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What's your experience?



10:16 pm on Aug 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Any of you like to comment about their experience white Shareasale?
Are they reliable? Do they boot ya for no reason? Do they pay OK?


11:26 pm on Aug 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I discovered Shareasale last year. After struggling with CJ and Linkshare for years, I was surprised to have sales posted right away.

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.


12:23 am on Aug 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Never had a problem with Shareasale. I've even emailed them and received prompt responses.


7:34 am on Aug 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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gamiziuk, martini,

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.

Thanks again,



1:21 am on Aug 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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from the merchant side, we have had 4 sites with shareasale for about 6 months

although the shear #'s aren't as great as cj or linkshare, the quality of the affiliates is high - also, it has been a pleasure doing business with sas


11:01 am on Aug 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have had good conversions and prompt payment from Shareasale - I like their stats and ease of linking also.
My sales from shareasale have virtually dissapeared in the last 4 weeks - This is my problem and not a problem with shareasale though.
I like them and would reccomend them.


5:14 pm on Aug 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm using shareasale for about a year now and never had any problems. Very reliable in my oppinion.


6:00 am on Aug 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How do you guys think about ShareASale's customer service? It seems they only have an email address listed online.

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?


9:44 am on Aug 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am now accepted in the programs of some Shareasale merchants. Up to now, no sales. But that don't mean nothing yet.


1:00 am on Aug 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As an affiliate, I've worked with ShareASale for more than a year, primarily using datafeeds from merchants to construct various experimental sites. I've earned enough to get paid each month, but none of my experiments have generated huge sales for any SAS merchants.

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.


4:06 pm on Sep 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What's your opinion of ShareASale from a UK/Overseas merchants point of view?

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.


3:32 pm on Sep 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I used Shareasale both as a merchant and a publisher. There are no complaints on either end. 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.


12:57 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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).


9:30 pm on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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we have only been with SaS as merchant for just under a month, but we love it. i have to say that i feel cared for and they are attentive to my needs. i have received help, tips and more from them. we already have been performing better than we expected and have been easily welcomed to an affiliate space.


8:17 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We run our affiliate program at CJ, but are including SAS as another network in which we will offer the program.

We compared many different networks, and their tools and tracking seem more solid- from a publisher standpoint, and an affiliate management standpoint.


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