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    Smile NewEgg Planning Affiliate Program !!


    Hi, Computer Guys and Gals !!

    Great News !!

    I received an email this morning from Mindy Tsang, Marketing Associate at http://www.newegg.com, saying that NewEgg plans to implement an affiliate program in the future. However, she did not mention a timeline.

    Looks like TigerDirect and Computer Geeks have some serious major league competition looming on the horizon.

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    That would be great. I know some big affiliates already using them, sent them a marketing proposal but never heard back. But it would be nice if they got an affiliate program going.

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    Depending on how's it's set up, or who it's set up through, they can count me in as an affiliate. That's where most of my computer, my dad's computer and my brother's computer came from. That's always the first place I go when looking for hardware.

    If it's a good, clean in-house (with decent commissions) then I'm in.

    On a side note, I wish they'd go ahead and get the new site up they designed months ago.

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    I have heard many wonderful things about these people. I have personally never bought from them. I would be most interested in them as an affiliate.


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    RadarCat -
    Bring it on! I wonder if you left a contact addy and more of us e-mailed them if it would help them make their minds up faster...

    Way to go.
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    As I write this… I’m working on a $2000.00 computer system…

    CD/DVD burners… 2 hard drives… excellent video card with
    TV tuner and outstanding video capture and video/audio transfer
    capabilities… I could produce and edit a Hollywood blockbuster
    if that was my thing… 6 USB ports… and a bunch of other stuff
    that I’ll probably never use… fastest system I’ve ever seen…
    I LOVE this thing… and...

    The kicker is… the whole thing ended up costing $397.00
    plus $47.00 shipping… From New Egg…! Total price $444.00…
    And it only took about 2 hours to assemble and program…

    Screw Dell, Gateway, HP, and all the rest of them… I’ll never buy
    another pre-built system again unless it’s at a yard sale… and then
    It will only be for inventory to sell on my ebay site...

    New Egg really rocks…
    The most ironic and horrid thing I can think of is for New Egg
    to end up on CJ or Linkshare… They’re too good for either of these
    whore mongers… I’d love to see them go with SAS or indie…

    I’ll still buy from them no matter what they do… but, I might not
    be able to be an affiliate if they choose to lie down with the dogs…
    That would be a real shame…

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    Radar,

    If you're in correspondence with them, I suggest telling them to avoid Linkshare at all costs. Maybe they aren't even considering them, but I think they should hear it from somebody.

    - Scott
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    Radar… while you’re at it…

    You should also tell them that Linkshare is just the tip of the iceberg…

    CJ is also a whore monger… and if SAS is too small for them…
    They should go indie… AND THEN… they should establish a
    Forum at ABW and learn how to protect themselves as much as possible...

    No matter what they do they’re going to be a prime target
    for every 180 ******* out there… but they need to know who NOT
    to sign up with… like ebates... etc… etc… etc…

    New Egg at ABW would be a really good thing…
    for them and for us…

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    This is good news, strong online only brand. Customers love them. I can see them being flooded with affiliates once the program breaks.

    $397 for your whole PC? My video card alone was more than that (and it was from newegg). Damn expensive hobbies.

    Chet

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    Arrow Let's Try Our Best To Help NewEgg !!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick K.
    RadarCat -
    Bring it on! I wonder if you left a contact addy and more of us e-mailed them if it would help them make their minds up faster...

    Way to go.


    Rather than post an email address here for email scrapers, you may wish to go to :

    http://www2.newegg.com/CustomerService/ContactUs.asp

    to get NewEgg's Advertising/Marketing email address.

    Acording to their blurb:

    "If you have a marketing proposal or would like to advertise for Newegg.com on your website, please contact our marketing department."

    Maybe they would like to hear from everyone here. Experiences, opinions, views on parasites and networks, etc.

    I am very sure that they can learn a lot from ABW veterans if you will contact them. Perhaps, if they are just starting out setting up an affiliate program, the extra time involved would be very well spent by everyone here at least sending an email to NewEgg Advertising/Marketing to at least say "Hello". Even small queries can turn into long discussions if nurtured wisely.

    It would be good to let NewEgg know we are interested in their success, too, and that we will help them in whatever small ways each of us can. After all, if they have never run an affiliate program before, they are rookies and we must help increase their knowledge and understanding of affiliate marketing as well as treat them with courtesy, kindness, patience and understanding.

    The idea of a parasite-free in-house program sure appeals to me!

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    I'm a customer!

    I've purchased a few hard drives and other parts over the years from newegg. Great service and prices!

    The future AM will be one very, very busy, and perhaps happy, manager.


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    >>>"If you have a marketing proposal or would like to advertise for Newegg.com on your website, please contact our marketing department."

    but as affiliates, not freebies . . .

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    Exclamation Excellent Point !!
    Quote Originally Posted by Herb Ô¿Ô¬
    >>>"If you have a marketing proposal or would like to advertise for Newegg.com on your website, please contact our marketing department."

    but as affiliates, not freebies . . .


    Excellent point, Herb. Hopefully that blurb that I quoted is just poorly thought out web page boiler plate.

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    let's hope so; I've seen many a potential affiliate deal go by the wayside because overly-friendly site owners went for the free link back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrami
    The future AM will be one very, very busy, and perhaps happy, manager.

    There will be a team approach on this one...a few AM's will be needed...
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    hint?







    if so . . . hehehehehehehe

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    I saw Toms Hardware and other tech sites already having Newegg advertisements.

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    Perfect fit for my Safe Haven Network, where a dynamo AM like Andy could concentrate on making their natural conversion ratio into a reported reality. No problems for a newbee, or veteran affiliate enabled merchant, as the tricksters can't get an affiliate ID# nor fly under the radar with things like direct links from PPCSE's or doorway pages with auto cookie setting redirects. Any BHO flies hawking their corrupted competitors will be ignored by the pissed off hijacked consumers when seeing THE NOTICE- all sales made at the SHN mall are exempt from getting rewards/loyality/rebates from participating merchants at this location!
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    %?
    My guess is that they will only be able to offer a small % commission though.

    I would surmise that the reason they have only worked with the really big players so far is that the volumes those sites generate makes up for a smaller commission. I mean, let's be realistic - they have some of the best prices, so their own markup is pretty shallow - it doesn't leave as much room for a commission as some other place that marks up more or specializes in close-outs that it picks up for under-wholesale pricing.

    My view has always been that it's better to take a smaller percentage of something that really sells than a big percentage of something that rarely converts. Maybe not a good psychology for datafeed / catalog affiliates, but it works for us content / hybrid folks.
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    With an after taxes net profit of 5-6% they sure can't afford to offer up coupons or higher commissions to the incent BHO's.
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    >>With an after taxes net profit of 5-6%

    that's not a bad number.

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    Did NewEgg ever begin an affiliate program?
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    Shoppers determine what has value and they like coupons. Stop manipulating who set the cookie just because you do not like coupon and promotional sites.

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    looks like they are still in the process of hiring more marketing and IT people.

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    Lightbulb You heard correctly
    I am a marketer at Newegg.com and we are, in fact, considering implementing an affiliate marketing program. However, this project has been given a lower priorty than many of our other endeavors, so the project is still in infancy and we need more information. That is why I am here.

    I have found that A Best Web is a valuable information resource regarding affiliate marketing and you have experience developing successful programs in the past.

    Of specific interest to me in this thread is your aversion to outsourced programs like linkshare and CJ, both of whom have approached us in the past. Why are these programs less desirable than an in-house program that would have to be built specifically for our company and would require significant internal resources of both time and money.

    Additionally, you have also correctly deduced that we are a low margin company, and we cannot afford to pay high commisions. At what point does an affiliate program become more effort than it's worth to the individual affiliate marketers?

    We do hope to launch a mutually profitable affiliate marketing program sometime in the near future and you assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    WELCOME Rana

    Who long have you been in your current position?
    What will you pay affiliates?
    Will you offer lifetime accounts?

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