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Last post Feb 23, 2012 05:43 PM by vckreddyece
Feb 23, 2012 02:33 PM|LINK
I have to develop a website which should give user some cashback based on his purchase on some referred website. For example, my site is cashbacktest.com and it will give users cash back coupon options for other websites say wallmart.com.
Now I do not understand how to code for this. I am using ASP.NET and have the following queries: 1. How will I get to know whether the user has actually made a purchase on the referred website. 2. As there could be many sites where I will refer from my cashbacktest.com,
how will I code/progam to get a response for purchase from the referred website. 3. Don't know if I have to work with each referred website to ask them to send me back some response code after successful purchase.
Some of the examples of referral or cashback based websites are ebates.com, deals2buy.com and many more.
Any advise on how to proceed would be appreciated.
Feb 23, 2012 03:41 PM|LINK
You are completely at the mercy of the retailer. Only they can give you the code to generate a response.
A good example is PayPal "Buy Now" buttons which communicates with Paypal service and returns a response. Without that, you're dead in the water.
Feb 23, 2012 05:43 PM|LINK
As Adam said in your case you are at the mercy of Retailer. These kind of websites need to confirm with the retailer about the purchase and I think ebates.com is doing the same thing.
Basically we should have a list of participant sites and track each user's shopping action on our site and then verify with the retailer on any purchase. It looks simple, but verifying needs understanding on participant sites verification services. As verification
is important step we cannot add any website easily.