Store Credit Installation and Usage

How to Install and Use the Store Credit Add-on for AffiliateWP

When you mark an affiliate’s referrals as paid, they will receive store credit. When an affiliate adds a product to the cart and proceeds to checkout, they will have the option of spending their store credit.

In this article, we’ll show you how to install and set up the Store Credit add-on for AffiliateWP.

  1. Installing the Store Credit Add-on
  2. Enable Store Credit
  3. Store Credit Options
  4. Applying Store Credit
  5. Store Credit Balance
  6. FAQ

1. Installing the Store Credit Add-on

Before we get started, be sure to install and activate AffiliateWP on your WordPress site.

Once you’ve got AffiliateWP installed and your license is verified, you’ll be able to quickly install and activate the Store Credit add-on.

2. Enable Store Credit

After installing the Store Credit add-on, the next step is to enable Store Credit. To do this, navigate to AffiliateWP » Settings » Store Credit.

You can check Enable For All Affiliates, or leave that unchecked and enable on a per-affiliate basis on the Affiliate’s edit screen:

Affiliate store credit

3. Store Credit Options

You can give your affiliates the option to enable store credit from their affiliate dashboard by checking Enable Stored Credit Opt-In:

Enable store credit opt-in
Affiliate Area Store Credit opt-in
  • You also have the option to Apply Store Credit to WooCommerce Subscriptions Renewal Orders:
apply store credit to woocommerce subscriptions renewal orders

4. Applying and Using Store Credit

From the AffiliateWP » Referrals admin page, click Mark as Paid in the actions column of a referral.

Referrals mark as paid

Once a referral has been paid, the amount is added to the affiliate’s credit balance.

To remove the store credit from an affiliate click Mark as Unpaid.


In WooCommerce this will be seen on the checkout screen.

WooCommerce checkout Store Credit

Click Apply and a coupon will be created to credit the cart purchase. Make sure you have coupons enabled in WooCommerce » Settings » Checkout » Coupons or Marketing » Coupons, or this will not function correctly.

Easy Digital Downloads

In Easy Digital Downloads, you can enable Wallet like any other payment gateway.  This will be seen on the checkout screen.

Easy Digital Downloads checkout Store Credit

5. Store Credit Balance

Your affiliates can view their available Store Credit balance on the Statistics tab when they are logged in to the Affiliate Area.

Affiliate Area available store credit

A Store Credit column containing the current balance is added to the Affiliates screen when active.

Affiliates Store Credit column

The Store Credit balance can be seen at the bottom of the Affiliate edit screen when it is active.

6. FAQ

Store Credit can also be manually awarded to an affiliate by using the AffiliateWP » Referrals » Add New Referral page.

If you need to reduce an affiliate’s Store Credit balance, this requires making a small change for that affiliate’s data in your site’s database. Contact us in support for more details.

The following shortcode can be used to show the currently logged in affiliate’s Store Credit balance.