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Referral Program

Zestyer has a program that allows affiliates (referral partners) to earn money without having to sell food or deliver. All you have to do is refer people to Zestyer.

How Referral Works

This system works by a user clicking on your link, which contains a special code and signing up.

Your link will have a special code which will notify Zestyer that you have referred that user. This code is stored in a cookie on the users browser. You will be accredited the user when the users signs up.

The Referral Cookie

Your referral code is stored in a browser cookie. Meaning if the user clears the browser cookies, uses private browsing mode (which does it automatically), deletes the cookie manually, or uses a browser that does not support or store cookies, you will not be accredited the user.

This cookie system means that if a user clicks on your link, navigates away and comes back with a different link, your referral code is still stored on their browser and you will be accredited that user.

This cookie will be stored for 30 days. Meaning if the user takes longer than 30 days to come back and sign up, you will not be accredited the user.

This cookie is not updated every time your link is clicked, so if a user clicks your link on day 1 and then day 15, your cookie is only valid until day 30, not until day 45.

The first cookie is the only cookie that is stored. If a user clicks your referral link and then someone else's to sign up, you will be accredited the user, not the someone else.

If a browser logs into a Zestyer account, the cookie is cleared, as the user already has a Zestyer account. The user must enter your referral code or click your link again to save a new cookie.

If there is no cookie in the browser, the user has the option to enter a referral code.

The referral code can only be entered at sign up. Diners cannot enter their referral code or be claimed by an affiliate once they are signed up. Exceptions may be made under certain circumstances.

Although we provide you with the link to send diners to, the referral cookie will save on any page. If your referral code is "referralcode" and you send the user to https://zestyer.com/about/?ref=referralcode, the referral cookie will be saved. The only criteria is that you send them to a page that is publicly accessible (viewable without being logged in) and that the URL has the ?ref=referralcode at the end.

Referral Payment

There are various payment profiles for referral codes. They all consist of an order being completed.

An affiliate would receive some number of cents out of our fee. The affiliate would collect this payment for a certain number of orders completed by that chef or diner.

An example: if an affiliate referred a chef with a 25 cent x 200 order referral code, every time that chef gets paid for an order, the affiliate would get 25 cents for the first 200 orders the chef gets paid for. The lifetime value of that chef for that affiliate is $40.

An example: if an affiliate referred a diner with a 10 cent x 1000 order referral code, every time that diner pays for an order, the affiliate would get 10 cents for the first 1000 orders the diner pays for. The lifetime value of that diner for the affiliate is $100.

An example: if an affiliate referred both the diner with a 15 cent x 100 order referral code and the chef with a 25 cent x 200 order referral code, the affiliate would receive 35 cents for an order between that diner and chef.

An example: if an affiliate referred a user with a code that has both a diner kickback and a chef kickback, say 15 cent x 100 order referral code, the affiliate would receive 15 cents for the first 100 orders the user pays (diner) and 15 cents for the first 100 orders the user gets paid for (chef). The lifetime value of that user for the affiliate is $30.

With enough volume and time, this can be very profitable.

Types Of Codes & Credit Redemptions

There are codes that have a diner profit, a chef profit and both. You can have multiple codes. We do not publish the types of codes that are available. However codes range in lifetime value of users from $10 to $500. You need to contact us for what we can give you. The larger your audience, the more profitable your code will be.

Credit codes can be linked with referral codes. This way when a user signs up with your referral code they can redeem a credit code you've bought. You can also set up credit codes to be automatically redeemed when a user signs up with any or a specific one of your credit codes. Read more about credits here.

Codes may also change the look of the Zestyer home page and sign up page as displayed below. Affiliates may choose to customize the text labeled "NAME HERE", "HEADER HERE", "MESSAGE HERE" or may choose to leave it as is.

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Customized Home Page

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Customized Sign Up Page

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Sign Up Page with Cookie & No Customization

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Sign Up Page without Cookie

Where to See and Withdraw Your Earnings

A list of all your codes and earnings are available on your chef profile page, under your tools tab. Collection of your payments requires a minimum balance of $5 and are automatically paid out to your account once your earnings reach $100. This section is displayed below.

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Tools Tab

How To Get A Referral Code

Referral codes are given to people or establishments with a following. For example, a restaurant can refer diners with their code and profit off of them even when they don't dine in that same restaurant.

To get a referral code, you need to email marketer@zestyer.com. Please include as many statistics of your audience as possible, mainly location and age. We will determine what kind of code we can provide you with.

The referral program requires you to be a Zestyer user with a verified chef profile. To do this, please read How To Become A Chef here as well as Chef Verification Data Security here.

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Written by Lisa Dion - Director Of Marketing
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