| 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.
BTW, welcome to WebmasterWorld!
| 8:35 am on Mar 7, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Walmart doesn't have friendly terms altogether. I don't do tires, but hear tell that there are a couple of CJ tire merchants that pay OK and convert OK.
| 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.
Thanks for the welcome to the forum.
| 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.
| 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.
| 5:04 am on Mar 12, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Walmart.com affiliate program seemed to take away all good stuff from their affiliates. Almost like they donít want good converting merchandise to go through affiliate channel.
| 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