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Clickbank Introduces Flexible Commissions, European Direct Debit

March 31st, 2010

clickbank-logo.jpgToday Clickbank released the latest issue of its newsletter to affiliates, vendors, and subscribers. The most significant portions of this from an Internet marketing standpoint are the ability for vendors to set different commission rates for separate product offerings and the availability of a Direct Debit payment option denominated in Euros for customers in Germany and Austria. The details of both relevant sections have been reprinted below.

New Flexible Commissions Option

ClickBank is pleased to announce an exciting new change to the way vendors offer affiliate commissions.

Previously, ClickBank vendors were required to give affiliates the same commission percentage for every product in the vendor’s account, regardless of product type.

Now, vendors can offer unique commission rates for rebills of recurring billing products, products in a one-click upsell flow, and shippable media products.

Commission rates for standard digital products and the initial sale of recurring billing products will still use the vendor’s current site commission rate.

Existing recurring billing subscriptions will continue paying affiliates the same rebill commission rates as when the original sale occurred.

This change benefits both vendors and affiliates. Vendors can offer a wider variety of products to affiliates, and in some cases can afford to be more generous with affiliate commissions than they could have been in the past!

As before, affiliates can learn what other affiliates typically make on a sale by looking at the Avg. $/sale statistic in Marketplace listings.

Now Offering European Direct Debit (ELV)

In response to the requests of our clients, we are now offering European Direct Debit (ELV) as a payment method on the order form.

European Direct Debit will be available to customers paying with Euros from Germany and Austria.

Customers from these countries will be able to choose this payment option directly from the ClickBank Order Form, in addition to credit cards and PayPal.

We strive to support our clients in the best way possible and we anticipate that this new option will help to better serve your needs and result in higher order form conversion rates.

2 Responses to “Clickbank Introduces Flexible Commissions, European Direct Debit”

  1. comment number 1 by: bankruptcy

    Such a great article..It offers new way of flexible commissions and European direct debit..the best one! thanks..

  2. comment number 2 by: Brent Stangel

    Just got my first ELV sale and didn’t have a clue. Thanks for the helpful post.


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