I wrote an article in 2008 called who really owns your business. http://www.affiliateprogramadvice.com/index.php/2008/08/02/who-really-owns-your-online-business/ still relevant today.
Recently, I have encountered two ecommerce platform “solution” providers that have had such a dramatic effect on two of my clients business in terms of sales. One client has to redo his entire site using software that no one developer will ever have total control over his business ever again. The other clients ecommerce platform provider is so bad, her check out is completely rendered useless and is now seeking a new platform. What’s going on out there?
Client one. Trusted his entire lively hood to an ecommerce provider , who is just one person by the way, that had a website template which he could customize over and over again for all his clients. A great business plan when you think about. Buy a template and then, like a conductor of an orchestra, hire cheap freelancers to meet the demands of his clients which may include daily maintenance, updating images, functionality adding widgets and aps and so on. Essentially, managing the clients selling vehicle and allowing the client to just get on with the other aspects of running their business. Sound familiar? Of course it does, this is how most ecommerce platform agencies work. Only in my client’s case, it was just one person managing a bunch of freelancers who only get paid per job. So what happens when the ecommerce provider gets sick and can’t work anymore? Who is around to manage the freelancers? Who has kept track on all the client’s needs, who is there to prioritize jobs? And when the clients check out process fail, who is there to fix it, who has the passwords? Answer is no one. At what point do the clients lose their compassion? Answer, when their business of sales in is affected.
Client two. “I don’t think the tracking is working, did the website change?” “No, nothing has changed.” “Something is not right, let me check”. “I can’t test the tracking because your shopping basket does not work, I can’t check out”.
Maybe the online retailer should take some part of the blame for losing business? Should they not be checking their website every day? Should they be leaving their very livelihoods in the hands of just one person, just one agency, just one employee? Misguided and naivety is all I can attribute to the clients, if they were promised a solution and ended up with what essentially is nothing more than a blog site then they should get some kind of remuneration for loss of sales, who knows what the potential of new sales in would have been.
My advice for any want to be online retailer, choose an ecommerce package like shopify/open source, this way if your developer should suddenly disappear, there are thousands of other developers out there that can jump in and take over at a moment’s notice. Know all user names and passwords so you never get locked out of your own business. Know who controls the different parts to your website, who is your hosting company, who has the hosting details, who has the domain name details, who essentially can bring down your website, your business and your income, make a list today and make plans in case anything happens to you.
WeddingSparklerStore.com is the destination for wedding day sparklers at competitive prices.
Sparklers are deemed as novelty items, they are safe and can be used in all major US states.
Because they are sparklers, they can only be shipped by ground transportation.
This affiliate program is for USA only and will be via Shareasale.com
WeddingSparklerStore.com – Our mission statement:
We want our customers to have or add a little light into their wedding day with a few subtle sparkling additions that will help their big day glow that much brighter. We have a fabulous selection of wedding sparklers and matching sparkler accessories, The Wedding Sparkler Store is ready to help our customers craft a delightfully stylish day with just the right twinkling accents. Sparklers and lanterns have been a part of the wedding tradition for years, and a modern twist means that these wedding fireworks will make our customers big day unforgettable.
Sparklers can be used for different holidays - birthdays, St Patrick’s day, Hanukah, Christmas, heart shaped for valentines day and festivals of lights or any event that requires a touch of fizz, dazzle and sparkle. Wedding Sparkle Store offers free shipping on orders over $50.00.
We will ship your order on the same day but If they receive an order after 3PM PST it will go out the next business day.
This applies to the sparklers themselves. If ordering a personalized sparkler accessory this may take about 2 weeks.
We also offer a sparkler safety tips and advice and how to take photographs of the sparkling event using your camera.
We love working with wedding planners. We offer bundles and have a large variety of assorted sparklers in different shapes and sizes, check out the 35″ sparklers.
Don’t forget Sparklers give that little bit of magic for any celebration not just for weddings.
Prices start from as low as $2.50
Affiliates get 8% on all referred sales, we have a cookie date of 60 days.
Open PPC policy, incentive sites welcome, we offer coupons and banners, data feeds
We will notify you when the program goes live.
The LED collars and LED Leashes has made headlines on NBC News - Hit and Run Victim Creates ‘Pup Protector’ Products
The Pup Protector is a worthy product to promote, the story behind the product is motivating owners in the USA to buy the LED collars and Led Leashes for their dogs from this awesome company,
even NBC and ABC News is buzzing about such a neat way to keep owners and their dogs safe.
Walking your dog at night, we take for granted that we are safe and for the most part we are. As a dog owner, how many times have I been anxious when I cant see Maisey as she runs across the field and disappears into the darkness? How many times have cars not seen me or my beautiful Golden retriever when we have tried to cross a poorly lit street? Having lived in both an urban setting and remote country setting, I always will need to take Maisey out for her evening walk. I bought a cheap LED collar and it was nothing short of one of those rave necklaces you get at a firework show, huge and ugly and batteries you cant find anywhere. The Pup Protector collars and Leashes are super high quality, pearl LED lights, four colors and just awesome, but don’t take my word for it, check out the pup protector customer reviews
We feel privileged to be managing the PupProtector.com affiliate Program and if you would like to join up and promote Pup Protector LED collars and Leashes, just click here
What we are offering our affiliates, a whomping 20% on all referred sales, 60 day cookie, no PPC restrictions, Incentive sites welcome, Coupon codes offered and a dedicated affiliate manager. This program is run through Webgains.com
OMG Fashion is an International hip and modern online fashion website, that provides the latest styles & trends starting from under $5.00
Where else can you buy that must have dress for under $10.00?
Where else can you get that celebrity look for as little as $16.00
OMGFashion has everything you need under one roof, shoes, accessories, jackets and coats, skirts, swimwear and so much more.
We will offer 7% commission and cookie date of 30 days.
We will have regular promotions and we offer exclusive coupons.
We will have an open ppc policy (Exclusive to affiliates driving sales within the USA only)
We will have a US product feed. Incentive sites welcome
Via Shareasale.com, we will announce when the program goes live.
We will also be looking after OMGFashion affiliate program in the UK.
Stay tuned for more details
The World’s Favorite Electronic Cigarettes
So let’s get down to brass tacks. SmokeStik is the World’s Favorite Electronic Cigarette! With the new addition of flavors; Vanilla, Cherry, Cappuccino and Strawberry that come in SmokeStik’s famous XL size, it is just an amazing addition to an already classic and popular lineup. If you are not sure which one you like, experience all of these flavors with the XL Cartomizer Variety Packs, a pack that contains one XL cartomizer (flavor cartridge) of each flavor in addition to Menthol – which isn’t itself a new addition to SmokeStik as a flavor, but still is a customer favorite and worth a second look as well
What is a SmokeStik?
It is one alternative to traditional cigarette smoking, that for the first time, allows the smoker to go through all the motions. It does not have carbon monoxide, tar, or any other known cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarettes and cigars. An electronic cigarette is essentially litter-less in that it is free of ashes and stubs. Unlike traditional cigarettes, the SmokeStik has no open flame, and is cool to the touch, greatly reducing potential bodily injury, and property damage. What you are “smoking” is a mist or vapor. This vapor is created as liquid glycerine, propylene glycol, and food grade flavorings are vaporized by a tiny component called the atomizer. When you want the best quality, and a company that will stand behind you, there’s only one choice: SmokeStik. It’s the reason more than 200 celebrities and other high-profile persons use our product on a daily basis.
SmokeStiks are THE ONLY e-cigarettes packaged and assembled in the USA. We are the manufacturer of this product and are able to offer one of the HIGHEST affiliate commissions (25% of the sale), we know we did our home work
Here are our program highlights:
- we have warehouses in the US, Canada, and UK
- +2% conversion rate on PPC channels
- average sales amount is $110 we offer flat links & industry sized banners, includes social and mobile sizes too.
- we offer 10% off savings
- Free Shipping
- Consumer savings calculator
- Data feed coming soon
- No PPC restrictions
- Fast affiliate commission pay out
- Dedicated affiliate manager
Pup Protector is a company designed around one basic principal, give the people what they want. We know that walking your dog during the dark hours can be a scary experience. One of the founders of Pup Protector was hospitalized after he was hit by a car while on a walk with his beautiful Weimaraner. Fortunately he shoved his dog to safety. The problem may have been avoided if he had something to get the drivers attention.
Every year 60,000 pedestrians are hit by cars. That’s one person every eight minutes. What an alarming statistic! We decided to create a line of LED dog collars and LED dog leashes that would increase visibility and allow drivers to see pedestrians and dogs. As with almost every good idea, we googled it and found that the product already existed. We searched the market and found a few companies that made LED dog collars and LED dog leashes, but they didn’t seem to take into account what dog owners wanted. The products on the market seemed low quality and not very well designed. We decided to ask people what they liked or disliked about LED dog products and found there was a big opportunity to design a company around the suggestions from dog owners.
We opened a kiosk, surveyed people on the internet, attended trade shows, spoke with retailers and launched a crowd funding campaign to gather as much input as possible. We gathered thousands of suggestions and integrated the most common features people wanted. We plan to conduct this same extensive research for every new product that Pup Protector launches.
People wanted a good design that appealed visually. People wanted to incorporate reflective components with LED components to maximize visibility. People wanted the lights to stay in place when the leash was hooked up. We asked about colors. We asked about weight. We asked about the battery pack. We asked about the material. We asked about every possible aspect of the collars and leashes so we could provide a product that people wanted. In hindsight it seems like an obvious thing to do. Ask people what they want and design the product around their suggestions. Since no one else was willing to put effort into providing a collar and leash that dog lovers demanded, Pup Protector was born.
Now partnering with The Noise Farm Inc we hope to have our affiliate program up and running within the next two weeks.
Why promote Green Path Transfers? They are a global provider of airport, inter-city and inter-island transfers with two critical points of difference from other transfer providers.
First, they are committed to being a truly global provider, operating in parts of the world where competitors do not. Green Path Transfers have built a very large network of tourism professionals in over 300 destinations globally and many of them in off the beaten path destinations, ideal for back packers and adventurers.
Secondly, their goal in every destination is to only use low carbon emission vehicles to minimize our carbon footprint.
Green Path Transfers have a Pick up Guarantee, we know that the greatest fear people have when pre-booking airport transfers online is that there will be no-one there to meet them upon their arrival in a new destination, especially worrying if you are travelling with young children, guaranteed not to let you down.
There prices are very competitive and booking is super simple, just try our free booking tool located on our home page and see how easy it is for your referred visitors. Green Path Transfers
Affiliate Program is via Webgains.com
- They offer 5% commission on all referred booking.
- They offer 60 day cookie.
- Open PPC Policy
- Incentive sites welcome
- Pay out time from order confirmation, is around 14 days.
- We have industry sized banners for the websites as well as mobile phone banners.
- International banners and text links.
- If you want a white label solution no problem.
Contact Helen Corrin, if you have any further questions Helen at thenoisefarminc.com
To join, click here
Green Path Transfers Affiliate program
Sjobeck, a Scandinavian word, means by the water. With a deep-rooted history in Malibu, Sjobeck is a contemporary collection by designers Jesse Ray Vasquez, Garrett Gerson and April Liang who believe one should dress the way they live their lives. Inspired by the realms of art and fashion, each piece embodies the simplicity of luxury for the woman who is current in her sensibility. Casual with an heir of sophistication, flowing and untethered silhouettes are inspired by the vacation like atmosphere symbolizing what true laid-back luxury is. If you tuned into Fashion Stars reality show, you will already know the fashion designers Jesse Ray and Garrett Gerson Fashion Star, appeared on NBC beginning on March 13, 2012 with 14 designers competing to become a “Fashion Star”. The season was presented by Elle Macpherson. Celebrity mentors were Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos. The buyers were Caprice Willard for Macy’s, Terron Schaefer for Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nicole M. Christie for H&M. As you will see from this clip, they became a Fashion Star.
Blanda Eggenschwiler with Joe Jonas wearing SJOBECK Summer Silk Insert Dress in Hollywood, CA
The Sjobeckmalibu.com affiliate program is coming soon.