HUGE update ... please read
**This update originally emailed to members on Jan 17, 2012**
You have probably noticed little things suddenly appearing on the site over the past week as we continue to roll things out.
But what you haven't noticed is all the stuff happening behind the scenes! Our team has been hard at work every day since PromoPit went live (well, for many months before that as well
) ... so, just what have they been up to?
Promotional material ...
You will be happy to hear that the promotional material will start to show up in your members' area this week! It will start with things like banners and pre-written emails ... but that's only the beginning! Soon after, you will gain access to some really cool promotional tools like widgets, dynamic banners and splash pages, a powerful API, and more!
If you've been wondering about the best way to promote PromoPit, then don't worry because we are here to help you every step of the way. This is one area of the program that will continue to evolve and expand.
Free grabs (product giveaways) ...
Our testing is now almost complete and that means we will be opening up the free grabs to all our Standard and Pro merchants in the days ahead! This is great news because it will allow for a better variety of products being given away over time (they have all been Logiscape products during this testing phase).
Just remember, you need those "grabs" to try and win yourself a free product, so make sure you login every day and get the word out about PromoPit, because you earn grabs for new referrals as well!
Based on some feedback from existing and potential merchants, we have decided to add more flexibility to the commissions that merchants can offer!
Merchants will soon be able to choose the percentage of commission they want to offer affiliates ... from 25% all the way up to 75%!
This enhancement will be in place shortly, and all merchants will be informed so they can edit their existing products if they wish.
Become a merchant for FREE?
This is another area where we are enhancing the options for merchants. In the coming days, members who are wanting to become merchants and sell their own products, will have another option to choose from ... the "free merchant" account.
This new "free merchant" account option will not require a monthly subscription in order to start selling products on PromoPit. Instead, you would be able to simply "pay-as-you-go" ... purchasing credits as you need them, rather than getting them monthly as part of a subscription.
Now, while there are some additional benefits to setting up a merchant subscription (lower selling fees, more credits, etc), this new "free merchant" account option provides a very cheap way to get your products listed in the PromoPit marketplace.
For example, just a small one-time $7 payment would allow you to add up to 3 of your products. That's just over 2 bucks per product added and represents incredible value given the massive exposure that PromoPit has the potential to bring to you and your products.
Another commission enhancement!
As you know, when you refer someone to PromoPit, they are your referral for LIFE and you will continue to earn a commission on anything they buy from the marketplace in the future. This is a BIG advantage over other affiliate style marketplaces where you only earn the commission on that ONE purchase.
Well, after receiving some feedback from members, we have decided to take it one step further.
You see, it makes perfect sense that if you referred "Mike" to PromoPit and he signed up and made a purchase, that you would receive a commission on that. And if Mike then comes back to PromoPit another day and happens to see another great deal, then you would get a commission on that as well.
But, what if Mike is browsing the web and sees an advertisement for a specific product being offered at PromoPit right now ... and he clicks the ad to go check it out. Wouldn't it make the most sense that the affiliate that placed that ad would get the commission? We thought so too!
So, here's the improvement ... when you refer someone DIRECTLY to a specific product page (not the main PromoPit website, but the specific product page - which will be an option soon), and that person already has a PromoPit account, then we will override the commission for that ONE SINGLE purchase and pay the affiliate that referred the member to that product.
In other words, if you (as an affiliate) are responsible for generating that sale by referring that member to that product specifically, then you will get the commission even if they have an existing account under a different sponsor.
This provides the best of both worlds for all affiliates!
Details on promoting specific product pages will be available soon in the "links & tools" section.
500 likes ... and growing!
We have already hit the 500 likes mark on Facebook, and we are just getting started! Next stop ... 1,000!
Thanks to everyone that has already liked us on Facebook. We have so many great things planned for PromoPit in the coming weeks as we gear up to our official (coming out of beta) launch on March 1st!