Free vs. Premium
Affiliate tracking of arbitrary referrers is only available in the “Premium“ version. In the “Free“ version, only sales of the global marketers can be tracked.
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a type of online marketing: Other websites advertise for your
This type of performance-based marketing, also known as “pay per sale”, is great for sellers – you only pay for the advertisement when a sale is made. The tricky part is the so-called conversion tracking, i.e. knowing which sales have been generated by which external website. Luckily, Tixys takes care of that.
The chapter “Partner Accounting and Reports” will explain in detail how you and your partners can determine the sales generated during a given period of time.
No matter which setup you choose, it’s up to you negotiate commissions with your
To share your data with a marketer, simply activate them in Administration area›Settings›External Services. From that moment on, they will receive all connections and prices bookable through your shop.
Don’t forget to contact them about the commission contract, otherwise they might not display your connections.
Individual affiliate partners of your shop
If you want to set up your own partner websites as affiliates, you must first create a user account for each affiliate, and give them the Affiliate capability. The user account’s ID will be used as the affiliate ID, i.e. for tracking sales generated by the affiliate.
There are three ways of creating advertising material for affiliate campaigns: banners, forms and data exports.
A banner is a static image which, when clicked, will redirect to your shop. If your partner will embed a banner into his website, the link should contain his user ID passed as the
aff parameter. For the user with the ID
12345, the complete URL would be
The URL can also be a “deep link”, as described in the chapter “Deep Links to Stations and Connections”. Just don’t forget to append the
aff parameter, otherwise sales won’t be tracked.
Your affiliate partners can also embed search forms into their websites, as described in the chapter “Webservice API and SDK”. In this case, make sure to embed a hidden field containing the
If your partner is a search engine, they will usually want an data export of your timetable and pricing information. For this purpose, Tixys provides
The partner can then create deep links with their affiliate ID attached; the procedure is the same as for static banners.