Affiliate Program FAQ

Affiliate Program FAQ

The following are some frequently asked questions about Parallel’s affiliate program:

1. What is an affiliate program?

An affiliate program allows one website, talk host or anybody interested to refer visitors to another website that is selling a product and get credit for any product that is purchased on that website from the referred visitors. So, in the case of our affiliate program, you link to our product or home page from your website, video comments or inform people to follow your link, and we pay you a commission from each sale from the visitors you send us! All future sales from that customers you will receive credit for.

When customers follow your link they remain your customers. The only thing that changes them from being your customer is if they follow another affiliates link. 

2. How do I sign up?

The first step is to register with our site. Then go to your account and you will see a link to sign up to be a affiliate. We will review your application and if accepted, you will receive an e-mail notification with your login information. Once you have that email, you can log-in and start creating links, get HTML code for our images, and using our other content and tools to start earning money selling our marketplace. 

3. Why should I sign up for your program?

First, your customers, associates and friends will benefit from Parallels’s Industrial's large selection of industrial supply products and excellent customer service. Second, you will make commissions for the referral. Not just the first sale, but every sale that customer places as long as your in the affiliate program. That customer will be assigned to you. When they come back and place a order, you will get commission from that sale also. Your visitors will be thrilled that they got such a helpful referral from you! It makes you look great and earns you cash. 

4. How much do you pay in commissions? 

Parallel currently pays a base 29% of the net sale amount from each customer referred to our site from your referrals.

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5. How often do you pay your affiliates?

Commissions become available for payment once the total earned reaches $100.  Payments are made by either check or electronically via PayPal. Payment requests can be made by sending an email to [affiliates@parallelshopping (dot) com] 

6. What sort of tools do you provide to your affiliates? 

We provide example link types, banner ads, button images, text links, e-mail copy & suggestions on how to best sell our services. 

7. How do I link to your site once I'm an affiliate?

After you sign up and are accepted, you will be able to log-in and see examples on how to link to us. It's very simple. You name your link what you want. Example:

8. Is there any cost to become an affiliate?

No, it's a free program. 

9. Do you pay commissions on all of your products?

We pay a commission on every sale from our website. From time to time, there may be some products excluded, based on manufacturers limitations.  Gift Certificates are excluded from the program.

10. How do I check my statistics to see how I am doing? 

After you have been accepted into the program, you will be able to log-in to your Affiliate account and see your sales and commission results.

11. Can I use content from your site?

We provide content for you in the Affiliate Center and by request. You may not republish duplicate content from other areas of our website. You can also use our "Email a Friend" on products and tell you friend to use your (user friendly link)