Affiliate Programs are an ideal way for a small or home business to enter the expanding world of loose tea. There are many elements to consider however when establishing an affiliate relationship.
One need only make a quick Google search to note the abundance of affiliate marketing programs on the internet. Most are worthless unless certain conditions are met:
1.) A viable product with clear demand in the marketplace and an order price point that generates substantial commissions.
2.) A commission and feature rich e-commerce site that encourages easy and accurate ordering.
3.) Marketing support in the form of quality articles and banner advedrtising.
4.) Accurate and real time reporting of activity and accrual of commissions.
5.) Payment of commissions on time and as agreed.
Loose tea meets all of the product criteria:
Loose Tea is a growing business with substantial and growing demand .
Loose Tea is priced right in the market in order to generate substatial commissions.
Repeat orders are the norm and repeat orders establish a steady flow of commissions .
There are very few tea companies with robust affiliate programs.
Affiliate programs are more than an agreement.
There are numerous examples of affilate programs that fail because of lack of support, training and integrity in payment of commissions. Merely signing an agreement does not guarantee success for the affiliate because of the requirement for continuing support of the affiliate.
Allign yourself with a tea company that is truly dedicated to an affilaite program as part of their core business.
An affiliate program that truly works allows for:
Leveraging of website traffic into real dollars
Earning and receipt of monthly commissions with volume advantages
Review sales reports 24 hours, 7 days a week
Monitor of referred traffic versus actual sales
Quick and easy enrollment
If a small or home business wants to leverage its website traffic into revenue and commission dollars, allign with a tea supplier who supplies only quality good margin products and treats affilates as true partners.