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At the time of writing this there are currently over 2,000 Merchants plugged in to the ShareASale Network. And it has been growing. Each of these merchants has a different type of product that they are selling – and each is ready to commission you on that sale if you bring a customer to them.

The idea – and the implementation – are simple. You decide which merchants to promote and how to promote them, and when commissions are generated, you can see your statistics in real-time. All payments are consolidated from the programs you participate in, and are paid with one check or direct deposit.

ShareASale has a strict “No Software” policy which means you will not have to deal with affiliates utilizing Adware, Toolbars, or other desktop software.

We are based in the UK and have experienced no problems with the service over the years we have used it. Receiving payments via Paypal has always worked fine with no delays in receiving money owed.

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37 Affiliate Reviews of “ShareASale”

ShareASale Review by shashikant, August 12, 2014 |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

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l rejected two times from sharesale how to join them ?

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ShareASale Review by Sam Hayman, July 17, 2014 |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

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Shareasale have voided hundreds of dollars in sales from 1 URL on my site and lied about it when i contacted them.

They told me to maker a few changes to the wording on one specific page which i did and then cleared it as o.k but still kept over $600 in commissions.

Generally i’ve found most U.S affiliate managers and merchants steal from non U.S affiliates.

They are very reluctant to steal from U.S affiliates.

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ShareASale Review by Mario Stevenson, June 8, 2014 |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

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Hello,

RE: Shareasale

“Member” means affiliate.

I used Shareasale before and after executive sales training. There are a number of differences that marketers first need to understand. Affiliate programs house merchants that know nothing about marketing hence the failures of most merchants. In comparison to what you’ll find as merchants, one can ponder the absence of big name merchants like Walmart, JC Penny or Sears versus what’s present in networks like Shareasale.

In exec. sales you know when an offer will fail upon face and for that appearing as “good” merchant offerings will rely on performance. Merchant offers within Shareasale aren’t seeking sales, as marketers seek performance drivers converting into sales. Merchants in Shareasale seek only website hits and not sales!

Members should seek sales training to understand what it is they’re seeing. When members do the work posting links or filling up rotators, they’re actually building earnings for the merchant mostly through Adwords or another. If a prospect does follow through the link, the merchant still accrued earnings through PPC / CPA or high volume CPM, but the member (affiliate) will earn nothing unless a lead has converted.

Third there is no such thing as “affiliate marketing!” It’s either sales or marketing; there’s a difference. In most cases, affiliate marketing isn’t marketing, but actually sales. Marketing is the act in building “buzz” through advertisements. Sales is the conversion therefrom. Know the difference!

Out all the merchant offers in Shareasale, there were only a little more than 100 that fit the profile of a marketing plan and only three (3) out that 100 were performance suited. Shareasale wasn’t equipped to track CPA, therefore no possible way to determine if a sale was confirmed (for real.) All of Shareasale sales tracking depends on merchant reporting which means if the merchant feels like sharing sales information with the member, then will the member have proper sales information. Even then the information shared wouldn’t be live and for those members whom must report sales data knows inaccurate reports are not tolerated by investors, state members, federal members, contractors etc.

Most of the fiscal sales reporting would be poor and irrelevant by the time it’s filed with Shareasale and then back to the member. In fact, according to policy, the average time span for receiving reports would be one (1) quarter (too) late! Be very careful and understand what’s being seen.

Accurate and timely sales reporting permit members to buy and sale on future reporting trends because the check is in the mail. Well, when merchants have no exec. sales training, don’t expect to be paid and then neither on time! This is the difference between big name merchants and those within a sales network.

Advice: Either perform as a sales professional or market contracts; there’s no in-between.

Thank you.

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ShareASale Review by Chris, March 30, 2014 |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

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@TMartin: They’ve always paid me on time, never had an issue once. So I would get on to them and see what their support staff say.

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ShareASale Review by TMartin, March 30, 2014 |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 2  

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Very slow in paying affiliates. They got theirs, it’s up to you to get yours somehow. I canceled my affiliation and I am still waiting for my commission check. It looks like I am going to be very surprised if I ever get paid.

TM

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ShareASale Review by Steve Cee, April 26, 2013 |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

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This needs to be changed-

“Within our network, a specific message is not sent when an affiliate is removed from a merchant program”

Affiliates should be immediately if removed from a merchants program…
especially if the action is without cause !

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ShareASale Review by Marc, November 2, 2012 |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 2  

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@Dave G.: You are probably one of the scammers who drove me out of Share A Sale. I used to be a merchant with them. But they are full of fraudulent affiliates and scammers who have utter disregard for merchant policies and generate fake sales by advertising with keywords such as coupon codes… I am glad ShareASale closed your account. I wish they would be more strict in policing and closing down scammers like you.

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ShareASale Review by Alvin Leow, October 10, 2012 |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

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Nice CPA, I just started , earning $3.85 . To me is a good start. I use Twitter to promote. Some CPA does not allow social media, but some shareashare merchant allowed.

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ShareASale Review by Marcia, August 30, 2012 |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

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Jason is absolutely incredible to work with. He is by far the best affiliate manager ever. He is what sets ShareASale apart from the other networks. He goes above and beyond!

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ShareASale Review by Ash, May 24, 2012 |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 2  

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ShareASale.com is the most ethical, professional, and trustworthy affiliate network in the industry.They have great Customer service from them was prompt and friendly aslo they provide the webinar for Affiliates as well as for Merchants.

I highly recommend ShareASale for both merchants and affiliates.

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ShareASale Review by Carl, May 1, 2012 |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

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In my humble and maybe limited opinion Share-A-Sale is one of the best Affiliate Networks on the internet. I have sold stuff from ClickBank in the past, but with CB if you don’t get enough sales with at least 5 different credit cards in the first 3 months of your FIRST sale they start deducting money from your account, and that goes on weekly until your commission is all gone. I have also used Sell Health and their reporting system sucks out loud. (Pardon my French)

ShareASale is the only network I’ve come across that has it all. Prompt payment as long as you reach the payment threshold, great tracking and reporting. Great support, regular webinars that expand on different “functionalities” etc.

I would recommend ShareASale to anyone, newbie and guru alike.

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ShareASale Review by bob, January 3, 2012 |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

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i really like your company and everything is simple and the customer service is really great.
thanks bob aubuchon in Col,Oh

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ShareASale Review by Tom, December 21, 2011 |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 1  

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Shareasale is great. It’s free and their customer service is great. I had an issue with my sites incentive status and they helped me clear it up in less than 20 minutes all through email.

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ShareASale Review by Kush A., September 22, 2011 |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

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ShareASale is a top notch affiliate network. Here is what I like about it as an affiliate program manager:

- Pre-screened quality affiliates that add incremental value
- Ethical service-driven network
- Responsive & helpful support & merchant development teams
- Real time transparent tracking
- The NEW user interface is excellent!
- Ability to upload multiple creatives at a time
- Other nifty merchant tools & time saving features
- Reporting with useful charts, graphs & a bubble plot!
- Actual implementation was rather quick
- No need to sign annual contracts
- Worth noting again: pre-screened & verified quality affiliates.

It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend ShareASale to both merchants and affiliates.

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ShareASale Review by Check4Prices.com, August 11, 2011 |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 1  

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I love ShareASale and really appreciate their support to affiliates.

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ShareASale Review by Erwin Mackintosh, July 14, 2011 |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 2  

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As a new affiliate,on my first visit to the ShareASale Program, I had some hard times understanding the layout of the site, and also with some vocabulary used and I still have. I know that it is just a matter of time. About the concept of the site, I can say that this looks to me fabulous. Like a one stop shop in looking for vendors and also in dealing with payments. It is now premature for me to say about changes I want the site to undergo, I am still in my infancy stage and need to learn from you and from my mistakes. I was thinking in asking about modification in some codes to make things better fitting my site, along with it’s preview module. But all together a great help for affiliate program. Thank you.

Erwin

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ShareASale Review by Patrick Downey, May 24, 2011 |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 2  

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Easy to use and easy to publish.

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ShareASale Review by Sean, May 9, 2011 |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 5  

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Total waste of money. Quality of affiliates signing up was horrible and never made a single sale despite 6 months of being part of service and having several dozen affiliates.

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ShareASale Review by Leyla, April 12, 2011 |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 3  

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I have great experience with SAS. My payouts have been better than any other network I work with (the others are CJ & Linkshare). I agree that the interface is not easy to work with but it is being upgraded.

Mostly, I love them for their customer support and their willingness to work with affiliates to help us grow and increase our earning potential.

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ShareASale Review by Joe Wojciechowski, August 16, 2010 |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 7  

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ShareASale is, without question, the best affiliate network!

With over 3000 merchants to promote, your niche selection is only limited by your imagination.

From an affiliate standpoint the entire team is easily accessible and willing to lend a hand. The network interface may take a little getting used to but they have great features like merchant auto approve, free datafeeds, coupon feeds, make-a-page, widgets, pay-per-call. They take pride in being an adware/parasite free network and have tons of options for reporting and stats too.

I have found the tracking to be spot on and actually love that stats update in REAL-TIME! The support is first class! Brian and the crew are always looking to improve SAS by reaching out to merchants and affiliates alike to make the network better.

For Merchants I believe they offer one of the most cost effective affiliate solutions around, if you are a merchant I would HIGHLY recommend SAS.

In ShareASale I Trust! :)

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ShareASale Review by Will, May 11, 2010 |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 3  

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Jason Rubacky just helped me, called me instantly after me sending him an email. Super helpful on email, phone and twitter. Some great tools like deep linking, custom videos and afftrack parameters. Keep up the great work!

Will

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ShareASale Review by Wynne, March 2, 2010 |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

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Seriously, there are some things I would change about shareasale. The interface actually sux. The navigation is clunky. Too many clicks to just search for stuff. Common get it sorted out, I am certain that I am not the first to complain about this.

Paypal should be an option for payments. This is fast becoming a standard option. For international affiliates this is faster and easy than waiting for a check in the post that is in U.S. dollars and having to wait several weeks for checks to be converted and cleared.

Affiliate managers. Where are the dedicated affiliate managers on sign up? If you don’t think the affiliates are going to worth it to support then don’t sign them up until they can show at least some evidence that your time and support is going to pay you back. CJ sux in this manner too, so it seems to be a CPS network thing. NEWSFLASH: affiliate managers help make your network money! At least the good ones do anyway.

Shareasale is ethical. No BS forced rebill offers. I seriously hate those and actually peeves me off most of the CPA junk that just aims to mislead consumers. So 2 thumbs up for shareasale for keeping their offers 100% reputable and legitimate.

Tracking is supposed to be A+ and so far I think it has been.

Offers – there are tons and tons in any niche you can think of. Just don’t expect to see any Acai, Teeth Whitening, Google Home Biz, IQ Quiz, scammy ripoffs – because there aren’t any. This is the main reason I like shareasale.

Conversion Pixels: Shareasale, you need to give us affiliates the ability to drop our own conversion pixels on the offers we are promoting. This saves time and allows us to get on with our job a lot quicker instead of waiting for lazy merchants to get back to us if ever.

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ShareASale Review by Correen, February 19, 2010 |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 2  

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As an affiliate marketer on ShareaSale there are many things I like about their system. My favorite has to be the interface. It’s easy to navigate and for me personally anything else more technical would be frustrating and a waste of resources well spent elsewhere such as promoting more merchants and affiliate marketing education.

The customer service is stellar, at any point someone has a question merchants and the ShareaSale staff are just a click away – rare and very much appreciated in this day and age.

If I could make a couple of wishes it would be to have payout via my PayPal account and an easier way to identify merchants that are no longer participating in the program.

I’m hanging in there and recommend ShareaSale without hesitation.

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ShareASale Review by Andres, February 18, 2010 |  Vote: Add rating 6  Subtract rating 4  

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The website looks very un-professional (looks like made by a 7 year old).
The website is terribly organized.

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ShareASale Review by Sarah Bundy, January 28, 2010 |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 3  

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I’ve been working with ShareASale for just under two years now and have had extremely positive experiences with their team.

We have launched several programs in their network and we find the experience of managing these programs come with an always responsive, available and courteous response team. There are few other networks in the industry that I could honestly call friends.

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ShareASale Review by Jeremy Palmer, October 21, 2009 |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 2  

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I’ve had nothing but positive experiences working with SAS. They are one of the most transparent and ethical affiliate networks I’ve ever worked with.

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ShareASale Review by Evan, September 22, 2009 |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 2  

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Dan, that deposit amount can be as little as few hundred dollars I believe. And should be setup to charge a card when the balance hits zero. So you only put more money in when your sales have resulted. All major affiliate networks require deposits again commissions…

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ShareASale Review by Dan, September 22, 2009 |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 5  

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Shareasale does have a problem with funding from a merchants perspective, that they just refuse to address or fix. There is no way to keep your account balance above zero at all times without depositing a large sum of money (which is not refundable and which earns no interest). When it drops below zero all your affiliates are emailed and many leave the program. Have been with Shareasale since they first started and this one glitch has prevented it becoming a serious traffic source. My only conclusion is that they need the deposited money for some reason, rather then just replenishing a low account balance when necessary.

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ShareASale Review by Matt McWilliams, August 27, 2009 |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 4  

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SAS is without a doubt the most ethical network, but also the most innovative.

The three things I REALLY enjoy about them are that while they are innovating and coming up with new ideas all of the time, they are still looking to improve, they are easy to work with (even for a total IT doofus like me), and their support is amazing.

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ShareASale Review by Mike, August 27, 2009 |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 3  

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Best support! Most reliable! Interface needs updating.

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ShareASale Review by Evan, June 24, 2009 |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 4  

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Shareasale is a great affiliate network and a must for affiliates to join and get active with. I would put them as the #2 affiliate network behind CJ. Great customer service, great affiliate base and good merchants to choose from. I always recommend companies to join Shareasale as part of a good affiliate strategy.

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ShareASale Review by Tyler Hall, March 9, 2009 |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 0  

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SAS seems okay, much cheaper to go with them than something like CJ, however the affiliates aren’t as good. Most of them are coupon sites and never really get good visitors.

I have 80+ affiliates and only get about 30 views a month of our banners.

Not worth it, esp since you have to pay $500 to even start up.

Control panel is very ugly and hard to navigate through, however support is good.

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ShareASale Review by Quy Le, January 7, 2009 |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 2  

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SAS without question is great! Customer service from them was prompt and friendly.

I find the interface a little less clean than some other networks, but it’s still pretty easy to navigate, and it gets the job done. If you want to working with the best up and coming aff. network, SAS is the way the go, hands down!

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ShareASale Review by Kevin Strawbridge, December 31, 2008 |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 2  

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Having the rare and separate experiences of being both a retailer on the ShareaSale network and an affiliate working with many retailers on the network, I have pretty much seen all that SaS has to offer. From the professional and diligent support of people like Carolyn Tang and Brian Littleton to the ease of use in managing the programs, ShareaSale is the total package. In addition, because SaS is so cost effective, it is a program that really benefits the overall business. Whenever I have the chance, I recommend SaS to both affiliates and merchants alike.

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ShareASale Review by Chris Sanderson, November 13, 2008 |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 4  

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We have worked with Shareasale for around 5 years now, right from when it was a “small” netwotrk through to now when it is one of the most popular networks.

Shareasale support is without question the best around. The team are highly responsive to requests, happy to make custom changes where possible and generally fast to get back to us when we need them.

Reporting has improved in leaps and bounds over the years, I’m very much a LinkShare reporting fan, so in comparison to the depth of data that is available there, Shareasale has some catching up to do, but in terms of speed to change, add new features, custom tools and the like, there are few networks that can match Shareasale.

Ethics wise Shareasale has always led the way to protect both merchants and affiliates from unethical marketeers. It is an uphill battle but it is one that Shareasale is constantly active in.

Due to the pricing Shareasale does attract a lot of “hopeful” merchants who want to throw up a program and see what happens. This can be a little frustrating for affiliates as it means some of the programs are not managed or well set up, however that’s hardly a fault of the Shareasale team

Overall I highly recommend Shareasale as a great network for both merchants and affiliates

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ShareASale Review by Michael Coley, October 21, 2008 |  Vote: Add rating 6  Subtract rating 3  

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ShareASale.com is the most ethical, professional, and trustworthy affiliate network in the industry. Many of their merchants are small, inexperienced merchants with very little potential, but they have some real gems as well. Their PowerRank rating is an easy way to find some of the best merchants.

I’ve been to all three ShareASale Think Tank conventions, and Brian and his team have proven time and time again that they are dedicated to making affiliate marketing a level playing field. In every decision they make, they consider the small affiliates and small merchants.

They are extremely agile, as evidenced by their “Month of the Interface” where they introduced a new feature to their site every weekday for a month.

I highly recommend ShareASale for both merchants and affiliates.

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ShareASale Review by Jashua Greggin, September 22, 2008 |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 1  

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SAS is a nice little affiliate network, very similar to CJ and Linkshare. I think the big difference is the crappy interface it has and the poor structure. I know recently they have upgraded the interface and I know brian is a cool guy. The only problem I have is the interface of the backend and the way the advertisers approve affiliates.

Some (ones that I have tried to get approved by) do not want us to do the traffic, since it would be competition to them, but then why add yourself to an affiliate network?

there are also great things about it, I like how they show you the upcoming seasons or holidays – they even will show you some of the offers pertaining to that holiday or season. very helpful when trying to be a seasonal affiliate.

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