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    I know this issue has been brought up many times without being implemented but I believe it's important enough to bring up again.

    Why do the poor affiliates have to wait for check after check after check. It would be nice if you would take a cue from Commission Junction and follow their suit. They are absolutely fabulous with it come to payment. We usually get paid by the middle of the following month. I am still waiting for a check from May from Linkshare. This is ridiculous.

    And wouldn't it be more economical to pay affiliates one check than a whole bunch of small ones.

    There's my 2 cents.

    Can you please post an answer to my question? I'm sure a lot of us have never heard the answer to this.


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    Janet

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    Okay, just saw all my typos. I'm not really that stupid. lol

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    I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news...

    LinkShare won't fess up on when it will happen. Or for that matter if/when there will be direct deposit.

    Core

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    Linkshare said it will be by the end of the year.

    They just didn't say which year [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Very good point Eaglefire!


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    Well that just blows!!!!

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    When there were just a few merchants, separate checks made sense. With hundreds it's absurd.

    BTW, quite a few crappy merchants have made off with nickels and dimes from me...when I decided their programs weren't worth pursuing. But, to be frank, Linkshare really shouldn't be in the business of making nickels and dimes for crappy merchants, they should be in the business of reaping millions for top line companies.

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    I actually have 5 or 6 checks from LinkShare merchants. I should say that I will have since it takes so long to get paid... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] It isn't so bad but with CJ you get consolidated payment via direct deposit the month after you earn things. Why can't everywhere else be so easy?

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    Performics also has consolidated checks<IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon12.gif>

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    Glad you brought up Performics. Yes they do have consolidated check and WTG to them!!!

    I see Linkshare has not bothered to reply yet.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jknight:
    Glad you brought up Performics. Yes they do have consolidated check and WTG to them!!!

    I see Linkshare has not bothered to reply yet.
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    JKnight,

    Hi and Welcome to ABW! <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/smilies/welcome.gif>

    In defense of Linkshare ... they are dedicated to answer affiliate questions ... and Performics is NOT they have gotten over 500 postings and still have not responded since I created their forums.

    I'd rather deal with a responsive Network than one who is, so baltantly, waiting to be bought out!

    Just My <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon26.gif>

    Haiko
    PS. Stephen has done more to protect affiliates against Parasites than ANY other network ... what have the others done? Yes The LS business model is merchant centric, that is wrong ... but they will ( because they MUST) fix that (when ... I don't know!) but they will!

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    Haiko,

    Thanks for the Welcome! I don't know about Performics waiting to be bought out but I do know that they have been responsive to me and I don't have to wait forever to get paid. I don't make that much at the affiliate game and when I do make enough to get a check, it's tiresome to wait so long to get paid. I am affiliated with about 100 merchants with Linkshare and many of them owe me a small amount of money. It would be nice to have consolidated payments so this wouldn't happen.

    I have no idea who Stephen is but if he has dnoe what you say he has done, he has all my admiration and appreciation. And I have a lot of good things to say about Linkshare as well, this just isn't one of them. I don't like their payment system.

    I spend much more time promoting Performics or CJ merchants because I know I will get paid quickly and that's a shame because Linkshare has some wonderful merchants. But in my case, it makes more sense to concentrate on programs I'll see monetary results on quickly.

    Thanks for your 2 cents, I really do appreciate your input.

    And you're absolutely right - Performics should care enough about their affiliates to respond to our postings!

    Janet

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    Just wondering.

    Why are JKnight's posts stuck at number 25.

    If this continues, you'll never get in into Haiko's private forum - ever!.

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    Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I don't know what that is? lol

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    My apologies if the lack of response to this thread came across as if I am ignoring your concerns. Consolidated payment is an issue that has been frequently raised in this forum. As stated previously, we are in the process of working out the necessary systems, procedures, and technology on our end to provide you with this service, and yes, this has taken longer to implement than initially anticipated. I am unable to provide you with a deliverable date, and as such, I know that any response I give will lead to a multitude of heated postings, taking away from creating a forum where we share feedback and suggestions and education each other about new ideas and industry trends. I do not say this to divert the focus on consolidated payment, but to reaffirm that affiliate concerns are indeed very important to us, and consolidated payments will be released at LinkShare as soon as the system is in place.

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    Sarah,

    Thank you for taking the time to reply. You're not going to get a heated posting from me but from the defensive nature of your response, I must assume this same answer has been given many, many times before.

    I am glad to hear Linkshare is working on it and I hope it will be soon. I do not now how frequently this has been brought up in this forum, I am a new member. I did not go back and read all the old postings to count how many times you had to answer this question before I asked. I don't have enough time in my life to do that with any of my postings. And I do believe I was sharing feedback and trying to educate myself in the process.

    Janet

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    Hi Janet,

    My sincerest apology if my response came across as defensive. It was not my intention to offend or criticize your feedback, and I was responding not only to your inquiry, but also to other postings in this thread. We welcome any and all feedback that anyone wants to share, and I am always happy to address any concerns previously discussed for new members. My intent was both to address the issue and anticipate responses to it. Unfortunately, as with many written communications, the intended tone does not always come across.

    Best,
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>and I was responding not only to your inquiry, but also to other postings in this thread. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Sarah, what was said in this thread by anyone in this thread that you found to be inflamatory?

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    Eaglefire,

    Not to be a shill, but asking LS to do consolidated (effectively) is almost as bad as asking BeFree not to be software based!

    LS does know the facets and necessities to do consolidated payments but as I said it is a 180 spin on how they operate ... these things take time.

    All affiliates want the consolidated payment, but such a radical change does not happen over night. Yes it will take time, but in the interim many affiliates are succeeding and earning, I, per se, don't see this as a hurdle in dealing with LS at all!

    If I only make $3.25 or $5.28 from merchant X and Y I'll never see the $25 min payment anyway [img]tongue.gif[/img] ... but If I am a producer I can get multiple checks a month ... there is no loss. The earnings will allways be there and if I need to get the $3.25 or $5.28 then I suggest that they read the forums and earn, earn , earn ... MORE!

    In the meantime Stephen (Messer - CEO of LS (for you Janet) protects our comms with his actions against ParasiteWare, that is priceless ... he is dedicated to the cause!

    Haiko

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    Haiko, I never disagreed with any of that, in this thread or anywhere else.

    I was asking about this:

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>and I was responding not only to your inquiry, but also to other postings in this thread. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    What did the rest of us say that was inflamatory?

    That Peformics has consolidated checks? well, they do.

    That Linkshare has said they'd have consolidated payments by the end of the year? I've read where they said last year that they would.

    That's not even criticsm. It's just stating fact.


    But since you've now brought it up, I think that Linkshare is doing itself a great disservice by not getting this implemented as soon as possible because they could be making a lot more money for themselves and for the merchants they represent.

    Now I hope that wasn't too "offensive".

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    eaglefire,

    I did not find anything that was said by anyone in this thread to be inflammatory. Again, I apologize if my response came across as defensive and/or negative. I welcome everyone's feedback, and I completely understand that consolidated payments is a hot topic.

    Sarah

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    If I only make $3.25 or $5.28 from merchant X and Y I'll never see the $25 min payment anyway ... but If I am a producer I can get multiple checks a month ... there is no loss. The earnings will allways be there and if I need to get the $3.25 or $5.28 then I suggest that they read the forums and earn, earn , earn ... MORE!

    Haiko,

    I take offense to this particular statement. It sounds like we who want consolidated checks need to get off our lazy asses and start producing.

    Let me tell you this, I work on my site every possible minute I can. I read everything I can get my hands on. I look at other websites to learn from their expertise (not to steal their ideas - to learn) I have been doing everything in my power to produce. It is arrogant of you to suggest "we earn more" so we can stop wanting these consolidated checks! When I'm as established as you and making the big bucks you do - I sincerely hope I don't answer other's questions with "Just become a producer!" Well, duh....... What on earth do you think we are trying to do? I, for one, am not a lazy ass that complains just to hear myself speak.

    If you are making so much that you don't have to worry about the minimums - then good for you but don't look down on those of us who are not there yet.

    Janet

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    Ok I understand. It's not a hot topic for me. I'm not making alot with LS but I have a pretty good idea what's involved with consolidation and am not into "pushing the river". However, I can't help but see that LS is throwing away a considerable opportunity if they aren't making it a top priority.

    As for the thread:
    Only 3 or 4 people made posts here, and the posts weren't out of line. Your last post seemed to be making allusions to persons rather than to content. Then my post disappeared...

    I understand it isn't always comfortable being in "the spotlight" but most things are better left un- anticipated [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] and dealt with as they happen. As my grandmother used to say "Don't Borrow Trouble".

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    Janet,

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I take offense to this particular statement. It sounds like we who want consolidated checks need to get off our lazy asses and start producing. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I am glad you took this one, but it was NOT directed at you nor anyone else! Notwithstanding ... the bottom line is (basically) yes!

    There is a report that states that network generated affiliates do beans production wise. Many of them are people who have a xxxxx.xyz.com domain and have no blind idea what affiliate marketing actually is!

    It is our (ABW's) goal to help educate the affiliates to be more effective via communications with both the merchant and ad network so that the affiliate succeeds, it is a truly symbiotic relationship that has worked and will continue to.

    Information, or the flow of it (which LS actively allows) is key to such success, not a consolidated check (yes we all want that) but, that was my point and that the protection of that check (via the LS terms is unsurpassed and the communications with them is paramount in attaining that check.

    I am sorry if you took offense to it, but I needed to reiterate this point for ALL to see and understand.

    Respectfully,

    Haiko

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Haiko:
    [QB]Janet,




    It is our (ABW's) goal to help educate the affiliates to be more effective via communications with both the merchant and ad network so that the affiliate succeeds, it is a truly symbiotic relationship that has worked and will continue to.

    Great - hope I get more input in the future than "you need to start producing"

    I think we all knew that....

    Janet

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