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    I recently noticed that one of my merchants who sends out newsletters to their customers now has an affiliate code in their hotlinks to their products in their newsletters. I am assuming it is their own affiliate link. Initially we were told that we would get credit for the 45 day return even it our past customers clicked on those links in the newsletter. Now that there is this affiliate code will we still get the 45 day return credit if someone buys from those newsletters. I don't remember seeing that affiliate code a few weeks ago. Maybe it was there and maybe it does not matter??

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    Maybe it was there and maybe it does not matter?
    Yeah, sure, dreamer
    Maybe it was just an honest mistake?

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    quote:
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    Maybe it was there and maybe it does not matter?
    Yeah, sure, dreamer


    Thanks Zeus, you confirmed what I thought.

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    There was a few (let's say a bunch) of dishonest merchants a few years ago but I've not seen that for some time. Merchants are becoming much better.

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Zeus:
    There was a few (let's say a bunch) of dishonest merchants a few years ago but I've not seen that for some time. Merchants are becoming much better.


    Do you mean becoming much better at being honest or dishonest. LOL

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    Do you mean becoming much better at being honest or dishonest. LOL

    I really think, merchants did a lot to clean their side of the business. I don't want to bring nostalgia to this thread but a few years ago, we had many dishonest merchants and most affiliates were honest. It seems the opposite, now.

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    It's called merchant side cookie stuffing negating affiliate efforts to pre-sell. Many merchants in one mailing of a million e-mails can whack some cookies big time.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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    This is one reason I always sign up for a merchant's newsletter if one is available. I also order their print catalog (a good product reference and faster than scrolling through dozens of CJ screens).

    So who's the merchant?

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    The "promo" link of payless shoe store goes to their 'join our Email List'.

    so now, all they need to do is send an email to your visitor, and out goes your commish. neat huh?

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    I don't promote big box stores. I figure nearly everyone in the US lives within a half hour drive of one of those stores and would just as soon drop in and pick up merchandise (and try it on) rather than pay for shipping.

    I think what Payless is doing is scummy. Somebody outta write a letter. Anyway there are lots of other shoe merchants out there. Good luck!

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Rhea:
    This is one reason I always sign up for a merchant's newsletter if one is available. I also order their print catalog (a good product reference and faster than scrolling through dozens of CJ screens).

    So who's the merchant?


    Hi Rhea,
    I will send you a PM with the merchants name because I am not 100% sure (probably 99% sure LOL) that the merchants affiliate code in the newsletter will overwrite our cookies.

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