What are affiliates?
Affiliates are one of three types of re-sellers in available in the Bókun platform.

To increase your distribution and visibility, you can create online booking engines for affiliates who would like to sell your experiences. This affiliate could e.g. be a hotel in your area that would like to sell your experiences. Or an annual music festival whose guests would love to go on an experience during the day. In both cases, you can create a booking engine in your Bókun system. You then link the booking engine to the affiliate and e-mail them the code, so they can put the booking engine on their website.

To do this there are three steps you need to complete:

  1. Create your affiliate.
  2. Create a new booking channel. The booking channel tracks that your bookings are coming from another website, e.g. affiliate.com.
  3. Create the online booking engine and produce the code for it.

How do I add a tracking code to a booking engine?

For the tracking code URLs to work, you need to configure your booking engines with the tracking code. All widgets can use the tracking code feature.

1. Click Widgets in the top bar and then click Widgets
2. Choose the affiliate's booking channel from the drop-down and click Edit channel

3. Navigate to Affiliate on the left hand side bar, select an affiliate from the drop-down and click Save and Continue

How do I generate a booking engine code to send the affiliate?

You can generate the widget code by clicking Widgets > Widgets, click the widget type you'd like to create and then generate embed code. Make sure to have the affiliate's booking channel chose in the top right corner. 

All bookings that come from the affiliate are delivered to your Bókun system and directly linked to your availability. To get an overview of the sales by this particular affiliate and see commission due you have an affiliates sales report under your reports tab.

OLD WIDGETS How do I add a tracking code to a booking engine?

For the tracking code URLs to work, you need to configure your booking engines with the tracking code. All widgets can use the tracking code feature.

  1. Navigate to your Widgets. You can find them under the gear icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Open the settings for the Experience Time Selector booking engine you want to use affiliate sales tracking for.
  3. At the bottom of the page, you will see a Checkbox labelled Get affiliate tracking code from query string. Check this box if it's not checked already.
  4. Changing the value of Affiliate tracking code query param name is optional, but this string is used to create the URL your affiliate links to. If you change this, you need to reflect the changes in the URL

Other tracking methods for affiliates

You can also track affiliate sales by using tracking codes in URLs.

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