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VM Affiliate ComponentPluginExtension Specific Addon

VM Affiliate is a complete and powerful affiliate tracking software, developed specifically for the Joomla! ™ CMS and its popular e-commerce component, VirtueMart.

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 19 languages: English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Greek, Romanian, Persian, Malaysian, Hebrew, Croatian and Serbian.

VM Affiliate is currently compatible with Joomla! 1.5, 1.7, 2.5 and VirtueMart 1.1 & 2.0.

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2008-09-27
Reviews: 2
I had been researching the various Affiliate solutions for VirtueMart for quite some time before pulling the trigger. After looking through the existing Joomla components and other third-party Affiliate Software scripts, I got fed up and emailed Globacide asking when they would support J1.5 and VM1.12 - got a response a couple hours later informing me that the new 4.0 would be out the next day.

I usually don't buy components without trying them first, but I decided to give it a shot since I wanted to get my Affiliate program started ASAP. It has been a couple days since installation, and here are my thoughts:

-Quick and easy installation. Up, running and configured within minutes.
-Integrates seamlessly into VirtueMart, no hassles, seems like it was meant to be there since the beginning.
-Easy to use back end, very intuitive interface.
-Great looking user front-end.
-Well written code, I was able to make small modifications without any trouble.

Given the low price of the component (around $95USD after exchange rate) I wasn't expecting it to have every single feature that I could possibly want. After working with it, I have only found two very minor additions that I really want.

I sent a chat message to the team at Globacide, got an immediate response and gave them some of my feedback. They immediately started working on fulfilling my needs, no questions asked.

Typically when I use a first release of a major component, there are quite a few bugs that leave a sour taste in my mouth. With VM Affiliate 4.0, the experience has been excellent so far, and I only expect things to get better from here. Through speaking with the developers, they informed me that the component was released a bit sooner than they would have liked due to a huge demand for a native J1.5 / VM1.1X Affiliate component.

If this is rushed, the mature component is sure to be one of the best and most valuable components to anyone that runs a VM store.

To put this into perspective, this is my first Extension review. I have used hundreds of Joomla (and even more Mambo, before there was Joomla) components and modules, and never before have I been so satisfied that I was moved to write a review. Globacide has gained my trust and admiration for putting out such a great product and backing it up with excellent support.
2008-07-15
Reviews: 1
I love the simplicity of this component for VM. But..if i had known the number of problems who were arising with this component i would have bought idev 4.0. I mean its a bit more expensive, but as it seems less problems and probably better support. I am really dissapointed *upgrade for vm 1.1 is promised to be released at the beginning of June and still nothing even no reply from the administrators of the forum on forum posts* in globacide and i begin to lose my trust in this extension and i paid 80 dollars for it.

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its simple easy to use
easy to set up *if you have the right language file, well most language files you have to make yourself*
if your looking for a simple program and you don't have to hire any programmers(cause you can code yourself) then this one will work.
you can use it on all the websites you own.

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lack of support
because of all the bugs it had be better be put off as open source then a paid extension.
you can't download the component from the website after you paid and follow the download link
and lots of other dissapointments...
I really wished i could get my money back at this stage.
Owner's reply

Hello Dear Mr./Mrs.,

First of all, which are the problems/bugs you are refering to? Please do report them in our forum in the Bug Reports section or e-mail support@globacide.com and I assure you that we will fix them.

Indeed, the launch of the VM 1.1 and Joomla! 1.5 compatible version was delayed, due to intense testing, and big number of support requests, even for few-clicks installations.

I, as the main developer of this software, officialy mention that the VM 1.1 compatible version will be released near the end of the coming week.

Also, why do you keep emphasizing that VM Affiliate is very simple? What features would you like that VMA does not support?

Since currently it supports, for example: multi-tier affiliate tracking up to 5 levels, banners, paypal payments to affiliates, payment method manager, managing affiliate links, and so on...

However, the main task of VM Affiliate is complete integration and automatisation with VirtueMart. It automatically registers clicks and sales (coming from referral links that are also automatically generated), automatically confirms/removes sales upon order status update in VirtueMart (you can set the final status of the order, stage at which the affiliate will be credited), completely integrates in VirtueMart's menu, and Joomla! framework, and so on.

So, please contact us as soon as possible by e-mailing "support@globacide.com", to solve your issues and get you satisfied of our product.

Kind regards.

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