Utilities: Other: Action Tags: Purchase Tag
A Purchase Tag gives information back to ListManager about a recipient's purchase.
The resulting tag must be pasted in the source code for any web page you'd like to track message recipients' purchases. You must include clickthrough tracking in your message in order to subsequently track purchases.
Although you can use a Purchase Tag with static (unchanging) values for price, quantity, etc., you will likely want to make your Purchase Tags dynamic by using variables that your script or shopping cart application can then change based on a customer's order.
For example, let's say you want to record a customer's purchase on their order confirmation page. This static Purchase Tag will always show that the purchaser bought one unit of product/SKU 1234 for $100.00:
<IMG SRC="http://example.com/pt?name=purchase&fields=UnitPrice_, Quantity_,ProductSku_&UnitPrice_=100.00&Quantity_=1&ProductSku_ =1234" ALT=" HEIGHT=1 WIDTH=1>
To make the Purchase Tag dynamic, use variables instead of static values:
<IMG SRC="http://example.com/pt?name=purchase&fields=UnitPrice_, Quantity_,ProductSku_&UnitPrice_=$price&Quantity_=$quantity &ProductSku_=$sku" ALT=" HEIGHT=1 WIDTH=1>
Your purchasing script or shopping cart application can then dynamically update these variables with information about the customer's purchase, which then is sent to ListManager. Please see your shopping cart application's documentation or consult with your purchase script's programmer for more information about how to use variable values in these tags.
Note that you should use multiple tags for multiple products.
See Utilities: Other: Action Tags for more information about how Action Tags work.
Name This Tag
A single word to describe this tag.
Fields to Track
By default, the tag will track Unit Price, Quantity, Product/SKU#, Interest Stage and Interest Points. If you would like to add or remove fields to track, click the Choose Fields button.
The price of the unit purchased. You may want to enter a variable here (e.g., $price) that a script on your web server can update with the correct unit price.
The quantity purchased. You may want to enter a variable here (e.g., $quantity) that a script on your web server can update with the correct quantity.
The product or SKU number. You may want to enter a variable here (e.g., $sku) that a script on your web server can update with the correct quantity.
The stage of a customer's interest (e.g., browsing).
The amount of points to assign to this customer. The higher amount of interest points, the more interest the customer is showing. Interest points can accumulate, depending on whether you have multiple purchase or Interest Tags.
Important Note: Third Party Cookies
You should use the same domain name (with a different host name) for ListManager as you use for the site you are tracking. If they are not the same, some visitors may receive warnings about third party cookies, and you may not get accurate data about visits.
For example, if the action tag refers to your ListManager server, lists.example.com, but your site is www.example1.com, people who click through from your mailing to your website may receive a warning about third party cookies. The solution is to create a DNS entry for lists.example1.com that refers back to your ListManager server, and to use that domain for your action tags.
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