Spreading the Word
We're always incredibly grateful to users who are enthusiastic enough about our products to want to spread the word. In fact, we've had so many requests from users wanting to add a banner or graphic to their site telling the world about Scrivener, that we try to make it easy by providing a selection of badges you can use:
Become an Affiliate
If you want to go a step further, you can even earn a little money by becoming a sales affiliate. To do so, you need to sign up to eSellerate's affiliate program here:
eSellerate is a leading ecommerce provider and we use them for our web-store. All of our sales go through eSellerate, and they provide the serial number and activation system for our software. They thus manage the whole sales affiliate process and forward any due commission to the affiliate on a monthly basis. The link above is to the eSellerate affiliates' sign-up page. Because eSellerate is entirely separate from L&L, you won't see us mentioned anywhere unless you use the "View Products" facility and search for "Scrivener".
When you become a sales affiliate, you earn a 20% commission on any licences that are sold as a result of the user coming to our store through your website.
Becoming an affiliate with eSellerate is a fairly thorough process, and depending on circumstances there may well be forms that need signing. This is only to be expected, since eSellerate is a professional respected ecommerce provider who are assiduous about managing VAT returns, sales taxes and such. The affiliate program is not prohibitively difficult to join, but there may be certain legal requirements enforced by eSellerate that must be met in order to take part. Any initial headache pays off with a slick operation thereafter, though!
If you experience any issues when trying to become a sales affiliate for Scrivener, please contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org. David will liaise with eSellerate to try to find a solution.
Very occasionally, a customer might come to our store through your site and then use a discount coupon that they have. If you ever see a 0% commission for a sale, please check the discount that was applied to the sale. If a user has a 100% coupon (perhaps given out as a competition prize), then the discount will be equal to the price and so obviously there will be no commission. This has only ever happened a handful of times, but it is worth looking out for. If you have any questions, though, please email David.