Affiliates Manager vs Affiliate Platform

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The flexibility of e-commerce in WordPress is attracting more and more users into affiliate marketing. But choosing the right affiliate plugin for your website can sometimes be a difficult task. In this comparison, we’ll take a look at the top two affiliate management plugins for WordPress – Affiliates Manager and WP Affiliate Platform.

Both Affiliates Manager and Affiliate Platform have some powerful features that make them stand out from other affiliate plugins. They are easy to setup, user-friendly and the most important of all – they have integration with major e-commerce and membership plugins.

Before we get into the comparison chart lets take a look at some of the terms that are used in an affiliate management plugin.

Affiliate Dashboard

Affiliate dashboard is a special page that appears when an affiliate logs into your website. It allows an affiliate to check their earnings, outstanding commission, referral clicks etc.

screenshot showing the dashboard of affiliates manager plugin and wp affiliate platform plugin
Affiliates Manager vs Affiliate Platform Dashboard

Moderated Registration

When an affiliate application is submitted you will be able to manually approve/reject it. This way you can control who can sign up for your affiliate program.

Affiliate Link

An affiliate link is a special link that an affiliate embeds into their website to promote external products. When a user clicks on that link and purchases something from the merchant’s website, the referrer (the affiliate who sent that user via link) gets a percentage as commission.

Affiliates Manager vs Affiliates Platform

Affiliates Manager Affiliate Platform
Price Free $49
Real Time Reporting Yes Yes
Affiliate Dashboard Yes Yes
Unlimited Affiliates Yes Yes
Moderated Registration Yes Yes
Fully Internationalized Yes Yes
WooCommerce Integration Included Integrated via free addon
Simple Shopping Cart Plugin Integration Included Included
Paid Memberships Pro Integration Integrated via free addon Integrated via free addon
Sell Digital Downloads Plugin Integration Integrated via free addon No
S2Member Plugin Integration Integrated via free addon Included
iThemes Exchange Integration Included No
Easy Digital Downloads Integration Integrated via free addon Integrated via free addon
Google reCAPTCHA Integration Integrated via free addon Included
WooCommerce Subscription Integration Integrated via free addon Integrated via free addon
WP eStore Integration Integrated via free addon Included
Gravity Forms PayPal Integration Integrated via premium addon Integrated via free addon
Gravity Forms Pay Per Lead Integration No Included
Gravity Forms Lead Capture Integration No Included
Gravity Forms Pricing Fields Integration No Included
Simple Membership Plugin Integration Integrated via free addon No
MailChimp Integration Integrated via free addon Included
MailPoet Newsletter Integration Integrated via free addon Integrated via free addon
Mad Mimi Integration Integrated via free addon Integrated via free addon
Infusionsoft Integration Integrated via premium addon Integrated via premium addon
GetResponse Integration Integrated via premium addon Included
Aweber Integration Integrated via premium addon Included
WooCommerce Coupon Tracking Integrated via premium addon Integrated via free addon
Bonus Commission For Affiliate Referral Integrated via premium addon Yes
WooCommerce Product Specific Commission Integrated via premium addon Integrated via free addon
Revenue Sharing Integrated via premium addon Included
Commission Notification For Affiliates No Yes
Two Tier Affiliate Structure No Yes
Clickbank Integration No Yes
WP-Ecommerce Plugin Integration Included Included
Shopp Plugin Integration No Yes
eShop Plugin Integration No Yes
Cart66 Plugin Integration No Yes
Jigoshop Plugin Integration Included Integrated via free addon
WishList Members Plugin Integration No Yes
Optimizepress Plugin Integration No Yes
Optimizemember Plugin Integration Integrated via free addon Yes
MemberMouse Plugin Integration No Yes
Group Buying Sites Integration No Yes
WPGroupBuy Plugin Integration No Yes
E-Junkie Integration No Yes
ECWID Plugin Integration No Yes
DPD Integration No Yes
FoxyCart Integration No Yes
Gumroad Integration No Yes
Pro Sites/Supporter Plugin Integration No Yes
cForms Plugin Integration No Yes
Contact Form 7 Pay Per Lead Integration No Yes
Contact Form 7 Lead Capture Integration No Yes
PayPal Mass Pay Yes Yes

Affiliate Payout

PayPal Mass Pay is the primary payout method in both plugins. However, Affiliates Manager also supports manual payout.

Customer Support

Both plugins are supported by the development team. As Affiliate Platform requires a purchase for plugin usage, support (lifetime) is included in that purchase via a customer support forum. If you need more help setting up this plugin you can get step by step instructions on the documentation page.

Both Affiliates Manager and Affiliate Platform are growing on the WordPress niche. However, they have a completely different pricing structure. The core Affiliates Manager plugin is available for download on the WordPress.org plugin repository. It has some premium extensions but most of them are free.

Affiliate Platform has a one-time small purchase fee but almost all of its extensions are free. This plugin has already established great credibility since it’s one of the first Affiliate plugins for WordPress. It has more features than any other affiliate plugins (compared to the price) and they are all included with the plugin purchase. So Affiliate Platform might still be a good choice even though it’s a premium plugin.

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