Lower cost alternatives to Cake or Hasoffers?

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Hi everyone, we are just starting to provide a few of our own offers on a small scale and need tracking software to manage them, especially in the area of generating post back URLs and/or S2S pixels to traffic providers.

We can't yet justify the cost of Cake or Hasoffers. Are there reasonably good but low-cost alternatives?

I appreciate whatever advice or guidance you can offer!

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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Cake also has cupcake, which is their lower volume / lower cost version of of cake.

    Also check out http://offerit.com
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    • Profile picture of the author bardmoor
      Thanks. We will check out both.

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    • Profile picture of the author OfferitJohn
      Originally Posted by DIABL0 View Post

      Cake also has cupcake, which is their lower volume / lower cost version of of cake.

      Also check out Performance Marketing Software for Affiliate Networks | Offerit
      Thanks Diablo for the plug for Offerit. If you haven't heard, you have now. Offerit is your alternative solution if you are looking to lower costs, get superior support and have the same functionality and features of either Cake (everyone knows pie is better anyway) or Hasoffers.

      If anyone is interested in having a demo or discussing the Offerit platform and pricing in more detail, please use the contact form on the site and ask for me, John, and I can assist you with all of your needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samrath Gupta
    You can check out PostAffiliatePro, Its a software you can buy at one time or get their monthly recurring.. Its low cost and good too..
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    • Profile picture of the author bardmoor
      Thanks for the suggestion but I believe PAP is geared more to the single website that wants to manage its affiliates and we are more interested in the ability to manage multiple offers from multiple merchants as well as multiple affiliates for each offer. The same company that makes PAP makes Post Affiliate Network (PAN), which is the type of solution we are looking for but it's very expensive--much more than PAP.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrackingDesk
    There are quite a few software out there but I'm not familiar with their pricing:
    Linktrust
    tapfiliate
    clickinc

    If you only need to report to your traffic sources via postback/s2s then trackingdesk can be a good and low cost alternative.
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    • Profile picture of the author bardmoor
      Yup, we had a GREAT Skype session with you today, TrackingDesk--great price with powerful and flexible features. Perfect for us to start out with and to grow with over time.

      Thanks for sharing about your excellent product.

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      • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
        Originally Posted by bardmoor View Post

        Yup, we had a GREAT Skype session with you today, TrackingDesk--great price with powerful and flexible features. Perfect for us to start out with and to grow with over time.

        Thanks for sharing about your excellent product.

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        How does pricing work?

        I plan to set up a small private network in the very near future. I was leaning towards using cupcake. I'm working with someone using it and while cake is a little better in my opinion for some UI aspects. I would have zero issue's using cupcake.
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        • Profile picture of the author bardmoor
          Originally Posted by DIABL0 View Post

          How does pricing work?

          I plan to set up a small private network in the very near future. I was leaning towards using cupcake. I'm working with someone using it and while cake is a little better in my opinion for some UI aspects. I would have zero issue's using cupcake.
          TD is less expensive than cake or cupcake to start out with but if you have high volumes, I'm not sure how TD's pricing compares. Also, TD is a platform for media buyers so I don't think it includes features like separate logins for publishers and advertisers, which I think cake has. For us, this doesn't matter.

          Also, our volumes are not that big, so we were told the price for the entry level will be USD100 for 1 million visits, which is more than enough for us at the moment. We have had great personalized support from TD in getting the platform all set up. TD is currently free in beta untli the end of this month or early next month.
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      • Profile picture of the author AashishS
        Originally Posted by bardmoor View Post

        Yup, we had a GREAT Skype session with you today, TrackingDesk--great price with powerful and flexible features. Perfect for us to start out with and to grow with over time.

        Thanks for sharing about your excellent product.

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        What did you finally go for?
        Will you recommend it?
        I am in the same boat today and the HasOffers $799 Enterprise plan is just not something I can afford right now
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    TD won't work for me, I need the separate logins. Thanks for the update.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scaleo
    Might be a bit late but Scaleo - Affiliate Tracking can also help you out.
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  • Profile picture of the author faizanayubi
    Hi, if you are starting up and needs solution to manage postback, s2s tracking, I would recommend vNative

    They have got free 350k Clicks/Conversion Tracking free per month. After that pricingis very resonable.
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