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    How is everybody doing with them?

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    They don't convert real well for us - the last 15 months were: 31,500 imp., 345 CT, & 2 sales = $13.05 in commission.

    Fred :rolleyes:

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    buy.com.

    Hasn't converted yet at linkshare.

    Buy.com 121,595 impressions 207 hits: $0

    Jason

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    129 hits no sales, i think i will drop them or just move them to bottom of page for now

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    Come on over.... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    There was an earlier thread on buy.com - the general thought:

    Used to work, but now that they are trying to make money instead of being the biggest - they don't work. Occasionally they will have a deal, but normally their sale prices are the regular prices everywhere else.

    Chet

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    They are one step from Bankrupsy since most of their suppliers have cut off their lines of credit. Skeleton crew running a e-catalog with full retial or average street prices makes Buy.com not attractive with online bargain hunters. Like the others I did OK with them 2 years ago.

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    It may be a case of picking your spot and marketing specific customer promotions. Maybe without a promotion, buy.com won't convert at such a steady rate, but they have 2 consumer promos that should be driving sales:

    The current buy.com marketing effort against Amazon (10% lower prices on books) should help generate more sales in this category.

    And the free shipping w/out minimum order promo should help bump sales.

    Combined, consumers can get some great deals. For example, buy.com also has 50% NY Times best sellers, so a consumer can pick up a few books for half the price than at a store and have them shipped free, likely without sales tax.

    What categories/promos is everyone promoting that aren't selling?

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    Similar story. 2 years ago .. did well with them .. now.. eh.

    I don't quite understand that 50% off NY Times bestsellers.. The landing page http://www.buy.com/retail/list.asp?loc=6765 must not have been updated in awhile.

    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    Our Price: $16.34 You Save: $9.6
    From the Corner of His Eye
    Our Price: $16.97 You Save: $9.98
    etc...

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    Yeah, that link is old. I use the link builder feature to make links to their current best sellers pages.

    Hardcover Fiction http://www.buy.com/retail/books/list3.asp?loc=15587


    Paperback Fiction http://www.buy.com/retail/books/list3.asp?loc=15590

    Hardcover Nonfiction http://www.buy.com/retail/books/list3.asp?loc=15588

    Paperback Nonfiction http://www.buy.com/retail/books/list3.asp?loc=15591

    [ 07-24-2002: Message edited by: affiliateguy ]

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    Article about buy.com's results:

    Buy.com is living up to its name with consumers, Scott Blum says (opens in new window)

    A month after Buy.com announced it would offer free shipping on most products and price its books 10% below Amazon.com, total sales at the online retailer are up 25%. The company had been doing about $1 million per day in sales prior to the announcements in late June and daily sales are now running between $1.2 million and $1.3 million, Scott Blum, Buy.com founder and CEO, tells Internet Retailer. Book sales alone, which skyrocketed by 800% during the first week, were up 500% for the month, he says. Publicity about the book pricing deals also spurred sales of Buy.com’s electronics and other items, he says.

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    Too bad it doesn't say how affiliate sales were impacted for the book category.

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