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August 12th, 2005, 04:24 PM #1L.L.Bean Deactivation Notice
Anyone else get one?
Looks like they are shrinking their affiliate base...[B]A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.[/B]
August 13th, 2005, 05:49 AM #2
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
- Reno, NV
Yeah, I got one too. Been with them sometime, too.
Not a loss. In fact, by removing them I'll probably increase my sales of other merchants. I've always thought LL Bean bled some sales away from two other prime merchants I had - but for some reason felt obligated to keep them up.
August 13th, 2005, 05:53 AM #3
I never could find a way to even apply to their program. They're one of the most closed programs I've come across. I think you guys were lucky just to get in in the first place.
- ScottHatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
August 14th, 2005, 12:39 PM #4
did they issue just a straight bye-bye, or any hint they were closing their affil program, or hints of a move coming up?
the problem with them is that their mail order program has done so well and they have an extremely good reputation. guess they measure ROI based on new-customer acquisition via the affiliates. Sooner or later you need to wait for the next generation.
August 14th, 2005, 01:21 PM #5
Dont they sell through amazon too.. could just move your links to there???
August 14th, 2005, 07:09 PM #6
I was booted too, and I have had HIGH steady sales.
August 14th, 2005, 09:49 PM #7Originally Posted by ReallyBigGuy
It looks like L.L. Bean is cutting WAY back on their affiliate program. I did OK with them, but I have other merchants that will take their place...[B]A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.[/B]
August 20th, 2005, 09:51 AM #8
It looks like L.L. Bean is cutting WAY back on their affiliate program.
- Join Date
- January 24th, 2005
I never could find a way to even apply to their program. They're one of the most closed programs I've come across.
I think you guys were lucky just to get in in the first place.
August 20th, 2005, 10:05 PM #9
They have a very high threshold for active affiliates. I had steady, but low sales with them at LS, and was dropped a couple of years ago. These folks want performers - period.
The question is, are they worth the effort if one is going to get canceled - even with sales?
PS: Try Cabelas
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