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    A Crooked Merchant?
    Anyone else notice an extremely high number of reversals from Always4Me?

    I've emailed them without any response.

    Sure seems fishy to me?

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    I have around a 25% reversals with them, other simular merchants have around 10% reversals.
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    They're on CJ too.

    One plausible scenario is that the customer shopped around a little bit before making the purchase, and click your SAS link and somebody else's CJ link, both of you got credited for the sale, and yours got reversed as a duplicate.

    I'm not saying that's necessarily what happened in your case, but if the merchant doesn't have things rigged up to fire just one network's tracking pixel, this is going to happen pretty often.
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    Just to me clear my 25% reversal rate are on the CJ Network. Also I think their on PJ and maybe other networks as well.
    Last edited by kse; July 26th, 2010 at 01:24 PM.
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    With such a vertical you can expect an average of 30% reversal rate.
    Always4Me had a steady 50% reversal rate. It's way too high.
    Many merchants don't reverse commissions even if some sales are cancelled. They integrate their returns in the commission level. Not Always4Me.
    The problem is that Always4Me has a low commission average. Around $5. Pretty bad. It means they don't know how to push their customers to buy more.

    I had a look at their agreement. They don't mention if they pay commissions on their former customers or not. It could explain the 50% reversal rate.

    I don't think the merchant is crooked. They just have a bad business model (for their affiliates). You have better choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    You have better choices.
    Who??
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    If you check the merchants catering to the plus size woman, you'll find many with better stats.

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    Won't find many with same brands
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    Quote Originally Posted by janew View Post
    Anyone else notice an extremely high number of reversals from Always4Me?
    Plus Size apparel is known for having high returns, just like shoes...
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    Shoppers determine what has value and they like coupons. Stop manipulating who set the cookie just because you do not like coupon and promotional sites.

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    janew do you have PM Privileges??
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