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Netflix/gamefly idea

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by areevezcash, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. areevezcash

    areevezcash Registered Member

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    what do you think, For netflix, try to JV with video stores with them inserting a small flyer in the box of every movie rental reading something like, "we appreciate your business, use this code to get a FREE trial at NETFLIX!" and split commission in half with the store, or if the manager is a prick, im sure i can find somebody that works there to JV with me during their shift or something and take a cut....Same concept with Gamefly, small flyers in every video game rental, go to gamestop, etc and try to JV, split commission.

    Will it work, im going to try it regardless of response here, just wanna kno you guys thoughts???
     
  2. Doom101

    Doom101 Junior Member

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    Why would the local video store divert their customer elsewhere, and risk losing them? Just for a one time measley commission?
     
  3. areevezcash

    areevezcash Registered Member

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    I wouldnt call 15 dollars per signup a small one time measley commission, they would reciever continuous commission not "one time"
     
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    Interesting idea. I think you might have better luck getting clerks to do it rather than the manager. Managers tend to be "company types", where clerks really don't give a damn.
     
  5. areevezcash

    areevezcash Registered Member

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    yes i was thinking that^ managers tend to be to in love with their work and rules and crap, and love their position to tell me whats wrong with that, i think i may approach employees on the side first and see what happens, clerks at those stores get paid shit, so i think it can work
     
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    I dont think a video store will be willing to do that.
    I used to do something similar back in the day with netflix. I would always go to popular movies and a few minutes before the movie ends go wait outside the theater door. When the movie ends and you have people pouring out the door you hand them all a flyer with your netflix affiliate link on it. Be sure to put these fliers on the cars in the parking lot too to cover all the people you might have missed from the other movies. I made some bank with this because your targeting the perfect audience.

    You could movie hop all day in the same theater and make a killing.

    I know you can purchase ad space in theaters to show off before the previews too.. I dont know what your budget looks like, but this is an extremely easy moneymaker.
     
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    No offense, but that's dumb.

    I own a video store and I'll tell you that I'd probably kick you out of my store. Like what most people said already, why would I get rid of one customer for a lousey one time commission????

    One customer alone brings me on average $100+ (in one year) just in movie rentals alone, not including other things I sell in the store.

    You're thinking down the right path, just don't try and promote something that will directly compete with the video store you're trying to deal with. Maybe promote something like "convert this movie to your ipod with this detailed ebook" or something like that.
     
  8. Mike Hunt

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    Agreed... Especially since most Mom & Pop video stores are closed and most is corps so that will not fly. A clerk will be fired in a heartbeat when a few customers return bags with the flyers in them...

    Think more along the lines what farefis said & handing them outside movie theatres etc. or paying someone to flyer tag cars. Although most big theatres have security since they're near strip malls, just gotta be on the sneak tip.

    Also I'd say trash the video store idea (unless porn store which not corp) but use concept of complimenting offers. Video stores sell popcorn, pop & all that pther crap. They would exchange flyers with pizza places etc. since they compliment each other well. Nice idea but think more along the lines of complimenting instead of competing. :cow_yello
     
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  10. MiLiTARYiV

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    Correct. I did something like this too.
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    I go in wary for the movie before everyone got there and snuck flyers on the seats...

    Also, I would sneak flyers at the concession stand counter when worker had back turned. But I would label the top of flyer , $5 off your next movie FREE... LOL

    Also I would go to small pizza shops and pay a worker or pizza driver $50 to tape them to the pizza boxes..


    You get the point.. Its very easy just have to go out an dhustle
     
  11. areevezcash

    areevezcash Registered Member

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    thx for the suggestions guys