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2016 Payment Calendar

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Thank you for visiting our 2016 Payment Calendar. Please see our 2018 EPN Payment Calendar for the schedule of upcoming payments.

Our goal is to pay our publishers as early as we can while taking all of the internal requirements for a successful payment cycle into consideration. EPN will continue to strive to pay partners on the 22nd of every month, with the following exceptions:

  • If the 22nd occurs on a weekend or holiday, EPN will pay on the next business day.
  • If the 22nd occurs on a Friday, EPN will most likely pay on the Thursday before but possibly on the Monday after if there are unforeseen issues.
  • If an unanticipated issue causes a delay in payments, we will address the problem as quickly as we can, and strive to keep you informed along the way.

We are aware that our partners are business owners and need to know when they are going to get paid. Below is our payments calendar for the remainder of 2016 to help you plan.

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Calendar payment dates refer to the dates when eBay disburses funds to publisher accounts.  Please note that, in the case of publishers paid via Direct Deposit, individual banks have their own processes in place that may involve additional days to settle funds deposited via direct deposit.

We hope this helps, and as always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. If you have any questions regarding payments, please contact us or email us at: epn-cs-english@ebay.com

EPN Named One of the World’s Top Networks

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We’re pleased to announce that eBay Partner Network has been named the #2 affiliate program in the world in a survey of more than 20,000 publishers, advertisers and other industry professionals. The annual Blue Book list provided by mThink, the publisher of Revenue Performance magazine, recognizes and rewards networks that focus on service and value in performance marketing. EPN has steadily climbed the list of top 20 programs, jumping from #10 to #5 to #2 over the past three years.

The survey asks participants to rank programs based on reputation, influence, clientele, popularity and scale, resulting in a field of more than 300 networks. In addition to the survey data, mThink takes into account expert opinions, traffic data and other influence measures.

After aggregating the survey responses, mThink had this to say: “eBay Partner Network is incredibly well-respected by people who know the performance marketing industry. A great network.”

Thank you to those of you who participated in the survey, and thank you for your continued partnership. We look forward to continued excellence in 2016!

John Toskey Hits the Airwaves

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UPDATE: You can listen to John's segment on-demand from the eBay Radio Archives. *****

Each Tuesday, eBay Radio features live interviews with eBay employees, eBay sellers and ecommerce experts who share insightful news, education and tips. On Jan. 26, John Toskey will join the show to chat about affiliate marketing and eBay Partner Network.

The weekly show is co-hosted by Jim “Griff” Griffith, who was eBay’s first full-time customer service representative and is now the Dean of eBay Education. Griff will interview John about EPN, providing a comprehensive overview for anyone new to the program.

The show airs from 11am to 2pm PT, and John’s 11-minute segment begins at 11:15am PT. To tune in, visit eBayRadio.com and select Listen Live. You can also log into this page on the morning of Jan. 26 to view an episode agenda and additional details.

If you’d like to catch it while on the go, you can also download the eBay Radio mobile app from the Google Play Store (keyword: “ebayradio”) or the Apple App Store (keywords: “ebay radio”). All episodes are also archived for future listening.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

eBay Downloadable Feeds: Watch the Recorded Tutorial

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If you’re interested in learning more about downloadable feeds, check out this 45-minute recorded tutorial hosted by the eBay Partner Network Product team. If you’re not yet familiar with downloadable feeds, these are large daily files of eBay listing data that can be cached in your own system and used to power high-traffic applications. They are most applicable to publishers who have a strong programming background and run a shopping comparison site, loyalty program or large portal.

By watching this video, you’ll learn:

  • What a downloadable feed is
  • Who should use downloadable feeds
  • What types of feeds are available
  • Information included in a downloadable feed
  • Optimization tips & best practices
  • How to get access

As of September 2015, feeds are currently available for partners in our US, French, German, Spanish, Italian and UK programs, with more to be added in the future.

ePN TV: John Toskey Talks Program Highlights

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John Toskey, Director, eBay Partner Network, recently sat down to share insights into what our team has been working on lately. In this video, he speaks about the latest program introductions and improvements.

Many partners are already using the Promotions and Sales Portal, which launched last winter, to find the best promotions, events and deals across eBay. Over the last few months, we’ve added more deals and events, with support for more categories, countries and languages. If your visitors are interested in Deals, Home and Garden, Fashion, Electronics, Collectibles or Sporting Goods, you’ll definitely want to check out this resource.

We’re also pleased to announce the very recent release of our new optimized and filtered Data Feeds. These feeds include millions of detailed eBay listings, and are best used to power high-volume applications or alongside API calls for more customizable solutions. We’ll host a webinar to provide more details on how and why to use feeds; stay tuned here for more details.

John closes the conversation with his commitment to the stability and performance of the technology powering our publisher platform. We’ve made recent improvements to enhance tracking and reporting, and this will remain a high priority for our entire team.

Thanks for watching, and stay tuned for our next check in with John, as he addresses upcoming program initiatives.

Top Seven Reasons Publishers Choose eBay Partner Network

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As many publishers have discovered, affiliate marketing can be a great way to monetize a website. If you’re thinking about joining an affiliate marketing program or researching program options, we’d like to share seven reasons why we think eBay Partner Network is worth considering. Join eBay Partner Network Now

1. An Established Global Program

eBay has been in existence since 1995 and has become the largest online marketplace with over 108 million active users around the world. Our affiliate program was established in 2001, offering our partners a mutually beneficial partnership for well over a decade. Wherever your visitors are located, you can unlock greater potential by driving traffic to 13 different global eBay websites, in a variety of languages and locales.

2. Unmatched Inventory

eBay is known for its wide range of inventory — with over 500 million items from cars to collectibles, and fashion to fitness. Our auctions, “Buy It Now” options and Daily Deals, as well as our broad product selection, allow 5 million sellers to sell nearly $70 billion of gross merchandise volume annually.

3. Competitive Commissions

ePN’s commissions are based on a transparent revenue share model, with the amount you earn based directly on the sales you drive to eBay. We pay commissions out on a monthly basis, and are resolute in paying our partners on time. Additionally, we offer 200 percent bonuses for referring new or reactivated buyers, for a robust revenue potential.

4. Bonus Promotions

We regularly run seasonal and category-specific promotions, giving you even more financial incentive to drive traffic — and giving visitors even more incentive to buy.

5. Responsive Communication, Support and Education

We have a number of communication channels to keep you up to date on the latest program news, industry tips and best practices, including this blog and our community forum, in addition to system messages, emails and a dedicated customer support staff. We often share articles and videos directly from ePN team members, so our partners stay on top of all the latest news and happenings.

6. Range of Tools

We offer a variety of tools, including custom banners, link generators, access to our API and more. Our tools can work for publishers who are just getting started to established marketers with dedicated development resources.

7. Forward Thinking

In any competitive niche industry, an open mind and willingness to grow is a must. We are constantly evaluating our processes and offerings and seeking feedback from our partners in order to stay competitive as one of the most sought-after affiliate networks in today’s fast-paced landscape. We welcome innovative ideas, companies and business models from those looking to partner with ePN in a variety of ways.

At eBay Partner Network, we value our partners and are always looking for ways to grow our program in mutually beneficial ways. For more information and to apply now, please visit eBay Partner Network.