Before launching your program, ensure you’ve completed the onboarding checklist.
Learn more about what to expect when signing up with impact.com Starter Edition and the costs involved by referring to impact.com Starter Edition Billing
If you have a product catalog on an e-commerce site, you can configure a catalog. Turn on product catalogs for your program.
Shopify: Connect your Shopify product catalog to easily add an up-to-date list of your store's products.
Big Commerce/Magento/Woo Commerce: Manually sync your product feed via the Integrated Shopping Cart Import (In step 6 of the Add a catalog instructions, follow the instructions in the Integrated Shopping Cart Import tab).
Create a storefront by adding product collections, like best sellers, items on sale, seasonal products, etc. Here, you can showcase various products in different categories for partners to promote.
Add different types of partners (like affiliates, influencers, or content publishers that you’ve already worked with) to your program. You can do this by adding them to any existing template terms in multiple ways. Refer to Add & Review Partners on Template Terms to learn how to:
Add partners via branded links
Add partners via template term actions
Add new partners in bulk
When you review new partner applications, you can interact with them via direct message, view their media properties and statistics, and accept applications that are a good fit.
Provide partners with promo codes to track and credit them for any actions they drive.
Create and upload multiple ad types that will help your partners create excitement and visibility for your brand.
Now that you’ve got a variety of promotional material, partners can promote your brand. Next, you’ll have to reach out to suitable partners and onboard them. The quickest way to get partners onboarded into your program is to recruit them via a direct signup link and SEO search.
Take this full-length course to get some assistance with recruiting partners.
Develop a Program One-Sheet that provides baseline commission rates, and areas of opportunity for the partner (promo codes, paid placements, etc.).