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BestBuy.com Affiliate Program Information

February 27th, 2009

Buy Online - Pick Up at Best Buy StoreToday I was accepted into the Best Buy affiliate program, bringing the total of advertiser approvals through Commission Junction to 105. Since this one happens to be a particularly well-known retailer, I figured that I might as well pass on the information contained in the welcome letter so that prospective affiliates can get an idea of what is possible with this program. As you can see, the commission rates are relatively low compared to Clickbank or other similar networks that specialize in digital products; however, the advantage is that companies like Best Buy have a higher degree of name recognition and trust from mainstream consumers, which means that with the right kind of targeting, it is possible to generate a much higher overall sales volume.

Welcome aboard the BestBuy.com Affiliate Program, and congratulations! We’re excited to have you in our network and look forward to building a strong, lucrative partnership. Below is a summary of Best Buy and our Affiliate Program, along with links for you to post on your site right away. Start earning commissions today!

The “Best” of Best Buy

  1. The #1 consumer electronics retailer, we’re the most sought after and trusted brand.
  2. BestBuy.com is the most trafficked website for consumer electronics and appliances.
  3. In-store pickup accounts for more than 1/3 of our affiliate sales. Plus, we guarantee orders are ready in the store within five minutes, or customers receive $10 off.
  4. The thousands of customer ratings and reviews on our site can lift conversion and increase average order values.
  5. Many of your customers are Reward Zone members. Members earn 1 point for nearly every $1 spent at BestBuy.com. For every 250 points earned, members receive a $5 reward certificate.
  6. Best Buy has high customer satisfaction.

With all the benefits Best Buy has to offer, your sales potential with us is limitless!

Commission rates by category

  1. Consumer Electronics, Furniture, Accessories: 3%
  2. Music, Movies, Software, Video Games (Excluding Nintendo Wii Hardware): 3%
  3. Computers (Excluding Laptops) and Peripherals, Photo and Imaging: 1%
  4. Home Essentials, Geek Squad Services (available online): 2%
  5. Laptops, Nintendo Wii Hardware: 0.25%

To account for returns, we extend payment of commissions for all transactions by 30 days each month.


To ensure you are well informed about all of our current products, promotions, and services, we will email you regularly with news updates. Each week we will send you a newsletter with hot promotions and sales tips. We’ll also send additional emails about special events and marketing campaigns, such as:

  1. Hot Deal Announcements, 2-Day Sales, Deal(s) of the Day, and Free Shipping offers, plus highlights about top selling and/or top rated products.
  2. BestBuy.com/espanol offers bilingual content on products, service plans, and more.
  3. Great deals year-round on discounted items at the Outlet Center.
  4. Gift Center gifts For Him, For Her, For Teens, For Kids, and for all occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, business gifts, graduations, weddings, and more!

Check your global mail setting to confirm you have “opted-in” to receive our emails. Also, find the full list of links and banners on the CJ Account Manager.

Get started now!

Search Policies

Compliance with our search policies per the terms and conditions of your application is critical to your earning commissions. All copy and keywords used for search engine purposes must be appropriate and accurate, and add “AFF” at the end of all search copy to denote your affiliate status. You may not partake any of the following.

  1. Use verbiage related to the availability of a specific product such as, “In stock now,” or “Online Only,” etc.
  2. Bid on any form of select trademarks and brand names designated by Best Buy, including but not limited to: “Best Buy” and “BestBuy.com.” This includes variations, misspellings, and combinations with generic terms (e.g., “Best Buy Coupons”, “Best Buy Televisions”, “Best Buy Cameras”).
  3. Give the impression that you are, or represent, Best Buy, through use of phrases such as “Official Site.”

Contact Us

We are committed to maintaining a long-standing, mutually profitable relationship with you. Our goal is to ensure you have everything you need to make the most out of this affiliation. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or suggestions. We want your input!

Again, welcome and thanks for joining the BestBuy.com Affiliate Program!

Best regards,

Ryan Diehl and the BestBuy.com Affiliate Team

9 Responses to “BestBuy.com Affiliate Program Information”

  1. comment number 1 by: louis perez

    would to like get into becoming affiliate, but do not how to get started it sounds like fun and exciting. COULD YOU HELP??

  2. comment number 2 by: louis perez

    so what is next

  3. comment number 3 by: Karlonia

    @Louis Perez:

    To join the affiliate program, go to the Best Buy home page at BestBuy.com, scroll down to the bottom, and find the column heading on the right that says “Corporate Info”. The second to the last listing should be a link with the text “Affiliate Program”. If you click this, a popup will appear that contains the application form. Fill this out with the relevant information and you should eventually receive an approval or rejection.

    Alternatively, if you already have an account with Commission Junction, you can log in, run a search for Best Buy, and apply to their affiliate program from there. This is how I remember doing it originally.

  4. comment number 4 by: louis perez

    ok what is commission junction

  5. comment number 5 by: Karlonia

    Commission Junction is an affiliate network similar to LinkShare, Clickbank, etc. that provides a venue for thousands of merchants to list their program terms and find prospective affiliates to promote their sites and businesses. You can go to cj.com to find out more.

    After you sign up with CJ, you can begin applying to the individual merchants. There are literally hundreds of them; I have long since lost track of all the ones that I have been approved for, although it is possible to access this information from within the CJ interface.

    If you manage to accumulate enough overall commission to reach the $100 threshold, you will receive a check after the appropriate monthly cycle. If you sign up with them, be sure that you are serious about promoting one or more of the companies in the network, however; it is possible for CJ to delete your account for inactivity if you go six months or more without any sales.

  6. comment number 6 by: Johnny

    to be able to sign up for the affiliate program, a website is needed, can you share some experience what kind of website is suitable for BestBuy for example? Thanks.

  7. comment number 7 by: Michelle

    How to you use this program? Can you use product links on your site or do you have to just install a Best Buy Baner on your site. This whole API Key thing confuses me.


  8. comment number 8 by: Harpreet

    i am unable to find ‘Corporate Info’ link in best buy website. can you tell me how can i join Best Buy affiliate program.


  9. comment number 9 by: Ungke

    im interest with bestbuy, but worry if can’t make sale within six months

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