We have worked hard to ensure our website gives you all the information you need, but we realise you may have a few more questions before getting started or making the switch.
How do you compare to other networks in Australia and overseas?
We are comparable if not better than a lot of other networks out there, sure we're tooting our own horn here but we have spent countless hours ensuring our network is not only well-designed but also extremely functional.
We have all the same features and functionalities of other networks and more. Some features that are regarded as standard or basic functions of a network we have consolidated or upgraded and if our own feature set made anything redundant or obsolete, we removed it.
As far as pricing we have one of the lowest barriers to entry as we don't charge setup fees and a low 25% override.
How long has Commission Factory been around? Is it here to stay?
Commission Factory officially launched in July 2011. We are considered newcomers in the affiliate network circle but we are backed by a combined 15 years of experience in either Graphic Design, Affiliate Marketing, Programming and Web Development and of course eCommerce Marketing and SEO.
The network was created to fill a growing need in Australia for an advanced, intuitive and professional network. We believe we have achieved this and so do our customers. The company is growing at a rate of 50% every month with loads more growth to come.
We're definitely here to stay! Management and staff at Commission Factory do what they do because they love the industry and the potential it has created for them.
How do you track sales and is the process secure?
The tracking of sales and the methods used to do it have been around for many years, in fact companies like Amazon and CDNOW pioneered the practices they still use today.
Tracking of sales can also be achieved through the use of UserAgent or IP addresses in case the user has cleared cookies from their computer and also through the use of small Flash files.
The process is secure and all of our links run through encryption - verified by SSL. Our programmers also work diligently to ensure everything is secure and backups are completed every night.
I want to start a program but don't have time to maintain it.
Whilst your program can essentially run on autopilot it will suffer in your absence in the long run. To effectively run an affiliate program, communicate with your affiliates, offer incentives and such it is imperative you can set aside at least 30 mins a day.
Tasks such as approving affiliate applications can be placed on automatic, but this can also risk the integrity of your program.
Other tasks that must be maintained are your pre-paid accounts, offering new creatives such as banners and dynamic tools and answering any affiliate enquiries.
An affiliate program should be seen as an extension to your business, likewise affiliates are an extension to your sales team. They like to be communicated to once in awhile and succeed when you take the time to develop a business relationship with them.
I make money from my own in-house software. Why should I use a network?
Running your own in-house program is fine, but it does limit the sheer amount of affiliates that could be possibly promoting you. An affiliate network has thousands of affiliates looking for new offers to promote and your program being placed in front of them gives it a greater chance of success.
Moving to an affiliate network also means moving to the protection it can offer.
For example, abusive affiliates are often removed from our network; Commission Factory will eject the worst actors before they ever enter your program. Additionally, we will typically employ tools in an attempt to prevent affiliates from obtaining multiple accounts. Without a network, you will not have that kind of high-level oversight.
Also our years of experience means we can help you develop coherent growth strategies and also look at ways of optimising or improving your campaign.
What Makes Us the Best Choice
- Monthly pay as you go access fee, no upfront costs.
- Safe and secure.
- Access anywhere, anytime.
- Customisable user dashboard.
- Affiliate management tools.
- Amazing customer support.
- API Development and Add-ons.
- Xero cloud accounting integration
- Large range of reports and data management.
- Growth and development strategies.