Merchants Choosing An Affiliate + Influencer Network

It can be hard to choose an affiliate + influencer network if you are new to the CPA digital marketing landscape, CPA style marketing (Cost per acquisition) has been around well over 20+ years and you have a lot to catch up on..

A professional affiliate management agency such as HPC Management Inc can help you choose the best network for you, and we managed to rangle-up some network launch discounts for you as well.

Each network has Pros and Cons, it all about finding the right affiliate network that fits with your companies overall strategies. Depending on the size, the amount of traffic and the nature of your business. We have compiled some of the best features of the most popular affiliate + influencer networks.

CJ by Conversant

CJ Affiliate is one of the biggest Global affiliate + influencer tracking platforms online, if you have worked in affiliate marketing you have probably heard of them. Nearly every major retailer have their affiliate programs on CJ Affiliate. Having such a large array of advertisers makes it very easy to compare different offers.

Some of the top features of CJ are:

  1. Deep link generator tool for affiliates + influencers

  2. Mobile ads available

  3. Powerful reporting features and options (has a learning curve)

  4. Reliable monthly payments

  5. Global company and platform

  6. Advanced link integration

  7. SKU based commission or tiered commission

  8. Internal network recruiting available

  9. Much more!

ShareaSale Affiliate Network

ShareaSale is a family friendly affiliate network with small - to midsize retailers and also many small scale just starting out merchants. ShareASale has been in business for 17 years, exclusively as an Affiliate Marketing Network.

Some features of ShareaSale are:

  1. Earnings per Click

  2. Real- Time reports, measuring performance, sales, clicks, commision

  3. Multi tier payout structures

  4. Quick and Easy payout cycle in multiple currencies

  5. Live chat & phone support (Big Plus)

  6. Simple Interface

  7. Easy approval

  8. Low cost to launch

Rakuten LinkShare

Rakuten LinkShare is one of the oldest and leading Global affiliate + Influencer partner networks They incorporate a holistic strategy that delivers proven incremental revenue and is continually optimized for performance.

  1. Flexible deep linking capability

  2. Help center with training tools & tutorial videos

  3. Ad rotation to optimize your ads

  4. Tools to maximize earnings

  5. Easy to Navigate interface

  6. Video Implementation

  7. Internal network recruiting available

  8. Many forms of commissionable strategies and structures

  9. Much more!!


PepperJam is a popular affiliate website with major merchants. They aim to ”Empower advertisers and publishers to reach the omni-channel consumer wherever they are - online, offline, mobile and social - with the products, content and offers they want.”

Best Features of PJ are:

  1. Coupon Suppression tool (Don't pay affiliates who use an unauthorized coupon)

  2. Payout through Paypal

  3. Influencer tracking tool

  4. Multiple payout opportunities and commissionable structures

  5. Internal network recruiting available

  6. Real time reporting like commission report, transaction summary, transaction details, traffic reports

  7. Much more!!

There are many other affiliate networks such as AWIN and Commission Factory as well as 1 by AOL. We lightly touched on this list, if you want to learn more about which affiliate + influencer network is right for your brand reach out to feel free to follow us on Twitter @HPCAffiliates.


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