Luminous Watch Shop Affiliate Program is live!

Oct 01, 2014 No Comments by

Luminous Watch Shop

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

Luminous Watch Shop

Luminous Watch Shop is the largest dealer of luminous watch products in the world. They specialize in Luminox, Traser and Armourlite brands and stock the complete lines of watches as well as very hard to find and discontinued models. With over 10 years of experience in the watch business Luminous Watch Shop has the knowledge to help your customers find the perfect watch to satisfy every need.

Luminous Watch Shop Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • 9% commission for every sale
  • 30-day cookie
  • Free shipping for USA & Canada on orders $95 and up
  • Newest and latest watches from Luminox, Armourlite & Traser

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Luminous Watch Shop. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Ashley Diener, shids@aol.com.

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Manito Silk Affiliate Program (CAN) is live!

Sep 30, 2014 No Comments by

Manito Silk Logo

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink Canada merchant:

Manito Silk

Not all silk vendors are created equal. Manito Silk provides the finest silk bedding and sleepwear products available in North America, with unparalleled quality in terms of material, craftsmanship and care.

Manito’s sleepwear and bedding has a smooth, soft texture that isn’t slippery, unlike many synthetic fibers. Plus, the unique thermal flexibility of silk means it’s equally comfortable in summer as it is warm in winter. Dress your bed – and yourself – in Manito Silk and you’ll discover luxury, elegance and sensuality like nothing else.

LAUNCH PROMO! Earn 20% commission until November 20th 2014

Manito Silk Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • Earn 8% for every sale
  • Cookie return days: 30
  • 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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Cosmo Music Affiliate Program (CAN) is live!

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments by

Cosmo Music Logo

Introducing a new AvantLink.ca merchant:

Cosmo Music

Cosmo Music is The Musical Instrument Superstore with the largest in-stock offering in the Canadian Market with amazing value; from guitars, drums, band & orchestra, pianos, keyboards, recording and software, live sound, DJ & lighting, sheet music, books, CDs, apparel and gifts. They provide sales, rentals, service and lessons for all types of musical instruments in a one-of-a-kind, world class facility.

Sign up for the Cosmo Music affiliate program and start earning today!

Program highlights include:

  • Earn 3% for every sale
  • Cookie return days: 30
  • AffiliateTraction.ca program management
  • Regularly updated creative

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

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PlumbingDepot Exclusive at AvantLink!

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments by

PlumbingDepot Exclusive at AvantLink

Effective immediately the PlumbingDepot Affiliate Program is exclusive at AvantLink!

High-end plumbing supplies at low prices! PlumbingDepot is a leading online retailer for plumbing & home improvement supplies. They have over 500,000 items in stock and are authorized dealers for 100+ leading home improvement brands.

To avoid missing out on commissions, and to get up to speed on the latest promotions, get your links switched to AvantLink asap. If you’re not yet active with AvantLink, reach out to Jennifer Cormier (jennifer@plumbingdepot.com) to get a specific URL to use for applying to the network on behalf of PlumbingDepot. Expect exciting new developments and strong conversion once you migrate! It goes without saying you don’t want dead links for PlumbingDepot this Q4.

IMPORTANT NOTE: AvantLink network qualifying standards still apply for migrating PlumbingDepot publishers, so please review our acceptance criteria and the affiliate application FAQ before you apply to the network.

For questions reach out to Jennifer Cormier (PlumbingDepot program manager).

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Canadian Icons Affiliate Program (CAN) is live!

Sep 25, 2014 No Comments by

Canadian Icons Logo

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink.ca merchant:

Canadian Icons

Canadian Icons brings Canada to the world, sharing global Canadian brands such as Canada Goose and Manitobah Mukluks and offering a collection of Canadian, archival photographs and historical information.

As Canada’s leading online museum exhibit and store, Canadian Icons features best-in-class order fulfillment and customer service. Every Canadian Icons order is shipped overnight, for free – and sometimes even faster. No matter which Canadian icon captures your imagination, Canadian Icons is a place where you can always encounter an inspiring collection of Canadian treasures and discover organizations working to promote, preserve and protect them. A gift to you, from Canada.

Canadian Icons Affiliate Program highlights include:

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

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

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SnapVisi: Turn Your Photos Into Your Most Powerful Affiliate Ads

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments by

See the photo below this sentence? Try hovering over the jacket in the photo and see what happens.

 

The North Face Denali Fleece Jacket - Men's Size L Color RTNFBlack

Denali Jacket

You’ve just experienced the latest affiliate marketing tool available through the AvantLink App Market called SnapVisi and it will change the way you and other affiliates use photos for marketing. SnapVisi is a brilliant tool that allows you to select certain areas within a photo, most likely products, and tag that area with a custom affiliate link that leads to that product. All of this is done through an easy to use bookmarklet tool that is available anywhere you use your photos.

If the “snap” and the bookmarklet portion sounds familiar, that’s because SnapVisi was built by Justin Ball, the developer who revolutionized how affiliates gets custom links with the SnapLinker and created the super powerful but simple SnapSearcher price comparison and product search tool. SnapVisi as well as SnapLinker and SnapSearcher are all available on the AvantLink App Market for you to use, and yes, they’re still completely 100% free!

Here’s how to use SnapVisi in three easy steps:

Step 1- Setup: 

SnapVisi in the AvantLink App Market

To set up the SnapVisi for use, start by logging into your affiliate account, heading to ‘Ad Tools’ up at the top and then selecting the AvantLink App Market. Select SnapVisi from the list of apps, agree to the terms, and simply drag the blue “SnapVisi Button” into your bookmark bar in your browser. That’s it- tool setup complete!

Step 2- Tagging Products:

When using a photo on your website or blog, SnapVisi gives you the ability to tag products within that photo in certain areas with product-specific affiliate links. Note- your photo must already be loaded on your blog/site for SnapVisi to find it. For this tutorial, we’ll be demoing how this looked in a WordPress post for the photo of the jacket shown above.

  1. Click on the SnapVisi bookmarklet. The tool instantly scans the page your on and picks up any photo that is on that page. Select your desired photo you would like to tag.
  2. Once you’ve selected the photo, click the “Outline Products” button to draw a bracket around the desired product in the photo.SnapVisi Product Outline
  3. After the outline is complete, click the “Link” button and search for a product you would like to link that outline to. Once you selected a product from the search results, the affiliate link is automatically generated for you and associated with the outline.SnapVisi Product Search

Note that you can select multiple products and tag them with affiliate links in a single image.

Setp 3- Setting SnapVisi Up On Your Page

After you’ve tagged the products in the photo, it’s time to put a little bit of code on your webpage to enable SnapVisi to work on your tagged photo. Note- if you’re using WordPress, make sure to complete the steps below while using the “text” editing option and not the “visual” editing option.

SnapVisi Code

  1. To actually ‘enable’ SnapVisi to work, a little snippet of Javascript needs to be place on either the individual page or on a site-wide element of the website. If SnapVisi will be used more than once, it’s highly recommended that this Javascript be put in the header or footer of a website on not on an individual page.
  2. After you’ve uploaded the Javascript, simply hit the “Click to Insert Code” button and the outline of the product and the affiliate link will be automatically paired to the photo you selected. Super easy,huh?

Once that code is in place and you publish the webpage, SnapVisi will transform your photos into a very powerful, very relevant marketing tool that should be a major help to any affiliate who uses photos. A huge thanks to Justin Ball for the large amount of time spent developing this tool and for making it available to all AvantLink affiliates. Also, thanks to the Fanatics team for a wonderful writeup and demo of the SnapVisi, which you can find on their affiliate program resource blog.

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AirGun Depot Affiliate Program is live!

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments by

Air Gun Depot

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

AirGun Depot

As a leader in the industry, AirGun Depot offers a large selection of products, have built lasting relationships with suppliers and buy at the best pricing available to ensure very competitive retail pricing.

Become part of the AirGun Depot affiliate program and start earning commissions today!

Program highlights include:

  • Earn 6% commission
  • 60-day cookie
  • AOV $150+
  • Free shipping orders over $179
  • 30-day no hassle return policy
  • Datafeed containing all products & images
  • Top brands in the industry

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting AirGun Depot. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Cameron Brinkerhoff, cameron@airgundepot.com.

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Merchant Holiday Webinar Series: Prep Your Program For Q4

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments by

AvantLink Merchant Holiday Webinar Series

Can you believe Q4 is almost here already? It seems not that long ago we were wrapping up the last of the 2013 merchant holiday webinar series and finally taking a breather after the chaos we call the Christmas shopping season. If there’s one thing last year taught every merchant, it’s that you cannot have your program too prepared for the Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays, and everything else that happens during the busiest online shopping season of the year.

For 2014, we’ll be continuing our yearly tradition of hosting a three-part webinar series over the course of the next three months that is specifically aimed at helping you prepare your affiliate program to take advantage of the huge amounts of online shopping done this time each year ($39.1 billion was spent on online purchases alone in December of last year). The most prepared programs will be the big winners 2014, much of which can be accomplished by utilizing the simple tactics discussed in this year’s Merchant Holiday Webinar Series.

The first webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st at 11am, will cover the following topics:

  • Providing event calendars for affiliates and proper email communication.
  • Providing seasonally appropriate ad creative (duh) but making it available through dynamic updates (<– super important).
  • Three very powerful affiliate tools that are especially effective during the holidays that you need to know about and recommend to your affiliates.

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 on our YouTube channel.

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OverstockDeals Exclusive at AvantLink!

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments by

OverstockDeals Exclusive at AvantLink

Effective immediately the OverstockDeals Affiliate Program is exclusive at AvantLink!

OverstockDeals is a leading online retailer for kitchen and bathroom home improvement supplies. They stock over 500,000 items including faucets, sinks, tubs, bathroom accessories, kitchen accessories, toilets and more. OverstockDeals in an authorized dealers for 100+ leading home improvement brands.

To avoid missing out on commissions, and to get up to speed on the latest promotions, get your links switched to AvantLink asap. If you’re not yet active with AvantLink, reach out to Jennifer Cormier (jennifer@overstockdeals.com) to get a specific URL to use for applying to the network on behalf of OverstockDeals. Expect exciting new developments and strong conversion once you migrate! It goes without saying you don’t want dead links for OverstockDeals this Q4.

IMPORTANT NOTE: AvantLink network qualifying standards still apply for migrating OverstockDeals publishers, so please review our acceptance criteria and the affiliate application FAQ before you apply to the network.

For questions reach out to Jennifer Cormier (OverstockDeals program manager).

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Use Google Product Feeds To Power Your Program’s AvantLink Datafeed

Sep 11, 2014 No Comments by

AvantLink Datafeeds Use Google Product Feed Specs

For many merchants launching an affiliate program on any network, one of the biggest barriers to entry is having to create a datafeed that matches the feed specifications required by the network. These datafeeds are vital to the operations of any program and here at AvantLink they power many of our cutting edge affiliate tools. Because of this, we have recently developed and implemented a process that allows merchants current or new to use an existing Google Product Feed (GPF) as the datafeed supplied to the network for their program.

This change was made as almost every merchant setting up a program already had a robust, usable GPF configured and ready to use. Why make more work than is necessary?

The process is simple. A merchant gives us their GPF, we’ll map it to our network’s feed specs, and that’s it! We take care of all mapping and conversions automatically each day as the updated GPF is sent to us and the merchant never has to worry about adjusting or updating a second network-specific feed again.

In addition to taking extra work off the table for merchants, this update helps make the move towards a more standardized and unified datafeed specification environment, which is something that benefits the entire industry as a whole. If you’re interested in converting your feeds over to be sourced from a GPF, please contact the AvantLink support team.

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