1. Event Triggered Newsletters
Save time, communicate better!
Affiliates respond well to Merchant partners who engage with them often, especially when it comes to their individual progress. Simply sending a congratulatory email notification when an Affiliate has their first sale or hits a milestone (such as $100 or $500 in commissions) can work wonders on boosting their commitment to promoting your program.
In addition to performance milestones, you may want to send an exclusive bonus opportunity for 30 days of 2x commissions to Affiliates on a partnership anniversary. (“Congrats on one year earning $$ together!”) All of these ideas are great but could require a lot of manpower if you attempted to manually track and plan this outreach. Luckily, our new tool wipes out the need to manually send emails in a one-off capacity.
Create the predefined email copy (similar process as creating a general newsletter), customize the trigger that will fire the email to any Affiliate that fits within your specified criteria. So simple!
2. Vanity URL Recruitment Link
Easily Recruit New Affiliates!
The co-branded sign-up page is a great way for Merchants to recruit new Affiliate partners. You may recall the long form URL that served as your recruitment link in the past. It looked a little something like this:
Not only did we clean up and shorten this link a little (the new default link is http://www.shareasale.com/join/XXXX, where XXXX is the Merchant ID), but you can now customize the link text in any way you would like. We’ve also made it easier to add an optional sign-up source which was previously a manual process.
3. Turn Banners and Text Links into coupons!
Now you can associate existing coupons with banner and text links! The benefits include providing your Affiliates with creatives you upload directly into your inventory and giving Affiliates more access to deals and coupons.
Previously, Merchants would upload deals and coupons into their own specific section, separate from text or banner links. While Merchants have the option to include links to self-hosted images or html associated with the deal, many supply only the most important elements: landing page, coupon code and title.
Now you can save Affiliates time and allow them to pick up coupons in a variety of ways: through the database, and now through text links and banners. You will see the option to turn a text link or banner in the actual editor. (Please note, banners and links can only be associated with existing/active coupons that you have set up in the deals and coupons section.)