Affiliate softwares do cost some money and I do know that when starting out a lot of people are pretty low on money, so that is why I will suggest two options.
I have gone through almost every affiliate software, and these are definitely the best ones out there now, especially what you get for your money.
There are some more advanced options that are better, but they all start at a minimum $300+ and I assume most of the people reading are not interested in that.
First is Refersion, is the very cheap way to start an affiliate program for a dropshipping store.
The starter plan with Refersion is only $19/month for up to 30 affiliate orders. And with this link, you can also get 14-day free trial!
That is really the cheapest you can get as all the other affiliate programs start at a minimum of $50 + percentage of your sales.
Even if you have only $10 profit margin, you only need 2 sales from your affiliates for it to pay off.
Even though Refersion has a very cheap starter package it does have all the necessary features for you to run an affiliate program.
Another option is Tapfiliate, which I would say is a better option as it has more features, better user inferface and is actually cheaper than more advanced Refersion plan.
Tapfiliate smallest plan starts at $69/month, however, that gives you 200 000 clicks and 7500 conversions.
You can get a Free 14-day trial with this link.
Refersion profesional plan starts at $89/month and give you 130 orders.
Even if you have a horrible 0.01% conversion rate, Tapfiliate is still going to be the cheaper option and also the better option.
You might want to start with Refersion first and then switch to Tapfiliate, but keep in mind you will need to transfer all of your existing affiliates as well…
I know for some people $69/month will seem pretty steep, but as I said even if you get only $10 profit per oder, you only need 7 orders from your affiliates.
And most likely these are the orders you would have not gotten other way.
So, prepare affiliate program launch and try it out!
Related: ‘How To Deal With Long Shipping Times When Dropshipping With Aliexpress‘