Who Is Clickbank's Biggest Competitor?

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Hi all,

I guess there are many here who are dissatisfied with Clickbank for a number of reasons.

Despite that, they seem to reign though.....

So is there one that is considered to be Clickbank's biggest competitor? Kinda like the Pepsi to Coca Cola.

Thanks.
#biggest #clickbank #competitor
  • Profile picture of the author chris100
    Hi there,

    One of the biggest competitors of Clickbank is Clicksure.
    Hope that helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Clicksure has the most complicated setup process I've ever known.

      I'd take Clickbank over it any day of the week.
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      • Profile picture of the author woolabee
        Agreed, Clickbank is incredibly easy to work worth compared to ClickSure.
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      • Profile picture of the author hometutor
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        Clicksure has the most complicated setup process I've ever known.

        I'd take Clickbank over it any day of the week.
        Depends on their return policy. Is it just as insane as Clickbank's return policy and if so does everyone know about it and take advantage of it just like Clickbank's?

        Rick
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    • Profile picture of the author Vikram73
      Hard to say for sure - there are thousands of affiliate networks out there. I don't think ClickSure, JVZoo, Warrior+ have yet reached the scale of ClickBank though.

      If you're interested in finding other reputable affiliate networks I can say that I have not had any issues with:

      - CJ - Comission Junction
      - ShareASale
      - Amazon
      - AdSense (ok - not affiliate but still, Google is reliable in paying and they get advertisers in all sorts of niches)

      I wish I could say the same about a few CPA networks though.

      -Vikram
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      • Profile picture of the author taskemann
        Originally Posted by Vikram73 View Post

        Hard to say for sure - there are thousands of affiliate networks out there. I don't think ClickSure, JVZoo, Warrior+ have yet reached the scale of ClickBank though.
        JVZoo and Warrior Plus will probably never become big as ClickBank. Why? Because these retailers/delivery systems/payment handlers is mainly created for us here on WF who's selling stuff on this forum and on other forums. ClickBank have a very huge target group and have large market shares in the main market, while JVzoo and W+ is aiming for a much smaller sub-niche. JVzoo & W+ do also deliver your money through PayPal, a solution that aren't suitable for large payment handling because PayPal tend to freeze accounts that receives "too much" money.

        It's more like comparing a huge international bank with your local bank. Your local bank is mainly suited for and are focusing on you & the community while the big international bank can't focus just on one small area & on a few bank customers because their target group are customers/users from all around the world.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Plimus and 2Checkout are both tightening up on their acceptance procedures, and for the same reasons that ClickBank and PayPal are, to some extent: the changing regulatory climate and the demands of their own upline financial service providers. They do this to protect themselves and the continuity of their own businesses, not in order to cause marketers problems.

          Clicksure is much smaller, newer, based in China and seems (at least for now) - for those willing to use the service - to have no difficulty in accepting non-FTC-compliant promotions/sales-pages/products rapidly and wisely declined by others mentioned above.

          JVZoo and WarriorPlus aren't really comparable at all - they're for WSO's and IM products, and entirely dependent on PayPal anyway.

          Commission Junction and Share-a-Sale are different again, though perhaps more comparable with ClickBank in the ways intended by this thread.

          ClickBank has been established longer than Google and doesn't really have a direct competitor, more a variety of partial competitors each with significant differences.
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          • Profile picture of the author Bryan Zimmerman
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            JVZoo and WarriorPlus aren't really comparable at all - they're for WSO's and IM products, and entirely dependent on PayPal anyway.
            JVZoo has a ton of products that sell every day that are no where near the IM niche, Take a look in the market place under the different categories and you'll see more than just a few

            People in the forum just happen to see us in the WSO section which is all IM products and not where other products outside of IM are being sold.

            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            entirely dependent on PayPal anyway.
            That part is being remedied here very shortly, beta testing in about four days
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            • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
              Bryan, what additional payment processor(s) will be introduced?

              Daniel
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            • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
              Originally Posted by Bryan Zimmerman View Post

              That part is being remedied here very shortly, beta testing in about four days
              Glad to hear!
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              • Profile picture of the author GlenH
                I wouldn't trust Clicksure as far as I could throw them.
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              • Profile picture of the author GlenH
                Quote: Originally Posted by Bryan Zimmerman
                That part is being remedied here very shortly, beta testing in about four days

                Glad to hear!
                That's good news because JVZoo's use of PayPal as their only payment processor, is why I've stayed away form putting my products with them.

                So we'll see what they come up with as an alternate payment processor
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  • Profile picture of the author taskemann
    Plimus & ClickSure is the two major ones that I can think of right now for digital goods. (Maybe Plimus aren't that big for digital goods in these days?)
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  • Profile picture of the author benzwm02
    link share and cj.com process more sales because they connect large companies like apple and go daddy to affiliates. Although they do not offer as big a selection of digital products as CB, I am sure if they wanted to go in that direction they could.
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  • Profile picture of the author wackiin
    Yea CJ would get my vote if they wanted to they could make a large impact on all the others.
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    • Profile picture of the author brentb
      I like MaxBounty, Clickbooth and PeerFly as general all around affiliate networks. I do not like CJ, they are very strict with rules and such.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        I quite liked Plimus but they clamped down on the type of products they allowed vendors to sell and there was quite a bit of commotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    Cj.com is very easy to work with. Why do you say it is difficult? They paid me on time and track my clicks the right way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    The #1 Affiliate and Seller Marketplace - Clicksure is growing really fast. I know one of Clickbank's biggest affiliates and he says he switched over to ClickSure.

    As for 2Checkout, they're too tight on their rules any more. I won't be using them again.
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  • Profile picture of the author bapparabi
    Hi

    I think regnow.com is ...because they have more feature then clickbank one of it is

    discount option ...in which you can provide discount from your commission to client ..in this way you can sell more by attracting more customer with exciting discount ...

    Regard
    sumit
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    Pretty much any network considering how bass ackwards CB is these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author aceshigh888
    Clickbank won't approve any products that aren't extremely well done. Plus I think you have to be member of there kabol, their inner circle, now a days. Otherwise you'll just waste yoru time andn your 50 bucks trying to get approved. It's such a waste. They've seeminly just completely shut the doors to new businesses.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by aceshigh888 View Post

      Clickbank won't approve any products that aren't extremely well done. Plus I think you have to be member of there kabol, their inner circle, now a days. Otherwise you'll just waste yoru time andn your 50 bucks trying to get approved. It's such a waste. They've seeminly just completely shut the doors to new businesses.
      This is completely wrong. They've just become a little stricter, for the reasons explained above, about accepting things where either the product or the sales page breaks laws or regulations. Thankfully for all of us, in the long run.

      Originally Posted by aceshigh888 View Post

      Otherwise you'll just waste yoru time andn your 50 bucks trying to get approved
      If you really want to display your prejudices, and expect anyone to take you seriously, at least try to get your facts right: you can't even pay the 50 bucks until after your product's been approved.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole K
    Commission junction is Clickbank's biggest competitor and also has a much larger variety of products including physical products. But the main difference is that you have to get approved for offers individually unlike Clickbank where, once you sign up with them, you can promote any of the products that they offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    The three biggest that I can think of are Amazon, Clicksure, and Commission Junction...

    Clickbank seems to be the easiest process for vendors though from what I've researched.
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  • Profile picture of the author djleon1
    Clicksure is far from their biggest competitor - many of the products there are ones that CB rejected or kicked off in the summer due to their changes. CB is well run but not perfect by any means.

    I assume your question from the perspective of a vendor in which case I would say stick with CB.

    As an affiliate you will find many alternatives depending on your niche - many of them are related to physical products. In health there is Moreniche and Markethealth (among others).
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  • Profile picture of the author konrud
    JVZoo.com rules=)

    And click2sell.eu - very cool service

    Plimus.com is very strict, do not recommend to sell "how to make money" products there.

    Payspree.com - good service

    Paydotcom.com - old and also not bad alternative

    But jvzoo is better
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  • Profile picture of the author tomerep
    There's paydotcom, plimus as well as some other networks, but none of them comes close to clickbank. There's no serious competition for clickbank at the moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    I don't think that Clickbank has an exact competitor because all of Clickbanks competitors are too small to compete with them. But in case you wanted alternatives to Clickbank I would direct you to Plimus, Clicksure, JVzoo, and WarriorPlus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Boga Dhami
    clickbank is the biggest and best for selling your digital products.There countless sites offering similar services but no way near as good as clickbank.I would stick with clickbank when it comes to sell digital products or profiting from affiliates.I hope this will help you.
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  • If not clickbank then Jvzoo & Warriorplus the rest Ive never bothered with.
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  • Profile picture of the author lior199
    I'm working with maxbounty and i satisfied with them,but i also heard that Amazon and CJ are also good and can be alternative to Clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dylan Young
    I have 5k rotting in ClickSure, emailed a bunch of times, no answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    I don't think you could say that CJ are competing with Clickbank in anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author profithunter7
      I just bought a product sold by Clicksure. I requested a refund and they
      are giving me the run around and I am having a hard time getting a refund.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by profithunter7 View Post

        I just bought a product sold by Clicksure. I requested a refund and they are giving me the run around and I am having a hard time getting a refund.
        Good luck, there. Can you do a credit-card chargeback, if you have to?

        Call me prejudiced (which I may be), but when I hear "Clicksure", because I instinctively think "The people in China who accept all the products declined by ClickBank, 2Checkout and others for legal, regulatory and ethical reasons", I'd half expect their promotions to have been decined elsewhere, so I'd need a really good reason to buy anything there. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    I remember paydotcom up and coming. Has anyone used them in years?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by SandraLarkin View Post

      I remember paydotcom up and coming. Has anyone used them in years?
      Serious affiliates generally won't, because we'd be dependent on the vendor for payment.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    I am sure there are many alternative payment processing company that people can choose. If you have a product that is not base on IM or MMO, I think there should be much problem getting it approved by them. But currently, it seems that many people are using the Clicksure services.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
      Nobody, as yet, can bring the affiliate power that Clickbank can, especially outside of the IM/Makemoney niche.

      Show me one product developer making $25 million on JVZoo, Clicksure or anywhere else. Clickbank has dozens making millions/year because of the sheer number of affiliates they have.

      The only real option besides CB for a product developer outside the IM niche is to go to the networks. But that's a lot more difficult than paying a $50 fee and getting approved.
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  • Profile picture of the author LexiB
    Clicksure is great if you are the 'gun and mask running into a bank' kind of seller. Other than that, it's nothing but garbage from what I've seen.

    PDC is really good and has been for a while. I love the Warrior Plus system because of all the info you get.

    My favorite is still infusion though. The networks always have issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    The only comparable alternatives I know are regnow and esellerate. Both owned by Digital River.

    Remember, ClickBank is an affiliate network AND payment processor.

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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      Originally Posted by GarrieWilson View Post

      The only comparable alternatives I know are regnow and esellerate. Both owned by Digital River.

      Remember, ClickBank is an affiliate network AND payment processor.

      Garrie
      That's one of the big weaknesses of PDC. You have to depend on the vendor to pay you. Otherwise it outclasses Clickbank in everything but affiliate numbers.

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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Clicksure is great unless you are:

    1. A vendor
    2. An affiliate
    3. A product purchaser

    I can't imagine that they will be around for long.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    I just remembered I saw a big name IM product creator has their latest product on ProductPay dot com. I don't know if ProductPay is any good and they have very few items in their "marketplace".
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  • Profile picture of the author affguy89
    CJ has been around but Jvzoo is on the rise!
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