As you reflect on the successes and shortfalls of the past year and identify key strategies you want to integrate into your marketing plan in the new year, arm yourself with insights found in the 7th annual AffiliateBenchmarks Report. These recently released results are broken into four versions—Merchant (U.S.), Merchant (Global), Affiliate (U.S.), and Affiliate (Global).
It’s easy to let happen–you do the initial work of uploading creatives, testing tracking and writing a description–and vavoom, you’re active! The problem is, though, that very few campaigns (if any) thrive on auto-pilot. You’ve already done the hard work of establishing your presence in the network. You might as well reap the rewards of your effort with further investment. For Self-Managed Accounts, here are a few ways you can give your campaign a quick check-up, and places can you tweak to increase your returns.
Most shoppers are on the hunt for bargains today. Consumers are waiting to use their credit cards until they have a coupon in hand. Our current economic climate has created exceptional opportunities for merchants to run promotions. When you arm your affiliate partners with a coupon code or free shipping offer, they are much better equipped to close the sale and increase revenues.
Tax Season has two notable peaks of activity. The first peak occurs in mid to late January and is generated by people looking to get their tax refund money fast. This year the first rush is predicted to begin tomorrow, January, 20th. The second (even more significant) peak occurs the few days before (and through) April 15th, and logically, this is the crowd of procrastinators looking to file a tax extension.