Groupon Affiliates

Groupon Affiliates UK, IE & DK
Groupon Affiliates
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much does it cost to join?
Q. How much can I make?
Q. When will I be paid?
Q. How can I see what I earned?
Q. How do I get started?
Q. Do I need to know how to code?
Q. How can I show Groupon deals on my site?
Q. What is my “AFFID”?
Q. How do I create a custom link to a deal on Groupon?
Q. Where do I find a list of Goods deals?
Q. I am a developer using the API, how do I convert landing pages to trackable URLs?
Q. How long does it take for purchases to show up in my report?
Q. Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Q. How much does it cost to join?

A. Creating an account with Affiliate Window costs £5. This is a one off payment and as well as getting onto the Groupon programme, allows you to join any of the hundreds of affiliate programmes that run through their platform.

Q. How much can I make?

A. You earn commission for every transaction you refer to us, plus any transaction that occurs within 30 days of your initial referral. So let’s say you saw a Groupon that you thought your mum would like. If your mum clicks through your link and buys the Groupon, you earn commission! If your mom clicks through your link and decides not to buy the Groupon, but returns to Groupon later in the week and buys something different, you will still earn commission on the sale. If your mum develops an addiction and buys a Groupon every day, you earn commission on every purchase she makes within 30 days of your initial referral. Our base rate is 8% on all sales.

Q. When will I be paid?

A. Your commission is tracked and paid out by Affiliate Window. If you are signed up for BACs transfer, once your commission account with Affiliate Window exceeds £25, you will receive payment from them on their next payment date. You can see more payment information on the Affiliate Window Wiki here.

Q. How can I see what I earned?

A. Easy! Log into your Affiliate Window account, go to reporting and you’ll be able to find out how many impressions you delivered, how many clicks and transactions they generated and how much you’ve earned.

Q. How do I get started?

A. If you are already a member of the Affiliate Window network, click here to join the Groupon programme. If you are not a member, click here and sign-up!

Q. Do I need to know how to code?

A. You must have a basic understanding of HTML. As an affiliate, you will need to know how to copy and paste HTML code that we provide you and place it accurately within the code of a Web page or within an email.

Q. How can I show Groupon deals on my site?

A. There are lots of different ways you can feature Groupon on your site. Login to your account on Affiliate Window to access a wide variety of text links and banners. Our best banners are geo-targeted and display the current deal in the city closest to your site visitors. If you are a developer, you are also encouraged to check out the XML feed in the ‘Create-a-Feed’ section on Affiliate Window.

Q. What is my “AFFID”?

A. If you are one of our affiliates, you have undoubtedly seen us use “AFFID” in our communications. This means that in order for the code we have given you to work, you need to replace “AFFID” with your own Affiliate Window ID. To locate this value log in to Affiliate Window, and look at the ‘Your Accounts’ section on the left, your Affiliate ID is the 4-6 digit number below your MyCityDeal, Groupon account.

Q. How do I create a custom link to a deal on Groupon?

A. We have created a special link in Affiliate Window so that you can link to any page on the Groupon site. To do this:

- Make sure you are logged into Affiliate Window
- Go to this page, or navigate to ‘Links & Tools > Link Builder within the interface.
- Select ‘MyCityDeal, Groupon’ from the merchant dropdown
- Add a Click Ref if you would like one. This reference will show in your reports so you can assign different Click Refs to the same link e.g. a Blog click ref, a Facebook click ref, a Twitter Click ref
- Copy the direct link to the deal from your browsers address bar on the deal page and place it into the ‘Deep Link URL’ box
- Choose format: URL

The rest of the options can be left as default. You said end up with something looking like this (click to view fullsize):

Q. Where do I find a list of national deals?

A. Our National Deals usually run for two or three days, we’ll usually get in touch with you the day before one is due to go live and tell you the details.

Q. I am a developer using the XML,when is it updated and why do the ‘ValidTo’ and ‘ValidFrom’ fields amount to more than 24 hours?

A. The Affiliate Window XML feed is a static feed that is updated once a day at 3am. If you’re wondering about the ‘ValidTo’ and ‘ValidFrom’ fields, these are the dates that the Groupon voucher is valid for once purchased, not the length of time that the deal is live on site.

Q. How long does it take for purchases to show up in my account?

A. Reporting in Affiliate Window typically runs on a delay of 1 to 2 hours.

Q. Who do I contact if I have more questions?

A. If you aren’t already an affiliate, feel free to reach out to us at affiliates@groupon.co.uk. One of us will respond within 24-48 hours. If you are already an affiliate, get in touch with your account manager and they will be able to answer all your questions! Alternatively, you can leave a comment on this Q&A post, and we will respond asap.