As an affiliate, is there a way to place the vendor's application form on the affiliate website.
This is instead of just having a link on the affiliate's page that needs to be clicked on to get to the vendor's form - it would be better to just have the vendor's form on the site which I would think would give the affiliate a better chance of converting the visitor into a sale.
Once the form is completed & the submit button clicked the affiliate would obviously be credited for the commission.
Check with your vendor. There could be some xml or other processes in the background which would allow you to post the order to the vendor and then have the vendor send back the thank you code to your thank you page. Whether they want to do this is another story.