Because creating a winning business plan is as much about mindset as it is about metrics, we turned to our friend Chris Brogan (New York Times bestselling author, affiliate marketer and long-time digital native) for his advice on how you can shift your marketing game and master your mindset to earn more with eBay.
As 2017 fades in your rearview, you’re probably already planning your business strategy for 2018. As the affiliate marketing industry is projected to be worth $6.8 billion in the U.S. alone by 2020, earning opportunities are abundant, as long as you stay on top of the best ways to meet your audience where they are (and with what they need).
2017 was a memorable year for all of us. From the launch our new “Fill Your Cart With Color” brand platform, to smart new tools that will take your business to the next level, shipping and pricing guarantees, optimization tips and much more, we’re committed to giving you everything you need to make the most of your partnership with eBay.
Thank you for visiting our 2015 Payment Calendar. Please see our 2018 EPN Payment Calendar for the schedule of upcoming payments.
Our goal is to pay publishers as early as we can while taking into account all of the internal requirements for a successful payment cycle. Beginning in 2013, in response to publisher feedback, we committed to paying publishers by the 22nd rather than the 25th of every month, whenever possible. Though we’ve done a fair job of adhering to this goal, recent publisher feedback has made it clear that we need to do a better job of communicating any exceptions. So, to confirm, 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 possibly pay on the Thursday before but more likely on the Monday after.
- Our payment dates are timed to avoid PayPal software release dates. However, if PayPal changes their release dates during the year, it could change our payment dates. If this happens, we will try to let you know in advance.
- If an unforeseen issue delays payments, we will address the problem as quickly as we can, and strive to keep you informed along the way.
We know that our partners are business owners and need to know when they’re going to get paid. So to clarify the schedule and allow you to plan, here is our payments calendar for the remainder of 2015:
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 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 questions regarding payments, please contact us or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help you better monetize your site with minimal effort, earlier this year we launched the dynamic and customizable Smart Placements solution for our partners. This tool empowers you to earn more with banner ads that match the branding of your site and the behavior of your visitors for higher conversion potential.
We’re in the holiday homestretch, but there’s still plenty of shopping going on through to the end of the year. In fact, one of Deloitte’s major findings in its annual holiday shopping survey is that the buying goes well beyond gifts; 50% of people say they shop for themselves while buying for others, and 38% plan on taking advantage of holiday sales to purchase non-holiday items. And regardless of whether a retailer is online, or bricks and mortar, “digital influence is one of the strongest cards to play this holiday season.”
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.