Here are the most frequently asked questions clients have about our program:
How often do I get paid?
Checks are written monthly. There is a minimum $50 payout threshold.
When do I get paid?
After your shopping portal exceeds $50 in commissions earned a check will be issued at intervals of once per month.
How much money will we make?
That depends on how much you promote your shopping portal and how much traffic you can generate. We have seen commissions in the range of $1000 to $10,000 per month.
How do I know I am getting paid what I am supposed to get paid?
Every month we generate a report of all sales activity. You will receive a report of all your sites commissions earned along with your commission check.
Do we get reports? How Frequent?
Every month you will get a report of all the sales and commission activity for your shopping portal.
Can we add merchants you don't have?
If the merchant offers some type of affiliate program we can contact them and see if they will approve our membership. If they do approve us we can add them to your shopping portal.
Can we offer local and/or printable coupons? Why?
Currently we only offer online coupons. We are looking into the possibilities of offering printable coupons in the future.
It seems like a lot of time or work is involved.
Actually the process is very simple and requires very little time on your side. Most of the work is done on our end We do the work and your part is approving the layout. Although there is some work on your side promoting the shopping portal, but the more you promote it the more revenue you will generate.
What if we change our site design? Will you change the design to match? Is there a cost?
We will allow 1 layout change per year without incurring any additional cost to you. If you anticipate more changes there would be a cost which we would pre-determine ahead of time.
What if we don't like the look or layout of the new site?
We will change it. We are committed to satisfying our clients especially in this area, before any site goes live.
We want to run the site from our existing domain?
Due to the way our software is created the site must run from our server. The software is proprietary.
How are complaints regarding coupons handled?
Most of the time we refer the complaints to the retail merchant the consumer was shopping through. The most common problem is the customer does not receive the special offer during checkout because they forgot to enter a coupon code. We use directional boxes informing the consumer about the process but sometimes they miss it. Retailers are usually pretty good about resolving these types of issues.
Why do you own the shopping domain?
We are very interested in seeing our clients sites succeed. But if a client decides to no longer want a shopping site that we registered with search engines we do not want it used to offer a competitive product or service.
Why should we choose you over your competitors?
There are several small organizations that offer a similar solution but most don't offer private labeled sites like we do. Our shopping sites are created to look and feel like our clients sites. We offer a private labeled shopping portal. It has our clients look, feel and navigation. We are also not so big as to not be flexible with the needs of our clients. We are very customer focused and committed to our client's success.
We are too busy to implement a program this large.
Actually the process is very simple and requires very little time on your side. Most of the work is done on our end We do the work and your part is approving the layout. Although there is some work on your side promoting the shopping portal, but the more you promote it the more revenue you will generate. The revenue benefits definitely outweigh the time required to setup and implement this program.
How successful has your other partners been?
Due to the newness of this program we don't have many figures to offer, although the initial results look very promising. Are largest affiliate site has generated over $100,000 in revenue last year.
How successful has your other partners been?
Some of our partners are very successful. The sites that really promotes their program are the most successful.
Can you add new features/modules that are specific to our consumers needs?
We are continually working on several new software enhancements like a My Account' area, product specific email notification, forums and product data feeds. As these enhancements become available you will have the option to add them to your site if you want them. If you have specific content available in XML formats we can usually implement that into the shopping portal. The goal is to keep a fluid transaction between the client's site and their shopping portal.
What kind of support do clients receive?
All of the server and site maintenance is managed by FindSavings. Our programmers are more than willing to aid with any technical question you or your technical person may have. A support representative is assigned to each client and they will serve as the account contact person.
What is there is a problem with the shopping portal?
Any problems with your shopping portal will be resolved by Affinity Partner Programs.
How soon can we get setup with a shopping portal of our own?
The usual process takes about 3-4 weeks to setup a site from start to launch.
How do I get started?
We can be contacted via our Affinity Solutions Request Form.