eBay's Global Affiliate Platform: the eBay Partner NetworkThe eBay Partner Network
, a global affiliate program for publishers driving traffic to eBay. Officially launching on April 1st, 2008, the eBay Partner Network is eBay's in-house affiliate network, designed to more fully align the programs across eBay's global properties and give affiliates expanded access to revenue opportunities across its platforms.
Since 2001 eBay has enabled affiliates and Web site publishers to be paid for traffic driven to eBay. With one of the most competitive payouts in the industry and one of the broadest and deepest product selections available to affiliates, the eBay Partner Network will continue to help eBay extend the reach of its platforms to the edges of the Web. The in-house program will allow eBay to more closely align the program with the needs of its publishers and the eBay Community, and will eventually engage all of eBay's assets to create one of the most robust affiliate networks in existence.
Affiliate partners are central to eBay's ongoing strategy of improving the user experience and increasing engagement. The new eBay Partner Network will allow us to have a direct relationship with our affiliates, innovate faster and deliver new products and tools in a more timely and efficient manner, providing new revenue opportunities for our affiliates and creating a more streamlined user experience for our buyers and sellers.
The eBay Affiliate Program has more than 100,000 members globally and continues to be one of the most successful tools for driving buyers to eBay. Coupling access to the unparalleled scope of eBay's global marketplace with industry-leading tools and a dedicated support staff, eBay ensures all types of Web site publishers, from the casual blogger to the experienced Internet entrepreneur, are able find success through profitable affiliate marketing.About eBay
Founded in 1995, eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust, and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables ecommerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites - including the eBay Marketplaces, PayPal, Skype, Kijiji, Rent.com and Shopping.com - that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day.