First post here...We have been in the Nutrition Supplement industry for about a couple of years now. Originally, we just had a brick and motor store location with a few retail outlets. Now we are scaling up and would like to target a larger audience, hence setting up an ecommerce store for the different supplements and a few landing pages for a couple of our hot selling products.
With our two hot selling supplements, we intend to set up a 'Free Trial-Offer' promotion (2-weeks) just in order to attract more traffic to our site. The Free Trial offer would eventually lead to subscription billing, ONLY with the consent of the online shopper. We want to make it 100% legal and adhere to the strict FTC Rules regarding the Negative Option Billing.
The question I have is, with the Negative Option Billing, how is the Affiliate Marketing commission payment structured? Meaning after the conversion, will the affiliate commission be placed on hold until the 'Free-Trial offer' period is over and the shopper is actually enrolled into subscription billing? Or is a partial commission supposed to be released upon the Free Trial Offer sign up then the rest paid with each month's subscription billing?
Our ultimate goal is to generate the most amount of traffic to our two landing pages.