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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US Outdoor Store is now live in AvantLink!

Nov 02, 2009 No Comments by

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

US Outdoor Store

Our Affiliates can now promote US Outdoor Store this Q4…a long-time powerhouse as an outdoor store, and Affiliate program! Since 1957, The US Outdoor Store has specialized in high quality performance outdoor clothing and equipment. They offer 8% baseline commission, on a first-party 120-day cookie with a compelling feed of promotional campaigns ready to go in their ad list.

From their program details: USOUTDOOR.com great customer service, free shipping, no sales tax, unbeatable prices, and a great selection of outerwear, snowboards, skis, backpacks, travel gear and more…

Program highlights include:

  • 8% commission rate
  • Bonuses and incentives for top Affiliates!
  • AOS: $123; higher in winter months!
  • 120 day cookie sessions for your visitors
  • Datafeed /deep linking capability to thousands of products!
  • Access to top selling products and our Outlet Center
  • Fresh banners, text links & resources to work with our datafeed
  • Performance incentives, contests, and special coupons

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting US Outdoor Store. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Greg Beddor, Greg/at/USOUTDOOR.com.

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The Baby Bunch is now live in AvantLink!

Oct 27, 2009 No Comments by

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

The Baby Bunch

The Baby Bunch will pay 20% commission on all sales you send their way! This retailer specializes in beautiful and unique creations designed in their own studios, and they are widely recognized as one of the leading baby gifts companies. Simon and team at The Baby Bunch get Affiliate marketing! Check this out from their Affiliate program details:

Our products are all handmade from the finest materials. We illuminate mothers and babies with our truly special gifts. We offer a very generous commission on our sales as we see you as a critical part of our team. We endeavor to provide you with everything you require to promote our products. We are regularly featured in magazines and on TV and Martha Stewart is a keen fan!

Program highlights include:

  • 20% commission
  • Average order size of $75
  • 180-day cookies
  • Fraud screening to protect your commissions
  • Full-time affiliate management staff
  • Greater product selection
  • Data feeds (raw data or dynamic solutions)
  • Holiday/seasonal specials

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting The Baby Bunch. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Simon Martin, smartin/at/boxermartin.com.

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Third Party Analytics Discrepancy

Oct 20, 2009 No Comments by

Every so often a merchant emails us and wants to know why they are seeing sales in AvantLink that their analytics software is showing as associated with another ad campaign, eg. email, PPC.

Merchant asked: “There is a substantial discrepancy between sales reported via AvantLink vs sales reported via Google Analytics – shouldn’t they be the same?”

AvantLink answered: Google analytics (and other analytics packages) only record the last referred click, and your Affiliate cookie is valid for 90 days from any click through. So they (Google in this case) are not reporting the complete click stream that resulted in the actual sale. So as an example, just because your Google analytics says the last click came from an email campaign, that does not negate a valid Affiliate referral still in place from a previous click through within the defined 90-day window.

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TinyTrekker is now live in AvantLink!

Oct 20, 2009 No Comments by

Introducing a new exclusive AvantLink merchant:

TinyTrekker

Jump at this, folks! TinyTrekker was formed by the veteran team from Mountains Plus in the fall of 2008 to provide quality outdoor gear for families and children. Both TinyTrekker and Mountains Plus launched on AvantLink together, so regardless of where your referred customer checks out you will get credit for the sale. Promote the top brands in kids gear for active and adventurous families via this outstanding opportunity, just in time for the busy holiday shopping, and winter sports seasons!

Note the same compelling terms as Mountains Plus: 10% payout with no chargebacks on returns from a high-converting store

From their Affiliate program details: Our Affiliate-friendly program offers you the ability to promote our popular outdoor products in categories such as, family camping, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, kayaking and other family related backcountry needs.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Generous 10% commission on all sales
  • 120 tracking cookie
  • Thousands of products from top-tier manufacturers
  • High conversion rates and high average order sizes
  • Extensive creatives and custom artwork available
  • Product datafeeds
  • Dedicated customer service staff, same day shipping and a 60 Day “Worry Free” return policy.
  • No chargebacks on returns. Only on fraud and canceled orders.

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting TinyTrekker. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Erik Viafore, affiliates/at/mpgear.com.

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Mountains Plus is now live in AvantLink!

Oct 20, 2009 2 Comments by

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

Mountains Plus

Attention Affiliates with outdoor related sites, or traffic. We have another top outdoor store live! We’re very pleased to bring you a long time respected web retailer with Mountains Plus – MPGear.com (Note we also launched their sister site TinyTrekker at the same time, which is exclusively at AvantLink). Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear has been specializing in providing the best products available and outstanding customer service since 1995, and now you can promote them via the world’s strongest Outdoor/Recreation network.

Folks, please note these very compelling and progressive terms for Mountains Plus & TinyTrekker: 10% payout with no chargebacks on returns

From their Affiliate program details: Our Affiliate-friendly program offers you the ability to promote our popular outdoor products with the Affiliate tools and support that you need to generate sizable commissions. Our dedicated affiliate management, along with the reputable Avantlink network, give you every opportunity to be successful.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Generous 10% commission on all sales
  • 120 tracking cookie
  • Thousands of products from top-tier manufacturers
  • High conversion rates and high average order sizes
  • Extensive creatives and custom artwork available
  • Product datafeeds
  • Dedicated customer service staff, same day shipping and a 60 Day “Worry Free” return policy.
  • No chargebacks on returns. Only on fraud and canceled orders.

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Mountains Plus. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Erik Viafore, affiliates/at/mpgear.com.

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Berg’s Ski and Snowboard Shop is now live in AvantLink!

Oct 19, 2009 1 Comment by

Introducing a new exclusive AvantLink merchant:

Berg’s Ski and Snowboard Shop

Specialty retailers crank, and this one launches just in time for the holiday shopping season, as well as the ski season! Promote all the top winter sports industry brands at Berg’s Ski and Snowboard Shop via their newly polished online ski shop. Berg’s carries ski and snowboarding equipment, including downhill, freestyle, cross country, backcountry, alpine touring, telemark gear and more. This is a family-owned business that has been dedicated to customers for over 53 years.

From their Affiliate program details: Our staff is made up of people who ski and snowboard themselves, and we have literally decades of experience and knowledge about skiing and snowboarding. We love to help our customers find the equipment and accessories that will best suit their needs.

Highlights of the program include:

  • 10% Commission
  • Average order over $100.00
  • 120 day cookie duration
  • Free Ground shipping on ALL Orders
  • No Sales Tax
  • All of the top brands in the Snow Sports Industry

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Berg’s Ski and Snowboard Shop. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Lee Wagers, affiliates/at/bergsskishop.com.

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