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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    Spreadshirt Affiliate Program Coupon Strategy
    Since they're featured on the main page when you log in - and they make personalized items - I joined.

    They send an email:

    25% commissions now until July 18th. From then on, they’ll stay at a high 20%.

    Always available to our best customers: higher commission rates, coupons and specialized banners.

    Many thanks and best of luck!
    I thought the "best customers get coupons" was a typo, so I email asking for current coupon codes.

    They respond:

    Thanks for your interest. We generally offer coupons for well-performing (at least 10+ sales/month) partners. However, in mid-July we'll be running a summer coupon special with coupons available for all shareasale partners. We'll send out an email to let you know that the coupons are in. In any case, best of luck with the affiliate program.
    They confirmed that new affiliates get coupon squat. I'll be dropping them

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    I would reply:

    Thanks for your interest. We generally only promote merchants with coupons. If you would like to be promoted, feel free to send me your current coupons. In any case, best of luck with the affiliate program.
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    MC,

    That's why you're "Green" - you're a diplomat.

    I call 'em as I see 'em:

    That's one of the stupidest things I've ever heard in this business!

    Only certain affiliates get access to your coupons?????

    I'll be pulling your links today and posting your coupon philosophy on the affiliate boards so new affiliates know what to expect.

    Billy

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    LOL. I would have done the same thing Billy. Sometimes diplomacy just doesn't seem to get the point across.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    LOL. I would have done the same thing Billy. Sometimes diplomacy just doesn't seem to get the point across.
    They are European, being subtle won't work. Gotta tell them straight out.
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    but half a loaf?
    >>>>However, in mid-July we'll be running a summer coupon special with coupons available for all shareasale partners.<<<<

    according to this there will be coupons for a while . . .

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    a response from Spreadshirt
    As the original email writer, I thought I'd stop by and add my two cents. Our standard policy, as written in the affiliate description and emails, etc., is that we offer coupons to well-performing partners.

    However, we are planning a summer special for all affiliates to have access to coupons. This will start mid-July. That is: coupons for everyone (but is that too socialist?).

    best, Sarah

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    I think the point was that a lot of people use coupons as a promotional means, so they can't be a "well-performing partner" without them.
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    True. It's a good point. But we've had partners do very well with just the banners and text links up to now...

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    I went bowling with some friends the other day. I saw a little boy doing pretty good rolling the ball between his legs. So I figured I would make all my friends bowl that way. I told them that if they did a good job that way, they could use more standard bowling methods. None of them did very well. I just don't understand.
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    So, these people are saying that if you run a coupon site, you must change your business model to make their text links and banners perform before you are assigned coupons. Do they realize that many successful affiliates run sites promoting mainly (or only) coupons? Another advertiser who will be wondering in a year why their program has never grown.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    I went bowling with some friends the other day. I saw a little boy doing pretty good rolling the ball between his legs. So I figured I would make all my friends bowl that way. I told them that if they did a good job that way, they could use more standard bowling methods. None of them did very well. I just don't understand.
    Gotta love this guy!

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    Hi, thanks for the feedback, really. The idea of making specialized material for coupon sites is quite interesting, we'll be looking into it.

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    Thanks Sarah,

    Lemme know when you initiaite a level playing field for all affiliates

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    Sorry, off topic


    Billy Kay, I can't get PMs yet. Can you pls send to Frank @ {my website in my profile}? Thanks, Frank

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    posted by loxly
    They are European, being subtle won't work. Gotta tell them straight out.
    OI !! ... LOL.. i am European.
    is that why everyone keeps telling me to pi55-off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil
    posted by loxly


    OI !! ... LOL.. i am European.
    is that why everyone keeps telling me to pi55-off
    Could be I have researched this company quite a bit and have read some interviews. They are trying, but truly, English is not their first language and they need to know straight up what we want and what we are looking for, both as affiliates and people that could use their services to sell products.

    I am taking a wait and see approach for a few months, maybe after Q4 when I am looking for new projects in the new year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil
    OI !! ... LOL.. i am European.
    is that why everyone keeps telling me to pi55-off
    no, only those from the UK. here in the US we get much more graphic.

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    Michael;

    Of all people on this forum, I give my vote to you for coming up with the most original AND informative information!!

    Thanks.
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