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    Affiliate Network Rep JuliaS's Avatar
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    Coupons and the US Economy.....
    I was just wondering if coupon affiliates are seeing any increase in traffic/sales over the past few weeks as the US economy...experiences some tough times so to speak.

    To me it would make sense that people would want to start shopping online more (to save gas) and would then obviously look for coupons to further discount their purchases and extend their dollar.

    Thoughts?

    (if this topic has already been raised in another section, please show me where )

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    There was a few threads (in the Cafe)that pointed to articles stating that free shipping offers would drive online sales, so yes, that would be considered a coupon of sorts and yes it definitely has helped drive sales.
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    Affiliate Network Rep JuliaS's Avatar
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    Thanks, I'll check out the other threads.
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    My sales haven't gone up, but they're definitely holding their own.
    In the end, a failing US economy will drag everyone down. I guess the 'how to avoid bankruptcy' & 'how to live on pennies' type sites will enjoy a lot of traffic tho...

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    On the coupons that I do have, i noticed a little slowdown in general.. i just think shopping is down. (but the coupons i promote are not household necessity stores)

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    As a merchant, coupon have done well for us but in general, we have seen a slow down in sales.

    I cannot really say that it is due to the economy as the golf season drastically drops off when school season kicks in...

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    Affiliate Network Rep JuliaS's Avatar
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    Thanks for the feedback guys

    We've seen a bit of a drop as well, for both retail sales and lead-based programs.
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    Our deal site has been doing pretty well. I think consumers will be looking to stretch their dollar as far as ever this holiday season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    There was a few threads (in the Cafe)that pointed to articles stating that free shipping offers would drive online sales, so yes, that would be considered a coupon of sorts and yes it definitely has helped drive sales.
    When done right a merchant can build a terrific Free Freight themed closing page and let affiliates, and their own repeat customers, get a gas saving deal. Real test this week, which will leave behind a immediate PR4 page with great SERPs, that is generating a unheard of 1 sale per 12 visit conversion ratio and average sale price of 67.00... http://www.suspenders.com/blacksuspenders.htm



    Who'd a thunk Gas guzzling cars would generate immediate huge sales numbers in a "Black is Beautiful" or a get back to black free freight sale.


    Come Sunday the sale closes ... but the page remains to rule the SERPs. Of course I know nothing about online sales and keeping merchants afloat in troubling times.
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