Ebay Partner Network Affiliate Program (EPN): Reverse The One Day Cookie
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EPN affiliates help drive traffic to ebay auctions which Boosts eBay's earnings as well as helps increase the final price sellers get for their goods. On October 1st, 2013 the eBay Partner Network implemented a new affiliate payout structure which included, among other things, a surprise reduction in cookie duration time to just one day. While this approach may work for traditional online stores like Amazon it does not with 7 to 10 day auctions because buyers traditionally wait until the end day before bidding resulting in greatly reduced affiliate earnings, many earning nothing at all.
EPN AFFILIATES ARE VOICING THEIR DISPLEASURE WITH EPN
Brian Marcus, head of the ebay partner network, issued a statement on Oct 10th, 2013 to try and stem the instant displeasure being voiced by affiliates in a post on the ebay partner network blog here http://www.ebaypartnernetworkblog.com/en/2013/10/an-update-on-pricing-from-brian-marcus/
As can be seen by the massively negative response, and the extensive number of negative comments, ebay partners are up in arms and their cries are falling on def ears. EPN, since taking their affiliate program in house a few years ago, has earned a reputation amongst affiliates as being one of the worst managed for reasons varying from constant monthly 'upstream issues' in reporting to repeated 'makegoods' without explanation to the extent the EPN program is outsourced. Capping the list of complaints is the perception, based on EPN actions, that the ebay partner network does not listen to its affiliates despite constantly asuring them that they are via postings on the EPN website. The same song and dance has been repeated for several years and earnings for many affiliates have hit an all time low since Oct 1st.
LOSING EBAY AFFILIATES HURTS EBAY SELLERS - less traffic to auctions means fewer potential buyers
The ebay affiliate partner network forums are currently filled with postings from dissatisfied affiliates all saying the same thing...
REVERSE THE ONE DAY EBAY COOKIE so that affiliates can regain some of the estimated 85% in lost earnings.
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