Welcome, guest! Login
Close

Login to Your Account


  |  » Forgot your password?
Join

Buy.com launches Rebate Shopping

 
Tools Search
  #1  
Old
Defender of Truth, Justice and the Affiliate Way
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: The Swamp
Posts: 7,503
Send a message via AIM to Kellie aka Ms. B Send a message via MSN to Kellie aka Ms. B Send a message via Yahoo to Kellie aka Ms. B
Buy.com launches Rebate Shopping

through it's sister site http://www.yub.com

Right now pretty much the whole front page of buy.com is a link to yub.com. Yub.com merchant partners include:
buy.com
target
linens n things
art.com
sierra trading post
ebages
footlocker
sony
itunes
beauty.com
fossil
yoox
shoes.com
drugstore.com

Yub is not just cash back shopping, but is emphasizing the whole community thing. You also get some free web space and cash back if your friends buy through something or another of yours (reviews or something like that). Part of the registration process includes emailing your friends about Yub.

I signed up and went through a couple of links. These are AFFILIATE TRACKING LINKS.
  #2  
Old
ABW Founder
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 21,610
Send a message via AIM to Haiko de Poel, Jr.
Background on this -> http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=13712

style="margin:20px; margin-top:5px; ">
Quote:
Buy.com or other retailers Buy intends to introduce as Yub partners. So far, however, it has not announced any retail partners.
Yub is designed so that when a visitor clicks on and purchases a product linked from a Yub profiled memberís content page, the member and the purchaser split a reward, such as a coupon valued at 2-5% of the friendís purchase.
__________________
Continued Success,

Haiko
The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli
  #3  
Old
Defender of Truth, Justice and the Affiliate Way
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: The Swamp
Posts: 7,503
Send a message via AIM to Kellie aka Ms. B Send a message via MSN to Kellie aka Ms. B Send a message via Yahoo to Kellie aka Ms. B
It's live now and I set 2 LS cookies by clicking through from 2 stores. Current rebates are 1%. If someone clicks through from the free website they give you then you and them will both get cash back. A tiered thing. But the buy links for their partner stores are affiliate links.
Join ABW to remove this sponsored message.
  #4  
Old
ABW Founder
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 21,610
Send a message via AIM to Haiko de Poel, Jr.
Since it didn't show in the similar threads box I wanted to add a highly relevant link here -

http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=23870
__________________
Continued Success,

Haiko
The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli
  #5  
Old
2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner 
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: St Clair Shores MI.
Posts: 17,328
Buy.com becomes Bye.com
__________________
Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

"What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"
  #6  
Old
ABW Ambassador
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,302
So what about us affiliates who send traffic to Buy.com/Yub? Do we get part of the cut as well? Doubtful. Guess I won't be promoting Buy.com anymore.

- Scott
__________________
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
Join ABW to remove this sponsored message.
  #7  
Old
2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner 
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: St Clair Shores MI.
Posts: 17,328
Wonder if I should do a domain speculation investment and get dekcuf.com
__________________
Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

"What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"
  #8  
Old
Full Member
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Posts: 469
Andy, I think you're right to emphasize the fact that Buy.com will be losing commissions to stealware. Same for MSN Shopping ( http://shopping.msn.com/ ), all the airlines' shopping sites (e.g. http://www.aadvantageeshopping.com/ ), etc. Anyone know how to reach these guys to alert them to the stealware problem?
  #9  
Old
Defender of Truth, Justice and the Affiliate Way
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: The Swamp
Posts: 7,503
Send a message via AIM to Kellie aka Ms. B Send a message via MSN to Kellie aka Ms. B Send a message via Yahoo to Kellie aka Ms. B
Ben,

Do you honestly think any of the sites you listed don't know already? Buy.com certainly is aware. American Airlines Advantage? I'd have to say they do since they are coding their links with afscr=1. MSN? They might have an inkling. And even so, those aren't seeming to be affiliate links on MSN Shopping anyway. I would imagine MSN is getting paid no matter what happens after a click on their link.

Andy,

I have to agree about whether Buy.com has thought this through all the way. Certainly other Merchants in the past who went down this road didn't seem to. It could also be in part the whole corporate thing of the right hand understanding what's going on with the left hand. And the AM not having any real input the higher up decision making. But overall this certainly isn't a good thing for other affiliates when Merchants turn affiliates themselves.
Join ABW to remove this sponsored message.
  #10  
Old
Full Member
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Posts: 469
Awareness is one thing. Knowing what to do about it is another.

Suppose AA were to ask me (or you) to check out their top 5 merchants (the 5 merchants for which, last month, AA earned the most affiliate commissions). We'd investigate these programs, find out which stealware apps are interfering with AA's commission-earning, and tell AA what PIDs were targeting the respective merchants. Then AA, through its good contacts with the merchants it promotes, tells those merchants which PIDs are in violation of applicable rules and should be dropped. Point is to build on e.g. AA's good relationship with its merchants, and to use that relationship to get affiliate merchants to start investigating wrongdoers within their programs.
  #11  
Old
Prince of Content
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Posts: 3,126
When I read the article in internet retailer I was trying to figure out what they were thinking. Like building a comunity of shoppers would be the next big thing. I dont agree at all with this just go to any of the msn or yahoo shopping groups they are nothing but spam from viagra affiliates and such.
On a seperate note internetretailer is a great magazine and all affiliates should subscribe to it especially since its free. IMHO of course
__________________
Vinny O'Hare - OPM - Contact Info email: vinny at teamloxly.com ~ 702-582-6742 Twitter
  #12  
Old
Mama in Charge
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,780
The buy.com affiliate manager just wrote me today and said that they had not heard of anyone being upset about this. Has no one written them but me?
Join ABW to remove this sponsored message.
  #13  
Old
ABW Ambassador
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: Nunya, Business
Posts: 23,680
What a lost program/merchant. You have this and before this with all the ads on their site to other merchants. What Mike said:
"Buy.com becomes Bye.com"
  #14  
Old
ABW Ambassador
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,597
I think most affiliates who were upset just yanked out their links rather than bothered to write to them.
  #15  
Old
Merchant
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: TN, USA
Posts: 1,030
I just sent them an email letting them know - in a business-like way - just what I think about their new venture and their now unfriendly affiliate program.
Join ABW to remove this sponsored message.
  #16  
Old
Full Member
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Posts: 469
I think this is a reasonable cause to criticize Buy.com. But also problematic is Buy.com's participation in so many parasitic downloads.

Which has a bigger effect of diverting affiliate revenues of rule-following affiliates? I suspect the parasites jointly cost rule-following affiliates more than this yub distraction. Yub may be taking most of the front page of Buy.com today, but in the long run it will be relegated to a few links on navigation bars. Meanwhile Ebates' and colleagues' downloads will continue overwriting cookies with their own.

If Buy.com affiliates got to choose between 1) receiving appropriate commissions on Yub versus 2) excluding rule-breaking software downloads from Buy.com's program, is it the sense of folks here that #1 would be a bigger priority than #2?
  #17  
Old
notary sojac
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: Central/Western NY State
Posts: 7,655
style="margin:20px; margin-top:5px; ">
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anne
The buy.com affiliate manager just wrote me today and said that they had not heard of anyone being upset about this. Has no one written them but me?
we also vote with our feet. they probably won't notice I'm not in their playground anymore.
  #18  
Old
2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner 
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: St Clair Shores MI.
Posts: 17,328
Current situation offers Buy.com affiliates no choice, other then the obvious, as now 2 enities dilute their efforts as this program sits on the fence.
__________________
Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

"What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"
Join ABW to remove this sponsored message.
  #19  
Old
Defender of Truth, Justice and the Affiliate Way
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: The Swamp
Posts: 7,503
Send a message via AIM to Kellie aka Ms. B Send a message via MSN to Kellie aka Ms. B Send a message via Yahoo to Kellie aka Ms. B
as an act of self moderation.
  #20  
Old
2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner 
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: St Clair Shores MI.
Posts: 17,328
Ms B I didn't suggest putting a barb wire topping on that fence. It wasn't me who coined the phrase ..."having your cake and eating it too."
__________________
Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

"What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"
  #21  
Old
ABW Founder
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 21,610
Send a message via AIM to Haiko de Poel, Jr.
LOL Mike, LOL!

============

Kellie,

Does bye.com have a 72" wide-screen TV link? I know I saw it on a particular .org site, can you find it (inside joke).
__________________
Continued Success,

Haiko
The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli
Join ABW to remove this sponsored message.
  #22  
Old
Full Member
Join Date: January 17th, 2005
Posts: 357
Good bye buy.com. I just removed their links.

They aren't the first. I seem to remember Coldwater Creek doing something similar as well. Between Coldwater Creek's Marketplace and 1 day cookie, I've all but removed them from as well.
__________________
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
  #23  
Old
Defender of Truth, Justice and the Affiliate Way
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: The Swamp
Posts: 7,503
Send a message via AIM to Kellie aka Ms. B Send a message via MSN to Kellie aka Ms. B Send a message via Yahoo to Kellie aka Ms. B
Mike my last post wasn't directed at you.

Jungleland no they aren't and it I am seeing it as a growing trend.
  #24  
Old
ABW Founder
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 21,610
Send a message via AIM to Haiko de Poel, Jr.
I already know of another merchant that will be doing this as well

I can't mention them because of an NDA - but it's not another LS merchant.
__________________
Continued Success,

Haiko
The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli
Join ABW to remove this sponsored message.
  #25  
Old
ABW Ambassador
Join Date: January 18th, 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,597
Haiko, once they do it and it is publicly on their site, then could you tell us?
Reply
 

Tools Search
Search:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rebate Site Benefit to Merchants? josephmonuit Midnight Cafe' 13 April 4th, 2006 12:07 AM
Microsoft Launches New Shopping Site Trust Midnight Cafe' 3 July 12th, 2004 11:16 AM
Shopping rebate affiliate program that pays residual income? Azam Midnight Cafe' 1 June 25th, 2004 10:54 AM
How can I tell them? flamingoworld Spam 7 October 14th, 2002 04:41 AM

X

Welcome to ABestWeb.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

ABestWeb.com is the largest affiliate marketing community on the Internet. Join us by filling in the form below.


(4 digit year)

Already a member?



Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.