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    List of Affiliate Programs Pulling out of North Carolina
    Trying to use this to have an up to date thread of all those that have pulled out of North Carolina.

    Amazon.com
    Overstock.com
    Musiciansfriend.com
    fingerhut
    bluenile
    csn
    cafepress
    cabelas
    Dr's Foster & Smith
    Oriental Trading
    shopnbc

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    Good idea. We found this helpful in NY last year (but it becam impossible to keep up towards the end).
    From our experience it is also helpful to include the network and for history's sake the date of removal. That date could come in handy.
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    Textbooks.Com Termination Letter
    Can we start attaching copies of the termination letters to this thread? I think it's important that our legislators see them in writing.

    I'm attaching the termination letter from Textbooks.Com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mellie
    Good idea. We found this helpful in NY last year (but it becam impossible to keep up towards the end).
    From our experience it is also helpful to include the network and for history's sake the date of removal. That date could come in handy.
    I can't PM you ajparker, so I'm including the dates here:

    June 26th Amazon
    June 29th Textbooks.com
    June 29th Blue Nile
    June 30th Oriental Trading
    June 30th Overstock.Com
    June 30th CSN Stores
    June 30th Commission Junction?
    June 30th Fingerhut
    June 30th ShopNBC
    June 30th Cabela's
    June 30th Drs Fosters & Smith
    MusiciansFriend
    Cafe Press

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    This format might be more helpful:

    Merchant name (alphabetical order)/ (network) / termination date

    Amazon (Amazon) June 26
    Blue Nile (GAN) June 29
    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
    Cafe Press (CJ )
    CSN Stores (SAS) June 30
    Drs Fosters & Smith ( ) June 30
    Fingerhut (Linkshare) June 30
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (Linkshare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
    ShopNBC ( ) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29
    Melanie
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    Great - thanks for the help - I think termination letters would be a good addition as well.

    Avery

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellie
    This format might be more helpful:

    Merchant name (alphabetical order)/ (network) / termination date

    Amazon (Amazon) June 26
    Blue Nile (GAN) June 29
    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
    Cafe Press (CJ )
    CSN Stores (SAS) June 30
    Drs Fosters & Smith ( ) June 30
    Fingerhut (Linkshare) June 30
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (Linkshare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
    ShopNBC ( ) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29
    FootSmart.com (GAN) July 1

    Here is the termination notice:

    We regret to inform you that your affiliate relationship with FootSmart has been deactivated by the advertiser.
    FootSmart has decided to deactivate publishers from North Carolina and Rhode Island due to the tax ruling.

    Please remove any creative or links you are hosting on your Web site for the FootSmart affiliate program at your earliest convenience.

    You are always welcome to apply to other advertisers in Google Affiliate Network. Click here to apply for new programs: http://www.connectcommerce.com/partn...ry=advertisers

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    Merchant name (alphabetical order)/ (network) / termination date

    Amazon (Amazon) June 26
    Blue Nile (GAN) June 29
    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
    Cafe Press (CJ )
    CSN Stores (SAS) June 30
    Drs Fosters & Smith ( ) June 30
    Fingerhut (Linkshare) June 30
    FootSmart.com (GAN) July 1
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (Linkshare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
    ShopNBC ( ) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29

    Might also be easier to copy latest list, and insert your update where it belongs. Keeps affiliates in control of list updates making it easier for everyone. (Just a suggestion )
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    Merchant name (alphabetical order)/ (network) / termination date

    Amazon (Amazon) June 26
    Beach Audio (SAS) July 1 (effective July 8)
    Blue Nile (GAN) June 29
    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
    Cafe Press (CJ )
    CSN Stores (SAS) June 30
    Drs Fosters & Smith ( ) June 30
    Fingerhut (Linkshare) June 30
    FootSmart.com (GAN) July 1
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (Linkshare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
    ShopNBC ( ) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29

    This message from Beach Audio was embedded in the "Change to Program Agreement" which was automatically sent to all affiliates (including folks like me who aren't in the states mentioned) by ShareASale when the merchant's terms change:

    > "Dear Mark, We regret to inform you that, due to pending/passed affiliate nexus legislation; we are no longer working with or accepting applications from North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Hawaii Affiliates at this time. We hope to re-open our program to these states should the laws be revoked and will continue to monitor developments in these states. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime at affiliates [at] beachaudio.com Sincerely, The Beach Audio Team" <

    Although I received this message this morning, it might have been queued at ShareASale since yesterday (maybe they'll change their mind about Hawaii after the veto).
    Last edited by markwelch; July 2nd, 2009 at 01:03 PM. Reason: Beach Audio (terminates publishers in NC, RI, HI)

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    Amazon (Amazon) June 26
    B&H Photo (July 2)
    Beach Audio (SAS) July 1 (effective July 8)
    Blue Nile (GAN) June 29
    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
    Cafe Press (CJ )
    CSN Stores (SAS) June 30
    Drs Fosters & Smith ( ) June 30
    Fingerhut (Linkshare) June 30
    FootSmart.com (GAN) July 1
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (Linkshare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
    ShopNBC ( ) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29

    Adding B&H Photo as per @RichOwings tweet...

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    B&H Photo terminates NC affiliates
    Quote Originally Posted by mellie
    Might also be easier to copy latest list, and insert your update where it belongs. Keeps affiliates in control of list updates making it easier for everyone. (Just a suggestion )
    Added B&H Photo (no network; in-house affiliate program). Received termination notice today.

    Merchant name (alphabetical order)/ (network) / termination date

    Amazon (Amazon) June 26
    B&H Photo ( ) July 2
    Blue Nile (GAN) June 29
    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
    Cafe Press (CJ )
    CSN Stores (SAS) June 30
    Drs Fosters & Smith ( ) June 30
    Fingerhut (Linkshare) June 30
    FootSmart.com (GAN) July 1
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (Linkshare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
    ShopNBC ( ) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29

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    Amazon (Amazon) June 26
    Beach Audio (SAS) July 1 (effective July 8)
    B&H Photo ( ) July 2
    Blue Nile (GAN) June 29
    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
    Cafe Press (CJ )
    CSN Stores (SAS) June 30
    Drs Fosters & Smith (LinkShare) June 30
    Fingerhut (Linkshare) June 30
    FootSmart.com (GAN) July 1
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (Linkshare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
    ShopNBC (LinkShare) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29


    Updates made: 1) added network info. for Drs Fosters & Smith and ShopNBC (both available via LinkShare) 2) I think Beach Audio got removed by mistake; added it back.

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    How about a thread offering programs counter to the ones closing that are happy to work with NC affiliates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick
    How about a thread offering programs counter to the ones closing that are happy to work with NC affiliates?
    That was done in the NY forum also. I'll go ahead and start it.
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    Amazon (Amazon) June 26
    Beach Audio (SAS) July 1 (effective July 8)
    B&H Photo ( ) July 2
    Blue Nile (GAN) June 29
    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
    Cafe Press (CJ )
    CSN Stores (SAS) June 30
    Drs Fosters & Smith (LinkShare) June 30
    Fingerhut (Linkshare) June 30
    FootSmart.com (GAN) July 1
    J&P Cycles (CJ) July 9
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (Linkshare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
    ShopNBC (LinkShare) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29

    Added J&P Cycles. Here is the termination notice as well:

    Unfortunately due to the recently passed legislation in your state which requires sales tax to be charged if affiliate marketing is used we are no longer able to have affiliates from the state of North Carolina. While this legislation may be later overturned, we have no choice at this time but to end our affiliate program with affiliates in your state.

    Sincerely,
    J&P Cycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick
    How about a thread offering programs counter to the ones closing that are happy to work with NC affiliates?
    Here is said forum: Merchants that *won't* be dropping NC affiliates

    Thanks Loxly!
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    Round two has begun:

    "We regret to inform you that your affiliate relationship with Abt Electronics and Appliances has been deactivated by the advertiser.

    This action is not necessarily a reflection of the quality or value of your Web site. Each Google Affiliate Network advertiser controls the number and type of publishers in their affiliate marketing program. They also have the option to make changes, which may warrant removal of some publishers.

    There is currently legislation in North Carolina that may impact online sales tax requirements associated with sales agents based in North Carolina. As a precaution, Abt is temporarily ceasing affiliate relationships with any affiliates (active or inactive) within the State of North Carolina.

    You will be notified if the situation in North Carolina is resolved and if Abt makes a final decision regarding relationships with North Carolina based publishers.

    Please remove any creative or li nks you are hosting on your Web site for the Abt Electronics and Appliances affiliate program at your earliest convenience.

    You are always welcome to apply to other advertisers in Google Affiliate Network."

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    Amazon (Amazon) June 26
    Beach Audio (SAS) July 1 (effective July 8)
    B&H Photo ( ) July 2
    Blue Nile (GAN) June 29
    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
    Cafe Press (CJ )
    CSN Stores (SAS) June 30
    Drs Fosters & Smith (LinkShare) June 30
    Fingerhut (Linkshare) June 30
    FootSmart.com (GAN) July 1
    J&P Cycles (CJ) July 9
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (Linkshare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
    ShopNBC (LinkShare) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29

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    Due to the legislation that the State of North Carolina passed recently, we regret to inform you that we are terminating our relationships with all North Carolina affiliates on August 31, 2009.

    Vision Direct appreciates the opportunity to have worked with you. If this legislation is ever repealed or overturned, we would be happy to resume our working relationship.

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    BodyBuilding.com terminated all NC and RI affiliates yesterday:

    I must regretfully inform you that due to the new Rhode Island and North Carolina tax laws we are no longer able to work with any Rhode Island or North Carolina affiliates at this time. This is an unfortunate decision that many companies have been forced to make.

    We appreciate everything you have done for Bodybuilding.com and hope that we will have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.


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    Blue Nile (GAN) June 29
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    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
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    Drs Fosters & Smith (LinkShare) June 30
    Fingerhut (Linkshare) June 30
    FootSmart.com (GAN) July 1
    J&P Cycles (CJ) July 9
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (Linkshare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
    ShopNBC (LinkShare) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29

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    RedEnvelope has decided to terminate relationships with affiliates registered in North Carolina as of September 18th, 2009

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    Diapers.com
    DrugStore.com
    Beauty.com
    PhatCampus.com
    MacMall
    OnSale
    Geeks.com
    1-800-PetMeds.com
    Eastern Mountain Sports
    JoesSports.com

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    wow, does anyone have any data yet detailing an overview of how this has affected the merchants' sales in the affected states that have already been impacted for some months?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danay
    wow, does anyone have any data yet detailing an overview of how this has affected the merchants' sales in the affected states that have already been impacted for some months?
    Not sure that any merchant will come out an post that information, unfortunately.

    I encourage any affiliates in NC to create a company based in another state if you're being dropped by a big revenue generator - Best bet is to set up shop in the home state of that company, so that any future tax laws won't have an impact. I'm living in a state affected by the "affiliate tax", but my company that everything is payable to is located and incorporated in another state that doesn't have the laws. Setting up a virtual office should be enough to start your company in another state - I'm lucky enough that my business partners are located in other states, so we can "move" the company around if needed .

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    1-800 CONTACTS can work with all affiliates in all states.
    Hi all,

    Just wanted to let you know that because http://www.1800contacts.com is already set up to charge taxes in all states online - we can work with all affiliates in all states.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and have a great day!

    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    Diapers.com
    DrugStore.com
    Beauty.com
    PhatCampus.com
    MacMall
    OnSale
    Geeks.com
    1-800-PetMeds.com
    Eastern Mountain Sports
    JoesSports.com
    So all these too? When I started the NY list, some people were posting regular terminations as well which messed the list up. Wanted to make sure those merchants above were dropping affiliates specifically because they're in NC. If so, can you add them to the list.

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    Cabela's (GAN) June 30
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    CSN Stores (SAS) June 30
    Drs Fosters & Smith (LinkShare) June 30
    Fingerhut (LinkShare) June 30
    FootSmart.com (GAN) July 1
    J&P Cycles (CJ) July 9
    MusiciansFriend ( )
    Oriental Trading (LinkShare) June 30
    Overstock.Com (CJ) June 30
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    ShopNBC (LinkShare) June 30
    Textbooks.com (GAN) June 29
    Vision Direct (LinkShare) August 31

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