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    Walmart Worth Joining?
    I hear a lot about non-commissionables due to the 3-day cookie expiring. Is this resulting in a high proportion of lost sales?

    Also, I see if the person pays for the items at Walmart, there is no commission. So I am thinking if one opts for the item to be delivered to a local store, they also may pay at the local store. Does this happen?

    They might reject the application anyway. The last time I applied 3+ years back I was not accepted.
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    I do OK with Wal Mart. My biggest gripe with them is that they are chronically a few months behind in payment but they are getting better.


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    I don't know how others do it, but mine are about 99% non-commissionable, past the return days. And others I know have had the same experience.

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    The only sales I see from Walmart are non-commisionable - I gave up.
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    One of my top merchants. Payments have improved substantially in the past couple months. Non-commish sales do show up, but they aren't a huge problem here. It would be nice if they increased the cookie window to at least one week.

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    amazing how people dont go directly to walmart but they go through another site.. wonders of affiliate marketing

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    there was a thread going 1-2 weeks ago

    somebody suggested target.com as they carry a good selection (not as wide as walmart) but more commissionable items

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    I do fine with Walmart. Try them out, see how you do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairFieldGetaway-EricEwe
    there was a thread going 1-2 weeks ago

    somebody suggested target.com as they carry a good selection (not as wide as walmart) but more commissionable items
    I believe just about everything is commissionable with Walmart. The only problem with non-commissionable sales is that the cookie window is too short.

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    Target is still only 7 days, but even with a certain percentage of non-commissionable sales (not very many either), there's still a very nice number of sales for the number of clicks and decent earnings.

    Walmart is 3 return days. With highly targeted product pages and traffic for specifics - do the math, with only 1 sale out of them not non-commissionable, all the rest non-commish. Rough numbers, how does $600 in sales with earnings of $3.00 for the month grab you?

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    "Rough numbers, how does $600 in sales with earnings of $3.00 for the month grab you?"

    How's that work? that one half of one percent.

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    How's that work? that one half of one percent.
    Exactly. It was actually $2.92 for the month, to be more precise.

    So is 1/2 of 1% worth doing Walmart for?

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    I'm not sure how you got that from $600 in sales. I've never seen that. Walmart pays 5% - 12%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrustNo1
    I'm not sure how you got that from $600 in sales. I've never seen that. Walmart pays 5% - 12%.
    I believe she's adding her non-commish sales to her regular sales to get the $600.

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    I believe she's adding her non-commish sales to her regular sales to get the $600.
    Exactly. That's how much they got in sales for the month, and $2.92 is what I'll be getting for the month.

    All non-commissionable, past the return days as the reason. Only 1 sale wasn't, and that's all I got credit to be paid for.

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    Thanks for all the replies. Upon investigating Walmart and Target further I found that:

    Walmart offers shipping to store and requires online payment, so a sale would not be lost provided purchase is made within 3 days. Target does not seem to offer this option. So the shipping to store would be a plus for Walmart.

    Target has the longer cookie. Plus for Target.

    Walmart offers a little bigger selection. Sporting goods for example. Plus for Walmart.

    Actually, this is for a site for the widow of my best friend that passed on. I personally am not into the wide-appeal big box marts but rather the niche merchants.

    Anybody here promote both?
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    Anybody here promote both?
    I promote both for the same site and type of products, so that's how I can compare figures with both of them being on equal footing.

    For the same product line Walmart has a bit of a bigger selection (for the same specific item type), but if they get the sale and the customer gets the products and I get nothing except a non-commissionable sale, to continue to work for nothing makes me either a fool or a masochist.

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    I'm a little confused, does Walmart pay commission on in store pick up or not?

    I came within an inch of promoting them recently, but there was a specific product I was interested in promoting, and though they carry it in the stores, they don't offer it online. I find that really annoying...
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    I promote both in a particular niche, but Target has some serious problems with their datafeed. Due to the lack of most category information I can only use a very small % of their products, so this hinders sales substantially. Walmart has a much nicer datafeed that's separated out into it's own file. They do really well because of this. Target has always had problems with their datafeed, so I'm very limited there.

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    "Anybody here promote both?"

    Yes, both to ok for me, Walmart a little better. But experiences can vary. I'm sure Target is doing better for some, while Walmart is doing better for others.

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    Target conversion blows away Walmart conversion for us

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    My problem with Target is that their media e.g. (DVD, CD, books) sales are through Amazon and you don't get commissions. (or at least you didn't last time I checked)

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