Last updated: February 1, 2023
What is the FitBark Affiliate Marketing Program and how does it work?
The FitBark Affiliate Marketing Program is a service that allows participating websites to earn commission on sales referred to fitbark.com using specially tracked links. We provide you with custom links and banners that you can post on your website. Then, when a visitor you refer to us makes a purchase, we keep track and give you a commission on the sale.
How do I sign up?
You must first become a member of the ShareASale Affiliate Network, which is our third party program administrator. You can join the ShareASale network clicking here.
Is my website eligible to participate?
We accept applications from websites that are relevant to and best showcase our products and do not contain objectionable or offensive materials. We welcome all applications but reserve the right to refuse membership or revoke a membership at any time at our sole discretion. Partners that make a good fit include bloggers, doggie daycares, dog walkers, trainers, veterinarians, retailers and more. We do not accept discounts, incentives or coupons websites.
Are there any fees?
There are no fees associated with the FitBark Affiliate Marketing program. It is completely free to participate.
Can I become an affiliate if I live outside the United States?
Yes. We accept affiliates from anywhere in the world, as long as ShareASale supports your country of residence. Please keep in mind that all commission payments are currently made in U.S. dollars.
If I have multiple websites, do I need to apply separately for each?
No. You should apply once, list all of your websites on your application and advertise FitBark on any of them once you are approved.
What is your commission rate?
We pay a 12% starting commission rate. Higher volume affiliates are eligible for higher commission levels at the sole discretion of FitBark.
What is the average order size?
The average order size at fitbark.com is around $100, and may be higher during holiday season.
Is there a minimum annual threshold?
There is no minimum sales level required to remain in the program, but you will not receive a commission check until you earn $50 in commission.
I don‘t have a website. Can I still be a FitBark affiliate?
If you don‘t have a website for my business, you don’t want to put banners on your website and/or you place orders on behalf of your clients, you can still be a FitBark affiliate. It just takes a little extra effort. FitBark has text links that can be taken from the ShareASale website in the “Get Links” section. Whenever you get an order from a customer that you would like to fulfill with FitBark products, copy that text link into your browser and press enter. This will take you to the FitBark website through ShareASale’s routing system and you’ll get credit for the sale.
Do I receive any discounts on FitBark products since I’m an affiliate?
No, however we recommend you purchase your orders through your own links so you can earn commission on the sales. You are also free to utilize any of the coupon codes advertised on our website or in printed marketing collateral.
Can I use images from FitBark on my websites?
All of the content on the FitBark website is protected by copyright. You may use images and content from our website in the promotion of our products on your own website, however all images must be attributed and/or used in conjunction the sale of the product through the affiliate program. The images cannot be used in the general design of your website. If you have a special circumstance that requires the use of any photos, product images or content in a manner that is not consistent with the policy stated above, please contact us for written approval prior to the content’s use.
How do I know if my application has been received or if I have been accepted into the affiliate program?
If your application has been submitted correctly, you should receive a confirmation email from ShareASale. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. Otherwise, you might not have finished the process correctly and you should resubmit your application. Once approved, you will receive a welcome email from the affiliate manager.
How do I create links to fitbark.com?
When you add a banner or link to your website, it will be tagged with your unique ShareASale ID. The easiest way to create links is to visit the FitBark ShareASale Affiliate Page once you’ve been approved. There, you can browse through the different categories of text and banner links, or make a custom link to any page on the website. To create a banner link, click “Get this Banner’s HTML Code” under each banner or link that you want to display. The shortest code available is easiest to add to your site, use in email and use directly in a browser.
Am I obligated to place a certain number of links on my website?
There is no limit. We encourage you to use as many as necessary and appropriate to improve click-through and conversion rates. A creative banner along with a text link or FitBark logo will likely improve effectiveness.
How does the affiliate program know when I should receive credit for an order?
Our system tracks a cookie that is automatically applied to the computer of a person who clicks on a banner or text link that has your affiliate ID number embedded within it. Each banner or link that you create is specifically tagged with your ShareASale ID number, letting us know that you deserve commission on the sales you send our way. You can access all of these banners and links by logging in your ShareASale Account and choosing from any of the banners or simple text links available. These links can be used from any website, put directly into a browser or emailed out in the case of text links. You can test a link by copying and pasting it into your browser. If you are directed to the FitBark homepage, the link is working. Do not copy and paste a landing page url from our website (i.e. www.fitbark.com?SSAID=123456) and confuse it for an affiliate link, since it will not track properly. All affiliate links begin with “http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfmB=…”
When and how do I get paid?
ShareASale will pay your monthly commission by either check or direct deposit around the 22nd of the following month. Your account needs to have a balance of $50 on more before the end of the month in order to receive a payment. Otherwise, it will continue to roll forward into the next month until the $50 minimum is reached and we can issue a payment.
What sales and revenue reports does ShareASale provide?
Each transaction is logged on ShareASale servers and is available for review in detail. ShareASale will provide real-time tracking of your clicks, sales and commission. Please do not contact us for this information, since we cannot access your account.
If a visitor comes to our websites from your website but does not purchase on that visit, you can still earn commission on sales from that customer if they return and make a purchase within 60 days. This works even if they navigate directly to the website on a return visit as long as they haven’t deleted their cookies.
Do I earn commission credits if someone clicks on a product on my site and then buys a different product?
Yes. You will receive full credit for any product that is purchased by a customer who clicks on your affiliate link across fitbark.com
How do product returns affect my commission?
If a customer returns a product for a refund, or if credit card charges are reversed due to a dispute or credit card fraud, your account will be debited the commission. But don’t worry – we’ve built a great product and we expect extremely low return rates.