eBay has just launched their new global affiliate platform, the eBay Partner Network. I was an eBay affiliate through Commission Junction (CJ) and that particular partnership has treated me very well over the months. A few people have signed up for eBay.com via links on my blogs and I have been paid which has earned me $25 per active registered user. On top of that, I have earned a share of eBay’s revenue on winning bids.
With the launch of the partner network, affiliates signed up through CJ are being asked to migrate to the eBay Partner Network by May 1st. I just signed up to their network and am in the process of migrating links and I like the feel and look of their network. For a start, you have access to all number of global affiliate programs supported on the network which includes eBay USA, Australia, Belgium, India, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and the Netherlands which means you will be able to cater to a number of peoples needs. They also have a geo-targeting feature which identifies the location of a reader and redirects them to a page based on their location so lets for example someone in Australia clicks on a link they will be redirected to an eBay.com.au page. This is just one of a few points of difference to being an affiliate through CJ where you had to apply to each on individually.
Once you are signed up, getting started with promoting eBay is pretty simple. From the tools section you have access to text links, banners, logos and configurable widgets. A nice feature with the text link option is that you can put in whatever link text you want which makes it easier to integrate links into sites.
Payouts are made at the end of each month and depending on your location you will have the option of being paid out via direct deposit or PayPal or both. Payout rates in the case of eBay.com are the same as they were through CJ and are as follows (please note that they will differ between the various country programs):
Revenue Share Compensation
eBay Revenue – Compensation
$0 to $99.99 – 50%
$100.00 to $4,999.99 – 55%
$5,000.00 to $199,999.99 – 60%
$200,000.00 to $699,999.99 – 65%
$700,000.00 to $2,999,999.99 – 70%
$3,000,000.00 + – 75%
Active Registered User (ACRU)
ACRUs – Compensation
1 to 49 – $25.00
50 to 1,999 – $28.00
2,000 to 29,999 – $31.00
30,000 + – $35.00
If you haven’t already put up eBay links and find that they may be a good fit for your site it could be worth your while signing up, putting up links and wait for the money to come in.