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Review Of ClickBank's Vendor Program

(Review updated - September 2009)
Editor's Choice

Quick Summary

  • Affiliate Network (free to join) with lots of niche merchants
  • Retail Services (sell products online) without needing a merchant account - for sales of downloads only.
  • Overall rating - highly recommended - Editor's Choice
  • Visit ClickBank web site for more information

Introduction

ClickBank is both a retailer (allowing vendors to sell products online) and an affilate network (allowing web sites to earn commission by linking to vendors).

In either case, checks (written in US dollars drawn on a US bank), are mailed up-to bi-weekly, two weeks after the corresponding pay period. A small percentage of your earnings are held as "reserve" which is paid later, in case customers are refunded, etc.

We have received checks like clockwork, always on time, (and sometimes early!) from ClickBank for several years, and their customer service as always been prompt, helpful and polite.

Joining As A "Vendor"

(ClickBank's affiliate features are reviewed separately).

Note: ClickBank vendors have access to all the affiliate features, but also get additional features described below.

ClickBank's "vendor" (in the past it's been called "publisher") program allows you to sell your Internet products to customers, who can pay using credit cards, debit cards or PayPal. In general you are able to sell intangible (delivered over the web) products and services, like downloads, eBooks, access to your membership websites, etc. (check current details of what is allowed by visiting their site).

There are a modest one-time set up fee and charges per transaction (check their web site for current details). At first sight, the cost of running a ClickBank account in this way may seem high compared to using your own merchant account, or perhaps compared to services like PayPal.

The key advantage of ClickBank over using a merchant account is that it's cheap to get started, that no credit checks are required, and affiliate tracking is included at no extra cost.

Despite perhaps, at first sight, ClickBank's transaction fees appearing relatively large - they may still be cheaper than you think, when you factor in the costs of running an affiliate program - which ClickBank does for free. This is because, unless you're prepared to write the checks for affiliates yourself, buy affiliate management software, and recruit your own affiliates (ClickBank has many thousands), you would otherwise have to join an affiliate network which itself usually itself comes with set-up charges and transaction fees.

ClickBank's payment processing and affiliate system is relatively simple, but it's flexible enough for programmers to build all kinds of sophisticated scripted features on top of. If you look around, there are even many commercial (and some free) off-the-shelf scripts to do many common tasks.

Until recently, the only significant weakness of ClickBank is that they do not allow recurring billing (useful for private membership sites) - and if you needed this, you would have had to use alternative service, like Verotel. However, ClickBank now offers recurring billing - so if you like their offering, there is really no reason not to use them,

Conclusion

I have nothing but good things to say about ClickBank.

Overall then, I highly recommend ClickBank, and choose them as an Editor's Choice.

Click here to visit ClickBank.


Disclosure: Our company may receive payments if you sign-up as a ClickBank vendor after following a link from this web site. At the time of writing, we do not receive any compensation if you sign-up as a ClickBank affiliate. Our company is also a ClickBank affiliate (earn commission from promoting others ClickBank) and vendor (using ClickBank as a retailer for our products). Additionally, our company also offers products designed and/or marketing towards ClickBank members, including CBRocket.

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