Obtaining Customer Contact Info On ClickBank Thank You
After a successful sale,
ClickBank does not send customer contact information to your thank you URL,
only the receipt number and, if you're using their Secret Key authentication
method, a value to authenticate the sale.
Collecting email and other personal information can be done from the email
ClickBank sends to the selling merchant. But this means manual labor needs
to be expended when recording the info in a database and subscribing the
customer to an autoresponder or support list.
Recently, a purchaser of our ClickBank shopping software, the popular Master
Shopper CB V2 from
suggested a method one might employ to automatically subscribe the ClickBank
customer to an autoresponder. I tried it. It works.
This article shows you how it works, including an option to automatically
record customer-provided information in a database. The solution is to use
the versatile Master Form software along with Master Shopper CB V2, both
of which have been created specifically for hosting accounts on Unix/Linux
Here is an overview of how it works:
The template thank you page for the
shopper software contains a Master Form form. The form asks for the customer's
email address and, if desired, other information.
When the shopping software generates
the custom thank you page from the template, the ClickBank receipt number
and the temporary download URL (if you use one) are inserted into hidden
After the customer provides the email
address and any other required information, and submits the form, Master
1. Generates email from any email templates it is
instructed to use, which can include email to
autoresponders and list servers.
2. Updates a custom database on the server if the
database and database template locations are
3. Generates a thank you page customized to present
the ClickBank receipt number, the temporary
download URL, and/or any other information
available for customizing the page.
When using this method to send the
customer's email address to autoresponder or list software, understand that
some such software gathers email addresses from the Return-Path: header line
instead of the From: header line. In that case, and if your hosting account
server uses sendmail, you'll need Master Form version 2.8 or later.
The latest version of Master Form can be obtained from
Although a close reading of the user's manuals for both Master Shopper CB
V2 and Master Form would provide an understanding of exactly how to integrate
Master Form into Master Shopper CB V2's thank you page, I've created supplemental
instructions you can find at
A similar method may be used to provide this functionality to thank you pages
of other software, whether e-commerce or not, if that software generates
custom thank you pages. Read the supplemental instructions and the Master
Form user's manual to learn how to make it happen.
If you would like to become a ClickBank merchant, now that you know how to
collect customer information on the thank you page, see
The reasons for collecting the customer information need not be restricted
to autoresponder/list subscriptions and database updates. It might be a sign-up
page for a members only area or a loan application, for examples, or even
the information form for an astrology reading just purchased.
Let your imagination roam. If it has to do with forms, Master Form can probably
help you turn your imagination into reality.
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