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Is there any affiliate program for Costco's? Costco.com

 
bhthanks
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on 04/17/2012

Is there any affiliate program for Costco's? Costco.com

humagaia
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on 04/18/2012

It would seem not.

Viglink certainly doesn't show any.

I also undertook a search with the following search string: 'costco affitiate program'

None was forthcoming, although many sites seem to be pushing for there to be a Costco affiliate program.

I'm afraid you'll just have to wait.


bhthanks
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on 04/18/2012

I noticed the same on Viglink, and did the same search. I guess I was wondering whether anyone here had more info. Also, if anyone is interested in submitting a query to viglink about it. I know viglink says we can send them a query to try to add merchants to the list, wondering if anyone tried it. It seems that Costco is not interested in having an affiliate program, if they are getting pressured and not doing so. It is their free choice, after all. Anyway, I was wondering whether anyone here tried to affiliate with Costco's.

 Thanks for your response!

lakeerieartists
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on 04/18/2012

There are many companies that don't have affiliate programs because their bottom line is so slim.  That may be Costco's reason.  Who knows?


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
Digby_Adams
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on 04/18/2012

Or they just don't need one and don't want the hassles of policing an affiliate program.

Sam
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on 04/18/2012

Or you could ask Costco directly?


Kangaroo_Jase
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on 04/21/2012

I don't know about the stores in North America, but the one (currently) in Australia, by report, operates on a 4% profit margin.

Digby_Adams
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on 04/21/2012

Which is just about the same profit margin as Wal-Mart, K-mart, Sears, JC Penny, Best Buy, Macy's Target and every other major retailer. Many of these also have affiliate programs. It's just the preference of their marketing department. Some retailers feel affiliate programs damage their image. Some allow coupon affiliates others don't. Just the way of this industry.

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