For the vast majority of our partners, commissions peak during the holidays as a result of eBay sales. We are now just days away from the top shopping days of the year: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Sunday (when one-third of the Cyber Monday buyers really begin shopping) and Cyber Monday.
With over 168 million active buyers worldwide, we’ve got our finger on the pulse of real-time shopper demand like no other brand. As our partner, we want to be sure you’re using our intel to stay on top of what’s trending for Holiday 2017, and also know how to best use our tools to your earnings advantage.
Holiday ecommerce sales are predicted by Deloitte to increase 18%-21% this year, to a potential $114 billion. We know you have more options than ever when it comes to where you send traffic. Given our longevity in the online retail space, we are uniquely positioned to share not only the earliest indication of a trend, but also the data to help you take advantage of the strength of the season -- and maximize your earning potential.
Last spring we shared with you our commitment to getting shoppers the best selection at the best price when they need it, and today -- just in time for the holidays -- we're thrilled to announce the new Guaranteed Delivery program officially is launched. Now, U.S. customers can count on receiving gifts and other select items they purchase on eBay in three days or less, with no membership required (ahem).
We place a priority on continually finding ways to improve your experience, from introducing new tools to sharing optimization tips to providing dedicated customer support when you need it.
In this spirit, we’re introducing the eBay Partner Network Updates page – a new way for us to quickly and proactively communicate any system updates or reported issues.
Inspiration and individuality are at the heart of eBay, and our global marketplace continues to be a go-to destination for people who want to express their personal style. From on-trend to one-of-a-kind, fashion is one of the most creative ways to express yourself, and style influencers around the world look to eBay to inspire their looks and followers. Today, eBay taps into thousands of tastemakers around the world through a new partnership with rewardStyle, the invitation-only fashion influencer platform.
The holidays have huge earning potential for you – but did you know that the best time to start taking advantage of seasonal shopping is right now? Nearly half of Americans (45%) start holiday shopping well before Black Friday.
We’ve made “First Minute” shopping easy and rewarding. Take advantage of the momentum from new eye-grabbing advertising spots and promotional pushes launching now to help inspire your audience with perfect gift ideas for everyone on their lists.
We’re thrilled to debut our newest suite of solutions from EPN: Smart Suite. Smart Suite, inclusive of Smart Placements, Smart Links, and more solutions to come, takes your site from 0 to Expert by arming you with speed and agility to expedite your earnings.
Effective landing pages are crucial to any affiliate marketer’s strategy. Done well, they boost your lead generation and conversion, and also help you build and/or monetize your audience.
While there are many turnkey landing page builders out there, it’s important that you understand the key components of an effective landing page, as well as strategies and practices to convert traffic – both existing and cold – into valuable leads.
Have visits to your website from search engines continued to decline over the past few months?
Without knowing it, your site may have fallen foul of the various and continual quality updates from Google. Websites that rely on advertising and affiliate links are the most vulnerable to these updates for three reasons: