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    SkinCareRx (CJ) Drops from 15% to 3% during their up 50% off sale
    SkinCareRx (CJ) Drops their commission from 15% to 3% during their up to 50% off sale. Yet another clueless merchant and clueless affiliate manager.

    Good Bye!!
    MERCHANTS: Start showing your coupons directly on your site, that way your shoppers will stop leaving your site looking for them!! If not then remove your Coupon Box!!

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    We used to have the AM as a member of our local AM networking group. Will see who is running the program and see if I can get a response as to why this is fair to affiliates.

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    Thanks, Not a big issue for me but I thought I would give other affiliates a heads up in case they promoted them a lot. I hate it when merchants/AM try to pull a fast one on us.
    MERCHANTS: Start showing your coupons directly on your site, that way your shoppers will stop leaving your site looking for them!! If not then remove your Coupon Box!!

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    Hi KSE,
    I am the new affiliate manager for SkinCareRx (as of August 25). I just saw this as I was prepping to launch the new CJ terms for October (I am from Inteladerm which acquired SkinCareRx and its sister sites earlier this year). I came on a week after the promo you are referring to, but I was roped in on the decision from our CJ rep. It was a big drop in rate, but based on the results, it turned out be one of the best publisher sales in SkinCareRx's history. Here's the math:

    Before BMSM:
    Avg order = $116
    After avg coupon = $90.78
    Commission after coupon = $9.08

    During BMSM:
    Avg order = $301
    After avg coupon = $301 (50% off was given after purchase via mail-in rebate)
    Commission after coupon = $9.03

    Number of orders were up 3 times and conversion rate was roughly double in comparison to the site's average, so those that promoted this sale saw the 5 cent difference made up with extra orders (volume) during the promotion time frame.

    When I was at CJU a couple of weeks ago I discussed this with many of our top affiliates and asked what they thought about the sale. All of them asked for another sale like this one since they saw a significant increase in commissions during the days of the sale. I have raised the commission rate to 7.5% for the next one, which starts on Sept 26. If things stay constant as they were last time, that same $9.03 commission will be $22.57. In no way was SkinCareRx trying to pull a fast one from what I have seen - CJ and the management team were gauging the profitability in which is allowing me to raise it for such a high AOV and converting offer next time. Hopefully this clears things up. Please let me know if you have any further questions - I would be more than happy to answer anything or give you more information about how rebate offers can increase commissions.

    Thanks for keeping an eye on things too. I am brand new to the space and any insight is appreciated.

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    Thanks for posting and welcome to ABestWeb!
    Last edited by Chuck Hamrick; September 25th, 2013 at 11:05 PM.

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    I guess you are after coupon affiliate like ebates, and not content affiliates. Like I said I have already drop your program but thanks for at least giving your reason but I dislike your approach, as far as I concerned your ripping off your affiliates during these sales and in fact I guess your hoping most affiliate do not even notice the drop in commission.

    Anyway I hope you stick around and maybe learn something from the affiliates point of view on how we are always being ripped off by merchants that give us no respect.
    MERCHANTS: Start showing your coupons directly on your site, that way your shoppers will stop leaving your site looking for them!! If not then remove your Coupon Box!!

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