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Is anyone at Etsy affiliate?

 
dustytoes
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on 11/15/2015

I know that we have nothing at Wizzley for Etsy, but I see they allow affiliate sign ups and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with that?  It looks a bit complicated.


kajohu
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on 11/15/2015

 

dustytoes: 11/15/2015 - 02:17 PM

I know that we have nothing at Wizzley for Etsy, but I see they allow affiliate sign ups and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with that?  It looks a bit complicated.

I just recently signed up for the Etsy affiliate program, but haven't made a sale yet.   


Karen
dustytoes
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on 11/15/2015

Did you have to sign up for a certain way to make links?  It looked like we had to sign up through another place with a code of some kind.

I guess I am wondering if it was easy to figure out.


kajohu
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on 11/15/2015

Hi dustytoes - I had to join AffiliateWindow first, but I did that through the affiliate information page on Etsy: 

https://www.etsy.com/affiliates

Click the "Join Today" link, and it will take you to the AffiliateWindow / Etsy page.

On the left, choose the button "Signup and join program" and it will walk you through the necessary steps to join AffiliateWindow and then add Etsy.  

I think I was accepted to AffiliateWindow within a day or two, and approved for Etsy a couple days later (although I don't really remember the timeframe exactly!). 

I'm used to working with CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction), which I think has better features.  Maybe I just have to work more with AffiliateWindow / Etsy for longer and then it may feel easier too. So far I've just used text links that point to the product pages.

I haven't used the links on Wizzley, but on my own site, and I haven't really had much time yet to play with it recently!


Karen
dustytoes
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on 11/16/2015

Thanks so much for that detailed explanation!

Hmmmm... it asks for a company name and won't let me continue without one.


ologsinquito
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on 11/16/2015

I know someone who is having some success with Etsy. I can ask her. What do you need to know? Just how she signed up and what company name she used?


dustytoes
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on 11/16/2015

kajohu's directions are pretty straightforward, but the company name has me stumped since I personally don't really have a company.  If it's just a matter of putting in a name, such as my website, then I could do that.

 


ologsinquito
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on 11/16/2015

Let me ask her and she what she did.


dustytoes
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on 11/16/2015

 

ologsinquito: 11/16/2015 - 09:09 AM

Let me ask her and she what she did.

Thank you!


ologsinquito
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on 11/16/2015

I'm just waiting for her reply. She's usually very quick to respond.


ologsinquito
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on 11/16/2015

Hi again, this woman has a business name, so she was able to use it when signing up for Etsy. You can always check to see if you can use Etsy through Viglink. I think this is one of the programs you'd need additional approval for. Prosperent is another aggregator, and I think you can use Etsy through them as well.


dustytoes
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on 11/16/2015

Thanks for the help ologsinquito.


Digby_Adams
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on 11/16/2015

I didn't think that they accept US affiliates. Perhaps they have changed their minds. It has been an on again - off again affiliate program. I am very frustrated with them. I made a site to promote them and then they said they were closing their US program. I haven't checked recently so maybe they are back. 

Okay so I just went to Viglink. It said to request approval, so I did. I'll let you know if I hear back. Commission is 4 percent.

ologsinquito
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on 11/16/2015

Hi Digby, I think there is now a way to become an Etsy affiliate if you're in the US, through Affiliate Window. https://darwin.affiliatewindow.com/merchant-profile/6220

But it sounds as if you've had a frustrating experience. It's nice to have different income streams. Good thing there are countless affiliate programs out there.


Digby_Adams
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on 11/16/2015

That's for sure. I'll be interested in seeing whether my application for putting etsy on Wizzles is accepted. 

ologsinquito
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on 11/16/2015

I don't see why they wouldn't.


dustytoes
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on 11/16/2015

I wasn't thinking about using Etsy on Wizzley, but that would be nice too - through Viglink.

The Affiliate Window site, where you sign up, has the US listed in the dropdown, so I would assume US affiliates are accepted.

Digby, I look forward to what you hear.


kajohu
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on 11/16/2015

I missed a lot today :-)    That's what happens when I don't request to be notified of new posts....

Dustytoes, for a company name, I just put down one of my websites.  Or maybe you could make up a name (I don't think they check to see if there's a real company of that name).

The Etsy affiliate program for the U.S. is fairly new.  Or new again.   I know there wasn't one for awhile.


Karen
kajohu
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on 11/16/2015

The commission is only 4% for Etsy U.S. but still there are so many nice items to choose from that I haven't seen other places.


Karen
dustytoes
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on 11/16/2015

I was thinking I would just use my Sandpiper Wedding website name as the company name, and after reading your comment, I will do that.

Yes, 4% is better than nothing, and I already promote Etsy shops, so why not get something for it!


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