Pricing Question on ClickBank

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  1. PhiltheBear

    PhiltheBear Junior Member

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    I'm just about to put my first product on Clickbank and I've been told that a good way to push it out to affiliates is to sell a few copies for almost nothing and get good gravity so that it rises to the top of the lists. That's OK but when I set the thing up with Clickbank I need to tell them a price. Do I tell them, say, $7 and then increase it to $47? Or do I tell them $47 and quickly knock it down to $7 for a while?

    I know they don't seem to have a problem with commission rates changing but do they police price changes?
     
  2. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    I think you can price it anywhere upto $50 without issues and change it as you please. Above that, you probably need to get it reviewed.
     
  3. PhiltheBear

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    That seems sensible - but why do they ask you for a price when you set it up and ask for approval? I've presumed they are approving the price as part of that approval.:confused:
     
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    The answer is in the Publisher FAQ - https://www*clickbank*com/publisher_faq*html

    5. What is ClickBank's maximum retail price limit?
    The typical retail cap for standard products is $50. In some circumstances, we can approve a retail cap as high as $200 for standard products, and even higher with a prior sales history with ClickBank with low refund and chargeback rates.

    For recurring billing products, the typical retail cap for the initial payment is also $50. However, the standard retail cap for the rebill amounts is $30. In some circumstances, we can approve a retail cap as high as $100 for the initial payment, and as high as $50 for rebill amounts, and even higher with a prior sales history with ClickBank with low refund and chargeback rates.
     
  5. PhiltheBear

    PhiltheBear Junior Member

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    But that only deals with a price cap when the product is approved. Not with changing a price. If I can change a price after approval then it seems pointless to cap it in the first place.
     
  6. bhnoobz

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    My Cb account has a 1200$ cap... :) Fuck clickbank and their 10% fees though. I would shoot for 150$ or so just to give you some room to work with.. After you have the high approval you can set any price between 10$ - your cap.
     
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  7. PhiltheBear

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    Thanks for your input, which is much appreciated. However, the paragraph above raises the point I was somewhat uselessly trying to get across. I want to get the product out there, in advance, to potential affiliates. The question is - how? I know there are JV forums but they seem to want to take a considerable amount out of the profit for making introductions. If I'm giving away 75% to an affiliate plus whatever to clickbank by the time I've paid them I'd have about 5% left for me!

    Is there any recommended way of getting in touch with potential affiliates before launch that doesn't involve that kind of expensive arrangement?