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    What is the set-up fee for a merchant
    What is the set-up fee for a merchant to set up a CJ account? I know it's 30% of the commission but is there a startup cost as well?

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    Yes there is, a hefty one too. Have you looked at Share A Sale It is most definately worth a look especially with all the things going on with CJ right now

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...&highlight=LMI
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    I can't remember the exact figure but it is several thousand dollars, plus a monthly fee in addition to the 30% cut on performance. If no sales are generated, you still pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristin Collier - Batteries
    Yes there is, a hefty one too. Have you looked at Share A Sale It is most definately worth a look especially with all the things going on with CJ right now

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...&highlight=LMI
    I figured I would get a wider audience with CJ as opposed to shareasale

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    The network has nothing to do with the size of the audience.

    Are you talking about affiliates - customers - or what ????

    If you're talking about affiliates - use Share A Sale. There are 26,000 affiliates here at ABW and we like to use merchants that are at SAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
    The network has nothing to do with the size of the audience.

    Are you talking about affiliates - customers - or what ????

    If you're talking about affiliates - use Share A Sale. There are 26,000 affiliates here at ABW and we like to use merchants that are at SAS.
    I was talking affiliates,

    Share A Sale doesn't seem as professional as the other two.

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    Professional affiliates will see you whether you are on Linkshare, CJ, Shareasale, or Joe's Roadside Bait Shack.

    Don't let the big guys baffle you with bullshit.
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    CJ was about $3000-$3500 to set up ..... SAS is $350 plus a $100 deposit which goes towards commission. They also only charge 20% of commission .....

    SAS also has great client services, where CJ can be a little difficult .... SAS is always willing to listen and help, and they have the affiliates AND the merchants first at heart .... not their pocketbook

    If you have a good program, then affiliates will know where you are .... especially if you post on here
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    Quote Originally Posted by maae10

    Share A Sale doesn't seem as professional as the other two.

    How close did you look????

    Do you want a 3-color brochure or SALES???
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    maae10,

    Exactly what Kristin said!

    Also this part, "Share A Sale doesn't seem as professional as the other two."

    Not true. They are very professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maae10
    I figured I would get a wider audience with CJ as opposed to shareasale
    It depends on what kind of audience you want. There's a pretty large "audience" on CJ and LinkShare that aren't allowed to join SAS.

    Quote Originally Posted by maae10
    Share A Sale doesn't seem as professional as the other two.
    Don't confuse slick with professional. If you ever meet Brian (the owner of ShareASale.com), you'll find that he's one of the most professional, passionate, ethical, and talented people you'll ever meet.

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    The why do all the big companies use Linkshare and CJ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maae10
    The why do all the big companies use Linkshare and CJ?
    Because LS & CJ are public companies that produce audited financial results, that the finance managers in merchant companies like to see before they approve doing business with them.

    The irony is the risk is really short term and amount exposure limited for a merchant. They are much more likely to get screwed by CJ & LS due to the large "audience" they do business with.

    It may appear that CJ has better offerings but the short term benefits will be eroded due to dis-enchantment of your end customers through some of the dubious practises of the "audience".

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinT
    dubious practises of the "audience".
    are you refering to things like spam and other things that detiriorate the merchant's brand name?

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    I run two affiliate web sites and all my money makers are on Performics, Linkshare and CJ. Share a sale just doesn't have any good companies that make me money. Maybe it has to do with the type of stuff I promote.

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