I’ve recently discovered an excellent alternative for an affiliate network, rather than using the ever-popular Clickbank.com. For those who don’t know about Clickbank, basically it is a place for merchants (or vendors) to connect with affiliates (people who want to promote their products). Everything is coordinated through Clickbank’s website. Clickbank’s products are digital goods, ones that can be downloaded online and viewed instantly after purchasing. People love instant gratification, so that is great (if they are actually redirected to the download page)!
I’ve been using Clickbank to manage my affiliate program for a few years now, and I’ve had a bunch of problems recently because my customers aren’t always being redirected to the download page after purchasing. This is a big issue for me, and for my customers. They immediately lose trust in my service, when they need to contact me to receive something they should have received immediately. So that has weighed on my mind a lot in the recent months as more and more occurrences of this take place. I also do not like that Clickbank.com only sends out payments by check, rather than offering a direct deposit or some other options. So, because of this I did my research and what I found was better than anything I could have imagined.
I found Plimus.
Plimus is an affiliate network with the best service to Vendors, affiliates and buyers – the best service I have ever seen and experienced before. I signed up to be a vendor and I I also was given an option to have the Plimus staff setup my sales page for me (for my ebook that I wanted to sell). I clicked YES that I wanted them to do it, but I never imagined it would turn out so beautifully.
They did an amazing job of integrating the sales page into the exact same design of the website I wanted to sell it on. They honestly saved me 5 hours of work. So far I’ve had a few sales and several of the buyers had the wrong personal details with their credit card they were paying with. For example, a person may have had the wrong phone number listed with their card. Immediately the person was contacted by Plimus to clarify (to prevent fraud and also to alleviate the problem quickly so the potential customer could purchase right then, so I would not lose that customer). The service is unbelievable. They saved me several sales I would have lost because cards may have been declined with the wrong details for their account. They fixed them on the spot and the payment went through. That was great. I am not paying Plimus for all that extra customer support they are offering. It’s amazing, considering if you try to get ahold of a real person with Clickbank, good luck – because it’s nearly impossible. I’m not saying Clickbank is horrible, but Plimus is like a breath of fresh air. They features are amazing and options are endless.
I’ve setup an affiliate program with Plimus and you can join here. I still offer 50% commissions on all e-book sales, so if you would prefer to promote through here rather than Clickbank, please join! I’m still going to keep the clickbank affiliate program open, but my recommendation is to signup with Plimus. I also have another affiliate program, an in-house one with http://www.How2-MakeMoneyOnline.com. I’m not trying to complicate your life or anything – so join wherever you choose! But personally, Plimus is the best!!!
Other wonderful Plimus Features Include:
- Managed Affiliate Program
- Fully Marketed Store
- Coupon/Promotion Support (so you can offer discounts, coupon codes)
- Your own Newsletter (all managed through your admin area)
- 24/7 All Year Long Unparalleled Customer Support
- Dynamic Licensing Features
- Over a dozen languages/currencies supported
- Live Assistance
- Subscription Payments Accepted
- Business Analytics and Statistics Tracking, Advanced
Accept payments from credit cards, checks, EFT, wire transfer, purchase orders in 18 distinct currencies, with local taxes and fees calculated automatically. Receive payments via check, direct deposit, wire transfer, PayPal or Plimus prepaid card on the 15th of each month.
* Last thing I think is awesome – you can receive a free Plimus prepaid card. It is topped up with whatever you make in profits (paid monthly). This is a big deal for people who live in countries where it’s hard to get a visa card. There are so many options for payments here it is wonderful. *