Affiliate Program Frequently Asked Questions

Affiliate Program FAQs

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How does your Affilate Program work?
It's simple. First, fill out the form on our sign up page (free to join).

Once you submit your information, you will be transferred to our Affilate Program resource center. In the "View Links" area, you'll find text and banner link ads containing your unique ID tracking code. Simply choose the ad you want to display, and copy and paste the code into your website.

When your visitors see the ad and click on the link, they will be transferred to our website where your unique ID is recorded. Whenever the visitor makes a purchase, our website will credit the commission amount to your unique ID.

At the end of the pay period, all of your accumulated commissions will be added together, and sent to you.

What is the Affiliate Program Resource Center?
When you log into your account, you will be directed to the Resource Center. In this area, you will find a statistics area where you can see how many visitors you're sending, how many sales you have, and your commission amounts. The resource center also contains an advertising area where you'll find text and banner links to post on your website, and an ad tracking area with tools to help you create and track individual ads.

Does your Affiliate Program cost me anything?
No. Our program is completely free to join, and will not cost you anything. We simply pay you commissions on the sales made by the traffic to send us.  - Sign up here -

When do I get paid?
Commission payments are sent out on or around the 8th of each month. Commssions are paid on sales from two months prior. (eg. January commissions are paid in March)

How are my commission payments paid?
We pay our affiliate commissions via Paypal.com. This is a very quick and easy method for payment. You get paid faster than standard mail, and it means less envelope stuffing for us.

If you do not currently have a Paypal account, we highly recommend it. You can sign up for free at at the Paypal website. http://www.paypal.com

What is the minimum payout amount?
The minimum payout amount for each period is $25.

If the visitor leaves and comes back, do I still get credit?
Yes. Our system sets a 'cookie' on that user's machine. If they leave our website and come back at a later date to purchase, our system will read the cookie and give you credit for the sale.

How long does the tracking cookie last?
The tracking cookie will last for 1 year (365 days). If the purchase is made anytime within this period, you will get credit.

Can the tracking cookie be overwritten by another ASAP Inkjets affiliate?
No. The cookie cannot be overwritten by another affiliate. It will remain intact with your unique ID until the sale is made (up to 1 year). If you originally referred the visitor to us, you will get credit for the sale.

What is your conversion rate?
The conversion rate (visits-to-sales) will depend greatly on the type of traffic you're sending us. For targeted traffic, our website averages around 5-8% conversion rate. If people are looking for ink or toner cartridges, they are considered targeted.

Do I earn commission on Original brand name OEM products?
Yes. Commission for these items is 5%.  Side Note: We don't offer many original OEM products on our website -- mostly remanufactured and new compatibles.

What happens if a customer I refer gets a refund?
If you refer a customer that returns an item (or items) for a refund, the corresponding commission amount will be deducted from your current period commissions.

If your account balance is in the negative at the end of a pay period (in a month your refund amounts are greater than your sales) -- we will have no choice but to send you an invoice for the amount that is to be reimbursed to us. We will expect this reimbursement to be paid immediately, or we will have no choice but to terminate your affiliate account.

Can I advertise using Bulk Email?
No!  We do not allow our affiliates to send spam or unsolicited email of any kind. We do allow our affiliates to use email marketing if it is to a true opt-in list they have built from scratch, or to their customer list. We do NOT allow affiliates to promote the product via safelists or co-registration lists. If you violate these rules we will have no choice but to terminate your account and you may also forfeit all outstanding commissions.


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