Frequently Asked Questions
What is an affiliate program?
An affiliate program is supported by an agreement between two parties to share in revenue from sales. The affiliate agrees to advertise the vendor’s business via various marketing and advertising means. In return, the vendor agrees to pay the affiliate a commission for each visitor or sale that is referred to the vendor. The affiliate payment can be a percentage of the sale or a set dollar amount. Some vendors agree to pay recurring commissions. This means that the affiliate will be paid a commission each time the vendor is paid by the client referred by the affiliate.
How do I earn money with the Web Shopping Systems affiliate program?
You take advantage of our free affiliate program registration (https://WebShoppingSystems.com/affiliates/signup.php) then start marketing our services. You can use any legal form of marketing that you wish. If you have a website we will provide you with a banner and link to add to your site. If you are a salesperson simply store the link we provide you in your favorite web browser. Click on the saved link when you want to review our services with your client. Help your client place their order to earn your commission! You can use your affiliate link in email campaigns as well as keyword advertising campaigns. As long as your link is used you earn the commission on any sales generated within 90 days.
How much does it cost to join your affiliate program?
There is no fee or cost to join our affiliate program.
How much do you pay affiliates?
Commission is paid on the gross sales price of the order. There are graduating levels with sliding scales. The more you sell, the higher your commission percentage. Each month, you start at level 1 and the levels increase with every 30 commissions earned. The minimum commission is 10% and the maximum commission is 30%.
Level 1 (commissions 1 to 30)
$1.00 - $1,000 pays 20% commission
$1,000.01 - $5,000 pays 15% commission
$5,000.01 and above pays 10% commission
Level 2 (commissions 31 to 60)
$1.00 - $1,000 pays 25% commission
$1,000.01 - $5,000 pays 20% commission
$5,000.01 and above pays 15% commission
Level 3 (commissions 61 and above)
$1.00 - $1,000 pays 30% commission
$1,000.01 - $5,000 pays 25% commission
$5,000.01 and above pays 20% commission
We also make recurring commission payments. This means that if someone you refer purchases a service that is billed monthly you will earn the same monthly commission from each payment the customer makes to us. If the customer makes a one-time purchase then you are paid a commission once for that sale. No commissions are paid on canceled orders, refunded orders, or fraudulent orders*.
How will I be paid?
All commission payments are made via Paypal or company check.
When will I get paid?
Payments to affiliates are made twice per month around the 5th and 20th of the month. The affiliate must have a balance of $10 or more. There is a 30 day holding period from the day the commission is earned before the commission is eligible for payment. This 30 day holding period is in place in case the client cancels their order. Commissions are not paid on canceled or fraudulent orders.
Is there a limit on what I can earn?
There is no limit on the maximum amount of money you can earn per month, year or lifetime.
How are affiliate sales tracked?
Our affiliate program uses a cookie based system. When a visitor to your site clicks on the affiliate link we provide you, a cookie is stored on the visitors computer. If the visitor places an order with us within the next 90 days you receive commission for the sale.
Where do I get affiliate banners and links?
After your application is approved, you will be able to access our banners and links.
Are commissions ever deducted from my account?
Yes. Commissions are deducted whenever an order is canceled or found to be fraudulent. If we offer a discount or have to issue a refund to a client you referred then your commission will be deducted in proportion to the refund amount. Commission is paid on what the customer pays us, not the price listed at the site.
Do I have to pay taxes on my affiliate earnings?
If you are a U.S. citizen please visit irs.gov to get information about tax liability. If you are not a resident of the U.S. please contact your local government for tax information.
Do you accept affiliates from outside of the United States?
Yes, however all payments are made via Paypal account or company check.
How can I advertise your services?
You can advertise our services using any legal means that do not involve hate or pornography. You can place our banner on your web site, use legal emailing practices – no SPAM; contact prior and current clients, friends and associates that you believe would benefit from using our services. Social media is a big help with this. The decision is completely yours. You can advertise on websites, print ads, pay per click advertising, impression advertising or any other legal means that you can think of. The only real question is how successful do you want to be. The more people you advertise to the higher your commissions!
How do I become an affiliate?
Visit https://WebShoppingSystems.com/affiliates/signup.php to apply to our affiliate program. We review websites within 24 hours on Monday through Friday. You will receive an email advising you of approval or denial.