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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    New Forum
    All,

    I am pleased to announce our newest forum - 4Checks.com!

    As you've all seen Kim Rodgers, the AM, has been a member for a while before opening the forum to learn the dynamics of ABW and is dedicated to make the 4Checks program cut some very large checks for you, their affiliates! So if your not an already an affiliate I'd seriously suggest that you join now

    Welcome once again Kim and 4Checks.com!
    Continued Success,

    Haiko
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    Hello everyone,

    I'm very excited about our forum here on ABW. I'm looking forward to helping affiliates make serious money by promoting quality check products direct to the consumer. 4checks has over 800 check designs to choose from, so one is sure to appeal to your web audience!

    Join up with 4checks.com, load up links on or before March 17th and earn $20! Once you’ve joined, send an email to am@4checks.com with your affiliate ID number and I’ll make sure you get your “thank you” cash. Already a 4checks affiliate? email me and I’ll send you a special thank you gift!

    I'm willing to teach and be taught, so if you have any questions or suggestions for my program, please share!
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
    Reach me at kim.salvino(at)performancehorizon.com or on (443) 617-4036

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    AM Navigator Geno Prussakov's Avatar
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    Nice one!

    Congratulations, Kim!

    Geno

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    Smile A Little About Your Affiliate Manager
    An impressive woman she is! Here's why....

    Kim Joined Custom Direct a very very long time ago back in 1998, fresh out of school. 4checks.com didn't even exist back then but Custom Direct was beginning to develop an online presence. We launched our first Commerce websites in January of 2000 and began developing our online marketing plan. We launched the 4checks.com affiliate program in the summer of 2003 and were off to a slow start until Kim joined us in the summer of 2004.

    Kim started her career here at Custom Direct as a contact center agent and has rocketed through 9 years and 6 promotions during her tenure here. She is a happily married mother of three. She is dedicated to family, to her career, and to her Affiliates.

    Kim has an energy that keeps our entire department motivated here at CDI - and that energy overflows to our affiliates. She is 100% dedicated to helping our affiliates promote our program and gets great pleasure from sending large checks every month. She will provide anything within her power to make this program work for any affiliate from the largest to the smallest because she recognizes that with the right amount of nurture, even the smallest affiliate could be the next big one!

    Call her - she will answer.
    Ask her - she will provide.
    Challenge her - she will rise to the occasion!

    Heather Blackburn
    Director of Internet Marketing
    Custom Direct, LLC & 4Checks.com

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    Lite On The Do, Heavy On The Nuts Donuts's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AM@4checks
    I'm willing to teach and be taught, so if you have any questions or suggestions for my program, please share!
    Welcome!!!

    I'm glad to see this in your terms:
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    SPYWARE and other Parasites:
    Any affiliate suspected of a relationship, formal or informal, with any provider of spyware or parasitic software (as judged by any interference with the operation by design of Referring Web Site and/or its partner sites) is subject to punitive actions by Us, without notice, including but not limited to: suspension of affiliate account; termination of affiliate account; withholding of payments to affiliate; and public notification of affiliate's suspected malfeasance.
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    I also see that you're not listed in Kolimbo's "Anti-Spyware" category.

    What testing do you do to catch cheaters that steal from your legitimate affiliates?

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    Affiliate Network Rep Kim Salvino's Avatar
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    Donuts,

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I've spoken with our Rep at Kowabunga!Technologies to have our status updated immediately.

    I complete testing on a monthly basis of ALL affiliate activity. I am able to view a list of referring sites for any affiliate and I investigate each link to be sure it complies with our T&C's. We have found fraudulent affiliates this way and have immediately expired them. These practices will continue.

    We also choose our partners very carefully. We know allowing certain 'big brand names' in can be damaging to our program if they engage in unethical practices, despite their ability to drive sales. I'm in it to award honest ethical marketers for quality traffic and legitimate sales. I want relationships where everyone wins - the affiliate partner, the consumer and 4checks.

    Again, many thanks to you for bringing this to my attention. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
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    Affiliate Network Rep Kim Salvino's Avatar
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    Thank you for the welcome, Geno.

    It's great to be here.
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    why does your affiliiate link take you to another website - 4styles or something

    another time i click the aff link it goes to identitychecks.com

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    Affiliate Network Rep Kim Salvino's Avatar
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    Hi Billy,

    4checks is the umbrella site for a number of different check brands. Each brand caters to a distinct market, but they are all owned by Custom Direct, LLC.

    Here is a complete listing of the brands featured on 4checks:

    The Check Gallery, Inc. - recycled checks
    Identity Check Printers - college checks, checks that are more masculine
    Styles Check Company - fun checks, career checks
    LifeChecks - religious checks
    Message!Products - checks for different organizations
    CheckCrafters - business and computer checks
    Classic Checks - check designs representing organizations that benefit from purchases
    Artistic Checks - classy and distinctive checks
    Image Checks - whimsical checks
    Unique Checks - photo checks

    Please let me know if I can answer anything else for you.
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
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    >Please let me know if I can answer anything else

    Me thinks that you are in for a LONG day, Kim

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    Good merchant. Have had them up for about a year now, converting at about 8% on general shopping traffic.

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    Adam,

    I'm looking forward to it.
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
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    Affiliate Network Rep Kim Salvino's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Good merchant. Have had them up for about a year now, converting at about 8% on general shopping traffic.
    Thanks for popping in! Make sure to contact me at am@4checks.com so I can send you a $Thank you$!
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    http://www.artisticchecks.com

    Kim, their logo is the same as Artistic Greetings. Same company?

    They were taken over by The Personal Touch, then Current Catalog as I recall.

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    Kim

    fyi: Your privacy policy link is a 404

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    The policy privacy policy from the home page works:

    http://www.4checks.com/static/privacy.asp

    but not the one linked too from the affiliate page:

    http://www.4checks.com/affiliates/ap_promo.asp

    http://www.4checks.com/privacy.asp

    Don't work. Need to add /static/

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    Thanks - we have the correction in the works right now! This whole section is under redesign right now - so that it will match the design of the site itself, but we're a little behind in getting it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM@4checks
    Thanks for popping in! Make sure to contact me at am@4checks.com so I can send you a $Thank you$!
    That's no problem. I remember seeing you on the Fatwallet site (among some other major sites) and they use very few indys so I figured they must be doing great with you so I signed up and converts nicely.

    While I'm here I was just wondering if there are any coupon codes available for affiliate use? You convert nicely without them but if there are any available, I can put them up. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Kay
    http://www.artisticchecks.com

    Kim, their logo is the same as Artistic Greetings. Same company?

    They were taken over by The Personal Touch, then Current Catalog as I recall.
    We acquired the check printing portion of the business in 1998. Let me confirm a few pieces of information and get back with you on the rest.
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
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    Grats on the forum Kim.
    My first day here at ABW was a little intimidating to say the least but Kim went out of her way to welcome me and also help me figure out how to spice up our site.
    If it wasn't for people like her, this world would have went to the vultures long ago.

    Thanks Kim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    That's no problem. I remember seeing you on the Fatwallet site (among some other major sites) and they use very few indys so I figured they must be doing great with you so I signed up and converts nicely.

    While I'm here I was just wondering if there are any coupon codes available for affiliate use? You convert nicely without them but if there are any available, I can put them up. Thanks.
    There are! If you log in to your Admin Center and click on the Get Links option at the top, you'll arrive on a page that contains coupon code banners. Click on that link, and there is coupon creative available for each brand on 4checks.

    We'll be adding some free shipping and handling offers very soon.
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
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    Affiliate Network Rep Kim Salvino's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by splinterproject
    Grats on the forum Kim.
    My first day here at ABW was a little intimidating to say the least but Kim went out of her way to welcome me and also help me figure out how to spice up our site.
    If it wasn't for people like her, this world would have went to the vultures long ago.

    Thanks Kim!
    Terry,

    Thanks for the kind words. This place is a wealth of information, I just helped you find some a little faster.
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
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    Great to see a good merchant/AM set up a new forum. Congratulations Kim!
    Peace,

    Rexanne

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    Artistic was my 2nd biggest producer for years - I earned thousands every month. They didn't have a REAL affiliate program per se, I just put trk=1&sc=rp1 on the end of any link, and they'd send me an excel report with a check once a month.

    Then in 2003 I got an email from Bob McDonough at artisticdirect (now you) saying Artistic was bought by PersonalTouch, and his boss, Cathy Grossman, doesn't want links from sites that also feature their competitors - which at the time was ColorfulImages - who they've since bought out. Could I possibly remove all 800 links by the end of the day.

    LOLOL. What a business

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Kay
    http://www.artisticchecks.com

    Kim, their logo is the same as Artistic Greetings. Same company?

    They were taken over by The Personal Touch, then Current Catalog as I recall.
    Here is the whole story:

    Artistic Greetings was purchased by Custom Direct LLC in 1997. The check brand was isolated to form Artistic Checks and the remainder of the products, premises and equipment were sold to their Management Group to form Artistic Direct. Artistic Direct was several years later purchased by Taylor Corporation and merged into their Current, Inc.

    www.artisticgreetings.com is held by Custom Direct LLC and is a gateway to Artisticchecks.com and ArtisticDirect.com.

    I hope this answers all of your questions. If not, keep 'em coming!
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
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