Why doesn't FoxyCart have a built-in affiliate tracking system?
We were tired of “all-in-one” solutions that did nothing well, so we built FoxyCart to do onething (the cart and checkout flow), to do it better than anybody else, and to easily integrate with any external systems you may need. Think for a moment about how difficult it is to build the perfect affiliate system. There are a variety of apps do only affiliate management, and they’re constantly finding ways to improve. For us to attempt to do affiliate tracking (and inventory management, email marketing, analytics, and etc.) better than anybody else would be impossible, so we’d rather be a “master of one” trade than a “jack of all.”