Affiliate Sales and Phone Numbers

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As an affiliate, I think I understand that a cookie is set when someone clicks on my link on my web page, etc. to get to the merchant web site. Obviously, there's a certain level of trust involved on my part.
Here's my newbie question: when the merchant offers an 800# to affiliates for them to pass along to potential customers for questions, more info, or to order, how are those sales tracked? Does anyone else feel a little uncomfortable with that approach? Or am I just being too paranoid?
What questions should I be asking the merchant?
#internet marketing #affiliate #numbers #phone #sales
  • Profile picture of the author cullenpowell
    What I've always done is use PHP to read in the affiliate id from the link, stick that underneathe the phone numbers on the sales page as a "Reference Number" and have customer service ask for it when someone calls in to place an order. The affiliates love it. I think this is a much better approach.

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