2.0.8 Release – International Currency, Affiliate Enhancements, iDevAffiliate, Braintree & More. Did we mention International Currency?!
September 30, 2013
The MemberMouse team is excited to bring you a fantastic new release, version 2.0.8. This version brings more than a handful of powerful new features including major additions such as international currency support, and comprehensive enhancements to affiliate commission tracking capabilities. In addition, this release brings a Braintree payment method integration which supports 1-click buy functionality, automated overdue payment handling and over 130 international currencies. Plus PayPal improvements and a direct integration with iDevAffiliate! Let’s take a brief look at some of these exciting features…
One of the major enhancements in this release is international currency support. We’re thrilled to bring this long awaited feature to our friends abroad. Here’s how it works, if you set the currency to be United States Dollars then prices will be formatted as $10.00 and if you set the currency to be United Kingdom Pounds then prices will be formatted as £10.00. The currency you select must be supported by all payment methods you choose to use on your site. To learn more about international currency support, please read this article in the MemberMouse support center:
Next, we’ve made comprehensive improvements to our affiliate commission, tracking, and integration capabilities. At the core of our new affiliate functionality are commission profiles. Commission profiles allow you to define the rules that MemberMouse should follow when determining how to track commissions when a sale is made. For example, you can set in a commission profile whether commissions should be paid out on initial sales, if rebill commissions should be paid out, and if the number of rebill commissions should be limited to a certain number and more. You can use one commission profile across your entire catalog of products or associate commission profiles on a product-by-product basis so you have complete control over when commissions should be paid out for each product.
MemberMouse also offers an innovative feature called partner payouts. With standard affiliate tracking, the affiliate responsible for directly referring a customer to you will get a commission. Sometimes you may have a joint venture partnership where you’ve made a deal with one or more partners and the deal is that they will get a certain percentage of all sales of a particular product. With partner payouts you can easily set up these deals on a product-by-product basis so that commissions are automatically tracked for partners in addition to the standard affiliate responsible for a customer referral. Read this article to learn more about creating partner payouts:
Continuing our enhancement of our affiliate settings, we’re proud to offer a direct integration with iDevAffiliate. We chose to partner with iDevAffiliate because their affiliate tracking solution is very robust, and is priced appropriately for our entry level customers. This integration brings extremely powerful automation, such as the ability to precisely control commissions on rebills, cancel commissions on refunds, and the ability to automatically create affiliate accounts for new customers, effectively turning all of your customers into affiliates. To learn more about this special direct integration, please read this article in the support center:
And we’re not done yet. The MemberMouse team is also excited to bring introduce, “Smart Tag Equations.” SmartTag equations are used to allow for more complex decisions inside a MemberMouse SmartTag. In programmatic terms, SmartTags now support AND, OR and NOT expressions. In practical terms, for example, you can show or hide content if a member has purchased “bundles 3 or 4,” by writing the SmartTag opening tag like this:
[MM_Member_Decision hasBundle='3|4']. And to show or hide content based on the opposite situation you just do this:
[MM_Member_Decision hasBundle='!(3|4)']. Very powerful indeed! To learn more about this functionality, please read our support article on SmartTag equations:
Enhancements have also been made to our PayPal integration that allow you to manage nearly everything from within MemberMouse. You can now issue refunds and cancel subscriptions from inside MemberMouse. Now both members and administrators will be able to manage subscriptions without having to go to PayPal. In order to get this to work you’ll need to update your PayPal configuration in MemberMouse. This enhancement should streamline your PayPal workflow significantly, hip hip hooray!
Of course, there are a handful of other improvements we’ve made to the MemberMouse platform, and more exciting features are in development. You can read about the additional improvements and enhancements to this version in our support center: http://support.membermouse.com/support/solutions/articles/9000020372-2-0-8-release-notes