How to save server packages in the Custom Shop for referral
Web designers, as well as affiliate marketers, often wish to have their referral clients order a specific server package. This can be difficult if you have to explain to each client exactly what type of server to buy.
With the ServInt Custom Shop, you can save server specifications in ServInt’s ordering system and then simply send your clients an auto-generated custom link to the server configuration you want them to purchase. They’ll have an order form pre-populated with the specifications you need them to buy, and you’ll receive the referral fee from ServInt.
Saving configurations to the Custom Shop is simple. First, choose a ServInt product and package tier you’d like your clients to purchase and click “Select.”
Next, configure the server to the specifications you’d like for your client. Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for all the options.
Any additional services you check off will be added to the total on the right-hand side, and the price will be adjusted.
When you are finished configuring the server, simply click the “My PowerPartner Custom Shop” button above the server config settings. You will be prompted to either log in or create an account.
- If you are a current ServInt customer: log in using your portal ID.
- If you are a new user and not a ServInt customer: Creating an account is easy and costs nothing. Click “Create new account” and fill in your details.
For new customers: Don’t forget to check the PowerPartner box. This will actually allow you to earn a referral fee for any servers purchased by your clients.
Once you’ve created an account, you will be automatically logged in. If you are a new user, record your Portal ID, username (your email address) and password for future reference. You can then save your configuration by clicking the “Save to Custom Shop” button on the right, above the still-saved configuration.
You will be prompted to add a configuration name and description of your own choosing.
Don’t forget to check the “Make public” button. This will generate the URL you will send to your client.
Once you click “Save”, the package is saved in the Custom Shop, and you can generate your URL.
To generate a custom URL for your client, simply click the link and copy the url in the pop-up window.
When your client clicks on the link you send him, he will be brought into the ServInt ordering system with your specific configuration loaded.
He will have the option to change any configuration settings he wishes, so be sure to instruct him not to (unless he wants a prepay discount for the server, the last option).
All your client has to do is click the “Next Step” button. He will then be prompted to enter his customer details. You should instruct him that this includes his server name and any special instructions for our technicians. There probably won’t be any special instructions, but be sure to help him choose a server name in advance so there are no surprises.
Some web designers choose to be listed as secondary technical contacts for their clients’ servers. If you’d like to be listed on your client’s server, let him know that he needs to log into his portal account after his server has been turned up and add you as a contact. Click here for instructions on adding a contact to your server.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with your saved configurations. You can delete or alter them at any time. Also, you can use the Custom Shop to save a single package that you send out to many different clients or to save many different packages that are each for a single client. It all depends on what you need to accomplish.
Be sure to visit the PowerPartner Program page to learn more.
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