What is your experience using ShareASale (SAS)?

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Hey Warriors,

I would like to join shareasale as a merchant and list my products (physical products in the health niche) on it to attract quality affiliates.

I have heard some good things about them but there are also negative reviews on the internet...

Merchants, are you happy with this platform? Have you been successful in getting affiliates to promote your product(s)?

Affiliates, are you happy with this platform or do you prefer other platforms for physical products?

Many thanks in advance for your feedback!
#experience #sas #shareasale
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Affiliates, are you happy with this platform or do you prefer other platforms for physical products?
    I always get paid on time!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    I was a merchant on Share-a-sale and I wouldn't recommend it. Although, I admittedly didn't actively recruit affiliates on the platform. So, if your plan is to sign up and automatically get affiliates to promote your products, you're likely going to get a lot of coupon sites and inactive affiliates that drive no traffic or sales.

    If your plan is to actively recruit quality affiliates, then you'll probably be okay no matter what platform you use.
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    • Profile picture of the author Francois du_Toit
      Originally Posted by Gambino View Post

      I was a merchant on Share-a-sale and I wouldn't recommend it. Although, I admittedly didn't actively recruit affiliates on the platform. So, if your plan is to sign up and automatically get affiliates to promote your products, you're likely going to get a lot of coupon sites and inactive affiliates that drive no traffic or sales.

      If your plan is to actively recruit quality affiliates, then you'll probably be okay no matter what platform you use.
      Thank you for your reply, much appreciated. I can work on recruiting affiliates but then I might as well use my own in-house affiliate program (I am using Shopify and there are several affiliate aps I can use).

      Are you suggesting affiliates can be actively recruited on SAS in which case the platform may be worth it?
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by Francois du_Toit View Post

        Thank you for your reply, much appreciated. I can work on recruiting affiliates but then I might as well use my own in-house affiliate program (I am using Shopify and there are several affiliate aps I can use).

        Are you suggesting affiliates can be actively recruited on SAS in which case the platform may be worth it?
        Just remember if you run your own in house affiliate program you are responsible for problems that may arise, issuing timely payments, and when tax season rolls around you need to issue the correct tax forms needed by your affiliates.

        Secondly, many affiliates will not trust a in house affiliate program. Not all, but many, especially a newer company

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          Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

          many affiliates will not trust a in house affiliate program. Not all, but many, especially a newer company
          I would go so far as to say top afiiliates seldom seriously even consider any unproven stand-alone affiliate program - unless you make an offer they can't refuse. The advantage of using an established network platform is the name recognition, built-in trust, and generally no-nonsense compensation policies.
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    I've been an affilaite for ShareASale, CJ, and Amazon successfully over the years. Although my preference for physical products has always been mostly for Amazon because of its much wider selection of products and name recognition, ShareASale does have comparable, scaled down features. I've never had a problem promoting them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Francois du_Toit
    Are there Warriors that currently have merchant accounts on ShareASale?

    Would love to hear if you think using this platform is giving you a good ROI.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Francois du_Toit View Post


      Would love to hear if you think using this platform is giving you a good ROI.
      It is not the network that gives you good ROI, it is your recruiting efforts, the quality of the affiliates, your offer, your conversions, your marketing, your copy, the list goes on

      All networks have good affiliates and duds.

      If your products are crap then the network will do nothing to make it better

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      • Profile picture of the author Francois du_Toit
        Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

        It is not the network that gives you good ROI, it is your recruiting efforts, the quality of the affiliates, your offer, your conversions, your marketing, your copy, the list goes on

        All networks have good affiliates and duds.

        If your products are crap then the network will do nothing to make it better

        al
        I understand what you are saying but the platform does play a role. There are many platforms, some cheap (e.g. AdsMain) and others expensive (e.g. cj.com). For example, being a merchant on cj.com can set you back between $6000 and $9000 but they are seen as one of the best platforms hence the required investment.

        Do you have experience running an ecommerce site that sells physical products and listing them on a platform such as SAS or cj.com?
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