Joining Merchant Programs
The first step to getting started as an affiliate is to search for merchants you wish to promote! As a network, we have a merchant for just about everyone. You can find our merchant search here by going to Merchants > Search for Merchants in your account. From this page, you can use the search function to find merchants by their name or ID number or by searching for a keyword related to the type of products you are looking to promote. You can use the Categories on the left-hand side to find merchants based on the type of merchant or product you’re looking to promote.
When you find a merchant you would like to promote, click Join Program to apply to their program. Be sure to include information about how you plan to promote the merchant when applying, as this will help the merchant’s team to understand if you will be a good fit for the program and review your application faster.
After applying to a merchant’s program, you can check the approval status for the program on the Merchant Summary Report. If your status for a program is Pending or Declined, reach out to the merchant for more information. If your status is approved, you’re ready to start promoting this program!
You may get links by going to Links > Get a Link/ Banner. Click “Get Links” under the merchant program you would like to use. This will bring you to a page with all the creatives this merchant has to offer. On this page, you have the option to grab HTML for the creative or a simple, raw link. To use the HTML, click “Get HTML Code,” then click “Select All.” Now you have code ready to place on an HTML friendly portion of your website. To use a raw link, click “Select URL Only” and this link is ready to use in an email, on social media, etc!
We also provide the ability to create custom links! To do so go to Links > Create a Custom Link to a Page, then paste in your desired destination URL and click Create Custom Link! You have the option here to create a short link, which is a great option for social media!
You want to ensure that your account details are up to date. You can view your details by going to Account > Account Settings. Double-check that your contact name, organization name, and address are correct. You also want to be sure your website is inputted correctly and you can add a description to your Account Profile to communicate to merchants about your site and your plan to promote them.
You can confirm your payment settings at any time by going to Payments > Payment Settings. By default, the payment method is check, but please check our alternative options. You can also select your payment trigger on this page, the lowest and default trigger is $50, but can be set higher.
We offer a series of video tutorials which you can find here and a full account walk-through here.
For other questions, please check out our FAQ section or contact us by submitting a ticket!