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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.