Affiliate networks that let you use your own payment gateway?

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Hi everyone,

I sell digital products using wordpress + woocommerce. Woocommerce allows me to manage the store, process payments (via stripe and paypal) and manage product downloads after payment (and access to a download section for each customer).

I would like to join an affiliate network but it seems like most of them require to use their own payment gateway (i.e. a page outside of my website to process payment) and I don't want that. I want my customers to stay on my website the whole time and use woocommerce to pay for the product so Woocommerce can appropriately give access to the download section to each customer after a sale.

It seems like ShareASale is one that doesn't require an external payment gateway (they seem to track down sales using the thank you page post sale) and I'm wondering if there are other networks like that? Note that I just started my business so I have limited sales and I'm a very small player currently.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    most physical product networks, CJ, Rakuten, Share a sale, clixgalore do not collect payments, that is the responsibility of the vendor. You will have to check with each one individually to see if they allow digital products

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    • Profile picture of the author neoseo1300
      Thanks Agmccall, it seems like CJ and Rakuten are way above my league in terms of target audience for merchants (i.e. I'm way too small for them). Share A Sale seems to be the main candidate in my situation.
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  • Profile picture of the author teamhai
    Affiliates networks mostly dont indulge in payments from buyers, its through buyers and sellers through sellers own payment gateway. Affiliate networks just connects sellers with affiliate marketers and increase there sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author neoseo1300
      Hi teamhai, not sure to follow. Multiple networks require merchants to use the network's payment system via a dedicated checkout page to process sales and commissions (that's the case of Warrior, JVzoo, Clickbank) so i'm looking for other networks for which this is not a requirement. Sorry if I'm misunderstanding your message.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedark
    I think most of businesses at your stage are using their own affiliate program if they don't want to use an external payment system.

    I started promoting affiliate offers about 15 years ago. During this time I was able to observe how different start-ups dealt with their affiliate program. Several years ago there were some affiliate networks that were used by most startups. As they grew into established businesses, they got into 1) big enough to work with Shareasale, CJ, etc, 2) use their own affiliate software.

    Big established affiliate networks only work with you if you have high sales. Small affiliate networks tend to go out of business and ruin yours
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    • Profile picture of the author neoseo1300
      Thanks thedark, interesting feedback. I'm worried that by using my own affiliate program (i've already started reaching out to blogs and websites), I would significantly limit my reach because I would only rely on blogs that I know and are willing to give it a shot (whereas with a network, I potentially get access to many more affiliates). Although I dont know to what extent affiliates on networks tend to accept dealing with new & small merchants..
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    Originally Posted by neoseo1300 View Post

    Hi everyone,

    I sell digital products using wordpress + woocommerce. Woocommerce allows me to manage the store, process payments (via stripe and paypal) and manage product downloads after payment (and access to a download section for each customer).

    I would like to join an affiliate network but it seems like most of them require to use their own payment gateway (i.e. a page outside of my website to process payment) and I don't want that. I want my customers to stay on my website the whole time and use woocommerce to pay for the product so Woocommerce can appropriately give access to the download section to each customer after a sale.

    It seems like ShareASale is one that doesn't require an external payment gateway (they seem to track down sales using the thank you page post sale) and I'm wondering if there are other networks like that? Note that I just started my business so I have limited sales and I'm a very small player currently.

    Thanks
    I dont think so there is someone like that..buts ShareASale has oretty a lot gateways
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  • Profile picture of the author Janet J
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  • Profile picture of the author ypspidsi
    Well, all rich people started small and now they have reached such heights. I think you just don't need to stop and move forward, you definitely have a good potential that just needs to be directed in the right direction
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  • Profile picture of the author gottahave
    Way before Woocommerce came along, we used the https://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com ecommerce plugin (WP eStore) to sell digital products along with their affiliate plugin WP Affiliate Platform. Using these plugins together allowed us to control the full payment & affiliate processes ourselves.
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