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Shareasale gives Affiliates/Publishers access to product databases upon a merchant's acceptance into a program (no charge! Bye Linkshare!)
Direct Deposit is available for Affiliates/Publishers ($50 minimum). Sorry I don't know if Holland is on the list of DD countries.
Looks like they require merchants to have a certain amount of money "on account" to pay Affiliates - they periodically take merchants offline for "low funds" whatever that means (bye CJ).
Can you tell I am a fan of Shareasale? Yes I am. No, I dont own the thing - I am just an affiliate/publisher.
What is your niche? If you like I will look around SS and see if there is something suitable for you.
thanks for the replies and the offer. Shareasale sounds promising so I might give it a try. Especially since I am having some issues with CJ lately (not responding to e-mails, slow payment, some merchants not paying at all for sales). I have been doing some research myself at Shareasale and I think their categories cover some of my niches (for example automotive and real estate). One of my concerns is indeed the method of payment. I really prefer EFT because I am fed up with paying my bank high fees for cashing checkes. I will ask Shareasale if they have EFT in my country.
I was very interested in joining ShareASale, so emailed them a question a few days ago, but havn't received any response. Since I am not located in America, I won't call them by phone. I was kinda worried how they can respond in time if there is a problem with my account after I sign in. Maybe they have a control panel where merchants can sent messages?
This past week, I switched hats and launched a new merchant program through ShareASale on behalf of a client. The entire process was extremely smooth and quick, and I got quick responses from SAS staff whenever I had questions. I was able to launch a new program and make a datafeed of 900+ products available in just a few days.
As folks may know from my past posts here and on other forums, I strongly urge my clients NOT to use LinkShare or Commission Junction. After so many bad experiences with those firms, I was extremely pleased with how well things have gone at ShareASale.
I'm a UK merchant looking to get into AM, and ShareASale fits the bill for decent pricing, and a decent amount of affiliates.
However, seeing as they are US based, I wondered how well it works for UK merchants.
I'm also considering AffiliateFuture (more expensive, but UK targetted), so I could really use some good advice to help me decide who to use.
I will be managing the program myself.
The only problem is that they will only pay by cheque in US$ to most countries. This could be a problem if your target affiliates are all based in the UK.
I'm in the UK and joined ShareASale as an affiliate this week. Payment method direct deposit to bank account (for a fee).
We compared many different networks, and their tools and tracking seem more solid- from a publisher standpoint, and an affiliate management standpoint.