The Retailers Settings Page is used to add the retailers who sell your books. Several come pre-installed with Mooberry Book Manager, but you can add more if needed. The names on this tab will be used to populate the Retailers drop down list in the Retail Links section on the Edit Book Page. See Adding Books.
- To add a new retailer, click on the Add Retailer button.
- To delete a retailer, click on the Remove Retailer button in the Retailer box.
- You can click on the triangle in the gray box that says “Retailer 1”, “Retailer 2”, etc. to open and close the individual retailer.
- The Retailer Name is required.
- The Logo Image is optional.
- The Logo Image can be uploaded from your computer or you can choose an image already available in your WordPress Media Library
- You can select a file using the same process as WordPress’s Media Library
Affiliate Code Information
As of version 3.5, fields for affiliate codes have been added. Mooberry Book Manager has always allowed authors to use their own affiliate codes with their buy links. However, the only way to use affiliate codes was to paste them in for each book. With version 3.5, affiliate codes are now set for retailer.
In this field you enter exactly whatever needs to be added to the URL for the retailer to track your sales. This will be the same on all of the book links for this retailer.
For example, Amazon’s code would look something like this:
Affiliate Code Position
Different retailers and affiliate programs use different ways of formatting the links for tracking affiliates. Choose the method your program uses.
If your affiliate links look like this, choose After Book Link:
If your affiliate links look like this, choose Before Book Link:
(Hint: For Amazon, use After Book Link.)
Once you enter your affiliate codes into the Retailers Settings screen, all of your book links will automatically use any affiliate codes that apply. So, if you entered an affiliate code for Amazon, every book that has an Amazon buy link will use that code in the link.
If You Already Have Affiliate Codes in Your Book Buy Links Before Version 3.5
If you’ve already used affiliate codes in your buy links, you’ll have to decide if you want to switch over to the new system. You can leave your links alone and they will work fine, however, for any new books you add you’ll have to continue putting the affiliate codes into the buy links.
If you’d like to switch to this new system, you’ll have to edit all of your books and remove the affiliate codes from your buy links. However, you only have to do it once. And, after you’ve entered your affiliate codes into the Retailers Settings page, you’ll never have to put an affiliate code in a buy link again.
Keeping the affiliate codes in the buy links AND entering it into the Retailers Settings page could cause your affiliate links to not be tracked correctly and could cause your referral fees to not be credited to your account. That’s why you should choose one or the other method.