Best Tours offers “off and on the beaten track” tours to some of the world’s most popular cities. It is also a very attractive affiliate program that allows you to earn commissions on every person that completes a purchase you recommended. The mechanism is simple. You generate a code snippet and place it on your website. The code sends the user to the Best Tours website and follows its next steps. If the session ends with a purchase, the commission is yours.
Similarly to other fast growing ventures, Best Tours needed to modify its platform to adapt to the increasingly large volume of traffic. That’s what the Polcode team was tasked with. Some of the tasks we successfully completed included synchronizing the platform with various APIs.
The products (tours) were synced with the Google Calendar API. The category (city) pages were synced with the Forecast.io API so that they can always display up-to-date temperature information in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. We also synchronized the platform with the Twilio API to provide text messaging services. Furthermore, the Polcode team developed an affiliate program, that allows users to earn by recommending tours, and a weekly sales PDF report functionality, which takes into consideration affiliate program payments due as well as currency conversions.