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FALL 2013

FALL FITNESS! 30 MERCHANTS TO KNOW PAGE 30

IS YOUR PROGRAM

AFFILIATE FRIENDLY? PAGE 26

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MERCHANTS FOR

Back To School, Halloween & Fall Food and Wine

READY FOR HALLOWEEN? VIEW THE ESSENTIALS PAGE 20


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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT & CEO

GREETINGS FROM CHICAGO!

Welcome to the ShareASale Fall 2013 Merchant Catalog! Within the catalog you’ll find a selection of our brightest retailers, whom we believe have a nice selection of products, services and/or resources for the fall season. Each of the featured retailers can be found on the ShareASale Performance Network - a leading provider of performance marketing solutions for the past 13 years. Sprinkled amongst the retailers, we’ve included a few articles relating to the ShareASale Interface. Articles include - “Is Your Program Affiliate Friendly”, “Real World API Example & Wordpress Plugin” and “New & Notable Merchants”. Brian Littleton President/CEO ShareASale.com Inc.

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USING THE MERCHANT CATALOG

UNDERSTANDING THE CATALOG ICONS

Product Datafeed

Cookie Duration Merchant Category

EPC = Earnings Per 100 Click

Commission Rate

HOME & GARDEN

10

%

PER SALE

Merchant ID Auto Deposit

30 DAYS

$

11.46 7 Day EPC

$

19.21

30 Day EPC

2 8 1 4 4

AUTO DEPOSIT. Auto Deposit is a tool that will automatically replenish the Merchant account when the balance reaches the specified Balance Notification amount thus eliminating any potential lag time and the need to make manual deposits.

Yes - It’s Turned On

OR

No - It’s Turned Off

PRODUCT DATAFEED. A datafeed is a file that contains relevant information about a Merchants’ individual products such as SKU, Name, URL, Price, Thumbnail Image, Category, Subcategory, Search Terms, Description, etc.

Yes - Datafeed Available

*All Data Compiled 5/10/2013 - 5/15/2013

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OR

No - Datafeed Unavailable


Table of Contents BACK TO SCHOOL 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

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Tea Collection Zulily WyzAnt & Tiny Prints The Nerds & Greek Creations Gymboree Chez Ami & Wildkin Frecklebox & Hygloss Products

TAILGATE TIME! 16 17 18 19

Sports Memorabilia & Majestic Athletic The Grill Life & Two Guys Grills FansEdge Everywhere Chair & For Whiskey Lovers

HALLOWEEN MERCHANTS 20 20 21 21 21

Old Time Candy & Candy Crate Vamp Fangs & Rockstar Wigs Halloween Mart & Halloween Costumes Oya Costumes & Moon Costumes Half Price Costumes & Costume Craze

FALL FOOD AND WINE 23 The Fruit Company 24 Olive Nation & Mora’s Fine Wine and Spirits 25 The Crab Place & Asher’s Chocolates

SHAREASALE FEATURED ARTICLES 26 Is Your Program Affiliate Friendly? 28 Techie Time-Out: API Example

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FALL FITNESS 31 Reebok 32 Fitbit & Hyper Wear 33 Everything Yoga & Clif Bar Store

SHAREASALE FEATURED ARTICLES 34 New and Notable Merchants 35 Merchant Index

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BUYING GUIDE PREPARED BY: NATE BEAL

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER @ SHAREASALE

BACK TO SCHOOL Essentials For Students Of Every Grade! KINDERGARTEN

1ST-3RD GRADE

4TH-6TH GRADE

7TH-8TH GRADE

Merchant Suggestions

Merchant Suggestions

Merchant Suggestions

Merchant Suggestions

Dollar Days Hygloss Products Wayfair Dick Blick

Wildkin Kidorable Buy Green Eco Lunch Boxes

The Stationery Studio Frecklebox Tiny Prints Amy Adele

Jatalo Backpack Travel Store Tea Collection

9TH-10TH GRADE

11TH-12TH GRADE

COLLEGE

FOR ALL GRADES

Crayons and Markers

A New Calculator

A Fun Lunch Box

Help with the SAT

Lots of Note Paper

Dorm Room Supplies

A Cool Backpack

Back to School Clothes

Merchant Suggestions

Merchant Suggestions

Merchant Suggestions

Merchant Suggestions

Office Products Mall Rulers.com Suntek Store Farm-Home

College Prep Books Wyzant eNotes InstaEDU

Seat Sack The Nerds All For Color The Good Life On Campus

Chez Ami School House Apparel Kitsel Greek Creations

Photo Credits Clockwise (L-R): Dollar Days, Wildkin, The Stationary Studio, Buy Green, Office Products Mall, College Prep Books, Seat Sack and Chez Ami.

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Featured Merchants

TEA COLLECTION

Exclusive Merchant

Tea Collection is a fast growing designer and retailer of baby clothes and children’s clothing. We design distinctive apparel collections inspired by the beauty we discover in our travels around the world.

PR

M DETAIL OGRA S CLOTHING

8%

PER SALE

90 DAYS

$

26.52

7 Day EPC

$

34.21

30 Day EPC

MID: 26770

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Featured Merchants

ZULILY

Zulily is the number one online boutique for moms, babies and kids! Members can enjoy savings of up to 90% off retail prices while they discover unique brands and find quality products at a value!

PR

OGRA

M DETAIL

CLOTHING, FAMILY

10%

PER SALE

7

DAYS

$

114.86 7 Day EPC

$

113.49 30 Day EPC

MID: 46950

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Featured Merchants TUTORING, TEACHING & COACHING

WYZANT TUTORING

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

EDUCATION

WyzAnt.com is a website that lists thousands of tutors and private instructors in all academic subjects, musical instruments, foreign languages, computers, etc. Students come to WyzAnt to find local tutors by searching the listings, reviewing tutor profiles and more.

$

6

PER LEAD

180 DAYS

$

39.60 7 Day EPC

$

44.86

30 Day EPC

MID: 28558

TINY PRINTS

Exclusive Merchant

Tiny Prints offers an extensive collection of unique and contemporary stationery for both family and business, including everything from stylish corporate event invitations to fun photo birth announcements, baby shower invitations, holiday photo cards and more.

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

FAMILY GIFTS

10%

PER SALE

180 DAYS

$

43.25

7 Day EPC

$

40.39

30 Day EPC

MID: 12808

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Featured Merchants AM DETA O GR ILS PR COMPUTERS/ ELECTRONICS

THENERDS.NET

TheNerds.net has been offering a huge selection of electronics, computer hardware, printers, housewares & office supplies with some of the best pricing on the Internet since 1997. With 100% secure shopping, TheNerds.net is your number one choice!

4%

PER SALE

30 DAYS

$

7.63

7 Day EPC

$

8.93

30 Day EPC

MID: 8297

GREEK CREATIONS

Exclusive Merchant

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

CLOTHING

GreekCreations.com provides the college fraternity and sorority community with the finest sportswear, gift items & custom party favors. As an industry leader, we are proud to be officially licensed with 61 of the largest national groups in the country.

5%

PER SALE

30 DAYS

$

17.36 7 Day EPC

$

18.90

30 Day EPC

MID: 20764

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Featured Merchants

GYMBOREE

The Gymboree Corporation is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children under the Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 brands, as well as play programs for children under the Gymboree Play and Music brand!

PR

M DETAIL OGRA S CLOTHING

8%

PER SALE

30 DAYS

NEW

7 Day EPC

NEW

30 Day EPC

MID: 46239

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Featured Merchants CHEZ AMI

PR

OGRA

M DETAIL

S

CLOTHING

Chez Ami by Patsy Aiken Designs has been designing stylish and comfortable, age appropriate childrens’ apparel for more than 33 years. Patsy Aiken Designs invites you to share in the excitement by earning a generous commission selling our products!

10%

PER SALE

60 DAYS

$

90.91

7 Day EPC

$

125.43 30 Day EPC

MID: 43816

WILDKIN

Wildkin makes colorful, fun gear and accessories for kids and young adults. Our gear sells year-round, though backpacks, lunch bags and nap mats sell best during the back to school season, and sleeping bags and luggage sell best during Q4!

PR

M DETAIL OGRA S CLOTHING

20%

PER SALE

60 DAYS

$

10.21 7 Day EPC

$

50.46

30 Day EPC

MID: 45043

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Featured Merchants

FRECKLEBOX

PR

M DETAIL OGRA S FAMILY

Frecklebox is a fast-growing company that has been featured on the Today Show. Frecklebox uses a child’s name to customize such items as, notebooks, growth charts, lunch boxes, posters, puzzles and much, much more!

10%

PER SALE

60 DAYS

$

12.08 7 Day EPC

$

13.49

30 Day EPC

MID: 18276

HYGLOSS PRODUCTS

Hygloss has been inspiring young minds with creative products for art and education for nearly six decades. From craft supplies to specialty paper, craft kits and teacher supplies, our devoted customers are repeat customers.

PR

M DETAIL OGRA S EDUCATION

10%

PER SALE

60 DAYS

$

52.19

7 Day EPC

$

24.94

30 Day EPC

MID: 43040

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THE ESSENTIALS

TAILGATE TIME!

Look to ShareASale Merchants to find everything you need to make your football parties complete!

JOHNNY LEW SPORTS US FLAGSTORE CHAMPIONS ON DISPLAY

THE GRILL LIFE TWO GUYS GRILLS BBQ FANS HOME WET BAR WEAR YOUR BEER FOR WHISKEY LOVERS

FANZZ MAJESTIC ATHLETIC SPORTS MEMORABILIA

FLAGS & BANNERS

TEAM APPAREL

EVERYWHERE CHAIR SHOPPING WAREHOUSE ONLINE SPORTS

DRINK SUPPLIES

LOUISVILLE CARDINALS FANATICS IVG STORES

BEYOND GRADUATION CBS SPORTS FAN SHOP BLANKETS N MORE

BLANKETS

TENTS

TAILGATE GAMES

GRILLS

FANSEDGE VICTORY TAILGATE STADIUM CRAZE

OUTDOOR CHAIRS

Photo Credits (L-R): Victory Tailgate, Fanzz, Home Wet Bar, Johnny Lew Sports, Beyond Graduation, Everywhere Chair, BBQFans and Shop.UofLSports.

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FANSEDGE.COM MERCHANT #45646 LADYFANATICS.COM MERCHANT #7124

R A E W U O Y O D HOW YOUR SPIRIT?

KIDFANATICS.COM MERCHANT #7124

FOOTBALLFANATICS.COM MERCHANT #7124

MORE PLACES TO GET SPIRIT!

SHOP.CBSSPORTS.COM MERCHANT #28086

Shop.Giants.com (#29078), Shop.DenverBroncos.com (#29080), Shop.HoustonTexans.com (#29081), Shop.Jaguars.com (#29082), Shop49ers.com (#39288), Store.ChicagoBears.com (#40657), DetroitLionsStore.com (#31078), Store.Redskins.com (#13780), TitansLockerRoom.com (#29935), ColtsProShop.com (#31067), StLouisRamsProShop.com (#31114), VikingsFanShop.com (#31118), ShopDolphins.com (#36369)

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Featured Merchants

SPORTS MEMORABILIA

AM DETAI OGR LS PR SPORTS/ FITNESS

SportsMemorabilia.com is a one-stop shop for sports memorabilia fans! One of the largest online retailers of signed and licensed sports memorabilia, we have an extensive collection of autographed and unsigned memorabilia for all athletes and teams.

12%

PER SALE

30 DAYS

$

20.55

7 Day EPC

$

30.86

30 Day EPC

MID: 28250

MAJESTIC ATHLETIC At Majestic we adorn the victories of athletes, fans, retailers and leagues by providing the highest quality performance athletic apparel, marketright licensed gear and innovative customer services. We do whatever it takes to do a winning job from the field to the fan.

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

SPORTS/ FITNESS

10%

PER SALE

7

DAYS

$

68.89 7 Day EPC

$

51.21

30 Day EPC

MID: 37984

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Featured Merchants

THE GRILL LIFE

PR

New Merchant

OGRA

M DETA IL S

RECREATION

TheGrillLife.com is a full service retail store featuring industry leading brands in the outdoor kitchen, grilling, and outdoor lifestyle segment. With the intention of offering BBQ and Grilling gurus a place where they can find products they can trust while getting the best price online.

15%

PER SALE

45 DAYS

NEW

7 Day EPC

NEW

30 Day EPC

MID: 44300

TWO GUYS GRILLS

New Merchant

Two Guys Grills sells high end grills and outdoor kitchen appliances. We carry American Outdoor Grill, Broilmaster, and Fire Magic’s complete line of grills, parts and accessories. We offer free shipping on every order to anywhere in the U.S.A.

PR

M DETA IL S OGRA HOME & GARDEN

15%

PER SALE

90 DAYS

NEW

7 Day EPC

NEW

30 Day EPC

MID: 46722

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Featured Merchants

FANSEDGE

FansEdge is a Chicago-based retail company featuring the largest selection of sportslicensed products on the planet. Our store currently carries nearly 200,000 NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA licensed products, including apparel, memorabilia, stadium and tailgating gear, all at competitive prices! PR

OGRA

M DETAIL

SPORTS/ FITNESS

10%

PER SALE

7

DAYS

NEW

7 Day EPC

NEW

30 Day EPC

MID: 45646

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Featured Merchants

EVERYWHERE CHAIR

O GR PR

Exclusive Merchant

AM DETA IL S

RECREATION

At EverywhereChair.com we strive to offer the largest selection of portable folding chairs available on the internet. In addition, we sell outdoor living accessories that complement our chairs and any outing to the pool, beach, park or outdoor event.

5%

PER SALE

30 DAYS

$

6.72

7 Day EPC

$

11.35

30 Day EPC

MID: 23631

FOR WHISKEY LOVERS

Exclusive Merchant

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

FOOD/DRINK

Whiskey is one of the most popular holiday gifts. For Whiskey Lovers is more than an online store, we also promote our “Whiskey Explorers Club” whose mission is to introduce members to a variety of great whiskies they may never have experienced before.

7%

PER SALE

30 DAYS

$

68.86

7 Day EPC

$

38.41

30 Day EPC

MID: 36971

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THE ESSENTIALS

FOR

IS READY HALLOWEEN? YOUR SITE

PARTY SUPPLIES

ADULT COSTUMES SCARY MASKS

PRIVATE ISLAND PARTY COSTUME MAN COSTUMES 4 LESS

HALLOWEEN MART COSTUME CRAZE EZ COSPLAY

DECORATIONS

KIDS PARTY WORLD THE PARTY WORKS VM INNOVATIONS

OLD TIME CANDY CARD STORE CANDY CRATE

DRACULA CAPES

OYA COSTUME TOTALLY COSTUMES HALF PRICE COSTUMES

CARVED PUMPKINS SOPHIES FAVORS ABEST KITCHEN WRAPABLES

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KIDS COSTUMES

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES MOON COSTUMES COSTUME CIRCUS

ACCESSORIES

ROCKSTAR WIGS VAMP FANGS TURTLE CONTACTS


2013

COSTUME TRENDS

THE BIG

SCREEN SMALL

AND

INSPIRED BY

THE HUNGER GAMES 2 Katniss Everdeen

IRON MAN 3 Iron Man HALF PRICE COSTUMES

STAR TREK 2 Spock

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

HALLOWEEN MART

AZE

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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Mike Wazowski

A OY S ME

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SMURFS 2 Smurfette

TA TO

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THE GREAT GATSBY 1920’s Flapper

GAME OF THRONES Jamie Lanister

STUMES MOON CO

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THE ESSENTIALS

FALL

FOOD & WINE

Fall is a great season for having parties featuring gourmet foods and wines, as well as the time of the year for tailgates with burgers, hot dogs, and other foods! We’ve shared some of our favorites below, and have also highlighted Merchants carrying these products!

“There is nothing like spicy chili to make a chilly Fall day perfect.”

“My favorite Fall Food is a freshly made, warm apple pie with ice cream.”

“Fall Food to me is the large selection of seasonal produce.”

BETHANY MINOR AGENCY RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

DAVID ZELKEN VICE PRESIDENT

EMILEE WALCH SENIOR PRODUCT SPECIALIST

“My family loves seafood in the Fall, especially fresh Maine lobster.”

“Fall reminds me of football tailgates and grilling hamburgers.”

“I always think of a big cooked turkey when I think Fall Food.”

NICK MARCHESE SALES SPECIALIST

ABBY SCHALLER SALES SPECIALIST

NATE BEAL MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

M

MEAT/POULTRY

S

FOR THE GOURMET SEAFOOD FOSSIL FARMS THE CRAB PLACE BACON FREAK JOHNSTON COUNTY HAMS LOBSTER ANYWHERE CATALINA OFFSHORE OLIVE NATION

F

D

WINE

FRUIT/VEGETABLES THE FRUIT COMPANY ABE’S MARKET QUALITY SNACK FOODS CULTURED NUTRITION

W

DESSERTS

ASHER’S CHOCOLATE COFFEE CAKES WALKERS SHORTBREAD RUTH’S BROWNIE KITCHEN

MORA’S FINE WINE WINESTYR UNCORKED VENTURES CELLARS WINE CLUB

Photo Credits Clockwise (L-R): Abes Market, The Fruit Company, For The Gourmet, Lobsters Anywhere, Johnston County Hams and Alexanders Natural.

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Featured Merchants

THE FRUIT COMPANY

Earn extra money and become an Affiliate with The Fruit Company. Offer website visitors our award winning products and world’s finest fruit, guaranteed to delight and amaze. The Fruit Company’s products have been featured in Oprah’s magazine and our website has been recognized by Internet Retailer as a “Best of Web”.

PR

M DETA IL S OGRA

GIFTS

12%

PER SALE

90 DAYS

$

106.03 7 Day EPC

$

104.45 30 Day EPC

MID: 11405

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Featured Merchants

OLIVE NATION

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

GOURMET

Olive Nation has authentic high quality gourmet food items from select small farmers. OliveNation has only what we feel will satisfy both your taste buds and your budget. Even people on restricted diets should be able to experience great food - everyday!

15%

PER SALE

45 DAYS

$

32.66

7 Day EPC

$

31.25

30 Day EPC

MID: 16238

MORA’S FINE WINE AND SPIRITS We are a well established fine wine and spirit retailer with a brick and mortar as well as an internet presence. We offer excellent product information and follow up customer service with each membership and are proud of the high level of customer satisfaction we enjoy.

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

FOOD/DRINK

10%

PER SALE

60 DAYS

3.61

$

7 Day EPC

$

9.55

30 Day EPC

MID: 43858

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Featured Merchants

THE CRAB PLACE

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

FOOD/DRINK

Welcome to the home of the largest online Maryland blue crab retailer. CrabPlace.com has been helping make family feasts fantastic for over 14 years. Our shipping and handling costs are the lowest on the web and all products are fully guaranteed. Enjoy!

8-11%

PER SALE

90 DAYS

$

5.49

7 Day EPC

$

14.25

30 Day EPC

MID: 17960

ASHER’S CHOCOLATES

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

GOURMET

Asher’s Chocolates offers an award-winning selection of chocolates and other sweets—from assorted pralines to our Chocolate-Smothered Pretzels and creamy fudge. We also have one of the largest (and most delicious) lines of sugar-free chocolates in the country.

5%

PER SALE

60 DAYS

$

39.25

7 Day EPC

$

19.63

30 Day EPC

MID: 40898

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IS YOUR PROGRAM

AFFILIATE FRIENDLY? BY SARAH BEESKOW BLAY, DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES

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SEARCH KEYWORDS

TOOLS & CREATIVES

1 ENGAGING COMM.

One of the best ways to interact with Affiliates is through regular communication. Since Affiliates may be receiving hundreds of emails daily, be sure that all communications are meaningful and packed with information that can be easily put to use. When viewing potential programs, an Affiliate may review various communication channels to gauge how engaging a program is including:

PAST NEWSLETTERS

If the Merchant selects Newsletters to be “public” prospective Affiliates will have the ability to view an archive of Newsletters.

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First Affiliates have to be able to find you! One of the most common ways Affiliates will search for new programs is by using the search by keyword method in their interface. Results are matched up against several factors including the keywords that a Merchant lists in their program. Be sure to utilize all 255 available characters.

AFFILIATE PAGE

This would be a page that lives on the Merchant’s site and typically gives an overview of the program with a link to join the program.

REPLY EMAIL

Be sure to include the tools that prospective Affiliates would need to use in order to successfully market the program. Looking to work with product focused Affiliates? Be sure to have a datafeed uploaded. Looking for more exposure on coupon sites? Utilize the Coupon & Deals Database. You see the trend here. The more tools a Merchant offers in their “marketing toolbox” the more likely the program will attract a more diverse group of Affiliates.

If an Affiliate decides to join a Merchant’s program, they will receive automated reply email. The approval email should include links that the Affiliate can easily use to start promoting the program.

EXTRA CREDIT

Consider using social media channels specifically for the Affiliate program. This might include an Affiliate program blog, Twitter account, Facebook page, LinkedIn Group, etc.


“How do I get Affiliates to notice me and what can I do to increase the likelihood that they will join my program?”

“Make sure your program is Affiliate friendly.”

4 SOLID REPUTATION

Be sure to keep an eye on and be swift to respond to any program issues or feedback as it comes up. Remain friendly, fair, professional, and above all, honest. Consider setting up alerts for the website name + affiliate program so you know when a topic may come up on the internet. And lastly, get involved with the industry – there are numerous industry blogs and conferences out there. Face to face networking is a great way to build a strong relationship and positive reputation with Affiliates.

5 COMPETITIVE PAYOUT

According to the 2012 Affiliate Summit AffStat Report, the #1 factor that sways an Affiliate’s decision to promote a particular program is commission. Do the research to see what the going rate is for commission in your particular niche by looking at what similar sites in your vertical are offering. This will help provide you with a benchmark for what a competitive commission would be for your program. When considering what your commission should be, remember to also leave some room in your marketing budget for Affiliate incentives or promotions.

6 LOW REVERSAL %

Voided sales are part of the business world and Affiliates do understand that. So it is not unexpected to see that a program may have some percentage of reversed sales. However, when an Affiliate is looking at a Merchant’s reversal rate trend for the past 45 days, they may be hesitant to join a program that has an unusually high percentage of reversed sales. It’s important to remember that reversals are representative of the day the transaction was voided in the ShareASale interface. So if a website receives a high volume of voids it might be worth considering reconciling these transactions as they come in, rather than processed in one large batch.

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TIME FOR A

TECHIE TIME-OUT BROUGHT TO YOU BY THESE TECH-TASTIC GIFTS

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REAL WORLD API EXAMPLES & A WORDPRESS PLUGIN

In the Summer Catalog’s Techie Time-Out Article, I discussed our new Get Products, and Merchant Search by Product API calls. How about a real-life example of their usefulness?

BY RYAN FREY,

SHAREASALE TECHIE

If you’re a Wordpress blogger, check out the quick plugin I made using the Get Products API. It simply adds a meta box on your Wordpress admin post menu, where you can provide your API details and query for products by keyword. The products returned show up in a scroll-able modal light box, with their name, price, link, and some merchant details. Feel free to analyze, modify or improve it! It uses a simple jQuery AJAX call to return data from a server-side PHP script querying ShareASale’s getProduct API. Keep in mind, each query will use one of your API credits. ShareASale Products Results for baseball Classic Maple Wood Baseball Bat: $129.99 Merchant Stats: EPC: $49.84 Average Sale: $149.72 Reversal Rate: 0 Power Rank: Yes http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm? merchantID=13359&userID=61353& productID=4535489

Rawlings College Baseball Batting Helmet: $24.95

Baseball Bat Ball & Field Shirt: $17.99

Merchant Stats: EPC: $7.49 Average Sale: $96.12 Reversal Rate: 0 Power Rank: No

Merchant Stats: EPC: $1.90 Average Sale: $22.85 Reversal Rate: 1.29% Power Rank: No

http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm? merchantID=8143&userID=61353& productID=59874

http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm? merchantID=28768&userID=61353& productID=D1496

Here are a few challenge ideas in case you want to dive into the code and improve it:

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If no products are returned, leverage the Merchant Search by Product API to query for Merchants whom you could join that DO have matching products. Add a button to automatically insert product details into your new blog post. In my exploration, jQuery could possibly do this by targeting the Wordpress post editor DOM element(s). Automatically query for products based on keywords in your existing Wordpress post. A Wordpress API hook might assist in reading the content of your blog post and submitting it to the plugin for products.

DATAFEED FUN FACTS #BYTHENUMBERS

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THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SHAREASALE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SHAREASALE PRODUCT SUBCATEGORIES

186

2,102,401

THE SINGLE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PRODUCTS A SHAREASALE MERCHANT OFFERS IN THEIR DATAFEED.

56%

PERCENTAGE OF SHAREASALE MERCHANTS WITH AN AVAILABLE PRODUCT DATAFEED.

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF SHAREASALE MERCHANTS WHO UPDATED THEIR DATAFEEDS BETWEEN MARCH 25 & APRIL 1.

435

“DATAFEEDS: THE FOUNDATION TO MANY SUCCESSFUL AFFILIATE SITES.” -RYAN FREY, SHAREASALE TECHIE

CHECK IT OUT!

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BUYING GUIDE

FALL

PREPARED BY: LINDSEY SAVOIE

MARKETING MANAGER @ SHAREASALE

FITNESS

TRENDS

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2013 has seen a lot of new trends enter into the fitness world. More and more people are using equipment and technology to work out at home, crossfit gyms are opening cross country, and new yoga techniques such as “hot yoga” are helping people achieve their fitness goals.

5 AT HOME TRAINING - UGIFIT

2 HIGH INTENSITY - CROSSFIT

3

LOW IMPACT WORKOUTS - BAREFOOT YOGA

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BALANCE TRAINING - INDO BOARD

4

INCREASE USE OF TECHNOLOGY - FITBIT

1 AT HOME TRAINING RUSSELL ATHLETIC SLAM N ROPES UGIFIT

4 UNIQUE TOOLS UNIQUE TOOLS - HYPER VEST PRO

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HYPER WEAR PRO COMPRESSION HITCH FIT

2 HIGH INTENSITY REEBOK CROSSFIT STEELFIT STRENGTH BK ATHLETICS

5 LOW IMPACT HOTDOG YOGA EVERYTHING YOGA BAREFOOT YOGA

3 BALANCE TRAINING INDO BOARD KBANDS TRAINING RETURN 2 FITNESS

6 USE OF TECHNOLOGY FITBIT CLEVER TRAINING DIGIFIT


Featured Merchants

REEBOK

Reebok is an American-inspired, global brand that creates and markets sports and lifestyle products built upon a strong heritage and authenticity in sports, fitness and women’s categories. Reebok is dedicated to providing each and every athlete with the opportunity, the products, and the inspiration to achieve what they are capable of. PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

SPORTS/ FITNESS

10%

PER SALE

30 DAYS

$

28.48

7 Day EPC

$

38.15

30 Day EPC

MID: 45519

THE CROSSFIT STORE

SHOPCROSSFITREEBOK.COM!

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Featured Merchants PR

FITBIT

OGRA

M DETA IL S

HEALTH FITNESS

Fitbit is the simplest way to get more fit during your busy life. The Fitbit Wireless Personal Trainer tracks your full day’s steps, distance, and calories, allowing you to see how active you are and inspiring you to walk more and do more.

12%

PER SALE

60 DAYS

$

27.62

7 Day EPC

$

26.25

30 Day EPC

MID: 31379

HYPER WEAR

Exclusive Merchant

Hyper Wear® brings innovative products to market in the areas of sports performance training, physical education and fitness, tactical training, and health and rehab. Products include the Hyper Vest® weight vest, SandBell sandbag weights, and other innovative fitness products.

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

SPORTS/ FITNESS

10%

PER SALE

120 DAYS

$

54.87

7 Day EPC

$

45.83

30 Day EPC

MID: 22182

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Featured Merchants

EVERYTHING YOGA

PR

M DETA IL S OGRA

SPORTS FITNESS

Exclusive Merchant

Everythingyoga.com is a California based retailer of everything you need when it comes to yoga. We carry a large selection of yoga mats, yoga balls, yoga apparel, and yoga accessories. Everything Yoga also carries over 150 eco friendly yoga products.

10%

PER SALE

30 DAYS

$

18.77 7 Day EPC

$

22.33

30 Day EPC

MID: 31319

CLIF BAR STORE

The Clif Bar Store is the Official Online Store for Clif Bar®, maker of great tasting organic nutrition bars for the whole family. Using only organic ingredients, Clif Bar® strives to make “good for you” products that are also good for our planet.

PR

OGRA

M DETA IL S

FOOD/DRINK

8%

PER SALE

60 DAYS

$

31.34

7 Day EPC

$

22.93

30 Day EPC

MID: 39039

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UPDATES FROM CLIENT SERVICES

NEW & NOTABLE

MERCHANTS from the Client Services team!

ShareASale adds over 90 new Merchants each month all with a lot of potential. Below we’ve pulled out a handful of Merchants who have recently launched.

BY SARAH BEESKOW BLAY, DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES

As an Affiliate, you can keep up-to-date on new Merchants utilizing the ShareASale New Programs RSS Feed located under the Tools Tab within your account - http://www.shareasale.com/newprograms.xml.

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NAMECHEAP

MID: 46483 DOMAIN NAMES

GAZELLE

MID: 45652 ELECTRONICS, GREEN

BOOKS FREE

MID: 46609 BOOKS & MEDIA

K&N AIR FILTERS MID: 46135 AUTOMOTIVE

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ADIDAS

MID: 45890 SPORTS/FITNESS

EARTH BOX

MID: 46254 HOME & GARDEN

TOWER PADDLE BOARDS MID: 45686 SPORTS/FITNESS

SEVENLY.ORG MID: 45318 CLOTHING

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ICEBREAKER MID: 46691 CLOTHING

THE GARDEN GATES MID: 46695 HOME & GARDEN

SOUL ELECTRONICS

MID: 46716 COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS

MOXIE JEAN MID: 46328 CLOTHING


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Candy Crate, p.20 MID: 4936 Card Store, p.20 MID: 43585 Catalina Offshore, p.22 MID: 29197 CBS Sports Fan Shop, p.14 MID: 28086 Cellars Wine Club, p.22 MID: 8723 Champions On Display, p.14 MID: 23698 Chez Ami, p.6,12 MID: 43816 Clever Training, p.30 MID: 42839 Clif Bar Store, p.33 MID: 39039 Coffee Cakes, p.22 MID: 29188 College Prep Books, p.6 MID: 44302 Costume Circus, p.20 MID: 43445 Costume Craze, p.20,21 MID: 14506 Costume Man, p.20 MID: 7110 Costumes 4 Less, p.20 MID: 33112 Cultured Nutrition, p.22 MID: 22152

Dick Blick, p.6 MID: 30103 Digifit, p.30 MID: 45825 Dollar Days, p.6 MID: 40792 Eco Lunch Boxes, p.6 MID: 40933 eNotes, p.6 MID: 8601 Everything Yoga, p.30,33 MID: 31319 EverywhereChair, p.14,19 MID: 23631 EZCosplay, p.20 MID: 38080

F

Fanatics, p.14,15 MID: 7124 FansEdge, p.14,18 MID: 45646 Fanzz, p.14 MID: 21104 Farm-Home, p.6 MID: 15979 Fitbit, p.30,32 MID: 31379 For The Gourmet, p.22 MID: 41411 For Whiskey Lovers, p.14,19 MID: 36971 Fossil Farms, p.22 MID: 12637 Frecklebox, p.6,13 MID: 18276

GH

Greek Creations, p.6,10 MID: 20764 Gymboree, p.11 MID: 46239 Half Price Costumes, p.20,21 MID: 10590 Halloween Costumes, p.20,21 MID: 38286 Halloween Mart, p.20,21 MID: 12853 Hitch Fit, p.30 MID: 43236 Home Wet Bar, p.14 MID: 28144 Hotdog Yoga, p.30 MID: 44998 Hygloss Products, p.6,13 MID: 43040 Hyper Wear, p.30 MID: 22182

IJ

Indo Board, p.30 MID: 45631 InstaEDU, p.6 MID: 45771 IVG Stores, p.14 MID: 17362 Jatalo, p.6 MID: 44035 Johnny Lew Sports, p.14 MID: 25685 Johnston County Hams, p.22 MID: 19485

K-N

KBands Training, p.30 MID: 43346 Kidorable, p.6 MID: 24554 Kids Party World, p.20 MID: 23906 Kitsel, p.6 MID: 34411 Lobster Anywhere, p.22 MID: 726 Louisville Cardinals, p.14 MID: 37985 Majestic Athletic, p.14,16 MID: 37984 Moon Costumes, p.20,21 MID: 12575 Moras Wines, p.22,24 MID: 43858

OP

Office Products Mall, p.6 MID: 35321 Old Time Candy, p.20 MID: 5008 Olive Nation, p.22,24 MID: 16238 Online Sports, p.14 MID: 13681 Oya Costumes, p.20,21 MID: 7965 Private Island Party, p.20 MID: 45743 Pro Compression, p.30 MID: 36091 Quality Snack Foods, p.22 MID: 41203

A-Z INDEX

Abe’s Market, p.22 MID: 40174 Abest Kitchen, p.20 MID: 5747 All For Color, p.6 MID: 19975 Amy Adele, p.6 MID: 28905 Asher’s Chocolate, p.22,25 MID: 40898 Backpack Travel Store, p.6 MID: 38594 Bacon Freak, p.22 MID: 20385 Barefoot Yoga, p.30 MID: 24185 BBQ Fans, p.14 MID: 11358 Beyond Graduation, p.14 MID: 36368 BK Athletics, p.30 MID: 44185 Blankets N More, p.14 MID: 6312 Buy Green, p. 6 MID: 14061

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MERCHANT

AB

Quickly find every featured merchant!

CATALOG INDEX

RS

Reebok, p.30,31 MID: 45519 Return 2 Fitness, p.30 MID: 26652 Rockstar Wigs, p.20 MID: 46291 Rulers.com, p.6 MID: 36765 Russell Athletic, p.30 MID: 38884 Ruth’s Brownie Kitchen, p.22 MID: 29544 School House Apparel, p.6 MID: 43785 Seat Sack, p.6 MID: 30783 Shopping Warehouse, p.14 MID: 9444 Slam-N-Ropes, p.30 MID: 45394 Sophie’s Favors, p.20 MID: 15578 Sports Memorabilia, p.14,16 MID: 28250 Stadium Craze, p.14 MID: 27784 Steelfit Strength, p.30 MID: 45298 Suntek Store, p.6 MID: 26681

T

Tea Collection, p.6,7 MID: 26770 The Crab Place, p.22,25 MID: 17960 The Fruit Company, p.22,23 MID: 11405 The Good Life on Campus, p.6 MID: 29798 The Grill Life, p.14,17 MID: 44300 The Party Works, p.20 MID: 34906 The Stationery Studio, p.6 MID: 35760 TheNerds.net, p.6,10 MID: 8297 Tiny Prints, p.6,9 MID: 12808 Totally Costumes, p.20,21 MID: 27020 Turtle Contacts, p.20 MID: 27832 Two Guys Grills, p.14,17 MID: 46722

UV

Ugifit, p.30 MID: 37345 Uncorked Ventures, p.22 MID: 25459 US Flag Store, p.14 MID: 40361 Vamp Fangs, p.20 MID: 41214 Victory Tailgate, p.14 MID: 28345 VM Innovations, p.20 MID: 33205

W-Z Walkers Shortbread, p.22 MID: 21841 Wayfair.com, p.6 MID: 11035 Wear Your Beer, p.14 MID: 10587 Wildkin, p.6,12 MID: 45043 Winestyr, p.22 MID: 45521 Wrapables, p.20 MID: 36373 Wyzant, p.6,9 MID: 28558 Zulily, p.8 MID: 46950

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MEET THE TEAM The ShareASale Team will be exhibiting, speaking and networking at a number of conferences in 2013 and we’d love to meet you! You can find us at the events below - and of course at the Affiliate Summit Meetups local to Chicago (www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Chicago-Meetup).

THE FULL TEAM!

The world’s largest e-commerce event will be held in our hometown of Chicago! This allows our entire team the opportunity to experience the event. Look for the ShareASale Team in the Exhibit Hall - Booth #803.

CLIENT SERVICES

JUNE 27-30 PORTLAND

CLIENT SERVICES

JULY 25-27 CHICAGO

For bloggers interested in fitness, wellness, good food and a healthy lifestyle! Our Client Services Team will be on site to answer any questions as well as guest speaking at the conference geared toward those with an active lifestyle.

The 9th annual BlogHer Conference will also be held in Chicago this year! Our Client Services Team will be on site to answer questions, provide feedback and suggest appropriate Merchant partnerships.

SALES & CLIENT SERVICES

Philadelphia here we come! Members of our Client Services and Sales Team are making the trip to the recently re-located ASE13. Stop by either our Meet Market Table on Saturday, Under the Stars Party on Sunday or our Booth on Monday/Tuesday!

15 W. Hubbard 5th Floor | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312-321-0487

JUNE 4-7 CHICAGO

AUGUST 18-20 PHILADELPHIA

2013 ShareASale Merchant Catalog  

ShareASale's Fall Catalog 2013

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