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    Bonus question for affiliates
    Here is question I am hoping some affiliates and/or SAS veterans can help me with

    During our launch month (in SAS) we will reward all sales with an extra cash bonus (in addition to the regular CPA), the question is: where is the best place to announce this bonus? The SAS people recommended that we set the default CPA to the full amount (CPA + Bonus)? But doing this means we will be forced to change the default CPA after the promotion is over, and that may cause misunderstandings (affiliates may perceive it as a CPA drop)… We have added a note in the merchant description, and we are planning on sending an email to our affiliates before this change happens to explain, ones again, the situation - would that be enough?
    As I see it, the only other option is to credit the bonuses manually, as the Bonus Promotional Tool does not seem to work, because I want to reward every sale. Which one do you think is better?

    Thanks in advanced for your feedback!

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    Affiliate Manager Government Auctions AM's Avatar
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    We usually pay out all of our bonuses on SAS manually. Additionally there is a thread on this forum where you can list your Bonus opportunities in SAS.

    Here it is: http://www.abestweb.com/forums/share...ry-152980.html

    There is a new thread every month so keep a look out for the one in March.
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    Thanks Olga.

    Paying manually is an option I like, because we don’t have to change the CPA amount after the campaign is over…

    Do you know if there is a way to do it in the bonus campaign tool? I would like for affiliates to find us when they use the advanced search options (for merchants) and click on the “Has Bonus Campaign listed” box. Correct me if I am mistaken, but I believe there is no option to pay $X for every sale.

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    No problem Melanie!

    Just to clear it up... you are looking to award EVERY new sale with some bonus $$?

    As far as I can see from the bonus campaign tool, it does not seem that they have an option to reward each individual sale with an additional bonus. If you want to have this kind of bonus scenario, you may have to do it manually. Although I would contact a network rep directly just to be sure.

    Otherwise, have you considered setting a threshold for the bonuses? For example if you were going to pay out $2 extra per every sale... then you can perhaps set up the bonus campaign that when an affiliate reaches x amount of sales, you would give them (x)($2) as a bonus. This way you can definitely use the bonus campaign tool and additionally you would be motivating affiliates to bring in a higher number of sales, therefore making the bonus actually more rewarding.
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    Yeah.. every sale.
    It is confirmed then… manually it it. Thanks again!

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    MelanieM,

    There are some ways to get this done, if you aren't overall happy with the manual solution just shoot me an email to brian@shareasale

    You are correct in that the bonus system isn't likely to work in this scenario but there are other options.
    Thanks,

    Brian Littleton
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian - ShareASale View Post
    There are some ways to get this done, if you aren't overall happy with the manual solution just shoot me an email to brian@shareasale
    Email sent. Thank you Brian! Nice customer care

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