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Circuit City Increases Commissions for Affiliates

August 7th, 2009

circuit-city-affiliate.jpgThe affiliate program for Circuit City has announced that commissions will be increased for the month of August, apparently as a way to encourage more sales during the back-to-school season. This program is available through the Google Affiliate Network that I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Details about the new commission structure, including some helpful information on current promotions, available link types, and the CircuitCity.com data feed can be found in the latest announcement below.


We are so excited about the launch of the new CircuitCity.com affiliate program and cannot wait to see what the back-to-school season brings for all of us. There is not a better time to launch the new CircuitCity.com affiliate program because we are increasing the standard commission for the month of August by 1%! The standard commission structure is 2% for computers, laptops, notebooks, netbooks and 4% all other categories. For the entire month of August the standard commission will raise to 3% and 5%!

Weekly Promotions

CircuitCity.com is always sending new offers throughout the week to ensure the publishers have the best and most up-to-date offers they need to optimize the site and make customers happy. Below are some of the great offers that just started. When you join the program you will have access to all of these orders immediately! Just login to your ConnectCommerce account and download CircuitCity.com’s available links. Your PUBID will automatically be appended to each link so you are all set to go live.

FREE SHIPPING, LIMITED TIME ONLY - Ends August 13 or while supplies last on the following products:

  1. HP dv7 Notebook AMD X2 2.1GHz 4GB DDR2 17″ WXGA+ Vista RB $579.97
  2. HP dv7 Notebook Intel Core2Duo T6400 2GHz 4GB Blu-Ray 17″ RB $779.97
  3. Asus Notebook Intel Core2Duo P7450 2.13GHz 4GB DDR2 15.6″ RB $739.99
  4. MSI Notebook AMD64 X2 2.0GHz 4GB DDR2 17″ WXGA+ Vista $679.99
  5. MSI Laptop Intel DC 2.0GHz 2GB RAM 14″ WXGA Vista $399.99
  6. Gateway Laptop Intel DC T4200 2.0GHz 4GB DDR2 15.4″ WXGA Vista $499.99
  7. Lenovo Laptop Intel DC 2.16GHz 3GB DDR2 15.4″ WXGA Vista $499.99
  8. Lenovo Laptop Intel DC 2.16GHz 2GB DDR2 15.4″ WXGA Vista $429.99
  9. Acer Notebook Intel ULV SU2700 1.3GHz 4GB DDR3 13.3″ Vista $549.99
  10. M-Audio KeyStudio Keyboard with Session USB $99.99
  11. Compaq Notebook AMD X2 2.2GHz 3GB DDR2 14″ Pro/Vista $579.99

Ongoing Promotion

FREE SHIPPING - Shipping is absolutely free on select orders over $100 and under 15 lbs.

Details: FREE Shipping offer valid on orders over $100 with a weight of 15 lbs. or less. This offer is only valid for orders that qualify for and ship via UPS Ground Shipping within the contiguous lower 48 States (AK, HI, PR and International orders are excluded). Offer valid for a limited time only.

Creative Available in ConnectCommerce

Access all banner sizes and current promotions instantly on the Advertiser’s Links page.

  1. Publisher IDs are included in the links.
  2. Publisher IDs are always correct.
  3. Only current promotions are available.
  4. All banner sizes are available.

Link Options and Capabilities

There are a variety of linking options available for CircuitCity.com’s affiliate program. For example:

Our Newsletters: The links in our newsletters are live and ready to use. Please verify your unique 17-digit Publisher ID is correct and check your links before publishing. When you are logged in, your Publisher ID can be found in the bottom right corner of the ConnectCommerce interface.

ConnectCommerce Available Link Templates: Current links are always available in ConnectCommerce. Log into ConnectCommerce, click Get Links for CircuitCity.com. Your publisher ID is already included in the links.

Build-your-own-link (BYOL): You may build-your-own-link (BYOL) through the ConnectCommerce interface. Click on the Action drop down box for CircuitCity.com under your approved advertiser list and select Build Your Own Link to create links one at a time. If you would like to create many links at once, select Upload Your Own Links. You will be able to download a spreadsheet template that you can complete and upload to ConnectCommerce. You will receive an email reply containing a spreadsheet of all the links you created.

URL Parameters (outside of ConnectCommerce interface): You can build links outside of ConnectCommerce interface using URL parameters. Take your favorite link, insert your publisher ID (available in the bottom right hand corner of any screen in ConnectCommerce), and append the URL of the landing page you want to use. The landing page URL should be URL encoded to ensure that any special characters are translated correctly.

Link Subscription: this is a powerful way affiliate publishers can access, receive and activate advertiser links. Google Affiliate Network delivers pre-generated, live links directly to publishers via email or FTP, every 24 hours. This feature saves publishers time, improves productivity, and helps ensure that publishers use current links and promotions.

  1. Have CircuitCity.com’s latest links in your inbox every morning
  2. Have the latest links delivered daily to your FTP server
  3. Choose to receive Link Subscriptions feeds from a specific set of advertisers
  4. Choose to receive the most recent links for specific creative sizes
  5. Choose to receive the most recent links for specific promotion types

How to Sign Up For Link Subscriptions:

  1. Log into your account
  2. Go to Get Links
  3. Choose Link Subscriptions
  4. Choose Sign Up Now!

CircuitCity.com Data Feed

Don’t forget to sign up to receive CircuitCity.com’s Data Feed; it is updated daily! Please send an email, with “CircuitCity.com Product Data Feed” in the subject line, to mjurkowski(at)google.com with the following information:

  1. Email Address or FTP Address
  2. FTP username/Login - The username/login used to access the server
  3. Password - The password used by the user to access the server
  4. Directory (if exists) and File Name - The directory (if exists) and file name where the file will be picked up (e.g. home/catalog/filename.txt)

Questions and Feedback

The Circuit City team is excited about the future for the new CircuitCity.com. We appreciate your support and look forward to a productive future.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.



One Response to “Circuit City Increases Commissions for Affiliates”

  1. comment number 1 by: Qumang

    Good info!

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