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    Do merchants deposit money with cj, linkshare and sas?
    Is that how it operates to assure that affiliates dont get ripped off..

    Merchants have to place money in an account overseen by cj or linkshare or sas?

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    Shareasale requires merchants to keep enough money on deposit to cover affiliate commissions.

    CJ and Linkshare have different arrangements.
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    "Shareasale requires merchants to keep enough money on deposit to cover affiliate commissions."

    They do? Not following, if that was the case, there wouldn't be a problem with some merchants going offline all the time.

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    Trust,

    Actually...that is the whole problem. We require that merchant always have positive balances in their accounts, thus always ensuring that if an affiliate commission is earned... it will be paid.

    When that deposit runs out... we have to turn off the traffic so that a merchant cannot receive free traffic, etc...

    There are problems with this model of course, it isn't perfect, but it is designed to make sure that you are paid for commissions earned as an affiliate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian - ShareASale
    Trust,

    Actually...that is the whole problem. We require that merchant always have positive balances in their accounts, thus always ensuring that if an affiliate commission is earned... it will be paid.

    When that deposit runs out... we have to turn off the traffic so that a merchant cannot receive free traffic, etc...

    There are problems with this model of course, it isn't perfect, but it is designed to make sure that you are paid for commissions earned as an affiliate.
    Thanks Brian for clarifying that

    I wonder what arrangements cj has

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    "Shareasale requires merchants to keep enough money on deposit to cover affiliate commissions."

    They do? Not following, if that was the case, there wouldn't be a problem with some merchants going offline all the time.
    But they give you notice right like 5 days or something???

    As that could be a bit harsh if you didnt hear via email or something

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    easylife, as Brian said, if a merchant runs out of funds they are offline until they make a deposit to readd funds.
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    Don't forget that ShareASale.com also offers AutoDeposit, so that merchants can keep their balances positive even if they have unexpected levels of sales go through.

    CJ requires many (most?) merchants to maintain a balance, but you can't tell which merchants are maintaining a balance and which ones you're taking a risk on.

    LinkShare and Performics (as far as I know) don't require any merchants to maintain a balance.
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    They're new, so they're probably reading it like the merchants all stay online because they're required to keep money in.

    "Shareasale requires merchants to keep enough money on deposit to cover affiliate commissions." Should add a "and stay online" after that. Becuase if they don't, they go offline and you can't earn commissions.

    I think SAS and CJ have the most merchants going offline, some back on again.

    Performics and Linkshare not as much of a problem.

    "But they give you notice right like 5 days or something???

    As that could be a bit harsh if you didnt hear via email or something"

    No, they can go offline at anytime, no email notice. I think they have RSS notification or you login everyday and check the Invalid Links Report.

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    >CJ requires many (most?) merchants to maintain a balance

    I met a former in-house AM for a CJ merchant who said that at one time they owed CJ $2 Million+

    They paid, of course, but were never off line.

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