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    How much for starting as a merchant on CJ??
    I was recently THinking to join CJ as merchant, I was wondering how much they charge initially and what percentage they charge afterward..

    Please let me know in details

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    Last edited by MichaelColey; February 24th, 2009 at 01:34 PM.

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    you mean as a merchant?

    If you want to know in detail how much they charge a merchant for signing up, then get in touch with a rep and ask them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian
    you mean as a merchant?

    If you want to know in detail how much they charge a merchant for signing up, then get in touch with a rep and ask them
    O Yeahhh, thats what i mean to say... Marchant

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    I've updated your original post.

    The last I heard, the network fee is 30% of the commission amount and it's somewhere around $5k to start and a minimum of $500/month in network fees. LinkShare and Google Affiliate Network are priced similarly. I believe the fees are negotiable for larger merchants.

    For smaller merchants, there are much more affordable options like ShareASale.com.
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    It depends on what services you use. Their CJ Access service is from what i can gather:

    - $500 escrow deposit (to pay affiliates)
    - $1,500 one-time network access fee
    - 3% on of the sale, or 30% of the commission. For example, if you sell something for $100, CJ will take $3, while the affiliate gets whatever your commission rate is.

    We also have a publisher development team that we work with. The fee there is $3500 a month. This provides you with program managers to help you plan your launch strategy, and helps you recruit publishers, as well as basic Q n A and other support functions.

    If you want to move on up to CJ Vantage, I think it's more or less the same as above, but you have to maintain an escrow of $5000 instead of $500. However, I believe CJ Vantage is offered on an invite basis only; meaning the only way to have this access is to have CJ invite you into this service. CJ Vantage essentially takes the Publisher Development team to a new level to help increase sales even more.

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    The last time I checked, regular pricing for Vantage was $11,000, and Access was $3,000.
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    whoa really? damn! well CJ asked me if we were interested in joining CJ Vantage, and when i asked about its costs, was told it would be the same except the escrow would have to remain $5000. However, it wouldnt surprise me if it really did cost $11,000 to join.

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