Affiliate marketing · Affiliates

Recommendations on a coupon code provider?

Bob Graham Engineering and Software

February 10th, 2015

I am curious if anyone knows of a good software provider that can help with coupon codes.
Basically, I would like to do the following:

-Hire anyone as a sales rep
-Give them a login into their affiliate area, where they can see what sales their leads have generated
-They can see how much we owe them
-We can assign them a coupon code that is an easy to remember word, that we can print on business cards to send them
-When they hand their business card out, clients enter their code word for a deal
-Once the lead in the pipeline becomes an actual sale, the sale shows up in the affiliates login area (it must be sold, not just a lead)

I've found solutions like this, but usually they give you an ugly, hard to remember code and track leads, not won sales.

Any help is appreciated!

Jonathan Kroll Product Manager

February 11th, 2015

What you've described sounds like affiliate management/tracking software. There's many good SaaS options out there. Check the features and you will most likely find something that fits your use case:

Alasdair Clements Co-Founder, GoCAR GPS-Guided Tours

February 11th, 2015

The answer to your question is somewhat a function of what you are selling to the end customer and how you manage that transaction and accept final payment. Is it all online or will you also have a physical POS counter? Is it a product or service? Any point-of-sale or e-commerce software should be able to accept issued coupon codes with discount attached as a incentive to buy or vouchers as a method of payment or partial payment. Point of sale and e-commerce systems are numerous (shopify, BigCommerce Magento etc), and be payment gateway integration for payemnt of any balance by credit card. For my industry - tours, we have been implementing *Rezdy *to manage and give visibility to our sale process. As tour company we issue a lot of promo codes, gift certificates, coupon codes via a multitude of marketing channels and we aim to track redemptions for them all, ideally. But it has been hard to find one killer app to do this all in one place. The search for Rezdy started when we began to issue deep-discount vouchers via 3rd party marketing channels like Groupon and Living Social back in 2012. Those websites provided us with a tracking portal for their campaigns, but as they are distinct from our other marketing sources, they did not give us the full 360 on what codes/ discounts are out there. Plus the accounting became a nightmare. Its was very challenging to find a software that tracks every code issued and can tell us what is out there, what has been redeemed, whats channel is working, and what liability still is out there all in one dashboard Rezdy we hope will allow us to segment all our marketing channels with promo codes or vouchers appropriate for each sales source and track redemptions on a single dashboard, while at the same time having a real-time capacity system ( as oppose to inventory system) for these buyers to tap into It may be too industry-specific for you but its functionality is powerful to see into our channels and empower our affiliates

Bob Graham Engineering and Software

February 12th, 2015

Hi Alasdair,

Thank you so much for the insight. I will check out Rezdy for sure. Even if it isn't perfect for my business, perhaps it will be a nice work around.

Jonathan, thank you as well for the help and insight. I will try all of those out. I really, really appreciate that. I tried various keywords and didn't find any of those except for lead dyno, so your list is very helpful.

You guys rock and thanks again. Founder Dating members always give great feedback!