ShareASale is an affiliate marketing network that was founded back in 2000. The company is located in the River North neighborhood in Chicago, IL USA. By sheer experience in the affiliate marketing industry ShareASale has grown to one of the largest networks of merchants and affiliate. Today the network house over 3,900 affiliate program for e-commerce retailers.
ShareASale for Affiliates
Affiliate Platform & Tools
ShareASale provides all affiliates with a platform that provides tools for tracking and improving affiliate sales.
Real-time Analytics & Reporting
With ShareASale you can enjoy real-time tracking and data that can be used to further improve your campaigns and ultimately improve your ROI.
ShareASale for Merchants
Check Processing & Affiliate Payments
ShareASale will process and write your Affiliates’ checks free of charge each month.
Affiliate Screening & Approval
ShareASale pre-screens all of your Affiliates.
Affiliate Help Desk
Your Affiliates may contact our help desk at any time for the life of their membership, without any cost to you.
ShareASale Client Services offers a variety of integrated services which can help you establish, build and grow your affiliate program.
ShareASale serves all banners, buttons, and text links for you.
You may upload a data feed of your products, to be used by your Affiliates, at no charge.
Utilize the ShareASale API to retrieve reporting data on an automated basis, update creatives, void/edit transactions and more!
FTP Download Permission*
At your option, you may grant permission for an affiliate to download your data feed via the ShareASale FTP server. This is completely optional and at your discretion. Each Affiliate you approve carries a nominal $1 charge.
How Much Does ShareASale Cost?
For affiliates, ShareASale is 100% free, and always will be.
If you are a merchant that wants to advertise there is a $550 one time network fee to get started. As a merchant, you also have to add at least $100 as a first time advertising budget.
There are two types of recurring fees you could incur with ShareASale – Transaction Fees and Monthly Minimum Fees. A transaction fee only occurs if an Affiliate sale/lead is made. These fees are based on the Merchant’s chosen payout rate. A monthly minimum fee occurs if, in a given month, your account does not generate a minimum of $35 in fees to ShareASale. There is a grace period for new Merchants.
Payment Options Supported by ShareASale
With ShareASale you can recive your payments via Cheque. A cheque, or check, is a document that order banks to pay out the specified money to your bank account. The cheque will be issued to you via physical mail, and arrive at your door. You will then have to take it to your local bank to clear it to receive your money.
With ShareASale you can recive your payments via ACH. The ACH network is an electronic payment network that process financial transactions in the United States. ACH suports transactions for consumers, businesses and goverment insitutions.
Pricing Models Supported by ShareASale
ShareASale supports CPS offers. Cost Per Sale (CPS) is the amount an advertiser pays for converting a sale. Cost Per Sale is calculated as follows: advertisement cost/number of sales = Cost Per Sale (CPS). As an affiliate, it represents the amount you will get paid for converting a sale for an advertiser in an affiliate program or network. CPS for affiliates is also sometimes mentioned as PPS (Pay Per Sale).
ShareASale supports CPA offers. Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) is a marketing metric for measuring the cost of acquiring a paying customer, or for a user to perform an action. CPA is sometimes referred to as Cost Per Action. As an affiliate, the CPA model will simply be a flat rate that you will receive when the task required is performed. This can be anything from a user filling out a form, making a purchase or downloading a free game. If you are on the other side, as an advertiser, the CPA model can determine the actual cost of each customer acquired in combination with other pricing models such as CPC (Cost Per Click). To derive the Cost Per Acquisition of a CPC campaign it would have to be calculated as follows: Campaign Cost / Conversions = Cost Per Acquisition.
ShareASale supports CPL offers. Cost Per Lead (CPL) is the amount an advertiser pays for converting a lead. Cost Per Lead is calculated as follows: advertisement cost/number of leads = Cost Per Lead (CPL) As an affiliate, it represents the amount you will get paid for converting a lead for an advertiser in an affiliate program or network. CPS for affiliates is also sometimes mentioned as PPL (Pay Per Lead). The most commonly used CPL offers would be, email opt-in, but the pricing model is also used for free to play games, freemium software, and general customer leads.
ShareASale supports CPC offers. Cost Per Click (CPC), also known as PPC (Pay Per Click) refers to the actual price you pay as an advertiser, and earn as a publisher in a marketing campaign. While CPC models are mostly found within ad networks and general advertisement you can also find offers within affiliate networks. CPC has been a solid way to drive attention online since its very beginning, seeing the model growing alongside early internet companies and later championed by Google with there auction based CPC platform Adsense / Adwords.
ShareASale Has Offers in Following Verticals
ShareASale Payment Schedule
ShareASale send their payments on a Net 15 basis.
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