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June 6th, 2009, 11:15 AM #1Sad Day - :-( Had to Swap Out a merchant of over 10 years ...
Just got done replacing an affiliate that has been a godsend for my sites for over 10 years now, and I am sad.
It's been a solid 4 figure check a month for years
and then POOF! Gone like a burp in the wind.
They shut down their program last month and it took me a month of calling all around to find someone to fulfill / process my orders.
These are not conventional affiliates .. My visitors place orders on my site, I forward them to the manufacturer and they send me a check. So it's asking a lot of them to take the auto-mation out of it.
Don't You Hate That?
June 6th, 2009, 12:13 PM #2
yes, it can be tough.
but hopefully if the merchant closed their program because of the current economic conditions, and you are well-remembered by management, perhaps if things improve they'll bring back the program and you with it.
also, if the Merchant goes out of business, you'll be remembered for producing and possibly be tapped by individual members of management for new personal projects.
(gotta leave lines of communication open if possible)
June 6th, 2009, 12:22 PM #3
I don't get this ... Did you replace an affiliate or a merchant?
And if visitors place orders on your site aren't you a reseller?
June 6th, 2009, 12:22 PM #4Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
To give them credit, it wasn't so much of an affiliate program for them as a lead generation deal we had.
Black Mold - Texas Tea -
Black Mold just isn't what it was lately!
They paid me $7.00 on a $7.50 sale ... They did the testing, found people with mold problems and then contacted them for removal.
Insurance companies put the screws to that. Not wanting to pay for mold anymore. -
But no bridges burned - I still love them with all my heart!
Great relationship that will be missed!
June 6th, 2009, 12:24 PM #5Originally Posted by BatteryFuelPatrick
I guess that you're right..
A reseller.. ??? ! ???
I just don't have to stock any products etc...
But it has worked like an affiliate program for years.
I promote and get paid for sales.
Hadn't really thought about it like that before.
June 6th, 2009, 12:32 PM #6
You don't have to stock products as a reseller. Just find somebody elses stuff to sell, and then have them drop ship it for you.
You were lead generation Got it.
June 6th, 2009, 12:41 PM #7
Gotta tell ya!
In my experience over the last 12 years, finding products to sell and having someone else take care of the fulfillment has been the only thing I can count on.
Gone through tons of affiliate programs and not had a lot of luck!
The ones that do work well have disappeared - Mortgage / Refi related mainly!
Just sucks to lose a great partner.
June 7th, 2009, 11:03 AM #8
Originally Posted by RemodelingGuy
- Join Date
- December 12th, 2006
Its the reality of this affiliate business
You can be riding the wave for years and then the bottom falls out
June 7th, 2009, 11:27 AM #9Originally Posted by easylife
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