Another good way that I really love – using WooCommerce for affiliate products. I am surprised, but many people don’t know that WooCommerce has awesome functions for this. You need only to choose type of product – Affiliate product when you create your WooCommerce product.
WooCommerce offer products has many advantaged before others. First of all – each affiliate product has it’s own page. Second – your affiliate product has many unique WooCommerce functions. For example, you can add specification of each product and all products can be compared by each other or can be added to wish list (install plugins YITH WooCommerce Compare and YITH WooCommerce Wishlist for this). Third – you have products store page with filters, so you can use it like catalog page.
For set coupons and different additional data to WooCommerce offer use this section:
How to connect WooCommerce offer to post
And, of course, I add relations between theme and WooCommerce products. This is useful when you want to separate offer pages and reviews.
There are two ways for this. First way is to use shortcode (woobox or woolist) from shortcode generator or visual composer. Second way is assigning WooCommerce post or list of products to post. Difference: second way will add some data to post which allows to use this data in price snippets in post loops
First way – Shortcode generator. Click on button:
And choose WooCommerce offer list or WooCommerce offer box, then choose product to insert.
Second way – Connection with post review. Make post as review format, then connect it with product:
Both ways gives you get such block in your post.
Your users can buy product, view specification and photos of product from review page, so they don’t need to do additional click to see your WooCommerce product. Less clicks – more conversion.
How to add cloaking of links to WooCommerce external links
It’s easy, just install plugin woocommerce-cloak-affiliate-links.
To be truth, I don’t recommend any clocking links on site.
Countdown and expiration
There are two ways to add countdown. First – when you just want to have “sale”. For this, add schedule to Product sell price. Another way – is way to add expiration. This can be useful when you add coupon with date. When product is expired, it becomes grey (inactive) style. If you want, you can exclude all expired products from shop page in Theme option Shop settings Exclude expired products . Expiration date can be added only for external products. Choose External type of product and add date of expiration
Go to Theme option Shop settings and enable Print coupon function there. This will enable additional field in product where you can add image for print. Users can print also simple coupons, without image