One way you might look at is to see if you seem to be having fewer commission free sales lately.
is not shy about claiming a percentage of sales you would have had anyway, and CJ
is not shy about claiming their 30% of this.
For instance, if your domain is listed in it's own right on a search engine a parasite
infested shopper will cause a commission to be paid anyway. Even if the shopper types in the url
to your store themselves you still pay a commission as if it was a affiliate sale.
Be careful about challenging CJ
on this issue. If I were you I'd just leave that network quietly.
I don't know if Shareasale does custom landing pages for links - this is what lots of the best affiliates prefer. I hope it does or will do soon.
There are also in-house solutions and there are people here who can help you with the technical aspects of that.
>I was further shocked by my conversations with CJ
in which they said that such behaviour is compliant with the letter of their contract, and they will not stop it.
If you would like to live in interesting times (as the Chinese don't really say) you might ask how that squares with the laws on, say, intellectual property and criminal copyright violation.
Heh. Ask them to sign something about 'how if I get prosecuted for such things they'll take full responsibility'.
[This message was edited by Icicle on October 02, 2002 at 08:08 PM.]