Affiliate Network

Definition

A value-added intermediary providing services, including aggregation, for affiliate merchants and affiliates.

Information

For affiliate merchants, services can include providing tracking technology, reporting tools, payment processing, and access to a large base of affiliates.

For affiliates, services can include providing one-click application to new merchants, reporting tools, and payment aggregation.

Synonyms

associate network

Related Terms

affiliate, affiliate directory, affiliate marketing, affiliate merchant, affiliate software, exclusivity, payment threshold, return days, two-tier affiliate program

Sites

Commission Junction – 3rd party affiliate network

LinkShare – 3rd party affiliate network

Articles

What Is The Best Affiliate Solution?
ClickZ (June 15, 2001)

Choosing an Affiliate Network Provider
ClickZ (October 20, 2000)

Build Versus Buy?
ClickZ (May 19, 2000)