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Here's a write up that breaks it down for affiliates.
That's what everyone has seen, whom are affiliates, I am sure. There's more detail I got by email:
"It's 20% total. So, these are the scenarios:
- if someone clicks through your link, and makes a purchase (entering nothing else), you get 20% of the sale.
- if someone clicks through your link, and enters your affiliate code, they get 15% off, and you get 5% of the sale.
- if someone clicks through your link, and enters another's affiliate code, the customer gets 15% off, the other affiliate gets 5%, and you get 0%. An affiliate code entered on checkout overrides an affiliate code on a click-through."
Do you guys think our created affiliate banners and widgets - ads pasted all over our blogs and websites, should make something over the code? Or something over 0% ZIP? Instead, when a shopper clicks through your banner(the one you should make 20% off the sale from) and buys something, they use a coupon code (from EF or another affiliate, or yours) and if they don't use your coupon code, you make nothing. Not 5%. Not the 20% you should have made.
I, personally stopped using my coupon code several months ago and only started using the tools that would make me 20%. Never to post my affiliate code again. My sales have tripled - my offline sales. I have NO online sales - ever. If all I am posting is a link, banner, or widget and the customers ARE using a code how am I making anything at all? If they ARE NOT using a code, why am I not making 20%?
I am still so confused about this. Not complaining or here to rant and rave at all. I just think there is a bug in the affiliate program. I have been an affiliate with EF for a few years now. I have read a lot about it, and I think I am fairly successful with it and would be more successful if I could figure this out. Thanks for reading.