Archive for November, 2009

Thank your team for everything…

Nov 30, 2009 No Comments by

Here is another Affiliate testimonial. Thanks Matt and team! You guys are truly class acts over there…

As the throws of holiday shopping are upon us, I wanted to take a second to thank your team for everything. After switching from years with one of the largest networks* over to the AvantLink platform, the tools and technology you guys provide has allowed us to make Affiliate marketing a viable income source for the company. We are shocked as to how well this winter has gone with sales so far, and so much of that is because of the technology you provide. We could have never come this far with any other network.

Matt Sampson
Ski Helmets

*Network name removed for privacy.

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The Watch Co is now live in AvantLink!

Nov 25, 2009 No Comments by

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

The Watch Co

The Watch Co is an authorized watch dealer of every brand they offer, so your customers will receive the full manufacturer’s warranty and an authentic factory-direct watch each time they make a purchase. The site is dialed, their average order value exceeds $200 and they have a dedicated management team who will be updating campaigns and promos on a regular basis. Promote high dollar, popular watch brands this holiday season by getting The Watch Co links or product feed(s) in place asap!

From their Affiliate program details: The Watch Co. began in 1993 with one ambitious college student and a vision to offer a wide selection of watches along with incredible service and expertise. The Watch Co. is dedicated to customers who share our appreciation for a high-quality, well-designed timepiece.

Program highlights include:

  • 7% commission for every sale you refer
  • Cookie life valid for 45 days
  • Average order size of $204.00!
  • Special offers and significant discounts for your visitors
  • Search affiliates welcome!
  • Regularly updated creatives

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting The Watch Co. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Phil Groshens, phil/at/volcanonetwork.com.

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IPAINT.US is now live in AvantLink!

Nov 23, 2009 No Comments by

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

IPAINT.US

We’re exicted to launch the IPAINT Affiliate program in our growing “Home and Garden” category. IPAINT.US is the ultimate online paint and coatings superstore, and there are a lot of reasons to get them added asap to your home improvement site or shopping category. This merchant has a 60,000 square foot warehouse, and they are stocked for 1-3 day shipment. Great conversion, with killer terms: 10% on every sale, with 120 cookie!

From their Affiliate program details: Become a part of the IPAINT.US affiliate team and begin generating sales in one of the largest RECESSION-PROOF industries in the world. We carry the largest selection of paint & coatings at the very best prices. IPAINT.US is a major manufacturer of Marine Coatings, Pool Finishes, Garage Floor Epoxies, Wood Finishes, Industrial Coatings, Decorative Coatings and Specialty Coatings.

Program highlights include:

  • Commission Payout: 10%
  • Cookie Duration: 120 Days
  • Avg. Order Size: $200+
  • 30 Day Return/Exchange Policy
  • Product Data feed
  • Free Shipping
  • Product Video Reviews
  • PayPal and All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting IPAINT.US. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Don Schnurr, dschnurr/at/gmail.com.

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deal Sheet

Nov 19, 2009 No Comments by

Here we go, it’s full speed ahead Q4 2009! A few weeks ago we solicited promos from merchants specifically for the Black Friday (Nov 27th) and Cyber Monday (November 30th) shopping days. A number of retailers came through and submitted the following list of KILLER deals and coupon codes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to observe the start and end dates for each promo. Most are not active yet, so you won’t be able to get access to the campaign code. But flag this message and be sure to feature these promos as soon as they go live.


Categories: Accessories | Apparel | Costumes | Eyewear | Food/Drink | Home/Garden | Outdoor/Recreation | Pet Supplies | Special Occasion | Sports

Accessories

The Watch Co (Apply)
Kenneth Cole Watch Steal
Promo Details: Kenneth Cole KC3821 for only $99.95, $143.80 off retail.
Start Date: 11/27/2009 Black Friday Only!
End Date: 11/27/2009 Black Friday Only!

The Watch Co (Apply)
Kenneth Cole Watch Steal
Promo Details: Kenneth Cole KC1575 for only $109.95, $171.30 off retail.
Start Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!
End Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!

Apparel

BobbyJonesShop.com (Apply)
CyberMonday Gift Card Promotion
Promo Details: Spend $250 on the site and receive electronic $50 gift card for your future use.
Start Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!
End Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!

HickeyFreeman.com (Apply)
CyberMonday Gift Card Promotion
Promo Details: Spend $250 on the site and receive electronic $50 gift card for your future use.
Start Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!
End Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!

HickeyStyle.com (Apply)
CyberMonday Gift Card Promotion
Promo Details: Spend $250 on the site and receive electronic $50 gift card for your future use.
Start Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!
End Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!

Costumes

Grim Reapers (Apply)
50% Black Friday Weekend Sale
Promo Details: 50% off any item listed on www.grimreapers.com, plus $12.99 flat shipping charge. Excludes “seasonal” products, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Statues may receive discount, but still incur additional freight charges.
Coupon Code: Friday50
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 11/29/2009

Grim Reapers (Apply)
35% Off Entire Stock Cyber Monday Sale
Promo Details: 35% off any item listed on www.grimreapers.com, plus $12.99 flat shipping charge. Statues may receive discount, but still incur additional freight charges.
Coupon Code: Monday35
Start Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!
End Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!

Eyewear

HaberVision.com (Apply)
Free Shipping
Promo Details: Now Free Shipping from HaberVision for early shoppers. Simply select USPS Priority Mail (US Only) and enter SSUSPS promotion code at checkout. One promotion code per order
Coupon Code: SSUSPS
Start Date: 11/25/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

HaberVision.com (Apply)
Cyber Monday Deal
Promo Details: One Day only to receive 65% off retail on all HaberVision Products. Enter SUPER15 promotion code at checkout to see the savings.
Coupon Code: SUPER15
Start Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!
End Date: 11/30/2009 Cyber Monday Only!

HaberVision.com (Apply)
Polarized Goggle Savings
Promo Details: Enter SSX2D promotion code at checkout to receive 60% off retail on the Highline Polarized Goggle. One promotion code per order.
Coupon Code: SSX2D
Start Date: 11/25/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

HaberVision.com (Apply)
Super Deal
Promo Details: Now save 65% off any Haber Eliminator Fan Goggle. Simply enter FAN65 promotion code at checkout to see the savings. One promotion code per order
Coupon Code: FAN65
Start Date: 11/01/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

Food/Drink

Koa Coffee (Apply)
Free Shipping
Promo Details: Free USPS shipping on all orders over $99.
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 01/01/2010

Koa Coffee (Apply)
Deluxe Gift Basket with free shipping/delivery
Promo Details: Deluxe Kona Gift Basket. Top seller last Christmas. Reg Retail Value $115- only $99, plus free USPS shipping. We’ll deliver no charge.
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 01/01/2010

Home/Garden

1800Pools.com (Apply)
Thankgiving Weekend S&H
Promo Details: From Black Friday thru Cyber Monday 11/27-11/30 we will take off all Shipping & Handling Charges. Applies to ground shipments only. Hurry, Purchase and Save!
Coupon Code: ship
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

Outdoor/Recreation

Konasports.com (Apply)
HUGE Cyber Monday Sale!
Promo Details: 20% OFF ALL Sale and Non-Sale Clothing & Wetsuits Only.
Coupon Code: CYBER09
Start Date: 11/23/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

MasseysOutfitters.com (Apply)
Storewide Outerwear Sale
Promo Details: No code necessary. We will offer our best prices of the year on brands like North Face, Mountain Hardwear and Marmot – 10-30% Off All Styles.
Start Date: 11/24/2009
End Date: 12/01/2009

Mountains Plus (Apply)
Free Cleaning Kit with Any Camelbak Purchase
Promo Details: Get a Free Camelbak Cleaning Kit when you purchase any Camelbak Pack on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

Mountains Plus (Apply)
20% OFF Any 1 Full Price Item
Promo Details: Get 20% off any single full priced item using Code AVCM09.
Coupon Code: AVCM09
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

Mountains Plus (Apply)
Free Footprint & Pawprint with Nemo Losi 2P Tent Purchase
Promo Details: Get both a Free Footprint AND a Free Pawprint when you purchase a Nemo Losi 2P Tent.
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

Mountains Plus (Apply)
Free Shipping Upgrade
Promo Details: Upgrade your shipping on US! Order Ground, get 3 Day, order 3 Day, get 2nd Day! Use Code AVCMS09.
Coupon Code: AVCMS09
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

Mountains Plus (Apply)
Free Rudy Project Duffel Bag with Purchase of Rudy Project Helmet
Promo Details: Buy any of our Rudy Project helmets and receive an awesome Rudy Project Duffel bag valued at $99 for FREE.
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

NRS (Apply)
Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale
Promo Details: Get 10% off All Orders, no code required (excludes boats, sale items, & gift cards).
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

outdoor DIVAS (Apply)
FREE GIFT
Promo Details: Holiday Shoppers – Get a FREE gift with purchase today! Enter coupon code 1133 at checkout.
Coupon Code: 1133
Start Date: 11/30/2009
End Date: 12/01/2009

outdoor DIVAS (Apply)
FREE HAT
Promo Details: For all Winter Cowgirls – Get a pink Pistil Betty hat FREE with the purchase of $100 or more. Enter coupon code 19111 at checkout..
Coupon Code: 19111
Start Date: 11/30/2009
End Date: 12/01/2009

Patagonia.com (Apply)
Free Ground Shipping Offer
Promo Details: Get free ground shipping for any order of $100 or more between now and December 14, 2009.
Start Date: 11/19/2009
End Date: 12/14/2009

Play Outdoors (Apply)
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale
Promo Details: Save additional 20% off your order over $60. Does not apply to water sports and swimwear category; limit 1 per person.
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 12/04/2009

ProBoardShop.com (Apply)
Black Friday + Cyber Monday
Promo Details: Significantly deeper discounts than the normal on weekly deals!
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 12/30/2009

Snowboard Connection (Apply)
Black Friday Sale
Promo Details: Thanks for Snowboarding! 50% OFF Select Snowboards!!
Start Date: 11/26/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

Tahoe Mountain Sports (Apply)
Black Friday Coupon!
Promo Details: $10 off any order over $100!
Coupon Code: givemeten
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 12/30/2009

Tahoe Mountain Sports (Apply)
Black Friday Coupon!
Promo Details: $20 off any order over $200!
Coupon Code: givemetwenty
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 12/30/2009

Tahoe Mountain Sports (Apply)
Black Friday Coupon!
Promo Details: Custom Backcountry Gear Packages! Pick any three or more items and get 15% Off! Valid on Winter Packs, Shovels, Probes, Beacons, Skins, and Poles.
Coupon Code: BC15
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 12/30/2009

Tahoe Mountain Sports (Apply)
Black Friday Special!
Promo Details: Free Two Day Ground Shipping on orders over $50 shipped to California!
Coupon Code: Free2Day
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 12/30/2009

The House (Apply)
Black Friday + Cyber Monday
Promo Details: Significantly deeper discounts than the normal on weekly deals!
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 12/30/2009

TrekLightGear.com (Apply)
Cyber Monday Plus
Promo Details: Trek Light Gear’s Cyber Monday deal is your chance to save with the absolute lowest prices available all year. This year’s coupon is good for 30% OFF everything in the store, including all of our newest products. From lightweight hammocks and camping accessories to compact, eco-friendly bags Trek Light Gear has the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for the holiday season. This year TLG will be extending its famous Cyber Monday deal all the way through Thursday!
Start Date: 11/30/2009
End Date: 12/03/2009

Pet Supplies

FetchDog.com (Apply)
Free Shipping!
Promo Details: No minimum order, no coupon code necessary.
Start Date: 11/06/2009
End Date: 12/24/2009

Muttropolis (Apply)
Black Friday Deal: Gift to our pack!
Promo Details: Free $25 gift card for every $100 you spend. Gift card valid as of December 1st, 2009.
Start Date: 11/23/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

Windy City Parrot (Apply)
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Special
Promo Details: Coupon for 15% OFF your ENTIRE order!
Coupon Code: HSB
Start Date: 11/26/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

Special Occasion

AmericanBridal.com (Apply)
Personalized Gifts Under $10 Now on Sale at AmericanBridal.com
Promo Details: Find a huge selection of gifts at $10 and under now marked down – and personalize for FREE!
Start Date: 11/19/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

Beau-coup Wedding Favors (Apply)
Our Biggest Sale Ever
Promo Details: Free Ground Shipping ($50 and up), Free Ground Shipping + $10 off ($100 and up), Free Ground Shipping + $20 ($200 and up)
Start Date: 11/30/2009
End Date: 12/04/2009 (possible extension through 12/7)

Sports

InTheHoleGolf.com (Apply)
Back Friday to Cyber Monday Promotion
Promo Details: Get 15% off any size purchase! Use cyber15 at checkout.
Coupon Code: cyber15
Start Date: 11/27/2009
End Date: 11/30/2009

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Calendars.com is now live in AvantLink!

Nov 17, 2009 4 Comments by

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

Calendars.com

The Best Selection of Calendars in the Known Universe!

This is an exciting opportunity for Affiliates to earn up to 15%! Calendars.com brings together the latest Internet technology with the world’s largest calendar inventory to create the Web’s best calendar store. Sign-up now and earn 10% baseline payout for the busy holiday shopping season.

Note: With your acceptance into the Calendars.com Affiliate program, you are also approved for the DogBreedStore.com. With more than 1,200 items in stock, DBS has the Web’s biggest and best store for merchandise specific to your favorite breed.

Program highlights include:

  • Tiered commission structure starting at 10% (12% if banner is on homepage*), with 15% potential
  • 45 day cookie duration
  • Emailed reports with top selling calendars
  • Big selection of top-performing banners and text links

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Calendars.com. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Leslie Wilson, affiliate/at/calendars.com.

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Screencast: Product Content Widget – Merchant Pricing/Availability

Nov 16, 2009 2 Comments by

The Product Content Widget is a powerful tool for pulling up product information for a given product, including product details, comparison pricing, videos, product reviews and more.

It can also be used as a simple way to a pull up a comparison style product pricing/availability widget. The following screencast covers the product pricing/availability widget functionality.

Scott Kalbach
AvantLink.com Affiliate Network

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Mountains Plus & TinyTrekker on AvantShare!

Nov 05, 2009 No Comments by

On October 20th we announced the program launches of Mountains Plus (mpgear.com) and TinyTrekker on AvantLink. These are SOLID Outdoor/Recreation programs with an Affiliate powerhouse reputation, and you should definitely be sure to get their links or feeds added asap this Q4.

To facilitate communications and distribute promotions, Mountains Plus and TinyTrekker recently sponsored a dedicated, branded presence on AvantShare.com. Click the Mountains Plus logo below to visit their dedicated blog category, and we also included a list of all the blog posts they have published so far.

Latest Affiliate blog headlines from Mountains Plus and TinyTrekker:

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Screencast: How to get pre-configured merchant ad campaigns

Nov 05, 2009 1 Comment by

In this screencast, we provide a basic overview of the tool that allows you to get pre-configured merchant banner (image), text, HTML, Flash and video ads.

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Screencast: How to build a custom affiliate link

Nov 05, 2009 3 Comments by

In an effort to build out our affiliate support center and make sure we have screencasts that cover each ad tool, we’ve produced this simple overview of our Custom Link tool. The Custom Link tool allows you to build an affiliate ad link that lands on the merchant website URL of your choosing.

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Two Peas in a Bucket is now live in AvantLink!

Nov 03, 2009 No Comments by

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant, and category:

Two Peas in a Bucket

We’re pleased to bring our Affiliates Two Peas in a Bucket, the first retailer in our “Scrapbooking” category! Founded in 1999, Two Peas in a Bucket is a leader in the retail scrapbooking industry and a respected community for scrapbooking enthusiasts around the world. With the support of a dedicated manager, and AvantLink’s robust Affiliate tools, you can now promote the most popular scrapbook supplies and earn 10% payout on every sale.

From their program details: “Named Top Internet Retailer by Creating Keepsakes Readers’ Choice Awards and number one in site traffic by the Scrapbooking Top 50, Two Peas in a Bucket has established itself as a premier scrapbooking destination online.”

Program highlights include:

  • Commission Payout: 10-12%
  • Cookie Days: 30
  • Average Order: $48
  • Average Site Conversion: 3.69%
  • Flat File Datafeeds
  • Dedicated Affiliate Program Support

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Two Peas in a Bucket. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Rob Van Domelen, rob/at/twopeasinabucket.com.

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