I have a couple of clients that are design companies that within days of each other both said, 'Love your email system, is it possible to rebrand it so that it can be our own system?'
I could send them straight to mailbuild.com (great for you guys) but there goes any future revenue. I could say no and carry on as I am until they find mailbuild for themselves and tell me to get lost (and I know one would accuse me of pulling the wool over their eyes).
So, the question is, is there a mailbuild referral scheme, or affiliate scheme? 'Earn 10% of any referred account's profits' sort of thing - would be worth giving away rather than losing them to another provider...?
Sorry to dredge up an old post but this would be a great feature. I have a bunch of other developers I would like to promot it too, but as circlesquare mentions it would be even better for me to collect a clip of the ticket on the way through.
Thanks guys, we know how useful this would be to promote to your fellow designers/developers. We don't have any kind of affiliate program in place right now. Once we launch a big MailBuild update in the next couple of months, we'll be looking at ways to help you guys spread the word, and will be putting a lot more thought into options like you suggested.
Hello Dave - it's six months since your last comment on this subject. I was wondering if there has been any progress in this area as we have some clients that would be keen?
Campaign Monitor how are we coming on working out an affiliate program or something like it? I have been out marketing my new (re-branded) email company that will be going live on January 1, 2010 and I have one very big print company and two design firms, that want to know I can compensate them for giving me all their clients email needs. Basically their clients would go with me because of the I was recommended. It would be really nice to be able to tag or flag clients that you want to give a percentage of my earnings. For example, if the ABC company was recommended by DEF Design Group, then I need a way to skim off .25 or .50 cent per email from my earnings and direct it to DEF Design Group. Please advise.
Hi robertfmorrow, a Campaign Monitor affiliate program is certainly worth considering - I've passed on the message internally. As we most probably won't be able to provide this to our customers prior to your launch next year, I recommend coming up with an internal commission arrangement with your partners. If you are purchasing email credits on behalf of referred clients, it shouldn't be too difficult to calculate commission for each partner at the end of each month/quarter.
Let us know how you go. All the best with your launch and welcome to the forums!
No offense, but it could actually be a real nightmare. If I proceed with that approach and take on a lot of clients that has their own sales force, I would have to track each salespersons tally per company, that is too many man hours tracking who sent what every month. At first I might be OK, but if you guys do not have any plans to help us out in the area, it might be best for me to use a different tack. Maybe just awarding credits on some kind of scale, might make more sense. I am not sure but I will work it out. Thanks for the quick reply. If I think of anything that might help you implement something I will let you know. Oh, and thank you for welcoming me to the forums. Keep up the great work! :)
Hi again, the solution I offered would perhaps be appropriate for a small operation, however I can understand that it wouldn't scale particularly well if you were to manage numerous salespeople and clients. So, no offense taken at all :)
Unfortunately, this is not something that we will be offering in the coming months, however we hope that future integrations with Campaign Monitor will assist with the tracking and accounting functions required, should you choose to manually assign commission to your sales team. I am very interested in what you decide to do, so please let me know how you finally choose to reward your partners.
Many thanks again - we're always happy to help where we can!
Wanted to give you an update on our affiliate program and how it’s currently working. It’s pretty basic, but I think we might be onto something.
We setup Company ABC, our affiliates’ client, and we pay for their emails at cost. Doing this gives Company ABC their unique login, and all the other features we can leverage with that specific account. Our first idea was to create a single affiliate login and allow them to use their credit card for their clients emails, but if we did that, the companies that wanted access to their account (uploading files) would be able to see all the other companies templates or designs that our affiliate had assembled. It would also not address specific account subscriber permission approvals.
Using our latest activity list (subscribe feature) to keep current on activities. Once Company ABC sends out an email, we generate a "pay upon receipt" PayPal invoice (based upon subscriber numbers, design and spam testing and our markup) sent directly to our affiliate. We created an excel spreadsheet “cheat sheet
Thank you for this update! This sounds like a really interesting way to invoice affiliates and clients, so please do keep us posted on what's worked, what hasn't, and any consequent changes you make. Many thanks again for sharing this example, it's certainly food for thought for other designers who plan to rebrand Campaign Monitor (and us, too)!
By the way, nice work with http://emailliaison.com :)