March 27, 2010

eBay gives affiliates opportunity to sell iPad

eBay has mobilized to be at the forefront of pre-order sales for Apple’s new iPad, creating a great opportunity for affiliates who promote the new gadget on the auction site.

Indeed, outside of Apple stores, the only other place consumers will be able to purchase Apple’s new iPad will likely be on, which gives eBay affiliates an excellent opportunity to promote this in-demand device. It is estimated by AAPL Sanity Board that about 152,000 iPads were sold in the first day of their pre-order availability on March 12.

While not surprisingly demand has tapered off somewhat since that initial flood of orders, an estimated 1,000 iPads continue to be pre-ordered every hour. That means iPad sales still have great potential for eBay affiliates, who have have another advantage in that iPhone keyword search phrases are some of the best converting in the eBay cell phone and cell phone accessory categories.

paid search campiaign being undertaken by eBay is intended to drive customers and clicks to for the pre-sale debut of Apple’s latest gadget. Ads on the major search engines entice customers to “Get ready for the iPad. Join millions and become an eBay user today! –” Consumers who click on the paid search ads are directed to eBay’s iPad landing page at

From, consumers can watch the iPad launch video, learn more about the new device, read product specifications and product reviews.

eBay made a similar push for such in-demand gadgets at the Playstation and Wii consoles and the Apple iPhone.

To create links, eBay affiliates may use the link generator tool with either the custom url or item id options. Use the link generator tool as the anchor text with this link:

To learn more about becoming an eBay affiliate, visit us online at

Learn more about how to succeed as an eBay affiliate by reading the eBay Partner Network blog at

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