While there are certain must-have features that every cashback browser plugin should have to keep users engaged and make sure they always use your affiliate links when shopping online, there are also features which are often underestimated, but have a great potential of further increasing the revenues you get from your users. In this article we will tell you about some of such extra features that you should strongly consider adding to your cashback browser plugin.
Price comparison is a great addition to the basic functionality of your cashback browser add-on. Whether the user intentionally looks for some products in online shops, or just randomly browses Amazon, the plugin will keep looking for better deals, and offer to user the same product at other shops at lower prices. This will prompt a hesitant user to make the purchase, giving you the commission you would not otherwise get if the purchase had not been made.
Your users will love the valuable suggestions the price comparison features gives at the moment of purchase, and many people install browser plugins only to get the price comparison feature. If you add this feature to your plugin, a potential customer who is making choice between your cashback plugin and your competitor’s will choose yours for sure.
The customary coupon browser add-on typically notifies consumers about any and all available coupon codes for the site they are browsing. This places the burden of action on the consumer to browse through the available offers and choose the best coupon from those presented. In some cases, the shopper will be offered more than a dozen available coupons before being prompted to make their selection. As a result, the consumers sometimes do not care about checking for the best coupon when shopping online, losing the opportunity to get a higher discount for the product, and online coupon website owners losing the potential commission they could get from that purchase.
This situation is changed when you add the Coupons Autoapplying to your browser add-on. This feature lets the add-on to automatically find the best coupon available telling how much of a discount he or she will get. This requires only one click of a button from user, and is done in three simple steps:
1. Add-on adds a button on the checkout page, next to the field where promo codes should be entered. The user just needs to click that button, and add-on will do the rest.
2. While the user is resting, add-on applies all the available coupons one by one, to determine which one gives the highest discount.
3. When the best coupon is found, add-on applies it, and tells user how much he/she will save with this coupon. The user just needs to click “finish”, and may proceed with checkout.
Our technology makes it super-easy to use coupons for your users, resulting in more used coupons and more commissions from your affiliate partners. Also, Coupon Autoapply feature is easy to integrate with existing coupon/cashback browser add-ons, and requires almost zero modifications from your API side.
There’re more and more online cashback companies appear on the market. And more and more cashback browser add-ons are exposed to users. Your user may have installed 2 or 3 different cashback add-ons at the same time.
It’s not a secret that these add-ons may conflict with yours, and set their own links at your affiliated merchants websites, which leads to you losing commission from that user and reducing your potential revenue.
In some cases, moving to other company’s cashback add-on may be user’s deliberate decision, and you can’t do much but respect it. But in many cases your loyal user may have some 3rd-party add-ons installed by accident, and these add-ons may be hijacking the affiliate links, taking commission from both you and your loyal customer.
We have developed a solution, which can detect your affiliate link hijacking, and warn user about it. If user did not mean to use somebody else’s plugin, he or she has an option to override that plugin’s affiliate link back to yours, and still receive your cashback.