1.5, 1.7, 2.5 and VirtueMart 1.1 & 2.0.
I used it on one site, and I had a huge blogger in the category compliment the affiliate interface saying that VM Affiliate was the nicest and most powerful affiliate dashboard they had ever used. This is a site that sees more than 10,000 uniques a month, and that affiliate marketer had used ALL of the big affiliate marketing dashboards. She said ours was the nicest!
I am about to use it again for another client who has a ton of traffic and sales. But there can always be improvement in sales and this is a great way to do it!
I found VM Affiliate easy to use on the back-end. And even when I got a little confused I found the support swift and amazingly helpful.
One great feature which I love, love, love is the auto-generation of ads based on products from VM. This is a great time-saver. You can still design regular art banners, but with the automatically generated text ads, you get a bunch of ready to roll ads right out of the gate! That saves a bunch of time for sure. I am not sure that any other affiliate program comes close to this ease of use.
Another thing I found this extension helpful for was to provide additional tracking for ads in the wild that are not specifically tied to an affiliate. Say one is doing banner swaps or banner ads elsewhere. One may use the codes form VM Affiliate to provide excellent tracking of the value of the placement. One can easily see if a banner is not performing. This is above and beyond any analytics one might have or reports from vendors. One may not trust the reports from other people, but VM Affiliate will be straight forward with the performance.
All in all, this is an excellent extension with professionals to back it up. I know that when my clients need the most robust affiliate system, I look nowhere else and just get the best: VM Affiliate.
Quite simply, I'm a skeptic, not naturally...actually an optimist by birth...but a skeptic of the 'tech/programmer' world from a, until now, never ending barrage of 'never-meeting expectations' tech-folk.
I read the reviews of VM Affiliate, here and elsewhere. Was encouraged by the fact the owner stepped up and answered/defended himself in validated/documented records in the few instances of negatives. Seemed credible and I 'rolled the dice' and bought VM Affiliate!
Wow folks! I WISH that every other program support/owner etc in the tech world was as supportive and selflessly helpful as VM Affiliate. I have spent TONS of money on programs and 'help' that consistently fail me. Believe me when I say: "I can't thank VM Affiliate enough for their level of support and no attempts to nickel-and-dime me, ever!" One price=record-setting awesome support.
Short details: MY tech and server folks=painful to deal with...VM Affiliate, stepped up and offered a solution and took the time to do it themselves when it looked like MY people weren't capable of a quickie solution!
THAT is support!
The extension is great and just installs out of the box without changing files or manual hacks. The plugin does all the work.
The layout is so good and clean, merges with all kinds of templates without changes.
Even if you need to change something, the code is so well written and commented, you'll find everything you need without much studying.
I needed to implement some extra features and the support not only replied within minutes but also they took the trouble to make some changes for me. The extension is very good but the costumer support is out of this world.
Messaged the owners in private email and on their support forum till this day they haven't fixed the problem, no responses.
The problem is if a user signs up, it should go automatically for approval, and the users can start using his/her affiliate ID, however as this Extension is, the user can sign up but when they login using thier details it kicks back an Error: USERNAME AND PASSWORD NOT RECOGNISED NOT A REGISTERED MEMBER.
Then when you login to Admin, there is no sign of the person signing up...
If you do some research into this component you'll find once they have your $$$ you get abso0lutely CRAPPY support or any support if that...
Cant even comment about the effectiveness of this program as the problem with the VM Affiliate i cant have people sign up to it full stop..
I suggest seeking other programs/components/modules to do the work...otherwise you'll be throwing your money away with this one..!!!!!
With all due respect, we did provide you proper support, in a timely manner. Your issue was not our software's fault, but instead caused by a JR Passphrase plugin's bug. We have provided you with a proper fix for it, although it was not our extension.
Nevertheless, throughout the whole process you were very rude and would not, literally, accept our solutions. Instead you posted this rude review (which seems to be the type of reviews you usually post), stopped communicating with us, blocked our IP from your website (after your solution was fixed and we could verify everything was working properly), started a PayPal dispute, and instructed us not to call you anymore.
Again, with all due respect, we do our best to provide excellent support service to our customers, yet you were, at all times, rude and unreasonable.
As you can see, proper support was given here:
I have met some bugs after install it,although it take about 1 month to fix my problem,but I still say they offer a great products and excellent service.thank you admin,I high recommend here every VM users you should use this affiliate system !
Support was good and I was able communicate directly with the owner same day.
The integration with Virtuemart is fantastic, it plugs right into the VM administration and automatically creates product-level affiliate links with images in styled boxes, ready to use. Add your own ad banners and text ads and you're ready to go.
The front end for users has a nice, modern and clean layout by default, but may also be restyled by standard CSS means. Language files follow Joomla standards, a variety of language packs are readily available, and the german translation was professional.
One thing that really made my day is that affiliate users will not automatically become Joomla users (which would have been a problem for me, as I do not want the affiliate partners to gain access to pages and menu modules reserved for clients!) This part is very well designed: Visitors may sign up as affiliates, and should they ever become standard Joomla users, they are able to synchronise (merge) their affiliate account with the Joomla user account. Perfect!
Of particular note (as it still is not common for commercial extensions): This one comes with an illustrated PDF user manual, which is really helpful for beginners. I had the affiliate pages readily configured, up and running in 20 minutes.
Highly recommended and well worth the money!
The VirtueMart Joomla Affiliate component is keenly developed and is structured using MVC. The default graphics are perfect. They are professional and very clean. Wow, I was impressed that I didn't have to fumble around to get good looking icons. They were already there!
The entire system is very well thought out. The features are outstanding. So much thought has gone into this component. You can tell when a programmer has used his/her own code because the little features are all there. The one's you would think of if you wrote it, yeah those, it's in there. Tremendous detail and attention to workflow.
The VirtueMart Joomla Affiliate Component integrates with VirtueMart smoothly. No bumps or hiccups. It is very streamlined. Sensational.
The reporting features are excellent and follow the affiliate path into detail. You won't miss a thing. Everything is graphed and funnels are represented nicely.
From an affiliate standpoint, VirtueMart Joomla Affiliate Program is very easy to use and has a fantastic step-by-step instruction that guides the setup of your affiliate account. No hassles, not confusing. That is a must and it can be found in this product.
As a PHP programmer I cannot express how delighted I was to use this program. This program was written with passion. You can just tell, even if you have no programming experience. It exudes all the stuff that great extensions are made of. I would not be surprised to see this as an extension of the month. After all, this integrates with the most popular shopping cart system (VirtueMart) for Joomla and provides an awesome feature (affiliate program) that many Joomla users can benefit from.
The money was well spent. If you are thinking of purchasing a VirtueMart Affiliate Program but just don't know if you should spend the money, I implore you to trust my judgment and the others that have written reviews.
If you are concerned about support, don't be. I have spoken with the development staff regarding a modification and they were quick to respond and happy to help.
The documentation for the Joomla VirtueMart Affiliate Program is great! The answers are all there. You won't need any though. The program is so well written and intuitive that it is very simple to operate. It guides you through the process just by the way the control panel is laid out. Very simple.
Don't pass up this opportunity to expand your online store, your bottom line and your internet exposure.
My only regret is not finding this affiliate program earlier!
Again, *thank you* so much for making my life easier. I spent a little cash but will make so much more with this VirtueMart Joomla Affiliate Component. It's worth it!
There are a few small glitches that could have easily been solved with a few notes in the install .txt file, but popped right up when I went to the forum.
For instance -- if you're running VM 1.1.3, the "file not writeable" alert should be ignored. But most of the time, it's so seamless and intuitive (if you know VM) that you don't miss having a manual. Except when you do.
The text affiliate link and banner link generation was very simple. You just type in some text or upload an image. I expected a lot more hassle.
Everything you pay for ought to be this easy.
Strongly recommend it.
It's easy to instal and works beyond my expectation!
Despite their lack of documentation, they DO give personal support for their customer!
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This product is everything you need it to be.
Easy to install, easy to use and easy to look at.
Super interface for affiliates and easy tracking
If you need a program for your affiliates, no need to keep looking, you found it.
this product has everything. The ease of use frontend and back are incomparable. The layout makes it easy for affiliates to sign up and control their account after signing up.
One minor issue on installation (my fault) and solved with a quick email. Great Support Team!!
If you are looking for an affiliate program, look no further!
- Super fast, non technical install
- Only 3 Virtuemart files are modified - automatically!
Yo can really tell this is version 4 of VMA, its really powerful, works perfectly and is so so stable.
If you are looking for an affiliate system for Joomla! and Virtuemart, please look no further!
I've spent days digging through all of the possibilities while sifting through the promises of what others are hoping to deliver. The bottom line is VM Affiliate is the only logical choice for today.
From the ease of installation, seamless VirtueMart integration to the customizable multi-tier payout, email campaigns for your affiliates to use and so much more, this component is beautifully laid out and provides all of the necessary functionality every hard core Joomla/Virtuemart marketer needs.
Due to the exceptional customer support I've received from their new management team, I can’t recommend them highly enough. Basically, their support is unheard of! I'm compelled to say, don't wait - Use VM Affiliate now! We can all win by supporting this proven, stable, very affordable and much needed marketing tool.
The frontend is aesthetically pleasing, and very user friendly. There isn't a bunch of confusing mumbo-jumbo to cross users up, but instead everything is laid out well with ease of use in mind. Having worked with some other affiliate programs in the past, this is light years ahead of simplicity!
The backend is just as easy to setup as the frontend, and everything is streamlined helping you to be off and running in minutes. Integration into Virtuemart is seamless, and setup couldn't be any simpler.
Customer service has been outstanding both through email communication and instant messenger. You cannot go wrong with this program, and it's easily worth double what they are asking. You won't be sorry if you decide to purchase.