This is a functional app. It does exactly what it says it will do. The people behind the coding clearly know what they're doing. The biggest drawback, however is the UI / UX / Design. It's seriously outdated. Embarrassingly so. We are unfortunately forced to move to another app simply for this reason. When you invest a lot of money in the design and branding of your store, you want that branding to be consistent across the board. That includes the Affiliate software you invite your partners to. Please Affiliatly, update the design and we will come back to you.
Essence Luxe Couture
This app has everything anyone would need to run a good affiliate program... but the UI/UX is surprising. It's 2020. This app is missing valuable features like page previews when editing crucial things like registration pages. They need to do a better job at making things look more modern, sleek and updated, especially for the skeptical consumer.
The Content Planner
I've been using this app to manage my affiliate program for 3 years -- the basic functionality is there. The one main feature that's lacking is payments. I have to pay my affiliates one at a time and I have 900 of them. Affiliatly doesn't integrate with PayPal as smoothly as I'd hoped. When you pay an affiliate, it takes TWO steps. Input the payment amount manually on the platform, then pay the amount through PayPal. This information doesn't populate manually. As a few others have said, if you can look past aesthetics and beautiful design, the app covers the necessities. Hoping for a re-design and updates - the app hasn't really changed in 3 years.
Hi, we do have an integration with the Paypal API. It can be accessed from your Affiliatly settings page > Payments > option "PayPal API". When you set this up, you will be able to pay from within the app, just by ticking a box for each affiliate that you wish to pay. After they payment is completed by PayPal, our app will automatically mark the paid earnings to the affiliates.
Also, in case you can not use this (as Paypal must allow that API for your Paypal account), few months ago we have released a feature, where you can mark payouts in bulk in the app, it can be accessed from page Affiliates > "Mark earnings in bulk". Hope this will help you with the payouts. If you need more info, contact our support.
Customer service never got back to me OR shopify support who contacted them for me. This app lacks a lot but I was willing to put up with it until the customer service let me down. I will now be moving to another platform for my affiliate program in the near future.
Response to your updated response. No I never received an email until tonight. Thank you for finally getting back to me.
Hi Kathleen, we have been replying to each of your emails and questions. Have you checked if our replies have ended in the spam/junk folder of your email ?
Update: Have you received our email from our other email address (we have sent it on Saturday evening) ? Do you have some other address on which we can contact you ?
Ninja Brand Inc
It works, but kind of lacking. I tried throwing in a simple logo banner and instructions, but it had some issues displaying in other browsers. Basically, it does have a button that says link generator that's very simple, but it's not graphically intuitive, and for a few bucks more a month, there seems to be better out there for what we need at the moment. Really really wanted to like this App, I think with some tweaks it will be really good, but I think in the end, the affiliates will not be impressed with the lack of having social media sharing interfaces that the other apps have, people like having graphical instructions and simpler interfaces that give them exactly what they want to do without having to figure out or ask for help. I know it's easy to copy a link and paste it, but without being able to easily embed better graphics and instructions on the page itself like the App should have to begin with, I'm unable to do it on my own due to some browser display issues, so unfortunately it's not what we need right now. I'm hoping they'll work on those things and I think they'll have one of the best Affiliate apps out there.