Affiliate Webinar Recording: How To Prepare For Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments by

Wednesday marked the second stop in a three part holiday webinar series for affiliates, looking at the most effective and unique tools and strategies for product promotion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you missed the event, take a look at the recording below and keep an eye out for part three which will be scheduled for December 17th.

Here’s the webinar’s timeline:

  • Searching For Seasonal/Promo Oriented Ads:  6:03
  • Custom Links To Top Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: 14:10
  • Show Multiple Deal Of The Day Feeds With The AdRotator+: 22:10
  • How To Monetize Top Products/Gift Guide Photos: 33:43
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Steaks And Game Affiliate Program is live!

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments by

Steaks And Game

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

Steaks And Game

The SteaksAndGame.com affiliate program is designed to reward sites, blogs, apps and communities with an audience made up of gourmet meat enthusiasts.

Their store features the ultimate destination for meat lovers on the hunt for the steak experience of their lives. They offer customers a curated selection of the freshest cuts of prime beef, game and fowl from the best ranches in the world.

Steaks And Game Affiliate Program highlights:

  • Ongoing affiliate support
  • Monthly newsletters and promotions
  • New shoppers have access to a 10% discount code
  • 10% commission
  • 60-day first-party cookie
  • Average order size is $115
  • Bonuses

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Steaks And Game. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Bogdan Chertes, bogdanc@gourmetfoodstore.com.

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How To: Optimize your Holiday Ads for Maximum Affiliate Participation

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments by

It’s the time of year for holiday sales and with a few simple steps you can optimize your ads for maximum participation by affiliates simply by following the two steps below.

Why does this matter:

Just as you manage many affiliate’s participation in your program, affiliates are typically managing multiple merchants in theirs.  Finding ads specific to the Holidays (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.) can be a bit of a challenge but AvantLink provides tools to make this easier. The tool, however, requires some setup for each ad in the merchant program.

Here are the two steps to optimize your ads for the Holidays (each will be discussed in more detail below and in the video):

  1. In each individual ad, both text and image, set the “This is a coupon/deal campaign:” to “Yes”.  If you have a coupon code enter it in the ‘Coupon Code:’ text box (the coupon code is not required but an optional item so this field can be left blank).  Set the ‘Ad Category’ ‘sub-categories’ to identify the specific sale or holiday, e.g., Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.
  2. Communicate this to your affiliates using the  seasonal-promo  and/or  ad-camp-button  button in the AvantLink email tool.

 

 Checking which Ads are Currently Tagged with What Categories

  • To see which of your ads are currently Tagged with a specific Seasonal/Promo Ad sub-category, simply go to Go to ‘Tools’ ->  Add/Edit Ad Campaigns then make your selection from the Ad Category drop-down menu:

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Optimizing your Ads for the Holidays

Step 1:  Setting the Ad Category and identifying the ad as a ‘coupon/deal campaign’ – Typically any promotion you are running for the holiday qualifies as a deal. These do not need to include coupon codes but can if you are using them.

  •   Go to ‘Tools’ ->  Add/Edit Ad Campaigns and choose [Edit] next to the ad you would like to identify as a Seasonal/Promotional ad:

select-the-ad

  • Set the ‘This is a coupon/deal campaign:” to yes:

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  • Choose the appropriate Promotional Sub-Categories for your Ad:

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  • Click  save-button

 

Step 2.  Communicate Updates to your Affiliates – Provide your program with an edge and let your affiliates know about your Seasonal/Promo Ads using the AvantLink Email Tool.

  • Go to Affiliates -> Email Affiliates
  • In the body of the email you have two options you can use:
  • Option 1: Click the seasonal-promo:

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  • When the affiliate clicks on this link it will bring them to all of your ads that you have tagged, in this case, for Black Friday.

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  • When the affiliate clicks on this link it will bring them to all of your ads that you have tagged, in this case, for Black Friday.
  • Option 2:  Click the  ad-camp-button and select the Ad(s) that have been tagged as Black Friday

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Topwick Affiliate Program is live!

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments by

Topwick

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

Topwick

Topwick is a men’s interest site that covers the latest in health, productivity, technology, style & design. Each week they feature new products from up and coming brands that sit squarely at the intersection of purpose-driven design and aspirational technology.

“We’re a team of life enthusiasts and urban pioneers who share a passion for gear that make our lives easier…”

Topwick Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • 10% commission
  • Average order value between $100-$200
  • Free shipping
  • 30-day cookie
  • 100% guaranteed returns
  • Exclusive brands
  • Promote discounts up to 50% off
  • Flash sale model creating a sense of urgency

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Topwick. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Fernando Campos, fernando@topwick.com.

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Merchant Holiday Webinar Series – Finishing 2014 with a Bang & Post Holiday Strategies 2015

Nov 20, 2014 No Comments by

AvantLink Merchant Holiday Webinar Series

 

After the dust clears from Black Friday, the battle scars have healed from Cyber Monday….December Madness cometh!

Presented by Kevin Kotzian and scheduled for December 3rd at 11:00 AM MST our monthly Holiday Merchant Webinar Series – Part 3 and will be covering:

  1. Gift Guides
  2. Last Minute Shopping Strategies
  3. Post Holiday Sales Strategies

We are going to focus on effective strategies and communication so if there is something specific you would like to hear about leave a comment below and we’ll add it to the list.

We realize this is a crazy time of year so we will keep this short and sweet and also provide a quick reference checklist for optimizing your programs over the holiday and post-holiday madness.

This webinar is limited to the first 100 Merchants to sign up so don’t miss out and register today!  Happy holidays!

 

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not Affiliate Program is live!

Nov 20, 2014 No Comments by

Ripley's Believe it or Not

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

Ripley’s Believe it or Not

For over 90 years Ripley Entertainment Inc. has entertained visitors around the world, with over 90 exciting attractions in 10 countries, along with best-selling books, a network television series in more than 70 countries, and the longest continuously published newspaper comic in history.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Affiliate Program highlights include:

Why promote Ripley’s Believe it or Not?

  • 90 attractions in 10 counties
  • Everything odd, weird, and unbelievable
  • Worldwide leader in fun family attractions

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Jon Nunez, Ripleys@affiliatemanager.com.

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CleverCards Affiliate Program is live!

Nov 19, 2014 No Comments by

CleverCards

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

CleverCards

CleverCards offers customers the opportunities to share moments in minutes – with the easiest way to create and send personalized greeting cards and calendars. Earn up to 30% commission this Q4 on every sale generated by your referrals!

CleverCards has integrated e-commerce and mobile technologies, social content and a worldwide printing network to create a best-in-class greeting card site. Customers can send meaningful cards to anywhere in the world in a matter of minutes and create special calendars faster than on any other platform.

Product Range: The full product range includes standard and large single greeting cards, flat and folded card Value Packs, and personalized wall calendars.

CleverCards Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • 30% commission rate now until 10 December
  • Thereafter flat 15% for all affiliates
  • High conversion and monetization rates on both desktop and mobile (at 8% on mobile!)
  • Average order value increasing steadily; will exceed $30 during holiday season
  • 30-day cookie duration
  • Strong promotional offers for high order value products – over 50% off
  • Regularly updated creative assets linking directly to product listings
  • Emails providing you with details about the latest offers and deals for your users

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting CleverCards . Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Leigh Pottinger, leigh@cleverbug.com.

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PictureStore Affiliate Program (AUS) is Live!

Nov 18, 2014 No Comments by

PictureStore

Introducing a new AvantLink Australia merchant:

PictureStore

PictureStore is Australia’s first and largest online poster, print and framing retailer offering over 150,000 art and photographic prints and posters, many of which are not available anywhere else in Australia. PictureStore’s web site contains a range of Australian art prints, posters and photographs which are provided exclusively to their online customers.

PictureStore also has great corporate discounts to help you decorate your business. Don’t wait, join the PictureStore affiliate program and start earning today.

Program highlights include:

  • Earn 17% for every sale
  • Cookie return days: 30
  • AffiliateTraction™ Australia program management
  • Regularly updated creative

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting PictureStore Australia. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Dunia Silan, dunia.silan@afftraction.com.au.

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DYLN Inspired Affiliate Program is live!

Nov 18, 2014 No Comments by

DYLN Inspired

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

DYLN Inspired

DYLN Inspired creates products with an inherent purpose that enlivens the body, making it easy to experience the energy of nature. The DYLN Inspired collection is designed to help yoga and wellness enthusiasts, athletes, and the health-conscious reach their ultimate potential.

DYLN Inspired creates beautifully designed products, featuring a perfect balance aesthetic appeal and high performance. DYLN Inspired raises the bar when it comes to healthy and active living. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity this Q4 to promote this merchant!

DYLN Inspired Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • Earn 10% 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 DYLN Inspired. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Matt Lim, matt.lim@afftraction.com.

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Purdys Chocolatier Affiliate Program (CAN) is live!

Nov 17, 2014 No Comments by

Purdys Chocolatier

Introducing a new AvantLink Canada merchant:

Purdys Chocolatier

Purdys Chocolatier, a Canadian owned and family operated business, is the leading chocolatier in Canada. Since 1907, one thing has remained constant at Purdys a commitment to an inspiring, personal chocolate experience.

Purdys’ chocolates are made using only the finest ingredients from around the world including chocolate from Belgium, ginger from Australia, cashews from India, and dairy products delivered fresh daily from farms across Western Canada. Care is taken to ensure each batch of creams curls just right; nuts are roasted to perfection; caramel flavour bursts as it fills your mouth; and Hedgehogs have that silky, smooth texture that our customers have come to expect.

Purdys Chocolatier has chocolates for every gift-giving opportunity and special celebration. Canada’s leading chocolatier delivers all across Canada and the United States.

Purdys Chocolatier Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • Earn 6% for every sale
  • Cookie return days: 60
  • AffiliateTraction.ca program management
  • Regularly updated creative

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

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