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    Would you promote this?
    Hi Everyone,

    I am in discussions with a new potential merchant. I would rollout this program on the ShareaSale network and it would have excellent terms

    15% commission (better than most others in vertical)
    365 day cookie (to pay you on repeat purchase)
    phone tracking

    The merchant has their own brand of the following:
    Sun Screen
    Lip Balm
    Skin Moisturizer
    Hair Shampoo
    Hair Conditioner
    Personal Lubricant

    About 15-20 total products

    This is a very reputable company that has been in business for over 20 years. They do not offer other products in those categories, just their own brand. But, their repeat purchase % is extremely high, so the 365-day cookie would allow you to earn commissions on the repeat buys.

    People use these products and they are hooked, they return and buy more and more. Sites targeting women, health-related, sun/outdoors, etc. would work.

    Would you promote this program?

    Please let me know as I am trying to gauge interest in this vertical.


    Thanks,
    Shawn - Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.
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    Getting a prospect to try a new brand that they have never heard of before may be a pretty big hurdle.

    It does sound like something that may have a lot of potential from the "gift set" angle, or a "get a free [something or other] with any purchase of [some amount] or more" pitch.

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    Sure, I would promote them. I was a little taken aback by how few products they actually have, but if they are a reputable, been-around company, I would certainly give them a shot.
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    Sometimes the fewer the products the better, especially in the skincare arena, as long as the products are good and produce the advertised results.
    Bring 'em on nature.


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    Shawn congrats and glad to see you branching out with some other Merchants. A definite win situation for all when folks like you start taking on the management of more programs.

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    If it's like a Burt's Bees, the product will sell itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    Sometimes the fewer the products the better, especially in the skincare arena, as long as the products are good and produce the advertised results.
    Bring 'em on nature.
    Wouldn't your customers appreciate the choice?

    Geno

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    I was sorta' wondering if it was Burt's Bees...

    Like anything, it depends on the barriers to entry being low and the earning potential once up and running. I can think of a few places where that line might fit nicely, so yeah, I might give it a shot.

    Adding gift and/or travel sets might broaden your potential affiliate base as well.
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    Ms. B,

    Thanks for the compliment. As a matter of fact I have a couple programs that I am getting ready to launch in addition to this potential client
    Shawn - Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.
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    Everyone,

    It is not Burt's Bees but it is a company with an excellent reputation and very high repeat purchase % from existing customers. A real quality product.

    Thanks for the input and please keep it coming.

    Shawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno - RussianLegacy
    Wouldn't your customers appreciate the choice?
    Geno
    When it comes to specialty products like high-end skin products, too many choices can confuse the customer. Some of my best converting brands on my skin site are specialty items that don't come in different colors, textures, scents etc.
    The "This is the product and this is what it does, it costs this and you get it here" approach seems to lead to the highest conversions.
    When selling women's hats and handbags, lots of choices is great. When selling picture frames, many choices are great.
    Sometimes a specialty merchant with a small number of products will have the highest conversion. In instances like this we are forced to abandon the traditional retailing mindset and "dumb it down" so to speak.


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    gets more interesting when the site design makes it easier for the customer to return via our sites. keeps the cookie going longer.

    (don't need distracting offers)

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    Beauty Without Cruelty?

    I'd promote them on principal even though their products don't fit any of my niches. (Besides, I'm a customer.)

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    Shawn,

    I'll support any program you start. If there isn't a place on an existing site, I'll build you a new one. You're a joy to work with.

    Jazz Times

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    I have a few high-traffic content sites that I'm not currently monetizing, and the regular visitors are very interested in sunscreen and skin care. Been on my to-do list to start featuring some stuff like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naturehills
    Hi Everyone,

    I am in discussions with a new potential merchant. I would rollout this program on the ShareaSale network and it would have excellent terms

    15% commission (better than most others in vertical)
    365 day cookie (to pay you on repeat purchase)
    phone tracking

    The merchant has their own brand of the following:
    Sun Screen
    Lip Balm
    Skin Moisturizer
    Hair Shampoo
    Hair Conditioner
    Personal Lubricant

    About 15-20 total products

    This is a very reputable company that has been in business for over 20 years. They do not offer other products in those categories, just their own brand. But, their repeat purchase % is extremely high, so the 365-day cookie would allow you to earn commissions on the repeat buys.

    People use these products and they are hooked, they return and buy more and more. Sites targeting women, health-related, sun/outdoors, etc. would work.

    Would you promote this program?

    Please let me know as I am trying to gauge interest in this vertical.

    Thanks,
    Hi Shawn,

    Personal Lubricant?

    Do this has anything to do with love?

    Sorry, I had to ask.

    Sal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
    Hi Shawn,

    Personal Lubricant?

    Do this has anything to do with love?

    Sorry, I had to ask.

    Sal.
    If it's really personal, it may even have something to do with self-lovin'.

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    You guys....

    Regardless, would you promote it

    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by naturehills
    You guys....

    Regardless, would you promote it

    Shawn
    anything that helps togetherness . . . gotta have individual product links, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    When it comes to specialty products like high-end skin products, too many choices can confuse the customer. Some of my best converting brands on my skin site are specialty items that don't come in different colors, textures, scents etc.
    The "This is the product and this is what it does, it costs this and you get it here" approach seems to lead to the highest conversions.
    When selling women's hats and handbags, lots of choices is great. When selling picture frames, many choices are great.
    Sometimes a specialty merchant with a small number of products will have the highest conversion. In instances like this we are forced to abandon the traditional retailing mindset and "dumb it down" so to speak.
    Interesting... Thanks for the reply.

    Geno

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    A single skin care product (LS merchant) has been my best income source for the past two years, but recently parasites have been chewing up the revenues. Sounds like your program would be an excellent replacement merchant for me.
    ~Ernie

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    Everyone,

    Thanks for the feedback, please do keep it coming, looks like this program may be a great addition.

    Shawn

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    Rhea,

    Sorry I missed your guess, it is not Beauty without Cruelty.

    Shawn

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    Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

    Thanks in advance.

    Shawn

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