monetizer expertmobi
Dismiss Notice
Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Affiliate Payment Options

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by AdsertiveJen, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. AdsertiveJen

    AdsertiveJen New Member

    9
    0
    0
    Hi everyone,

    I was just discussing affiliate payment options in another thread and I thought I'd pose this question to find out how important it is to affiliates: how many of you would chose to be paid through a Paypal account versus a check, wire, etc. if you had that option? We don't offer that option currently and I would just like to find out if we're missing out on working with some of you because of that, and if so, I'll push to have it added.
     
  2. monetizer
  3. Nintendo

    Nintendo New Member

    31
    0
    0
    I like PayPal more than checks because it goes right in to your bank account. No need to go to the bank. Saves time. Even better than PayPal is direct deposit. No fee there.
     
  4. Affiliate Classroom

    Affiliate Classroom New Member

    38
    0
    0
    Im finding that Paypal is becoming more and more popular. And, now, merchants can use Mass Pay at Paypal and apparently that means that the affiliate does not have to give up that 3+%

    Also, the max it costs the merchant is 2% or $1 per payment. So, if you think about it, we pay that much in sending checks anyways.

    Whereas now, all we do is type into an excel file, upload it and wa la, payments made instantly.

    So, all in all, I am seeing paypal becoming bigger and bigger....

    Anik
     
  5. briyne

    briyne Affiliate affiliate

    3
    0
    0
    People have to be careful with PayPal. If you have any kind of questionable adult link on any of your websites, PayPal will play judge and jury and annul your PayPal account and freeze your funds for 180 days. It happened to me. PayPal allows NO-KIND of adult material at all on any website that uses their services.

    Therfore, if you want, need or have a PayPal account, and you have any kind of adult content (including personal dating sites), don't list your URL in your PayPal account.


    Brian
     
  6. Affiliate Classroom

    Affiliate Classroom New Member

    38
    0
    0
    Another thing about using Paypal to accept money, you can't have a 2 tier affiliate program!

    Anik
     
  7. Teli

    Teli Affiliate affiliate

    306
    21
    0
    I believe that depends on the affiliate software you're using Anik.

    On its own, I don't believe PayPal allows multi-tier affiliate programs, but the software I use allows me to have a 2 tier (or actually, as many tiers as I want) affiliate programs and I accept payments through PayPal.

    Because the software handles all the affiliate finances, I simply have it print out a text file of all affiliates who need to be paid, then I head over and use PayPal's mass pay function.

    So, I believe it ultimately depends on the software you choose for your affiliate program.

    On another note - I pay my affiliates through PayPal and I accept payments through PayPal. I may, at a later date, expand the payment options - but so far, have no complaints with the system.

    I did have one nightmare a while back with a fraudulent buyer, but that was when PayPal wasn't owned by eBay...

    ~ Teli
     
  8. Affiliate Classroom

    Affiliate Classroom New Member

    38
    0
    0
    Teli,

    I have a question about mass pay - if I use that feature, then the affiliate is not paying anything on the money I send right?

    So the affiliate gets the whole amount?

    I am thinking about switching over completely to paypal payments and believe it or not, I have been paying affiliates the hard way till now :(

    Anik
     
  9. Teli

    Teli Affiliate affiliate

    306
    21
    0
    Hi Anik,
    I believe Mass Payment is simply a way of getting payment to a large number of people easily, but the usual fees still apply (except on our end, where we need to pay 2% of the transaction or $1, whichever is greater).

    Personally, I was very happy when I discovered mass pay, it just makes things much easier on me and I can pay all of my affiliates in less than 5 minutes each month :D.

    If the fees are of great concern, why not send off a quick e-mail to PayPal?

    ~ Teli
     
  10. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

    15,098
    736
    0
    Yep when it comes to paying affiliates, anything that makes it easier is good.

    I just got a HAND written affiliate check from a decent sized affiliate program that I know has lots of affiliates. Can you imagine hand writing hundreds of affiliate checks? Crazy. Maybe their printer broke. Can't believe they don't have things set up to auto pay.
     
  11. Nintendo

    Nintendo New Member

    31
    0
    0
    I can just see some one spending all day writing checks and making a few errors...Check for $13,370.00 when it should be $1,337.00. :D:D:D
     
  12. deniseoberry

    deniseoberry New Member

    3
    0
    0
    I'll ring in here since I suggested PayPal as a payment option on the other thread. In terms of time and money, paying with PayPal wins hands down unless your program has the capability of direct deposit to the affiliates bank account. A lot of people forget all the costs that go into writing (or printing) checks and when you add the costs up, it's expensive.

    Best regards,
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 9, 2007
  13. chilimax

    chilimax New Member

    6
    0
    0
    I like the idea, it is a nice time saver and free. Doesn't get any better than that!
    All the Best,
    Blake
     
  14. AndrewJ

    AndrewJ New Member

    6
    0
    0
    Anik's right,

    Using Paypal with a 2 tier affiliate program is against the AUP. It has nothing to do with the software you use.

    Andrew
     
  15. Teli

    Teli Affiliate affiliate

    306
    21
    0
    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for chiming in on this on. It seems you learn something new everyday :). Had no idea PayPal actually limited 2 tier affiliate programs.

    After reading through the AUP several times over, it seems PayPal is trying to deter MLM and ponzi schemes.

    It may be feasible that a legitimate merchant can have a two tier affiliate program, but they may need to go through some red tape with PayPal to prove they aren't running a MLM program first:

    I'm curious to hear other experiences with PayPal and their 2 tier affiliate program - I know there was some ruffling of feathers a while back when it was being enforced.

    ~ Teli
     

Featured Resources (View All)

MI