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    strawberrynet changes commission structure
    From a flat 10% structure, they seem to have gone to 15% for new customers and down to just 2.5% for customers deemed as "returning customers".

    Whenever this kind of thing happens, I wonder about how customers are classified as returning? Same credit card maybe? I certainly hope their systems are robust enough to do this fairly. A 75% paycut is alot...
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    I usually end up about even, but I hate when merchants do this.

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    Don't like those kind of deals, too much room for abuse on the merchant side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La_Valette
    From a flat 10% structure, they seem to have gone to 15% for new customers and down to just 2.5% for customers deemed as "returning customers".

    Whenever this kind of thing happens, I wonder about how customers are classified as returning? Same credit card maybe? I certainly hope their systems are robust enough to do this fairly. A 75% paycut is alot...
    same customers probably the ones who already made a purchase -thus having already created a customer account with them-

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    The assumption with deals like this seems to be that if a customer made a purchase once he's ours for life and we don't have to worry about marketing to him any further...
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    hehe do some PPC along the lines of...

    "Never experienced the advantages of (insert merchant here)?" Try This!


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    Quote Originally Posted by simcat
    hehe do some PPC along the lines of...

    "Never experienced the advantages of (insert merchant here)?" Try This!

    ?
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    I usually start looking for competing products when merchants start to play these games.

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    Thanks for the heads up. Too many good merchants in this space to take a hit like this.

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    I will just take down their affiliate links. IMHO there are much better advertisers, such as Skinstore (15 % unlimited) and others

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Don't like those kind of deals, too much room for abuse on the merchant side.
    Exactly!

    I finally had one sale coming in the other day after joinning them for quite a while. But it was credited as "returning sales". So I get 2.5% commission instead of 15%.

    To me, this customer is my new costumer and the sales is a brand new sale from my site. Why should I deserve to get 2.5% commission?

    I emailed them and questioned about this sale. They replied: "...If a brand new customer who has never purchased from StrawberryNET before visits your site and makes a purchase then you’ll receive a 15% commission on that sale. If the customer is a returning customer and has previously made a purchase with StrawberryNET before then you’ll receive a 2.5% commission on the sale..."

    To my understanding, a return costumer is the one who made purchase throught my site before.

    I don't like the game they are playing and I will replace their links with other merchants products.

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