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Best Affiliate Site for launching big ticket product?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Fishy, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Fishy

    Fishy Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone

    I will be launching a big ticket product soon - and need advice as to how to sell it. I would prefer an affiliate network like clickbank, but their price-points are too low. We are looking at $1000-$1500 range.

    Should we sell:
    1 - Direct with Paypal
    2 - 1 Shoppingcart (and if so, who deals with affiliates?)
    3 - Paydotcom (is affiliate payments easy enough?)
    4 - Another affiliate network?

    Or what suggestions do you all have?

    Thank you in advance for your time, knowledge and experience
     
  2. Fishy

    Fishy Registered Member

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    I am currently seriously considering Plimus - anyone have any experience with them to share?
     
  3. Fishy

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    Still looking at alternatives if you guys have any ideas, as Plimus has steep rates.

    I cannot pm yet. So please ask questions here for now.

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    ``Yousef Power Member

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    I was in the same dilemma a couple of weeks back.

    In my honest opinion, I'm not a fan of Plimus. After hearing that they call the first few orders to make sure that they're genuine, the "suckiness" of their API, the fact that every large merchant they mention using their platform on their website has now moved on to another merchant platform - I decided fuck them.

    Personally, I would either go with PayPal, 1ShoppingCart, or take it a step further and snap up a merchant account (I assume you've got some decent capital if you're shifting products for $1000-1500 a piece).

    1ShoppingCart provides you with affiliate facilities from the get go but there's a lack of customization of the payment gateway which kind of sucks, as for PayPal/a merchant account it wouldn't be too hard to integrate them with a platform like HasOffers and manage the affiliates yourself, however with PayPal you gain a trust factor but sacrifice the security of your cash (placing holds, limitation of accounts etc), while with a bank issued merchant account you lose the trust factor, but gain cash security, and also checkout optimization.
     
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    if not plimus try digiresults
     
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  6. Fishy

    Fishy Registered Member

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    I really appreciate this solid response and your time, ``Yousef

    The issues you describe are huge.
    Also - commission rate at Plimus is 8% - which feels high.
    BUT, they are very helpful in terms of positioning on their platform.
    They also have the affiliates, which I want, but don't really want to deal with the logistics.

    I'd love to hear your thoughts on the below:
    I actually decided to use Paypal to start, but am, concerned about holds etc as you've outlined. Is there a way to avoid these headaches?
    Also - is the FREE version sufficient - or must I get premium service? o you have experience with this?

    At the same time, I'd like to launch on some affiliate site - as I'd like to avoid further recurring expenses until product has market success. Then I can move to my own affiliate programs, merchant account etc.

    Thoughts?

    Also - what did you end up doing?