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    Millionaire on training wheels Justdoit's Avatar
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    I just got an email from a CJ publisher..

    We are in the process of updating our affiliate files. If you have not yet sent us an e-mail with your e-mail address, URL, phone number and mailing address, please send an e-mail as soon as possible to Bobo at bobo@boboiam.com. Because of the nature of the Commission Junction interface, this contact information is not provided by default.

    UMMM, all the info is in my profile if they need to contact me if they absolutely have to.
    Does it sound like they are planning to leave CJ and go inhouse?
    Is that why they want all the contact info?
    Any insights would be appreciated..

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    I just got the same.

    Either they are looking to go inhouse or they are trying to get the contact details of as many affiliates as possible so they don't have to email them through the CJ system at $0.03 per affiliate.

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    Got the same one from NetMagazines. They have all the contact info they need.

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    I got the same email, but not sure it is really from a CJ merchant. Are we really sure this is for real? Is this really from the merchant?

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    Yes, Advertisers at CJ can not see Publishers Addresses, Phone Numbers or Email Address.
    They can see:

    - Website Name
    - PID
    - Website Category
    - Date Created (CJ Account)
    - Incentive Information
    - Description
    - Name on the Account (Publisher Name)
    - Country
    - The Websites registered for the Account
    - Network Performance Level
    (Network Earnings, 3 Month and 7 Day EPC)

    That's it.

    I don't mind to give our Information to a Publisher, if I can get something I could not get without it, such as Reporting on Product Level.

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    yah i got it too they can foad .. wonder what they're up to.

    on a similar note, I told one merchant to please email me direclty instead of using the pos cj interface and he said, sorry, we rather use this nice cj interface. oh well, guess i won't be reading his mail too often.

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Joseph Monuit:
    yah i got it too they can foad .. wonder what they're up to.

    on a similar note, I told one merchant to please email me direclty instead of using the pos cj interface and he said, sorry, we rather use this nice cj interface. oh well, guess i won't be reading his mail too often.


    Actually we contacted merchants and asked them to send emails to us directly because we read the CJ Mails only now and then.

    The CJ Mail System sucks. You can't setup rules and filters. Not to talk about the utilization of Email Lists.

    So, if a CJ Merchant asks me for our Email Address fine.
    He gets our general Email Address which runs through several filters and ends up in one of my outlook folders where I need, want and love them.

    The Phone Number is a different story. I don't want to get a call from a merchant, if it is not really important (such as a call, that they moved to a different network or In-House Program and want to setup an account with us right a way to avoid the loss of commission ).

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    yup...ditto...

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    I made this recommendation to CJ already a while ago.

    Allow to forward the eMails in CJ to an outside Email Address.

    They can use a CJ EMail Address as Sender Address if they want, to hide the Merchants Email Address and deny direct replies to the merchant.

    A reply link which takes you to the CJ Network to reply to that EMail is fine.
    If the Merchant utilize the CJ Web-Mail System or the forwarder as well is up to the merchant.

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    Almost forgot:

    The response from CJ was, that there is no real demand for it, everybody is happy.

    Sooo.. fellow Affiliates and loved merchants, ask for it to increase the "demand".

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    There has been a few threads about this, one even from Todd himself asking for suggestions.

    Lots of suggestions made.

    Afaik nothing was every improved.




    It really is a disservice to their advertisers and publishers alike. I can't count how many times I've taken a peek in the CJ mail and found a message which was pertinent days ago, but, no longer.

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    Joseph, lets wail together:

    Carsten

    Joseph

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    We also got same mssg, from same merchant, and it really did come from a cj mail server, and really is that merchant. And I fully agree that the cj internal mail system must be extended, either by forwarding, or by letting publishers set their email address and let advertisers send to them directly, or even just the number of unread new mssgs since last mail reading on the Account manager home page or somewhere on top, even better. But then it has to be dynamic unlike the Balance, which does not change over sessions.

    The internal mail is slow to use, inconvenient, and can gives you days of delay in taking urgent action, if you dont daily waste time on checking it.

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