How to convert from being an affiliate to being a vendor?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Deusdies, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Deusdies

    Deusdies Regular Member

    May 22, 2009
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    Long time no hear.

    I've been an affiliate for the past year or so and earned quite a bit of money. However, now I'd like to be a vendor.

    As an affiliate, all I had to do is create my tracking link and plug it in somewhere on my website, PPC, etc.

    As a vendor, things are (obviously) different. I'd appreciate if anyone could answer any of these questions:

    1) How to set up order processing i.e. credit card processing and embed it in the website?
    2) How to handle product delivery? Do people still prefer having DVDs shipped to them, or being able to download a product?
    3) How to track affiliates/sales (what software)?
    4) Do people nowadays prefer videos, or would a good ol' eBook still work?

    Thanks guys!