September 30, 2009

Carrot Ink Wins 10th BizRate Circle of Excellence Award

Author : Tom Rathbone

This week, Carrot Ink learned that we are the proud recipient of the 2009 BizRate Circle of Excellence Award – our 10th year in a row that we have won this prestigious award! To celebrate, we added a large number of fantastic products for the most popular Lexmark, Brother, Pitney Bowes, and HP lines of printers and inkjets! From brand new inkjet cartridges and toners for Lexmark and Pitney Bowes series, to brand new holiday letterhead paper themes of Christmas Paper, Penguin Pyramid, and Holiday Bulbs, Carrot Ink has the best products for the home and office.

Haven’t joined our award winning team yet? Joining the Carrot Ink affiliate program is fast and easy. Details and sign up forms are available here, and Dan Fink and Adam Russo are happy to help your program succeed. We look forward to working with you soon!




Carrot Ink wins 10th BizRate Circle of Excellence Award

Author : Tom Rathbone

For the 10th consecutive year, Carrot Ink has received the BizRate Circle of Excellence Award after receiving above-average ratings in customer service and satisfaction.

Carrot Ink was founded in 1998 on the belief that quality inkjet cartridges shouldn’t cost more than a printer. The company offers premium products without the premium price tag, selling ink cartridges at 30 to 70% less than the name brands.

Carrot Ink has grown through new products and product types while still raising the bar on customer service and satisfaction.

BizRate® Research, a leading consumer feedback network, created the award 10 years ago to recognize the top performing online retailers that provided outstanding customer experiences throughout the year, as rated by their customers.

The strict criteria set by BizRate® Research evaluates customer satisfaction at each of the over 5,000 retailers within the BizRate Network. Online stores earning the prestigious Circle of Excellence award were rated by their buyers at a significantly higher level than the Network average across seven key satisfaction metrics: overall satisfaction, product selection, ease of finding products, likelihood to shop again, product met expectations, on-time delivery and customer support.

PartnerCentric manages the Carrot Ink affiliate program that recruits affiliate publishers who promote Carrot Ink products to their customers in exchange for a commission on all sales generated. Details about the affiliate program are available online at http://www.affiliates.partnercentric.com/carrotink.

“We congratulate our client Carrot Ink on this great achievement, which validates what affliliates already know – that Carrot Ink has great products and amazing customer service to back up every sale,” said Adam Russo, the PartnerCentric affiliate program manager who helps to manage the Carrot Ink affiliate program.

About BizRate® Research
BizRate Research assists retailers in listening to their customers and starts a dialogue between retailers and customers with the end goal of growing consumer loyalty to the retailer. BizRate Research provides tools and reports to over 5,000 retailers to enlighten them about the customer experience and make them aware of the “why” in what consumers think and do. For over 10 years, BizRate`s consumer feedback and ratings platform amplifies the consumers` voice in a way that is fast and measurable, resulting in insights, action, and consumer loyalty. For more information, visit http://www.bizrate.com. BizRate Research is a division of Shopzilla, Inc.

About Carrot Ink
Carrot Ink was founded in 1998 on the belief that quality inkjet cartridges shouldn’t cost more than your printer. The company offers a premium product without a premium price tag. In fact, high quality Carrot Ink sells for 30-70% less than that of the name brands. For more information, visit http://www.carrotink.com.




September 29, 2009

FlirtCatalog.com to be a featured merchant in CJ’s October Newsletter

Author : Tom Rathbone

CJ just announced FlirtCatalog.com was selected to be 1 of the 10 featured merchant in the October newsletter. Look for FlirtCatalog.com’s winning offer in the October 1st issue of CJ’s What’s HOT newsletter.




September 24, 2009

Get the latest affiliate tax law news on our podcast

Author : Tom Rathbone

A lot has happened since we last discussed the issue of affiliate nexus tax legislation on the July 2 edition of the Affiliate Marketing Insider podcast. Another state (North Carolina) has passed their own version of the law and legal challenges are underway in New York against the so-called Amazon tax.

Please join us at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern) on Thursday, Sept. 24 for a return appearance on the program by Rebecca Madigan, founder and executive director of the Performance Marketing Alliance. The PMA is the first not-for-profit trade association for the performance marketing industry.

Rebecca will get us up to speed on everything that is happening in our industry to combat this legislation on a state-by-state basis. Most recently, Amazon.com have filed a legal challenge to the Amazon tax in New York, and now the PMA has filed a motion seeking leave to submit an amicus brief in support of Amazon.com’s appeal.

This issue is so important to our industry. All affiliates, merchants and agencies that make a living within the performance marketing industry need to stay informed and get active in order to stop or roll back these laws.

Tune in to Affiliate Marketing Insider at noon Pacific every Thursday on WebmasterRadio.fm.




September 17, 2009

CJYou Award Winners Announced Tonight at CJU

Author : Tom Rathbone

Commission Junction announced the winners of the CJYou Awards at a ceremony tonight as part of CJU 2009in Santa Barbara, Calif. PartnerCentric was honored to be named a finalist this year for Agency of the Yearalong with mgecom, inc. and Gen3 Marketing, which won the award. Congratulations to all the winner and finalists this year!

The award finalists are advertisers, publishers and agencies representing national and international brands who qualified as a result of their outstanding network performance metrics or because they were nominated by their partners and peers. The full list is as follows:

2009 CJYou Award Winners and Finalists for Affiliate Marketing Excellence

Rookie of the Year, Advertiser: Awarded to a new advertiser who has achieved the highest total revenue:

* Winner: 24 Hour Fitness
* Buydig.com
* Sears Canada

Rookie of the Year, Publisher: Awarded to a new publisher who has achieved the highest total revenue:

* Winner: Kayak.com
* FreeCause, Inc.
* New Epoch Software LLC

Advertiser of the Year: Awarded to an advertiser who has achieved the largest year-over-year increase in revenue and greatest percentage of growth:

* Winner: Intuit’s TurboTax
* Restaurant.com
* StubHub

Publisher of the Year: Awarded to a publisher who has achieved the largest year-over-year increase in revenue and greatest percentage of growth:

* Winner: ShopStyle
* MNP Enterprises
* TheFind

People’s Choice, Advertiser: Chosen by the publisher community and awarded to an advertiser who demonstrates the best partnership qualities and excellence in supporting publisher needs:

* Winner: GoDaddy.com
* Expedia
* Vistaprint

People’s Choice, Publisher: Chosen by the advertiser community and awarded to a publisher who demonstrates the best partnership qualities and excellence in delivering value to an advertiser’s affiliate program:

* Winner: Vertive, Inc. Publisher of Offers.com
* FatWallet
* Mr. Rebates

Innovator of the Year: Awarded to an advertiser or publisher who demonstrates the most successful use of emerging technologies:

* Winner: REI
* Buy.com
* Qoof

Agency of the Year: Awarded to an agency that has excelled at fostering relationships between its clients and Commission Junction:

* Winner: Gen3 Marketing
* mgecom, inc.
* PartnerCentric




September 10, 2009

CJ selects PartnerCentric as Agency of Year finalist

Author : Tom Rathbone

Commission Junction today announced that PartnerCentric is a finalist of its CJYou Awards in the Agency of the Year category. The awards will be presented Sept. 16 in Santa Barbara, California at the annualCommission Junction University (CJU), a networking and educational event for the affiliate marketing industry.

“We’re honored to be a finalist for Agency of the Year particularly in a year when our industry has faced so many challenges,” said PartnerCentric Linda Woods. “Our commitment to helping merchants and affiliates succeed meant that we spent a lot of time this year helping our partners navigate the down economy and affiliate tax legislation being considered by several states. Despite all that, 2009 is a year of growth for our partners. We’re proud of that, and we’re proud of this nomination.”

The award finalists are advertisers, publishers and agencies representing national and international brands who qualified as a result of their outstanding network performance metrics or because they were nominated by their partners and peers.

“We are very excited to congratulate these top notch companies. Our clients are what make Commission Junction the affiliate marketing provider of choice for America’s largest online marketers and we consider each of these finalists winners,” said Kerri Pollard, General Manager of Commission Junction. “CJU is the perfect place to recognize these accomplishments and provide a well-deserved round of applause for each of the finalists.”

2009 CJYou Award Finalists for Affiliate Marketing Excellence

Rookie of the Year, Advertiser: Awarded to a new advertiser who has achieved the highest total revenue:

* 24 Hour Fitness
* Buydig.com
* Sears Canada

Rookie of the Year, Publisher: Awarded to a new publisher who has achieved the highest total revenue:

* FreeCause, Inc.
* Kayak
* New Epoch Software LLC

Advertiser of the Year: Awarded to an advertiser who has achieved the largest year-over-year increase in revenue and greatest percentage of growth:

* Restaurant.com
* StubHub
* Intuit’s TurboTax

Publisher of the Year: Awarded to a publisher who has achieved the largest year-over-year increase in revenue and greatest percentage of growth:

* MNP Enterprises
* ShopStyle
* TheFind

People’s Choice, Advertiser: Chosen by the publisher community and awarded to an advertiser who demonstrates the best partnership qualities and excellence in supporting publisher needs:

* Expedia
* GoDaddy.com
* Vistaprint

People’s Choice, Publisher: Chosen by the advertiser community and awarded to a publisher who demonstrates the best partnership qualities and excellence in delivering value to an advertiser’s affiliate program:

* FatWallet
* Mr. Rebates
* Vertive, Inc. Publisher of Offers.com

Innovator of the Year: Awarded to an advertiser or publisher who demonstrates the most successful use of emerging technologies:

* Buy.com
* Qoof
* REI

Agency of the Year: Awarded to an agency that has excelled at fostering relationships between its clients and Commission Junction:

* Gen3 Marketing
* mgecom, inc.
* PartnerCentric

For more information 
about these finalists, please visit
www.cj.com/cjyouawards.




September 03, 2009

Reading Horizons September News

Author : Tom Rathbone

As a new season and new school year is starting, Reading Horizons would like to help your customers “fall” back into the routine of learning. Our program is designed to change a frustrating experience for many into a rewarding, successful one! To help provide your customers the Reading Horizons experience, we’re offering all customers Free Shipping all month long on any purchase. Customers need to utilize the code “FreeFall” during checkout to qualify for this special offer!

Additionally, we have implemented our brand new data feed, which will allow you to feature the Reading Horizons product line on your site! In order to feature the Reading Horizons data feed, please refer to your current Commission Junction data feed information, or contact Adam for more information!

In order to sign up with the Reading Horizons at Home Affiliate Program, please visit the sign up form available at here! Come join our winning team today!




Announcing the New FlirtCatalog.com Affiliate Program

Author : Tom Rathbone

Join the FlirtCatalog.com Affiliate Program

Make money with your website by referring sales to FlirtCatalog.com!

We are one of the top trafficked online stores for flirty and sexy clothes – including dresses, tops, clubwear, sexy swimwear, flirty lingerie, and of course sexy costumes! We back our affiliate program with 19 years of retail experience in fun, flirty and sexy women’s apparel, shoes and accessories.

We offer more than 7,000 products for sale, from dresses and clubwear, to sexy swimsuits and lingerie, shoes and boots, jewelry and accessories, and sexy Halloween costumes! Plus, we offer a gorgeous selection of sexy plus sizes clothing and lingerie also!

We’ve partnered with Commission Junction which means you’ll always receive prompt payments and the highest standard of service from FLIRTCATALOG.COM.

Read to join? Click here for easy FREE registration!

Why Become a FlirtCatalog.com Affiliate?

  • 10 – 15% commission on all sales, and up to 20% on special promotional items, plus incentives and bonuses.
  • 120 day cookie! Earn commissions up to 120 days after you send a customer to our site.
  • Quality banners, text links and data feeds to help optimize conversion.
  • Ongoing offers, promotions and support to help increase your sales.
  • Online reporting tools to track your earnings.
  • Fantastic open search policy with a recommended list of our top converting kw’s.

How It Works

  • You drive traffic to FlirtCatalog.com through special links that allow us to track sales and other referral activity.
  • Fees are paid on all qualifying revenue made through FlirtCatalog.com Affiliate links.
  • We send you monthly payments via the Commission Junction reporting system.
  • Once you join the program through Commission Junction, you have access to links; product data feeds, and promotions, performance reporting and other tools that will help you build your links and increase your revenue.

Joining is Always Free!

Just complete the simple online application and start earning commission dollars today!