The SamAsh.com Affiliate Program
- Do you have a website?
- Do you want to offer your visitors the very best musical instruments and gear available?
- Do you want to generate more revenue from your site?
If you've answered YES to these questions, consider joining the SamAsh.com Affiliate Program. By providing links to SamAsh.com on your website, your customers can access the world's largest online inventory of musical instruments and gear while you receive up to 10%commission on every sale! SamAsh.com has teamed up with LinkShare, an industry leader in e-commerce marketing services, to provide our affiliates with trusted third-party tracking, real-time reporting, and monthly commission checks.
What is an Affiliate Program?
Simply put, an affiliate program is an arrangement where an online merchant website (called an "advertiser"), like SamAsh.com, pays affiliate websites (called a "publisher") a commission to send them traffic.
These affiliate websites post links to the merchant site and are paid according to a particular agreement. This agreement is usually based on a percentage of the sales generated from the traffic the affiliate site sends the merchant. Recruiting affiliates is an excellent way to sell products online, but it can also be an effective marketing strategy; it's a good way to get the word out about your site.
The affiliate directs traffic to the merchant site through the use of banners and other advertising. The merchant site tracks the source of the traffic as well as the revenue it generates and then pays the affiliate site according to their agreement. Most affiliate programs pay their affiliates once per month. The commission an affiliate earns depends on the agreement with the merchant. Some programs, like the SamAsh.com Affiliate Program, pay a sliding-scale of commissions — the more traffic you send to us, the higher your commission rate. Affiliate programs are almost always non-exclusive meaning a single merchant can have many affiliate websites feeding them traffic. To compete in this kind of environment, the affiliate website usually targets a niche market. For example, while SamAsh.com sells products to a very wide range of musicians, an affiliate website might choose to focus exclusively on orchestral instruments and the musicians that play them.
Most web merchants who have affiliate programs administer them through an affiliate marketing partner. The partner maintains statistics on site traffic and revenue generated by the merchant's affiliates and distributes the commissions. Affiliate marketing partners also insure that the commissions are attributed accurately, so having a reputable and experienced partner is very important. The SamAsh.com affiliate marketing partner is LinkShare — they are one of the largest and most respected affiliate marketing companies in the world and manage the programs of many high-profile and successful merchants.
Sorry, due to local tax laws, we are not accepting affiliates based in Arkansas, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
SamAsh.com is a part of the Sam Ash Music family of companies, the nation's largest family-owned musical instrument retailer. With a heritage that goes back to 1924, and over 50,000 products on our website, SamAsh.com is the place for all the instruments and accessories a musician could possibly need! We have a huge selection of acoustic and electric guitars, basses, drums, amplifiers, keyboards, microphones, band & orchestral instruments, DJ gear and studio setups, electronics, recording software, music books and instructional DVD's. Best of all, you'll be assured the same knowledgeable service that Sam Ash has given its customers since the company's inception.
LinkShare Corporation provides e-commerce businesses with a wide range of online marketing services including Search Marketing (SEM), Lead Generation and Affiliate Marketing. Advertisers can increase their online sales by leveraging LinkShare's massive performance marketing network, along with expert consultative services and patented technology. Superior service combined with technological innovation allows advertisers and publishers to acquire and retain new customers, increase revenue and drive results.
LinkShare clients include Fortune 500 and other prominent and emerging companies doing business online, including J.C. Penney, 1-800-Flowers.com, American Express and Avon Products. LinkShare was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Tampa, London, and Tokyo.