Altrec Affiliate Program is live!

Oct 30, 2014 No Comments by

Altrec

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

Altrec

Join the Altrec Affiliate Program and earn up to 15% on sales through your referrals!

Altrec is the premiere online store for serious outdoor enthusiasts. They offer the best brands in the business including Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, Prana, Nike, Adidas and more! By partnering with Altrec, your website will be associated with a professional, respected and honest name in the outdoor industry.

Program highlights include:

  • 5% Commission (incentives up to 15%)
  • Average order size $108+
  • 90-day cookie tracking
  • Dedicated Program management
  • Up to date banners, text links & datafeed

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Altrec. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Katie Knaus, partners@altrec.com.

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Amber Alert GPS Affiliate Program is live!

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments by

Amber Alert GPS

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

Amber Alert GPS

Amber Alert GPS is focused on delivering safety wearables and mobile apps designed to keep people safe and connected anywhere in the world. The Amber Alert GPS smart locator enables parents to stay connected with their children through GPS location awareness and 2-way mobile voice communications. With a simple touch of a button, a child can easily call a parent or caregiver – no matter where they are. Currently used by thousands of customers across the US and Canada, the device empowers families to intelligently track their little ones online or from a mobile app with accurate location information updated every five minutes.

Amber Alert GPS also supports the efforts of the Department of Justice, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and law enforcement in the issuance of amber alerts by providing 100% of the funding for the Law Enforcement Alerting Portal (LEAP), generated from sales of Amber Alert GPS smart locators.

Amber Alert GPS Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • 365-day cookie
  • 10% commission
  • A state of the art easy to use website
  • Fantastic customer support
  • Cutting edge technology unlike any other competitor
  • Unconditional, 100%, no questions asked, 14-day money back guarantee
  • Track sales and commissions in real-time from AvantLink

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Amber Alert GPS. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Julia Howard, julia@amberalertgps.com.

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SRH Affiliate Program is live!

Oct 28, 2014 No Comments by

SRH

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

SRH

Founded in 1991, SRH is the longest standing music driven action sports brand in the industry!

SRH is THE original lifestyle brand putting on some of the largest concerts at the time with acts such as Korn, 311, Sublime, Pennywise, NOFX, Linkin Park, The Offspring and the Black Eyed Peas to name a few. At the same time SRH began sponsoring professional athletes such as Tony Hawk, Twitch, and Cason Carney. The SRH Productions event apparel became as popular as the bands and athletes that it sponsored and soon after the SRH brand grew to become a national apparel brand sold in every state in the US and overseas!

SRH Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • 6% commission
  • $85 AOV
  • 60-day cookie
  • Dedicated program manager

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting SRH. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Travis Gorney, travis@srh.com.

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Book Outlet Affiliate Program (CAN) is live!

Oct 27, 2014 No Comments by

Book Outlet

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink Canada merchant:

Book Outlet

Book Outlet has been in operation for over 10 years selling books all over the world and they are a leader in their specialized market.

Join the Book Outlet Affiliate Program and partner with the bestseller of bargain books on the Internet. All books are offered at 50-90% off the list price. A wide range of quality books at low prices is an easy sell for your site visitors.

With over 5 million books, and new inventory received every day, Book Outlet always has something new for affiliates to promote. Their long list of book categories include Sports, Children’s, Young Adult/Tweens, Computer, Craft, Gardening, Cooking, Health, Parenting, General Fiction…just to name a few.

Program highlights include:

  • Competitive 10% commission
  • 45-day cookie window
  • Seasonal and monthly promotions
  • Great performance incentives
  • All Inclusive Marketing program management

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Book Outlet. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Ian Michael, ian@bookoutlet.com.

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Merchant Holiday Webinar Series: Use Black Friday/Cyber Monday To Drive New Traffic & Customers

Oct 27, 2014 No Comments by

AvantLink Merchant Holiday Webinar Series

Q4 is flying by, huh?

It’s hard to believe we’ve already arrived at part two in our three-part Merchant Holiday Webinar Series for 2014, and that of course means setting aside some time on your calendar to learn how your affiliate program can make the most of the holiday season. Did you miss the part one? We have it recorded and recapped in this blog post.

Part two will look at how to use the two biggest online buying days of the year- Black Friday and Cyber Monday- to drive new traffic and customers through your affiliate program using unique functionality and affiliate tools.

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This event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 5th at 11am MST and will discuss the following topics:

  • Tagging ads as holiday-specific ads and/or ongoing dynamic campaigns.
  • Promoting holiday deal sheets to affiliates through email.
  • Enabling new customer functionality to track new customers in reports.
  • Using the Deal Of The Day tool to promote discounted, time-sensitive deals.

These webinars generally last between 30 and 60 minutes or so. Space is limited to the first 100 signups so RSVP quick. If you’re unable to make the live event, this webinar will be recorded and made available through our Holiday Webinar Recap blog post series.

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Live Prepared Affiliate Program is live!

Oct 27, 2014 No Comments by

Live Prepared

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

Live Prepared

Promote the best food storage products and emergency preparedness supplies from Live Prepared by National Geographic!

The Live Prepared affiliate program offers publishers the opportunity to earn high commissions while providing their site guests with a vast variety of delicious, high quality food storage and emergency preparedness items.

Program highlights include:

  • Up to 13% commission
  • 120-day cookie duration
  • High average order value, $190

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Live Prepared. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Fabio DeMelo, fabio@liveprepared.com.

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perfectlens Affiliate Program (CAN) is live!

Oct 24, 2014 No Comments by

perfectlens

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink Canada merchant:

perfectlens

perfectlens is the fastest growing ecommerce store specializing in contact lenses. perfectlens.ca provides customers with over 150 million contact lenses delivered worldwide! As a member of the perfectlens affiliate program, you will have the opportunity to earn easy and great commissions on all sales. You will have access to perfectlens creative assets, special promotions and product links that are designed to attract your audience.

Program highlights include:

  • 20% commission
  • High repeat customer rate
  • Exclusive promo codes & offers
  • 90-day cookie duration
  • Regular campaign notifications
  • Free shipping orders over $39
  • Guaranteed lowest price, fast shipping, top brands & exceptional customer service
  • All Inclusive Marketing program management

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting perfectlens. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Dasy Liang, dasy.l@lm-global.com.

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Barebones Living Affiliate Program is live!

Oct 23, 2014 No Comments by

Bare Bones Living

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

Barebones Living

Barebones Living is about supplying the bare necessities for living – food, water, shelter, and power – in the most efficient and independent way possible to any location around the world. Upon partnering with Barebones Living you will have the opportunity to earn commission on sustainable garden products to use from seed to harvest, as well as the toughest, most comfortable living shelters, portable power systems, and outdoor products on the market.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become one of Barebones Living’s first affiliates!

Barebones Living Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • Earn 8% for every sale
  • Cookie return days: 30
  • AffiliateTraction™ program management
  • Regularly updated creative

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Barebones Living. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Charles Whyte, charles.whyte@afftraction.com.

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Affiliate Tag Management 2.0: The Complete Guide To Applying Rules To Affiliate Tag Groups

Oct 22, 2014 No Comments by

AvantLink Affiliate Tag Management 2.0

Big news, merchants! All programs on AvantLink now have access to new, powerful features used with any affiliate Tag Groups a program manager has created. These features allow you to set certain business rules based on affiliate tag groups and, in some cases, how those groups interact with each other.

So, what exactly does that mean? Let’s start by reviewing the affiliate tag management functionality, which now consists of two major components: Tag Groups and Tag Categories.

  • Tag Groups: Tag Groups allow you to categorize affiliates into specific groups based on criteria of your choosing. For example, if a number of affiliates have content about fashion trends, you could create a Tag Group called  ”Fashion Blogs” and put those affiliates in that group. Affiliates can be put in as many Tag Groups as you would like.
  • Tag Categories: Creating a Tag Group Category allows you to segment affiliates even further. For example, if you wanted to segment out all of the affiliates in the “Fashion Blogs” Tag Group that focused primarily on winter fashion trends, you would create a Tag Category of “Winter Fashion Bloggers” that was a subcategory of the “Fashion Blogs” Tag Group.

You can create, edit, and delete Tag Groups & Categories by going to the main account navigation and selecting Affiliates>Affiliate Tagging/Administration>Create New Tag Group or Category. What these Groups and Categories are named is completely up to you and you can create as many as you need to segment your affiliate base according to your needs.

 

AvantLink Affiliate Tag Groups and Categories

Now that we know how to segment affiliates into Tag Groups and Categories, there are powerful new Tag Group Rules that can be applied to change the way an affiliate participates in your program. Here are the rules and what they do:

Basic Rules

  • Affiliate Commission: This Affiliate Commission rule is for increasing or decreasing the commission rate for a group of affiliates. This is intended for more permanent adjustments in commissions (for temporary or promotional commission increases the Affiliate Commission Promotion Tool should be used) and allows for mass increases/decreases in commission rates for all affiliates included in the affected Tag Group or Category. Important: for any affiliates in a Tag Group receiving a commission deduction, those affiliates will be notified and given seven days to accept or deny the new term changes. 
  • Cookie Duration: The Cookie Duration rule is for increasing or decreasing the cookie duration for all affiliates included in the selected Tag Group or Category. Important:  for any affiliates in a Tag Group receiving a cookie length deduction, those affiliates will be notified and given seven days to accept or deny the new term changes. Also, for any merchants using the AvantMetrics Attribution solution, adjustments using the Cookie Duration rule are not available. 
  • Referral Restrictions: The Referral Restriction rule specifies that affiliates in a specific Tag Group chosen by the program manager cannot have their cookies overridden by referrals from another Tag Group of affiliates.

Advanced Rules

  • Tracking Parameters: The Tracking Parameters rule allows for the set up of URL parameters that will be appended to affiliate link destination URLs for an affiliate Tag Group. URL parameters are made up of name and value components (e.g. http://www.url.com/?name=value&name1=value1) and can be used for determining referral sources in analytics platforms.
  • AvantMetrics Additional Commission: This rule is for those merchants who have dived deep into the realm of affiliate attribution and splitting commission between multiple affiliates. If a cashback or loyalty site is among those affiliates that occasionally have their commission payouts adjusted due to multiple affiliate referrals in a single sale, this rule is intended to give those affiliates in a Tag Group a non-adjusted, permanent commission payout for each sale in order to fulfill the promise of a cashback or loyalty reward for their users. Important: this rule adds additional commission paid out to affiliates in a selected Tag Group, but only for any sale they are involved in that involves additional affiliate referrals and a commission split. 

The Tag Group Rules are currently in beta and can be applied to any Tag Groups or Categories by going to Affiliates>Affiliate Tagging/Administration>Tag Group Rules.

Please note that the first rule created and applied is subject to review and approval by AvantLink before going live in your program. Besides these new rules, Tag Groups and Categories also have some very helpful functionality for day-to-day management of a program. Affiliate Tag Groups allow program managers to:

  • run performance reports run just for affiliates specifically in a Tag Group
  • create a new ad campaigns and limit access to the campaign to a specific group
  • send emails only to specific Tag Group of affiliates

The new Tag Group Rules were put into place to help make your program more dynamic and effective in meeting your needs as a manager and the needs of your affiliates. Have a thought or two on this new functionality? Let us know in the comments below or by sending us an email.

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HUNTERcourse.com Affiliate Program (CAN) is live!

Oct 22, 2014 No Comments by

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Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink Canada merchant:

HUNTERcourse.com

HUNTERcourse.com® is the leading provider of hunter education across North America. Their official online hunter safety courses help students to meet mandatory education requirements in specific states or provinces. The HUNTERcourse.com online hunter safety course is interactive, with animations, professional narration, exercises and even an exclusive online shooting range! Join the thousands of hunters who have been certified through HUNTERcourse.com, and get started on becoming a safe and educated hunter.

Be sure to sign up for the HUNTERcourse.com affiliate program and start earning today!

Program highlights include:

  • Earn 20% for every sale
  • Cookie return days: 7
  • AffiliateTraction.ca program management
  • Regularly updated creative

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Manito Silk. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Stefanie Clermont-Chan, stefanie.clermont-chan@afftraction.ca.

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