We have decided to launch an affiliate program for Starlit Citadel. We’re letting Clixgalore run our affiliate program because really, we’re not that interested in running our own program and dealing with the necessary software that would require; so we’re letting them deal with it. Sure, they get a bit of a cut but it does mean that we can set it up and ignore it (sort of).
What’s an Affiliate Program?
Basically, it’s like a referral program that uses money instead of reward points to reward people. It’s mostly geared towards people who have a website and/or e-mail list and really isn’t meant to focus on individual referrals like our customer reward referral program.
How much do you earn?
We currently provide 5% of the product cost (i.e. sub-total) of all products for each referral item that is purchased (and confirmed shipped). The system is set-up such that anyone who clicks through from an affiliate link you provide is cookied for 90 days – so any purchase(s) he makes during that period will be automatically designated to your account. It works really well for blogs because these blogs can continually push out new posts and thus continually ‘re-cookie’ these customers.
Why only 5%?
Due to the low margins that we have, we can’t really afford to offer more than 5% without reducing the margin that we make to unacceptable levels. It’s also the reason for a long-time we haven’t had an affiliate program. Truthfully, we’re still not sure if it’ll work out well, but it’s worth a shot to see if we can generate further revenue this way.
5% is better than nothing
That’s what we think. So, join away!