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    Affiliate Manager affiliatemanager's Avatar
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    Cool Buy.com Beats Amazon in Commissions for November!
    Dear ABW'ers,

    If you haven't heard the news, Buy.com is now back with our sister company LinkShare!

    If you haven't made the switch yet, please sign up here:

    Buy USA Program
    https://cli.linksynergy.com/cli/publ....php?mid=36342

    Buy Canada Program
    https://cli.linksynergy.com/cli/publ....php?mid=36358


    Also, Buy.com is now beating Amazon's commissions in 12 stores! Now's the time to promote Buy.com during the holidays and earn some serious cash with this commission increase!

    New Baseline
    % of sale 4%
    (was 3%)

    For Computers, Electronics, Software
    % of sale 4%
    (was 3%)

    For Video Games, Bags, Books
    % of sale 6%
    (was 5%)

    For Home & Outdoor
    % of sale 8%
    (was 6%)

    For Sports, Baby and Toy, Health & Beauty, Musical Instruments, Music
    % of sale 10%
    (was 5-8%)

    For Clothing and Shoes, Jewelry, DVDs, Office Supplies, Pet Supplies, Everything Else
    % of sale 11%
    (was 6-9%)

    As always, thank you for all your support in standing by Buy.com after a decade of being partners!!

    Melissa

    Melissa D. Salas
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    I thought Linkshare bought Buy.com? So what would be differant?

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    Hi Mailman,

    Thanks for your post. LinkShare did not buy Buy.com. We have the same parent company Rakuten. They are now our sister company.

    Buy.com moved from Commission Junction to LinkShare effective 10/1/2010 and we have increased our commissions drastically to beat our competition!

    Thanks,
    Melissa

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    What percent of your products now pay a higher commission than Amazon?
    Michael Coley
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    Hi MichaelColey

    70% of our total product selection is beating Amazon in commission rate- if you subtract books from the mix.

    Depending on how many book units you sell, we are most likely beating them in book commissions as well!

    Here is the breakout of products from Buy.com.. we now have over 7.8mm products, 5mm just in books alone.

    Total sellable SKUs: 7,807,604
    Total SKUs by Category

    Baby and Toys 57,670
    Bags 31,999
    Books 5,075,110
    Clothing and Shoes 272,617
    Computers 403,899
    Electronics 368,324
    Everything Else 103,611
    Health & Beauty 48,344
    Home & Outdoor 407,827
    Jewelry 423,186
    Movies 119,560
    Music 340,463
    Musical Instruments 4,621
    Office Supplies 20,650
    Pet Supplies 18,302
    Software 6,190
    Sports 91,205
    Video Games 13,288

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    Quote Originally Posted by affiliatemanager View Post
    LinkShare did not buy Buy.com. We have the same parent company Rakuten. They are now our sister company.
    As is OneCause.
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    I just took a look at buy.com and I see banner ads all over the place.

    Are they blocked from site visitors who click through an affiliate link or are they leaks?
    Since June 10, 2012 a vegan aarf but still writing the Hound Dawg Sports Blog
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    I was thinking of promoting buy.com as well but then when i take a look at their landing page, there are:

    - 3 ads labeled "advertisements", 2 rectangle 1 leaderboard
    - 1 ads labeled "sponsored links", leaderboard
    - 1 ad section labeled "more buying choices" which send clicks to pricegrabber and then to the merchant as far as i can tell.

    Now that's quite a lot of ads compared to amazon.

    Obviously, i don't think that affiliates get a share of the ads click. But do affiliates get a share for referring buyers to pricegrabber > merchants?

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