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    Opinions on this rep system please!

    Hi, I have a business that sells room decor like posters predominantly to the college student market. I have been trying to come up with a rep system that would allow me to have students at college campuses post fliers about my online store at their campuses. Here's how it would work:

    First I hire a "head rep" from each school I want a presence at. He is free to hire other reps to work under him, and he specifies their "cuts" out of his 10% portion. I add a "How did you hear about our site?" drop-down select input at the checkout of my site. One of the options would be "Flyer". Every time a purchase is made with the Flyer option selected, I would check to which city it is being shipped to, and the head rep closest to the shipping address gets the credit for the sale and 10% of the order's total. He is responsible for the cost of all materials himself.

    This system isn't perfect, but VERY easy to implement. What do you think?

    -Grant
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    You could also include a tracking id for each majob university

    if you think it'd be too complicated to do

    http://www.yoursite.com/index.php?msu

    then why not buy a domain for each major university? They are cheap enough. That way you know who to credit via which domain they visit.
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    Hmmmmmm, I could see something like:

    www.MySite.com/UCLA

    That could be interesting....
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    Would you think people would bother to type the entire thing in?

    www.mysite.com/UCLA

    instead of:

    www.mysite.com

    Maybe they would be hoping for some school-specific customizations? I could add such customization very easily.

    - Grant
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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    yup... and if they don't type the whole thing in, less money you have to pay out.
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