You asked for it — and now it’s here. What is it? An affiliate program for Out of the Sandbox Shopify themes!
First, let’s have a quick introduction to what an affiliate program is.
Affiliate programs (also referred to as affiliate marketing) are run by many online merchants as a way to build business through word of mouth and referrals.
Typically what happens is the online merchant who’s running the program provides special tracking links to each affiliate who signs up to be part of the program. Then, the affiliates can share links with friends or colleagues or post links on their websites.
When someone makes a purchase after clicking one of these tracking links, the affiliate site owner receives a portion of the sale, which may be a flat rate or a percentage of the sale.
Out of the Sandbox’s allows affiliates to collect 15 percent of eligible sales they refer through the special tracking links, subject to approval.
So, given that an Out of the Sandbox theme costs $160, if you refer just one customer to purchase an Out of the Sandbox Shopify theme, you’ll be eligible for a $24 commission.
Twenty-four bucks may not seem like a lot — but keep in mind you’re getting this for a pretty minimal investment of time and effort. Plus, $24 starts to add up the more customers you refer!
Stuck on ways to help promote Out of the Sandbox and make some extra cash? Here are some ideas:
As with any deal in life, there are a few ground rules with this program.
First and foremost, no self-referrals, please.
This means you can’t set up an account in your name and then buy a theme for yourself.
The idea of this program is for new store owners to use our themes, not customers who already know about Out of the Sandbox. However, please note that this is different than if you are making purchases for sites you’re developing for clients, which is a totally legit way to use this program.
We also ask that you avoid engaging in any other questionable tactics to artificially inflate your affiliate commissions. Simply put, remember this ground rule: If you’re introducing a store owner who’s not new to Out of the Sandbox, it’s likely against the guidelines.
Out of the Sandbox also uses advanced tracking methods to detect self-referrals and other abuse.
Please note that, since this program is new, Out of the Sandbox may modify the terms and commission rates in the future or discontinue the program at any time. To help make this program a success for everyone, please be honest and fair — that’s all we ask!
Finally, please note that referral sales cannot be tracked for themes purchased through the Shopify Theme Store — only purchases made at www.outofthesandbox.com are eligible for commissions.
Unfortunately, we have no way of reversing or “crediting” you for commissions for purchases made inadvertently through the wrong site, so please be sure referrals always purchase directly from the tracking link provided.
To get started, just sign up for an affiliate account here. Your affiliate dashboard has all the tools you need to get started.
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