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December 17th, 2008, 08:35 AM #1
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- October 8th, 2008
Your efforts are well respected and we look forward to doing more business with you.
Due to this severe downturn in the economy, we will have to send less clicks your way.
This decision was not taken lightly, and was thought through at the highest levels within the organization.
Please accept our new terms by December 23rd, if you do not, the new
terms will automatically kick in and we will decrease your traffic by 50%.
Thanks again for your hard work and we look forward to doing less business with you in 2009.
Sincerely your cheap and almost free traffic portal.
Hummas the affiliate
Seriously, How many more retailers are going to reduce our pay due to the
economy. Are we not subject to this downturn also? Do they dictate to the
TV and Newspaper folks how much they will pay for ads?
December 17th, 2008, 08:42 AM #2Originally Posted by hummas
Superbowl Advertising Rates post small decline in 2008
http://pbp.typepad.com/economy/2008/...owl-adver.html"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." Steve Prefontaine
December 17th, 2008, 08:46 AM #3
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- January 18th, 2005
- St Clair Shores MI.
No reduction in commissions are necessary... nor raising of retail prices. Simply remove coupons from your marketing mix and leave them to food stuffs and pizza parlors. Actually makes sense to raise the commission rate on every referral sale that doesn't include a ROI killing coupon.Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie
"What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"
January 28th, 2009, 12:51 PM #4
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- January 16th, 2009
- London, UK
I think it will all depend upon the merchant. Some will be forced to reduce their commission, due reducing margins. This is especially true in the UK, when the weakness of the £ has meant importing goods has become more expansive.
At the end of the day, affiliate marketing is amongst the most cost effective ways to acquire customers. So it merchants should be aware not to alienate their affiliates.
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February 10th, 2009, 11:38 AM #6
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- October 16th, 2008
I can say that the remnant media availability is increasing
February 16th, 2009, 08:38 AM #7Originally Posted by ecomcity
March 23rd, 2009, 04:42 PM #8
Great point sunshiner, but shouldn't merchants pay affiliates commissions on the PRE-coupon price (normal price) of the product? Short the margin of profit made per item sold with the coupon but not the affiliate commission if possible. I mean when factoring in a coupon you are already expecting X number of additional sales to make up for Y discount on each product. But still the Affiliate needs to be compensated the same. If not you are really just paying a Sales rep a smaller commission for a discounted product when the number of products being sold is greater (or should be) due to the discount.
March 23rd, 2009, 04:56 PM #9Originally Posted by ETRdahir
March 23rd, 2009, 05:16 PM #10
Another good point.. There is not much I can debate here. I guess at the end of the day you just have to test and see which payout to coupon structure brings in the most profit and restructure if needed as you go along.
On a bit of a different note my affiliates receive a Commission bump once they reach a certain threshold in sales i.e. 10,000$ - 10% increase in payout, 25,000$ - 20%, and 75,000$ - 30% increase. This has worked well thus far since it promotes a competitive program and compensates affiliates for all their hard work.
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