Affiliate Program Information & F.A.Q.
Thank you for your interest in the Yourgourmetfoodstore.com Affiliate Program! Our Affiliate Program is a free opportunity for you to earn money simply by placing a buttons, text links and/or banners linking Yourgourmetfoodstore.com to your website or webpage. When visitors click on our link and buy any product from Yourgourmetfoodstore.com, you automatically make a 8% commission on their purchase, every single time!
Yourgourmetfoodstore.com is your one-stop source on the Internet to shop for high quality gourmet food like caviar, foie gras, smoked salmon, truffles, chocolates, oils & vinegars, tea and many other specialty products.
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Our partnership with Share A Sale allows you to sign up right now and start earning commissions today! Click here to go to the Share A Sale sign-up page to begin. Getting started is simple and free. If you're already a Share A Sale member, it's even easier. Share A Sale will automatically maintain, manage and track all transactions completed as a result of the leads from your site, sending monthly statements regarding commission payments due to you.
Program Benefits for Affiliates
- Real time tracking and reporting of affiliate sales and commissions.
- Enhanced reporting.
- Monthly payment from Share A Sale.
- HTML banner availability.
- Seasonal, holiday and specials banner creative.
- Monthly Affiliate Newsletters to keep you up to date on the latest Yourgourmetfoodstore.com promotions and Affiliate news.
Why are we using Share A Sale?
Share A Sale is a neutral third party. They fulfill a unique auditing feature which allows us to ensure accurate commission calculations. As a site owner, you should feel confident that you will receive the appropriate commission for each referred sale. At the end of each month, you will receive a consolidated bill which tells you what sales you have promoted each month and what commissions are due. Share A Sale also provides you with all the feedback that you will need to monitor and build your sales online.
Affiliate Program F.A.Q.
What, exactly, is the Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliate program?
Why should I become a Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliate?
What does it cost to join?
How do I get started?
How long does the acceptance process take?
What are some reasons that sites are rejected from the program?
How do I change my account information?
Will you help me with my site design?
Can I link to Yourgourmetfoodstore.com's products?
How do i know how much commission i've earned?
What is the commission rate that you pay?
How do I create links to Yoursleepstore?
My website is based outside of the U.S. can I still become an affiliate?
If I operate more than one site - can I join with both?
How much can I earn?
Will becoming an affiliate increase traffic to my site?
How do I know how much I'm earning?
How often can I run reports?
How often do I get paid?
Do I earn commissions on returns?
Who processes the orders?
Who handles customer service?
How can you tell that orders came from my site?
How can I get in touch with you if I still have questions?
1. What, exactly, is the Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliate program?
The Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliate program enables you to place links to Yourgourmetfoodstore.com on your website. By placing these links on your site your visitors have the opportunity to click through to Yourgourmetfoodstore.com and buy our products. When this happens we pay you a commission for each sale as agreed to between you and Yourgourmetfoodstore.com.
2. Why should I become a Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliate?
Top 3 reasons are- it's free, it's easy, it earns you money. You will also be adding valuable content to your website in the form of banners, text links, promotional offers, product links... the list goes on and on. Yourgourmetfoodstore.com takes and fulfills the order, provides customer support, handles the returns. All you have to do is cash the check!
3. What does it cost to join?
Share A Sale is free for site owners, so you will not have to pay for using this service. Share A Sale is responsible for tracking and calculating the commissions that are owed to you. They monitor all users who leave your site to visit a participating merchant. They track each user from the moment they click on a link to Yourgourmetfoodstore.com from your site to the final completion of sale. Through a secure connection with the merchant's server all pertinent information from the sale is forwarded to Share A Sale.
4. How do I get started?
- All you need to do is complete the simple online application form. After your application has been submitted we will contact you to let you know if you've been accepted as a Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliate.
- Visit Share A Sale to choose your links. Once we've approved your site, you will get access to Yourgourmetfoodstore.com's special affiliate website. Here you'll have access to banners, reports and so much more.
- Start earning money!
5. How long does the acceptance process take?
Though there is always some variation in the timing, it generally takes less than 5 business days for Yourgourmetfoodstore.com to let you know if you have been accepted to the program.
6. What are some reasons that sites are rejected from the program?
We check out every site personally. We reserve the right to refuse any site that contains objectionable material including, but not limited to: violence, pornography, inappropriate language or inappropriate content.
7. How do I change my account information?
Your account information can be modified through Share A Sale once you've been accepted to the Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliate program.
8. Will you help me with my site design?
We'll provide you with fantastic banners, information about promotions, and occasionally we'll provide you will special offers. All of these things can help you to spruce up your site. The rest is really up to you - you can place the banners and other information on your site in the way that you think works best.
9. Can I link to Yourgourmetfoodstore.com's products?
Yes! The affiliate program at Yourgourmetfoodstore.com includes a product database; you can search for products on Share A Sale and start linking to those products! You CANNOT cut and paste images from the Yourgourmetfoodstore.com public website (http://www.yourgourmetfoodstore.com) and link to them. You must get them from Share A Sale in order to be compensated for any sales that you send to Yourgourmetfoodstore.com. It is only on Share A Sale that the product images can be embedded w/your unique affiliate site code - and that's the only way we can make sure that you get paid!
10. How do i know how much commission i've earned?
You can access reports through Share A Sale. These reports provide information on impressions, clicks, orders, shipments, and commissions that you've earned. They are updated daily so that you can have the most accurate information right at your fingertips.
11. What is the commission rate that you pay?
We pay an 8% commission rate. Our average order size is between $125 and $210. Doing some quick math you'll see how important it is that you join today!
12. How do I create links to Yourgourmetfoodstore.com?
Go to Share A Sale (it's password protected, so you can't get there until you've been accepted into the program). On the site there's a whole section dedicated to creating links. In this "Creating Links" section of the site, it's all a matter of clicking on the banner or product link you want, and then cutting and pasting the code into your site's code.
13. My website is based outside of the U.S. can I still become an affiliate?
Yes. Yourgourmetfoodstore.com welcomes affiliates from anywhere in the world; however, customers that buy from our site must pay in U.S. dollars and can only have their goods shipped to US addresses. All commission checks to Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliates are in U.S. dollars and at the current time all of our customer support is in English.
14. If I operate more than one site - can I join with both?
You can have multiple sites under one Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliate account. You can create links specifically for each site and generate separate reports for each site. You will receive one aggregate commission check for all sites.
15. How much can I earn?
Though we cannot predict exactly how much you will earn from Yourgourmetfoodstore.com's affiliate program, because we don't know about your website or your visitors, we can make suggestions to help. If you frequently update your site with our pre-approved links and you closely monitor your site's performance using Share A Sale measurement tools, then you will get a good idea of how to optimize your site's performance.
16. Will becoming an affiliate increase traffic to my site?
The Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliate program is not designed specifically to drive traffic to your site. However, if you use content provided to you by the Yourgourmetfoodstore.com affiliate program to enhance your site content visitors may come back more often.
17. How do I know how much I'm earning?
You can access reports through Share A Sale. These reports provide information on impressions, clicks, orders, shipments and commissions that you've earned. They are updated daily so that you can have the most accurate information available - right at your fingertips.
18. How often can I run reports?
Reports are updated to Share A Sale daily. You can run reports as often as you need to or want to.
19. How often do I get paid?
We will send you a check every calendar month, provided that you have earned more than $100. If your commission total is less than $100, we will send you a check once you reach that level.
20. Do I earn commissions on returns?
If a user returns a product for a refund, or if credit card charges are reversed due to a dispute or credit card fraud, then your account will be debited for any commission earned for that transaction.
21. Who processes the orders?
Yourgourmetfoodstore.com processes all of the orders.
22. Who handles customer service?
Yourgourmetfoodstore.com has a great customer service team. They take care of all of the customers that you refer to our site. If a customer has a problem with functionality on your site, that is not something for which Yourgourmetfoodstore.com provides support.
23. How can you tell that orders came from my site?
When you create links on Share A Sale they are built to contain a unique identifier. Every time that a user comes to Yourgourmetfoodstore.com via your site, we know to credit you when they make a purchase. That is why it is extremely important that you create your links using Share A Sale.
24. How can I get in touch with you if I still have questions?
Feel free to drop us a line if you still have questions. The best way to get a hold of us is to send an email to affiliates -at- Yourgourmetfoodstore.com. If you want to learn more about Yourgourmetfoodstore.com in general, then please visit the 'about us' section of our website.