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FootSmart Affiliate Program

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is an Affiliate Program?
Our Affiliate Program allows you to place links to our web site on your web site. We pay you commissions for each user that travels to FootSmart through one of these links and performs the subsequent action of making a qualified purchase.
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Why should I join?
There are many reasons to join! Becoming an affiliate of FootSmart is free, and you'll make money with very little effort. Plus, as our partner, you will be providing your users with access to thousands of products specifically designed to promote foot and lower body health.
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Does it cost anything to become an affiliate of FootSmart?
No! It's absolutely free to join our Affiliate Program. There is no charge to apply and there is no minimum sales requirement.
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Does my site qualify for the affiliate program?
All sites are welcome, with exception of sites that are involved in illegal activity or promote illegal content. There are no web site traffic minimums, so whether your site is established or new, you're encouraged to apply. We personally review all applications and notify affiliates within 24 business hours of their acceptance.
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Can I join if my site is not based in the United States?
No, we do not currently work with affiliates based outside the US.  
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How do I sign up?
First, you must apply to the Commission Junction network. Apply now 

Once approved, your application will automatically be forwarded to the FootSmart affiliate program.  You will have to review and accept the Terms and Conditions for our program during this process. After completing the application, a notice will be sent out letting you know if you have been accepted into the program. You'll receive a welcome email to let you know more about getting started. 
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What are the ways an affiliate can earn commissions in your program?

The program is structured around three types of products: 1) Footwear 2) Non-Footwear and 3) Clearance. 

How often do affiliates get paid?
When the revenue you have generated for your account exceeds $50 your payment is sent to your address monthly. If you do not reach the $50 minimum within a month, the amount generated is carried forward to the next month. You can view your sales statistics through your Commission Junction account throughout the month to see how you are doing.
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Does FootSmart provide marketing banners for my site?
Yes, once you have joined our program, you will have access to a library of quality banners to select from, in a range of styles to suit a wide range of web site designs. We also supply everything needed to add those banners to your web pages.
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Does the FootSmart program offer reporting tools for affiliates?
Yes, the advanced affiliate management system gives you a wealth of information about your progress including number of clicks, number of impressions, total revenue generated and much more!
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How frequently are my statistics updated in your reporting tool?
Commission Junction reports all data in near real-time.  Please allow 4-6 hours for the pixel tracking to update. 
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How will you know that clicks came from my site?
All links from your site to our site contain a unique identifier so that every time a user comes to us via your site, we know to credit you when a qualifying commerce click is made.
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When are payments made to me?
Payments are made to you 30 days after a month’s accrual. Meaning if you accrued $100 in January, you will be paid March 1st or thereabouts.
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Why have I not been paid?
Reasons you may have not received payment could be: You have not yet met the minimum commissions, it has not been 30 days after the revenues have accrued, you have not earned any commissions, the money is in the mail or your site has been under investigation for fraud.
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Will I receive information on coupons and special promotions?
Yes, coupons and special promotions will be updated in the Commission Junction interface. You can log into your account and view the latest promotions.  You will also receive monthly newsletters with updates on the current promotions.
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Can I participate in paid search to promote my site and FootSmart products?
Yes, with some restrictions, the Terms and Conditions are below...

Terms and Conditions

Affiliates are not permitted to bid on any variation of our brand trademark, at any time, in any search engine. These include, but are not limited to:

Footsmart Coupon, www.footsmart.com, www.foot smart.com, footsmart.com, www.foot smart, footsmartcom , footsmart com, foot smart com, foot smart site, foot smart , Footsmartb site
wwwfootsmartcom, smart foot, FootSmart Catalog, Foot Smart Catalog, FootSmart Online, Footsmart shoes, foot smarts, foot is smart, www.footsmart, etc.

Affiliates are not permitted to out bid FootSmart.com for placement on any search terms in the top tier search engines - Yahoo, MSN, and Google.

Affiliates are not permitted to use trademarked terms in their display URL.

Affiliates are not permitted to use FootSmart coupon codes in search placement copy.

Affiliates are permitted to bid on keywords at any competitive level (excluding
any variation of our brand trademark as mentioned above) in second tier search engines such as FindWhat, etc.

To administer this policy, Footsmart will enforce the following:

  • Publishers that violate these rules could be deactivated from the program immediately and may forfeit commissions from for the previous week.

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