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    Only Like 10 Merchants Left on Bfast?
    I am creating a new site and for various reasons I need to set up new affiliate accounts. I looked on Bfast/Reporting.net and saw only like 10 merchants listed.

    Is this accurate? BestBuy, B&N, Travelocity, Expedia. Are there any other "Big" merchants who are still on the BFast/Reporting.net platform?

    [The Following Was Added by Michael Coley]
    (If you have updates/corrections to these lists, please reply to this thread.)

    Recent Moves:

    BestBuy.com - Opened on CJ 6/28/07
    Giardinelli Music - Opened on CJ 5/10/07
    Gateway - (Announced) Moving to CJ
    B&N - Moved to Performics on 5/1/07
    Dell Small Business - Opened on CJ 4/23/07
    Intercontinental Hotels Group - Opened on CJ 4/19/07
    Lensmart - Opened on CJ 3/7/07
    Circuit City - Moved to Performics
    Puritan's Pride - Moved to Linkshare
    Rand McNally - Opened on CJ 11/9/06
    BabyCenter - Opened on CJ 10/17/06
    AT&T - Opened on CJ 9/22/06
    Brooks Brothers - Opened on CJ 12/22/05
    Travelocity - Opened on CJ 8/18/05
    BMG Direct - Opened on CJ 5/9/05
    Brookstone - Opened on CJ 12/3/04
    Expedia - Opened on CJ 12/19/07

    Merchants Remaining:


    Genealogy.com - ?
    Lastminute.com FR - ?
    Travelocity Canada - ?
    Last edited by Trust; December 20th, 2007 at 12:38 AM.

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    I asked something along these lines a few months ago:

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...&highlight=buy

    I only have 4 left. I'm not sure how many are still at BeFree and BeFree only. Out of your list Best Buy, Barnes and Noble and Expedia (U.S.) are still at BF only. Travelocity is over at CJ too. I wish they would go ahead and decide what other network they're going to move to and just do it already.

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    AT&T and Gateway is with BF, along with Accor hotels. Not sure if they're with any other network though.

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    I haven't been paid by some of my Bfast merchants in months. I have all kinds of different things showing on my comission page "Approved", "Payable," "Waiting for Funds." Every time that one drops out of the network, I never end up getting paid what is remaining. I'm starting to wonder if I am ever going to see the rest of the money.
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    Gateway going to CJ:

    Due to some recent technological problems with the affiliate program, Gateway
    has decided to shut down the BFAST program and focus on re-launching the new
    affiliate program on the Commission Junction network. We hope to be live on the
    CJ platform in the next few weeks.

    We value each and every one of you as partners and appreciate your willingness
    and understanding as we’ve faced these challenging issues, and our hope is that
    we can continue to work together on the new platform in the near future.

    Please keep an eye out for additional messaging of the new launch date and
    necessary steps for the migration.

    Thank you,

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    Is anyone still waiting to be paid by a merchant who has left BeFree (and you met the merchant's minimum payment threshold)? MGM Mirage left as of 11/30/06. I was just paid about two weeks ago.

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    I've added what I think is the definitive list of remaining merchants in the original post above. I went through my list of joined merchants and the list of merchants that BeFree would let me join and combined them.

    If you have corrections or additions, please respond.
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    Expedia will be on bfast until the fall, and they have not yet announced which network they will go to. nothing from Best buy yet either

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    I edited the first post, Giardinelli Music showed up at CJ today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helpingmoms
    I haven't been paid by some of my Bfast merchants in months. I have all kinds of different things showing on my comission page "Approved", "Payable," "Waiting for Funds." Every time that one drops out of the network, I never end up getting paid what is remaining. I'm starting to wonder if I am ever going to see the rest of the money.
    I had a few merchants still owing me some funds but some only less than $50 so I wrote to them all, only Network Solutions & MatchMaker.com paid immediately with no questions asked while a number of other merchants completely ignored my request for payment.
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    I hope Best Buy moves off of BFast soon. They are the only merchant left that I have on Bfast. Anyone know if there is a schedule as to when they will move somewhere else?

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    what I find annoying, or confusing, is that merchants who moved off of Bfast still record click throughs and sales. I had a few actual sales from Musicians Friend which probably happens as a result of cached pages. I wish they would update the site to show that these merchants no longer exist there.

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    Intercontinental Hotels Group (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, etc.) opened on CJ earlier this year but they hadn't announced when they were shutting down on BeFree until now. The date is 8/31/07.

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    Best Buy is on CJ as of today.

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    I feel bad. Reporting.net had carefully prepared a pile of transaction files for me to download ... and I never did.

    Anyway, I received an email last week saying Expedia was now with CJ. I could not find the main expedia.com in CJ. What Gives?

    The Generations Network (genealogy.com, ancestry.com) announced a move to CJ some months back, but I think they just decided to give up on affiliates for a bit. They laid off a pile of workers about the same time; So, I think it is safe to strike Genealogy.com and Expedia.com off the list.

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    Expedia, finally over to CJ. That's my last one, yay.

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    yup, i think i'm all moved over too.. not sure if anything is left on bfast anymore... maybe time to un-sticky this thread?

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    Barnes & Noble is on Performics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Expedia, finally over to CJ. That's my last one, yay.
    Can anyone explain the difference between Expedia & IAN/Hotels.com?
    I see them both on CJ and IAN also having an independent AP.

    I know that all of them belong to InterActiveCorp, which brings additional confusion.
    According to some info IAN's db is merged data from Expedia and Hotels.com, so why different programs?

    The reason I ask is my suspicion about fairness of IAN, so I was thinking moving to Expedia, but is there really any difference?

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    Gateway showed up today at CJ.

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