Clickbank VS Plimus, what is your View?

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Plimus seems to be getting more & more exposure nowadays.

In comparison to Clickbank, what do you guys think about the Pros & Cons of Clickbank & Plimus.

One very obvious thing come to my mind is that Plimus does accept a higher ticket product while clickbank is more restrictive on high ticket product....

Feel free to give your viewpoints on both Clickbank & Plimus here....
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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    Sorry ive never even herad about it. But ill bump because it looks interesting and may help people. Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author aaallday2010
      I checked it out and hated the interface. I eve tried to sign up to have a further look inside and after 10 minutes of using the temporary password sent to me, it kept saying i was invalid.

      So, I asked for a new password and almost 20 minutes later still nothing.

      My opinion of Plimus: IT SUCKS!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    Plimus has The single best payment processor for affiliates they pay directly to any bank account twice a month . Thats even to me here in South Africa.

    The other thing is they have 24 hour telephonic support when ever I had questions they were a phone call away with very helpful professional Americans at 1 am EST thats great.

    The problem with Plimus is the commissions even on Digital products for an affiliate are low so very few affiliates, the range of products is extraordinary.

    Because there are so few Affiliates as a product owner they are only worthwhile if you do most of your own selling. If you do and want your money hassle free without a minimum number of credit cards etc Plimus is great.

    I have no affiliation to Plimus and as a Newbie I loved every moment with them If they where more affiliate friendly it would be great,
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    • Profile picture of the author helper
      Originally Posted by nashelver View Post

      Plimus has The single best payment processor for affiliates they pay directly to any bank account twice a month . Thats even to me here in South Africa.

      The other thing is they have 24 hour telephonic support when ever I had questions they were a phone call away with very helpful professional Americans at 1 am EST thats great.

      The problem with Plimus is the commissions even on Digital products for an affiliate are low so very few affiliates, the range of products is extraordinary.

      Because there are so few Affiliates as a product owner they are only worthwhile if you do most of your own selling. If you do and want your money hassle free without a minimum number of credit cards etc Plimus is great.

      I have no affiliation to Plimus and as a Newbie I loved every moment with them If they where more affiliate friendly it would be great,
      Most of the plimus products offer low percentage except mine. I offer 75% to affiliates on all my products.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
        That is good to know I hope you are starting a trend other will follow PM your link to your product I will look at it.

        I have always looked for a great Plimus product again wow they were fantastic with my payments to bad the vendor I used started doing many Illegal things and had huge refund numbers... again a feather in Plimus's cap they sucked it up and gave the refunds no complaints. They never expected there money back from me I was amazed at that I wonder if they now hold a percentage for a few month like Clickbank. Because they must have lost allot and that just one vendor Iam sure they have others.

        Some of their products are a bit Dodgy though but they live up to there service promises so no complaints form me.

        Pm me your product link I will look at it if you like

        Originally Posted by helper View Post

        Most of the plimus products offer low percentage except mine. I offer 75% to affiliates on all my products.
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    • Profile picture of the author kckcki
      Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

      Plimus has The single best payment processor for affiliates they pay directly to any bank account twice a month . Thats even to me here in South Africa.

      The other thing is they have 24 hour telephonic support when ever I had questions they were a phone call away with very helpful professional Americans at 1 am EST thats great.

      The problem with Plimus is the commissions even on Digital products for an affiliate are low so very few affiliates, the range of products is extraordinary.

      Because there are so few Affiliates as a product owner they are only worthwhile if you do most of your own selling. If you do and want your money hassle free without a minimum number of credit cards etc Plimus is great.

      I have no affiliation to Plimus and as a Newbie I loved every moment with them If they where more affiliate friendly it would be great,

      Hi Cathy

      You mention that Plimus pay directly to any bank account TWICE A Month, even to you out in South Africa, but what I have known all along from reading it somewhere on their website they state that they pay out 14 days "after" the end of the month in which sales were generated. How is it possible that they paid you twice a month ? Am I missing something here or what ? Cause I was seriously considering using them for my new campaigns.

      Thanks in advance !

      Regards
      Kc
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  • Plimus interface at first seems a bit cumbersome and complicated, but once you master it WAY more flexible and powerful than Clickbank's.

    Their refund and product approbation policies are MUCH better than Clickbank's (which are hideous). There's no such a thing as price caps on your products, no such a thing as fixed refund periods, no such as thing as must-have disclaimers on your Thank you page, etc.

    The only problem with Plimus is that the affiliate base is significantly smaller than Clickbank's, so you'll have to do the traffic generation part by yourself. But the platform itself is WAY more powerful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
      Thats what I was trying to get at but you said it far better Thanks

      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      Plimus interface at first seems a bit cumbersome and complicated, but once you master it WAY more flexible and powerful than Clickbank's.

      Their refund and product approbation policies are MUCH better than Clickbank's (which are hideous). There's no such a thin as price caps on your products, no such a thing as fixed refund periods, no such as thing as must-have disclaimers on your Thank you page, etc.

      The only problem with Plimus is that the affiliate base is significantly smaller than Clickbank's, so you'll have to do the traffic generation part by yourself. But the platform itself is WAY more powerful.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivewon
    I have used Plimus as a vendor for almost 7 years and have nothing but great things to say about the company. They have always paid on time and go above and beyond for me. Their affiliate interface leaves a little to be desired but I hear they are working on some great stuff!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
      I am amazed with their level of service they have not done better and gained more respect, Wow 7 years I never knew they had been around that long.

      Sorry just before it looks like Iam a Plimus insider I use Clickbank too I just don't think clickbank needs any more publicity especially not on this forum.... Its good to know there is other things out there and Plimus is defiantly one worth looking at.


      Originally Posted by ivewon View Post

      I have used Plimus as a vendor for almost 7 years and have nothing but great things to say about the company. They have always paid on time and go above and beyond for me. Their affiliate interface leaves a little to be desired but I hear they are working on some great stuff!
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  • Profile picture of the author kishorem
    Plimus interface is a bit cumbersome & not as fast as clickbank.

    Clickbank is clean & fast.

    Of course, plimus also has some advantages like what other members have shared..

    (anyway, I didn't know plimus has been around for 7 years...it just get started to have more exposure recently ... to me)
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffLam
    I was thinking as using Plimus as my payment processor.

    Considering that I'm all the way down in Asia, not many sites cater internationally with such ease.

    At least that's what I'm hoping Plimus will do.

    And I didn't even know there was an affiliate base in Plimus like clickbank!
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    • Profile picture of the author kishorem
      Originally Posted by JeffLam View Post

      I was thinking as using Plimus as my payment processor.

      Considering that I'm all the way down in Asia, not many sites cater internationally with such ease.

      At least that's what I'm hoping Plimus will do.

      And I didn't even know there was an affiliate base in Plimus like clickbank!

      Both Plimus & Clickbank platform can be considered. Some even use both platforms...
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      • Profile picture of the author MatthewM
        Not much products on plimus to my liking, but I do promote 1 product there. I actual switched from a clickbank product. Noticed more sales instantly. Could be the merchant page, but I think it has more to do with their tracking system. Could be better than clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Lindsay
    I'm not going to say too much but there is a reason more people are noticing Plimus and its not because its any good.

    Icontact recently made it so that any email with a link to plimus or a re-direct link to plimus didnt actually get sent (quite a few people had this issue) due to the fact alot of scammers use plimus.

    Many clickbank product owners were not even aware that someone had swiped their entire sales funnel, and product, then created the same thing in plimus selling it as their own.

    Clickbank introduced alot more quality guidelines for FTC rulings and many other reasons, so I would expect you can see a rise in IM products being promoted on Plimus for those that would not make it into clickbank.

    Will be interesting to watch.

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  • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
    One obvious problem with Plimus, you need to get approval from Product vendors to be able to promote the products. This condition is not applicable to all products but as you can imagine this does restrict product selection and promotion.

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    • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
      Originally Posted by Anup Mahajan View Post

      One obvious problem with Plimus, you need to get approval from Product vendors to be able to promote the products. This condition is not applicable to all products but as you can imagine this does restrict product selection and promotion.

      Anup
      This helps vendors weed out the idiots. It's a good thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author blueonblue
    Well, not as a vendor but as a customer, here is my opinion.
    I am still new to the warrior world so maybe my observations are not as keen as yours, for which I apologize.
    I bought a system that operates on plimus. Their support has been horrendous. It takes them days to get back to me. Their ticket system does not always work and sometimes they don't recognize the temp password they give me. I cannot enter my own. I ask them for help with something and then they go to the vendor for help and sometimes take DAYS to get back to me.
    I purchased 3 parts to the program and asked for a refund. They gave me 1 refund for 1 module.Thankfully, I paid for the item thru paypal, although the payment went through plimus also. So I will be asking paypal for the refund as the program (one of those shiny baubles that the "actor" flashed a real clickbank check for) doesn't work. So my experience with Plimus has been less than happy.I would never sign up to be an affiliate nor buy any programs associated with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Plimus is a pain in the asterisk to set up. It seems you never know where you are or even when you've completed a particular requirement. I got through the whole thing and wanted to test my Autoresponder. They've got a "sandbox" for testing things but you can't access it with your username/password for security reasons. You have to sign up for a brand new account to do that.

    It's a site designed by techies and very un-user friendly for regular folks. They've got some great video tutorials but they're nowhere in sight while you're struggling.

    I wrote them a detailed description of my challenges with suggestions and sent it in. A bot answered asking for specifics. I said screw it and went back to CB.
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  • Profile picture of the author wayne_yeager
    One thing to be aware of: Clickbank has a patent (7,552,090) on what they do. If/when Plimus ever looks like a threat, you'd have to expect some sort of response.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeusX
    I like Plimus for their payment options, I'm "internatonal Publisher" and pay by check is almost useless for me (1. need to wait around 2 weeks for chek, 2. 4 more weeks to realize it ) i know that Clickbank have wire transfer too but i need to make some bigger $$ first to access pay by wire option. In Plimus, I have paypal, wire, and payoneer pre-paid card to choose. only negative is that they have only net-15, not every 2-weeks like in CB
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  • Profile picture of the author skyje
    plimus is paying monthly, they will be a great service if they permit plimus to plimus transfer anytime.
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  • Profile picture of the author gammon
    never heard about plimus ,is that an affiliate platform like clickbank?or just a payment system?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Thanks for sharing..

    Never tried plimus but will do soon..

    CB refund rates are killing me.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author m2carbine
    Have tried to use both and I would say that Plimus is good however navigation wise, I still prefer Clickbank. Also There are a lot more available product you can find on CB as compared to Plimus.
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  • Profile picture of the author ankitnagpal
    I have used both ClickBank and Plimus for more than a year to sell the software: Press Release Submitter - The Best Online Marketing Software ClickBank is filled with fraudsters and scammers. The refund rates at CB are almost 50%. Refund rates at Plimus is less than 0.1% Also, the IPN of Plimus is very easy to use. See the IPN integration of Plimus at: News Publisher The links are well integrated with Plimus IPN but it requires some programming to handle the IPN notifications. Also, the license management at Plimus panel is very easy to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author novasoft
      Originally Posted by ankitnagpal View Post

      I have used both ClickBank and Plimus for more than a year to sell the software: Press Release Submitter - The Best Online Marketing Software ClickBank is filled with fraudsters and scammers. The refund rates at CB are almost 50%. Refund rates at Plimus is less than 0.1% Also, the IPN of Plimus is very easy to use. See the IPN integration of Plimus at: News Publisher The links are well integrated with Plimus IPN but it requires some programming to handle the IPN notifications. Also, the license management at Plimus panel is very easy to use.
      Ive heard stories where they make the buyers perform a phone verification when they make a purchase. More so ever ive heard that for new vendors they do this for each buyer.

      One of their company reps posted at the digitalpoint forum saying

      I am sorry to hear about your difficulties using Plimus.

      We do know that our phone verification system can be a pain and we are constantly upgrading and looking for new ways to to improve our system. Unfortunately our review process is an important part of our service due to the high rate of fraud with electronically delivered products . Especially for new Vendors, we like to double-check each new customer, to prevent chargebacks early on. Chargebacks cause more of a headache than our review process.

      With that, if after a certain period Vendors feel that their customers are getting caught up in the Manual Review process, we encourage you to contact me or our support team directly

      Feel free to email me with any further questions at leoxxx@plimus.com
      Did you face any such issue?


      With the retarded autowithdrawal that Paypal has now started, processing refunds is a pain, as at times a customer may ask for a refund, but you cant refund him as the balance in you account has been autowithdrawn ( which is done daily for indian vendors), So ive been considering a move to an alternative to paypal.

      Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author wakee456
    I have little idea about click bank but no idea about Plimus . Can any one tell me about this please .
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  • Profile picture of the author AddictionHelper
    Plimus sucks with refunds - almost along the lines of scamming people. If your talking about as a buying customer they suck. But if you are hosting
    Your product with them you'll see extremely low refund rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author NerdGary
    Clickbank has more clout but more 'rules'... Plimus has a learning curve and can take hours to setup and fully understand, but the rules are more lax.

    Clickbank you just pay the fee and your listed.. Plimus is I remember correctly you must make at least one sale to be listed in the directory...

    I've had more success on clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author zabereu
    Well i`ve heard of it but never tried well is it as vast as clickbank which covers almost all niches??
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  • Profile picture of the author CheapTrafficDude
    Stay away from Plimus!! They are just awful, when I see a Plimus payment page, I don't buy and contact the vendor to arrange other payment options like PayPal.

    Clickbank is the best option ut they tend to have higher than usual refund rates, mostly because vendors are too lazy to avoid refunds and let CB do all the work because CB will refund and close the ticket within 3 days if the vendor has not responded which is 99% of them. Out of all the refunds I ever asked on CB, only one vendor tried to make it better, actually replied to the refund ticket, just too bad I had already bought another software, his did not do what I wanted. He gratefully refunded my purchase and asked me for feedback.

    You could also look at PaySpree, I think a Warrior owns it. I recommend you check it out, it does look appealing to me but won't have the affiliate base as Clickbank does.
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  • Profile picture of the author zbrshakeel
    My starting experience with plimus was a bit odd
    The interface seemed confusing but yet I managed
    whereas there are some limitations that the don't mention like
    After 5 sales a product is added to their market place and is exposed to affiliates then only
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    • Profile picture of the author JudeBanks
      I don't know about Plimus as a vendor, but a while ago I got a refund within 24 hours. Maybe I was lucky, but based on that experience I would probably not hesitate to buy through Plimus again.

      ClickBank recently further updated its vendor promotional messaging guide (August 1, 2011) in an effort to better comply with FTC requirements.

      The pressure will be on ClickBank to continue ensuring that vendors stay in good standing with the FTC.

      However, it is important that affiliates understand that if they are promoting these products, affiliates also have a personal responsibility and may also be legally liable should the promotional materials or the products breach the FTC rules. I have heard recently of CB having to reverse commission payments because of such breaches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hostpany
    I don't think anyone uses Plimus.
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  • Profile picture of the author WholesalerJoe
    I think everyone that is hiding from the FTC and using False income hype pages are moving to Plimus.... The trend seems to be leave the USA market offshore make more money with no regulations
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    • Profile picture of the author AshJM
      As an affiliate and a vendor with Plimus, I really like them. They have a great database of products to promote, and nowhere near the same amount of scammers as clickbamk
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        As an affiliate I'm firmly entrenched with Clickbank, and see no compelling advantage to use Plimus in my niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author kennykjtan
    Plimus is slow and not user friendly. I'd go for clickbank
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Clickbank would be perfect if it wasn't for the refund problem they have.

    I had a quick look at Plimus a couple of months ago and tried selling a product through them but they rejected because something to do it was too "Biz Op" related... Even though it was all about horticulture!

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  • Profile picture of the author Thinking_man_too
    Originally Posted by kishorem View Post

    Plimus seems to be getting more & more exposure nowadays.

    In comparison to Clickbank, what do you guys think about the Pros & Cons of Clickbank & Plimus.

    One very obvious thing come to my mind is that Plimus does accept a higher ticket product while clickbank is more restrictive on high ticket product....

    Feel free to give your viewpoints on both Clickbank & Plimus here....
    Anything but e-junkie.
    I have several products that I promote on E-junkie because I like the products BUT E-junkie gives so little information that i really don't trust wether I am truly getting paid whats owed me.

    Clickbank on the other hand is excellent. Statistics of every kind.
    Easy to use.
    Easy to promote products listed in click bank.
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  • Profile picture of the author mansea1
    I tried to buy a product on Plimus some months ago: it was automatically refunded after purchase before I even received it. Since then I have been unable to log in to my account despite being sent three diffferent temporary passwords by Support, none of which worked, all came up as 'invalid password.' I have not bothered with them since.
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