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OSI Affiliate Review & Pricing

OSI Affiliate (by Omnistar) is easy-to-use fully hosted referral marketing software with a focus on ecommerce. Check out a quick two minute overview in the video below.

OSI Affiliate has some unique quirks and features such as a social share signup widget where people can promote brands on social channels just by only providing their email address.

It also has a host of reward options available to “advocates” such as coupons, discounts or even gift cards. A very useful feature is named auto signup where you can automatically turn any customer that purchases from your store into an affiliate.

Check out how the dashboard looks for your affiliates below.

OSI Affiliate Pricing

OSI Affiliate comes with a free 15-day trial with plans based on the number of affiliate users starting from just $47/m.

AffiliateWP Review & Pricing

Affiliate WP (also known as WP Affiliate) is an extremely popular affiliate tracking program as its a plugin for wordpress. The video below shows you how to create an affiliate website with WordPress using AffiliateWP.

It’s really handy to stay on top of affiliate management directly from the wordpress dashboard as shown below.

A unique features is the affiliate coupon tracking which allows you to connect coupon codes to specific affiliate accounts rather than the affiliate using their referral URL. It also has a referral link generator where affiliates can create their own referral links and you can set the cookie expiration date to limit the number of days the referral tracking cookie is valid for.

Affiliate WP Affiliate Dashboard

So let’s see an example in action for affiliates. Below is the dashboard that Human Proof Designs uses to track their affiliates, which connects to their domain using a subfolder (https://www.humanproofdesigns.com/affiliate-area/).

You are greeted with your affiliate ID and a referral URL generator which easily turns any page of your wordpress site into an affiliate landing page – this is the simplest solution we have seen to do this.

AffiliateWP Pricing

You have the choice of making a one-off purchase for $499 for lifetime updates or monthly plans starting from $99/m. Unlike other software, all plans do not restrict the number of affiliates you can have.

Backpack Review & Pricing

Backpack is the affiliate tracking part of the Clickfunnels suite of products called Backpack. Check out a 3 minute overiew in the explainer video below.

Backpack Clickfunnels enables you to create two-tier type commission plans, fire affiliates who are less productive, quickly audit and review commissions that have been paid out to date and mass pay everyone or pay people individually.

You can easily customize the look and feel of your affiliate area using the drag and drop functionality of their funnel building tool as shown in the video below.

Below is a screenshot of the dashboard for managing your affiliates.

clickfunnels backpack

The main feature, and what Clickfunnels states it the number one reason people are moving their affiliates to their Backpack are what’s known as sticky cookies.

Clickfunnels Sticky Cookie

The sticky cookie is the genius of clickfunnels affiliate tracking. It enables an affiliate to promote any offer at any time in the past and continue to get paid for any new sales that the person refers makes in the future. The video below explains how it works.

Clickfunnels Backpack Pricing

To get Backpack (part of what is known as ActioneticsMD) you need to upgrade to their $297 per month.

But you can trial their full suite, which includes Backpack and Actionetics, their email marketing product, free for 14 days.

iDevAffiliate Review & Pricing

What is iDevAffiliate?

iDev Affiliate (iDevDirect) claims to have been providing the #1 selling affiliate tracking software since 1999 and the UI certainly looks a little 1990s even though the functionality for affiliates is extremely comprehensive. We cover all the pros and cons in this detailed iDev Affiliate Review.

Brands can run iDevAffiliate from their own hosting account and add their branding which is why it has proved so popular over the years.

iDevAffiliate WordPress

One of their customers who self hosts on their wordpress site (https://thrivethemes.com/affiliates/) is Thrive Themes. To install idevaffiliate with wordpress you simply set up a subfolder that powers everything. To learn how to install iDev Affiliate check out the video below.

Outside of self hosting, iDevAffiliate also now have a cloud edition where you can host iDevAffiliate on their own servers for just as $39 /month.

Setting up iDev Affiliate

Once you have connected iDev Affiliate to your website it’s time to set it up. and integrate your shopping cart as well as mailing list. iDev Affiliate has over 150 different integrations to choose from so chances are your existing software stack will play nicely. Check out the quick set up guide below.

You will want to set tier commissions for your affiliates which is very simple to do, explained in the video below.

You can choose between percentage and flat-rate payouts as well a pay per lead or even pay per click.

Now that you have installed and set up iDev Affiliate and added your marketing materials take a look at what the dashboard looks like for their affiliates below.

iDevAffiliate Affiliate Dashboard

Once affiliates log in they are greeted with this dashboard where you can quickly see the total number of transactions along with total earned to date and quick access to your standard affiliate link.

But what is really great is the ability for affiliates to choose whatever page is on the companies website to turn into a landing page with their affiliate code by heading to ‘Alternate Incoming Page Links’ shown below.

idev affiliate dashboard

Watch the video below to learn how to pay your affiliates.

iDev Affiliate Pricing

iDevAffiliate has an innovative pricing model where users can choose from a one time fee for self hosting or monthly pricing from $39/m for cloud hosting.