Archive for December, 2008

Merchants, List Your Promotions

Dec 31, 2008 2 Comments by

Merchants, email us your planned Valentine’s Day Affiliate Promotions and we’ll feature them FREE in our first Promo Newsletter. Deadline for inclusion in this distribution is Monday, January 20th.

You can email support/at/avantlink.com or any AvantLink network representative directly. In your email include “Valentine’s Day Promos” as the subject line, and the following for each promo listing: Specifics of Promotion, Start-End Date

In 2009 we are rolling out a lot of new features (and improvements) to AvantLink’s existing platform, and one of those features will be network distributed newsletters, the first to go out right after the new year. There are three “sets” of network newsletters, and they will include:

  1. a bi-monthly Affiliate newsletter (to include info on new merchants, new/upgraded Affiliate tools & functionality, best practices, industry insight and more)
  2. a quarterly merchant newsletter (to include latest technology releases, new merchant tools, platform management tutorials and more)
  3. a promotional-based newsletter (to include special offers for Affiliates from seasonal milestones and holidays throughout the year)

Our first Promo Newsletter is scheduled to go out February 2nd, and it will feature Affiliate promotional opportunities for Valentine’s Day from all participating AvantLink merchants. Then additionally throughout out the year we’ll be distributing Promo Newsletters centered around the following high-profile shopping events:

  • Mother’s Day Promos (distributed first week in May)
  • Father’s Day Promos (distributed first week in June)
  • Back To School Promos (distributed mid August)
  • Black Fri/Cyber Mon Promos (distributed mid November)
  • Holiday Promos (distributed first week in December)

Merchants, these distributions will be exposed to many high-value Affiliates, whether or not they are actively promoting you. By submitting your special offers for inclusion in our Promo Newsletters you will increase sales and attract new Affiliates. We will be sending out reminder notices a few weeks in advance of each of these Promo Newsletters.

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AvantLink Screencast (Affiliates): Dynamic Coupon/Deal Feed

Dec 22, 2008 No Comments by

The goal of the AvantLink screencasts are to help current (or prospective) Affiliates and Merchants learn more about our network, and the technology we offer.

This screencast highlights how Affiliates can configure and utilize deal feeds using our Dynamc Coupon Feed tool.

Take a look at the Dynamic Coupon/Deal Feed screencast below, or CLICK HERE to view the full sized version.

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HaberVision.com is now live in AvantLink!

Dec 17, 2008 1 Comment by

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

HaberVision.com

This is an exciting opportunity for any Affiliates with sports or outdoor related traffic. You can now promote premium polarized sunglasses and goggles at 50% off the retail price with the HaberVision.com Affiliate program, now at AvantLink! Terms include a 10% payout on all referred sales, with a 60 day cookie life.

Steve Haber, founder of Bolle, has returned to the eyewear industry after seeing a need for quality polarized products. His new company, HaberVision.com, offers high-quality eyewear for athletes and avid outdoorsman, using the latest materials from the finest factories in the world. Highlights of the HaberVision.com Affiliate program include:

  • 10% commission on sales
  • 60-day cookie
  • Average order value $80
  • Average site conversion 5%
  • Fit and guaranteed satisfaction
  • Customizable datafeeds
  • Best value for polarized premium eyewear

Read the program launch announcement on ABestWeb.

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting HaberVision.com. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Jani Shoemaker, jani/at/habervision.com.

Gary & AvantLink

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Is Your Network Keeping Up?

Dec 17, 2008 3 Comments by

Merchants, is your Affiliate network keeping up?

AvantLink Network Other Networks
  • The Most Brand Protection
  • Premiere Merchant Technologies
  • High Percentage Savvy Affiliates
  • Industry Leading Affiliate Tools
  • Free Advanced Datafeeds & Scripts
  • Your Partner For Innovation
  • Affiliate Program Branding Services
  • No Hidden & Nickel/Dime Charges
  • Advanced Tracking & Reporting
  • Complete Affiliate Transparency
  • Highest Quality Responsiveness/Service
  • Intuitive Management Interface
  • Little Brand Protection
  • Out-of-Date Merchant Technologies
  • High Percentage Valueless Affiliates
  • Few Affiliate Tools
  • Third Party Datafeeds & Scripts
  • No Commitment To Innovation
  • Limited Affiliate Program Branding
  • Many Hidden & Nickel/Dime Charges
  • Standard Tracking & Reporting
  • Limited Affiliate Transparency
  • Little Responsiveness/Service
  • Confusing Management Interface

Learn more about AvantLink.com by visiting our web site, or from the links below…

AvantLink Value Proposition for Merchants
AvantLink Affiliate & Merchant Testimonials
AvantLink Support Forum at ABestWeb

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AvantLink Screencast (Affiliates): Custom Link Builder

Dec 15, 2008 No Comments by

The goal of the AvantLink screencasts are to help current (or prospective) Affiliates and Merchants learn more about our network, and the technology we offer.

This screencast highlights how Affiliates can configure custom tracking links using our custom link builder tool.

Take a look at the Custom Link Builder screencast below via our YouTube channel.

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Muttropolis is now live in AvantLink!

Dec 11, 2008 1 Comment by

Introducing a new exclusive AvantLink merchant:

Muttropolis

We are proud to bring you an Internet Retailer Hot 100 store with Muttropolis, A Utopia for Pets and Their Parents. This specialty dog and cat boutique delights pet parents with the community feel of a friendly pet park and a personalized opportunity to help their animal companions live a healthier and happier life.

Muttropolis offers a wide selection of durable pet bedding, bowls, collars, functional dog toys, all-natural diets and organic treats. This program offers competitive terms (up to 12% payout), exciting promotions to push out and good conversion on your traffic. Not to mention the great people behind the effort…this we can assure you of.

Other highlights of the Muttropolis Affiliate program include:

We invite you to join the Muttropolis Affiliate program, exclusively at AvantLink!

  • Earn up to 12% commission
  • Most recognized pet products
  • 120 day cookie life
  • Free Affiliate tools

Read the program launch announcement on ABestWeb.

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Muttropolis. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Christine Liashek, cliashek/at/muttropolis.com.

Gary & AvantLink

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AvantLink Screencast (Affiliates): Web Service Datafeed Subscriptions

Dec 10, 2008 No Comments by

The goal of the AvantLink screencasts are to help current (or prospective) Affiliates and Merchants learn more about our network, and the technology we offer.

This screencast highlights how Affiliates can configure, save and edit web service datafeed subscriptions.

Take a look at the Web Service Datafeed Subscriptions screencast below, or CLICK HERE to view the full sized version.

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Merchants, Check out NewsForAffiliates

Dec 04, 2008 No Comments by

NewsForAffiliates.com

Here is an important note to all AvantLink merchants. Actually, any merchant should have a look at NewsForAffiliates.com. It’s a high-profile news distribution channel for anyone managing an Affiliate program. From their About page…

NewsForAffiliates.com provides a venue for all merchants to communicate news about the affiliate programs to affiliates. All for free, all the time. Information is money, and here we attempt, with our merchant partners, to provide you with all the information you need on each participating program. All information is provided by the affiliate manager of the specific merchant.

For several years we’ve been using a number of web distribution channels (including our blog & ABW) for AvantLink news like Affiliate technology releases, new merchant announcements and more. And one thing is for certain, the more high profile channels you can hit with your Affiliate program news, the better. The program branding and exposure merchants get from posting promos, etc. through a channel like this is incredibly valuable. In fact, the end result from content distribution like this is exactly why we offer our Branding Package for Merchants service level. So take full advantage of this killer opportunity to have your own login, and post all your Affiliate program news at NewsForAffiliates.com!

If you would like a login email Jamie Birch at jamie/at/jebcommerce.com and he’ll get you squared away.

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AvantLink Screencast (Affiliates): Raw Datafeed Subscriptions

Dec 03, 2008 No Comments by

The goal of the AvantLink screencasts are to help current (or prospective) Affiliates and Merchants learn more about our network, and the technology we offer.

This screencast highlights how Affiliates can configure, save and edit raw datafeed subscriptions.

Take a look at the Raw Datafeed Subscriptions screencast below, or CLICK HERE to view the full sized version.

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AvantLink Screencast (Affiliates): Retrieving Ad Types

Dec 01, 2008 1 Comment by

The goal of the AvantLink screencasts are to help current (or prospective) Affiliates and Merchants learn more about our network, and the technology we offer.

This screencast highlights how Affiliates can retrieve pre-configured campaigns, and the different ad types from merchants. Ad types in AvantLink include Banner, Text, HTML, Flash and Video.

Take a look at the Retrieving Ad Types screencast below, or CLICK HERE to view the full sized version.

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