Digital Marketing and Conversion Optimization Expert
June 11th, 2013
I'm looking for an easy way to track and pay affiliates/partners that send business to my SAAS app. Any recommendations? I've looked into Share a Sale and Commission Junction but they're expensive. I've been unable to find a program for startups.
E-commerce, Digital Marketing, Ad-Tech, Customer Acquisition, Mobile Commerce
June 11th, 2013
Check out HasOffers.com that maybe a good option for you.
June 24th, 2013
Actually Cake is much better for lead gen and PPC than affiliate. Since the
question was about affiliate specifically, I stand by HasOffers for ease of
use, low cost, and a focus on affiliate.
The Cake product set also has some serious drawbacks in terms of usability,
design, and frankly too much -stuff- few if any Startups need or
want (offline tracking, call center, broadcast, etc). It's also built on
outdated tech, where HasOffers takes advantage of much more advanced
databases, big data processing methods, and better tech all the way around.
Aside from the overly complex product, Cake has also had a pretty
tumultuous ride as a company. I personally wouldn't build my business
around a relationship with them.
Just my opinion!
Do you need an affiliate base? Or can you build it on your own?
If you need an affiliate base, you have fewer options, as CJ and Shareasale
and a lot of other networks bring a large publisher base to you. It's
still up to you to have a compelling product to sell and a lucrative
commission for the publishers to sign up, but at least you have a head
If you don't need an affiliate base and are happy "building from scratch"
and have ways to publicize your program, there are plenty of less expensive
choices -- hasoffers.com is one that comes to mind.
Hasoffers is the 2nd runner up in the space, but http://www.cakemarketing.com is the top choice of most professional affiliates. It may be slightly more expensive, but far more robust if you're looking to do meaningful volume.
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