Msg#: 3593731 posted 4:37 am on Mar 7, 2008 (gmt 0)
I have a tire website, which was until the first of the year generating a nice commission. I noticed that my website traffic had not decreased, and about 98% of the outclicks from my site were still going to the Walmart tire center.
I contacted the walmart affiliate program and finally got a response back informing me that they do not pay commissions for tire sales !
Has anyone else had any problems with the walmart affiliate program at Linkshare ?
Msg#: 3593731 posted 8:07 am on Mar 7, 2008 (gmt 0)
Best thing you can do is find a new program or start getting some ad sales to make up for lost commission. Have you done a search for " tire affiliate program" or "car tire affiliate program" to check on alternatives.
Msg#: 3593731 posted 2:05 pm on Mar 7, 2008 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the suggestion; I started converting my websites to another affiliate program as soon as Wal-Mart decreased their commission rate to a lousy 4%. The most annoying part of this is the fact that their banners and tire links were still working and most likely still generating sales, and they never said a word.
I generated over 20,000.00 in tire sales for them last year alone and I will thoroughly enjoy diverting as many tire sales as possible to another company. Oh well, I guess thatís the way things are in affiliate marketing. At least where Walmart is concerned anyway.
Msg#: 3593731 posted 5:42 pm on Mar 7, 2008 (gmt 0)
Chaz...Sorry to hear about that. It's no wonder affiliates and companies sometimes don't foster good relationships...and this is one such issue. They seem to think they can make changes on a whim without informing their "sales force".
You must have quite the tire website for those kinds of sales! Were/are tires your passion? ;) If the other tire programs suggested above don't pan out, you could always try adsense ads...if anything, you'll see which companies sell tires and you could try brokering a direct deal with them that way...Good luck.
Msg#: 3593731 posted 9:51 pm on Mar 7, 2008 (gmt 0)
Actually, my site isn't anything to brag about. I have had it up about 5 yrs now. Tires are not my passion :> honestly, I don't know a thing about tires. I just noticed one of my sites was generating a nice monthly commission from tires sales, so I focused on selling tires for awhile.
By the way, using Adsense is a good suggestion. I have been working on inserting their ads into all of my pages for the past couple weeks. I hadn't thought of trying to get a direct deal with another tire company, sounds like a good idea tho. Thanks for suggesting it.
Msg#: 3593731 posted 10:43 am on Mar 12, 2008 (gmt 0)
I agree, you would think a company as huge as Walmart would treat their affiliates better. It makes you wonder why they even bother to participate in Linkshare. Free traffic maybe ? Between the non-commisionable sales and non-payable items, it's hard to earn any commissions from them. I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone signing up in walmart's affiliate program