Getting Started

1. What is Giftsmate Affiliate program?

Giftsmate Affiliates Program is a great way for you to earn commissions by placing product banners or links on your website to refer users to the Giftsmate website. You can earn up to 10% every time a user clicks on the banner/link and makes a purchase on our website.

2. How does it work?

Refer visitors from your website to Giftsmate using a host of professionally designed tools. You earn money whenever visitors follow links from your website, to Giftsmate, and make purchase(s). With the range of options that the Affiliate program arms you with, you will find multiple avenues to link up your website with Giftsmate. Add rich customised content to spruce up and add value to your website. The low-risk, high-reward environment for both parties makes for an offer that you cannot let go of.

3. How much do I have to pay to join the program?

There are absolutely no costs involved in joining or being part of the affiliate program.

4. Who can I contact for more information or help?

You can email us at affiliates@giftsmate.net for any queries about the program. It usually takes between 48-72 hours for us to respond. Please note that we are unable to provide technical support.

5. Do I get referral fees on all purchases made by the user?

For a product sale to be eligible to earn a referral fee, the customer must click-through a Special Link on your site to the Giftsmate Site and during a single session, add the Product to his or her shopping cart. The session begins when the customer clicks through a Special Link on your site to the Giftsmate Site and ends up to occur any of the following events: – 24 hours elapse from the customer’s initial click-through. – The customer places an order for a product. – The customer follows a third party link to the Giftsmate Site that is formatted with an Associate’s tag. We will only pay referral fees on eligible products after order, payment, and shipping.

6. What are the different banners/links I can use?

We will provide you with different Ads for all categories/occasions. You can choose from any of these image ads as per your website audience. Post your signup with us, we will share a unique link with you for your website, which you should use everywhere on your site such that we can track orders through your portal.

7. How do I find out what Product Links visitors clicked?

That functionality is not currently available, however we are working on it and should soon update you on it.

8. How many items should I feature on my pages?

a. Identify products ads that match your site content. b. Product cross-merchandising is a very effective strategy. Many of your visitors have an interest in a wide variety of products. Take advantage of this by promoting items from our range of ads thereby capturing more sales. For example, if you’re a fashion blog, you can increase your sales by featuring other relevant products, like celebrity sarees.

9. How can I see my website report?

Every Month we’ll share the customer report with you with the order numbers, products placed for & order amounts. The payouts will depend on the product category and also if the order was successfully delivered & completed.

10. I own many websites. Can I implement product banners/links on all of them?

Yes, you can implement product banners/links on any site that you own. However, we do ask that you comply with the policies outlined on the Terms & Conditions page.

11. What are the size of Image Ads?

  • Horizontal Ad Banner – 728px X 90 px
  • Vertical Ad Banner – 160px X 600 px
  • Square Ad Banner – 300 X 250 px
12. How Can I Sign up for the Affiliate program?
To apply for the affiliate program, Fill the registration form here.

Payouts

1. How much can I earn via the Giftsmate affiliate program?

Giftsmate pays commission to affiliates depending on category of product sold via their website, The referral rates are stated below:

  • Gift Vouchers – 0%
  • Greeting Cards – 10%
  • Engraved Gifts / Glasses – 6%
  • Photoframes – 7%
  • T-shirts – 6%
  • Mugs – 7%
  • Aprons – 7%
  • Watches – 2%
  • Cufflinks – 4%
  • Pens – 6%
  • Flowers – 7%
  • Cakes – 7%
  • Sarees – 6%

2. What are the payment methods?

Affiliates have an option of receiving payment via a. Giftsmate Gift Voucher b. Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) If affiliates select payment via gift voucher, Giftsmate will accrue and withhold referral fees until the total amount due is at least Rs 350.00. If affiliates select payment via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), Giftsmate will accrue and withhold referral fees until the total amount due is at least Rs 2000.00. Gift vouchers may be redeemed against purchase of any product from Giftsmate site.

3. When is the payment made?

We usually process payments by the last week of the following month. For example, your June earnings will be paid out by late July. And your December earnings would be paid out by late January of the following year.

4. What are the details I have to provide to be able to receive payments?

To receive payments, you will have to submit the following details: a. Payee Name b. PAN Details c. IFSC Code d. Bank Account Number e. Mailing Address f. Contact Number (preferably mobile)

5. Do I have to pay tax on my earnings through this program?

We deduct 10% TDS on all payments made through Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). Please note that we require all your necessary details (PAN, Payee Name, Mailing Address,) to process the payment

6. What happens to my referral fees if they do not meet the minimum payment threshold?

If we owe you less than Rs. 350 (if you’re being paid by gift voucher) or less than Rs. 2000 (if you’re being paid by EFT), your fees will be rolled into the next month’s total.

7. What are the charges for the different payment methods?

There are no charges applicable on either payment method. However, we deduct 10% TDS for all Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) payments

8. How do I keep track of my earnings and sales?

An extensive earnings report is available with every Affiliate of Giftsmate The report has exhaustive statistics on purchases made and commission earned. Summarized reports may be viewed once an Affiliate is signed up.

9. What if a referred sale is cancelled by the customer, or is not available anymore on Giftsmate?

If a user returns a product for a refund, or if credit card charges are reversed due to a dispute or credit card fraud, the Affiliate’s account will be debited for any commission earned on that transaction. If a product is returned in exchange for new merchandise, or if goods are lost or damaged and Giftsmate ships replacement goods to the customer, the Affiliate’s commission will be also affected.

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