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How to get affiliates?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by jaytal, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. jaytal

    jaytal Registered Member

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    Hi. I'm a lurker, well not anymore.
    I've been working on an ecommerce website for sometime and I'm just at the point of getting products and stuff. Thats all great and I can definitely get some by november 15th, which is about the time I want to open. I did some seo and stuff but I dont think it will yield me good short term results.

    The jist of my question is how would I go about getting affiliates. My market is electronics which means my profit margins are low and I want to become a strong competitor in the near future. I am willing to just cover myself for the time being just to gain attraction. The average affiliate % seems to go around 2% for this market, but I don't know if that will gain enough interest.

    Is there amount that you guys if anyone would become interested would go for? A magic number? Or even 2% for life, I know that is definitely on the low side? Saavys affiliates are just what I need for that extra push to start and I would like to get some ideas on how to do this.

    For reference, my products would be priced competitively.
     
  2. leprakhauns

    leprakhauns Registered Member

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    How competitive are we talking? I mean you can say they are competitive with Best Buy, but when you compare Best Buy to tiger or newegg, those 2 have far better deals.
     
  3. jaytal

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    Think of lower tier, cheaper chinese products. So on the low end the prices would be similar if not cheaper than best buy. I can't beat newegg if they have similar products. They have a 1% profit margin. pfft
     
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    Well your jumping in the ring with Amazon, Best Buy, New Egg, Tigerdirect, eBay, and countless others, you may want to try and come up with some sort of gimick that sets you apart.
     
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    I'm doing more general electronics that are smaller and worth less or unbranded. I'm interested in knowing a bit on what kind of affiliate marketing from an electronics company would be enticing to you guys personally. I know this isn't like ebook sales, which is like 50%

    I look at neweggs 1-3%(one time only affiliates program) and I haven't ever seen any newegg affiliates...banners, etc. Best buy seems to just use adwords, along with the rest of them.
     
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    dont try to beat newegg..