Here are the key pieces that we worked on last month:
Affiliate Window at ASE 2013
We went to Affiliate Summit East 2013 – the three day conference including an exhibit hall with publishers, advertisers, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from performance marketing experts. Be sure to contact us about the opportunities available through the network.
Affiliate Window Launches MyAW
Affiliate Window is pleased to announce the release of its new Google Chrome extension for publishers, MyAW. MyAW adds a button to the Chrome toolbar which can be used when a publisher visits any Affiliate Window advertiser site, whether they are joined to the programs or not.
Publisher Spotlight: Boomerang
Our latest spotlight cast a light on social gifting company – Boomerang. The B2B platform helps brands engage customers and their friends through innovative social gifting campaigns that deliver high conversions and grow revenue!
The Monthly Digest: Issue 2
In our second installment of our Monthly Digest, we have rounded up interesting industry articles published in the last 30 days including articles such as Why Video Creators Need to Think Mobile by imediaconnection, The Power of Keeping a Promise by mediapost.com and more.
Though Amazon originally continued to spend heavily on Washington DC Lobbyists, the company combined with Overstock.com to petition a hearing before the US Supreme Court on the issue. This effectively paused efforts on the Marketplace Fairness Act, as legislators await the results of that request. Amazon will begin collecting sales tax in Connecticut in November under a direct agreement. Amazon eliminated all Missouri affiliates on August 27th following passage of the nexus tax legislation in that state. Tax collection in Georgia and Virginia began Sept. 1st. A federal court overturned the block on the Colorado nexus tax. Major publications such as Forbes and Lexology continued to weigh in on the Marketplace Fairness Act.
View My Open Tickets
It is now possible to view open tickets as we have added a new link to the side navigation titled ‘View my open tickets’. This small change will save time when trying to find issues that are awaiting a response.
Android Improvements to Device Reporting
We have made an update to device reporting in the Advertiser’s Validate Pending & Archived Commissions reports, and in the Publisher’s transaction report.
Previously all Android transactions, whether carried out on a mobile or tablet were marked as ‘Android’ mobile devices. We’ve broken this down so that now it is possible to see whether a sale came from an ‘Android Tablet’ or an ‘Android Mobile’. This has been updated in the interface and CSV.
Unique discount codes
Discount codes are no longer limited to being unique unless they are being used for a specific publisher. This should help with advertisers re-using codes and for using generic ones like ‘no code’.
Voucher code used in affiliate transactions report
Publishers can now see if a voucher code was used via their transactions reports. However, please note, the actual code for the voucher will not be shown.
New Program Launches
We would love to partner with you on these newly welcomed US and CA advertisers on our network:
5527 AndOtherBrands.com (US)
5458 Fundraising.com (US & CA)
5487 The Book Depository (US)
5528 LendingTree (US)
5512 21st Century (US)
Keep up to date with the hot topics being debated within performance marketing and all the goings on at the Affiliate Window headquarters by reading our monthly wrap ups each month. See you next time.
If you have any questions about any of our updates, please get in touch.