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Ultimate Affiliate with Yahoo! Store (Yahoo! Merchant
Ultimate Affiliate with Yahoo! Store (now part of Yahoo!
Merchant Services) requires editing of the Yahoo! Store
template RTML and is often different (and difficult) in
every case. Thus, you will need to contact Groundbreak.com
and we will set this up for you (free of charge with a
are a few requirements that are necessary for proper integration:
You MUST have the affiliate program installed on a domain
that has its own secure certificate.
means if you are running the program on
need to have a secure certificate for that site to also
because the integration with Yahoo! Store uses an image
tag on their SECURE receipt page which triggers the commission.
This is non-negotiable currently as there is no other
work-around. Cookies are domain specific, so
you will be setting the affiliate cookie on your non-secure
domain and reading it from your secure domain.
you should talk with your hosting company about setting
up a secure server certificate. There are a few different
vendors out there that vary in pricing. I recommend Thawte
The commission must be percentage based and is based on
the total value of the entire shopping cart checkout.
is usually how an affiliate program runs anyway, but because
of the limitations of the Yahoo! Store system you can't
have per-product commissions, etc...the commission MUST
be a percentage of the final checkout price.