Prepare to take action in April. All of your eBay affiliate links must be changed, but there is nothing you can do right now. You have to wait until April 1 to get your new links. http://affiliates.ebay.com
Commission Junction used to run all of eBay’s affiliate program. Then just a year ago we changed our eBay affiliate links to eBay’s “rover” servers. That put eBay in charge of the tracking clicks, purchases and redirects to the proper eBay pages. CJ.com was still responsible for reporting and payments to the affiliate.
Now the eBay Partner Network will run all of the affiliate program functions starting April 1, 2008. I hope eBay improves the consistency of the program. Some of the weaknesses of the current program are:
1. errors in reporting purchases
2. variable reporting times each day
3. having to download a spreadsheet to view the actual items purchased
4. inability to log into CJ.com
From April 1 to May 1, the CJ and eBay programs will overlap. Switch early to get a 5% bonus for April sales.
You can receive an additional 5% bonus for all traffic tracked through eBay Partner Network in April 2008 (bonus applicable to traffic sent to Half.com and US, UK, Australia, Canada, Italy, India and Spain eBay sites). The sooner you migrate, the more you’ll earn! Just:
• Register with eBay Partner Network on April 1, 2008
• Confirm your registration, and obtain your new identifiers
• Update your links with your new identifiers.
• Reminder: Please plan to complete migration by May 1, 2008.