The LinkShare Coupon Web Service is a great way for you to access coupon and promotional links from your Advertisers without logging in to the Publisher Dashboard! We’ve created an easy way for you to post all of your Black Friday & Cyber Monday coupons and promotions using our Coupon Web Service. These offers are compelling to consumers and therefore more likely to convert on some of the busiest shopping days of the year.
In order to use the Web Service you’ll send a “request” to LinkShare’s servers. LinkShare will then provide a “response” to the request in XML format which you can program into your site.
Here’s a sample request for each day:
All Black Friday offers
http://feed.linksynergy.com/couponfeed.php?token=[INSERT YOUR 27 Character Token]&promotiontype=30
All Cyber Monday offers
http://feed.linksynergy.com/couponfeed.php?token=[INSERT YOUR 27 Character Token]&promotiontype=31
Our guidelines provide the details regarding which parameters to use. You’ll include your token in every request for authentication purposes. Your token can always be found on the Web Service page in the Dashboard.
Before using the LinkShare Coupon Web Service, a Publisher must be approved. You can apply in the Publisher Dashboard here, and learn more in the Help Center here. Right now we only offer text links, but we will be adding banners in the future.
The advantage of using the LinkShare Coupon Web Service is simple – LinkShare wants to help expedite the process of getting coupon creative into the hands of Publishers because we know this creative converts into sales. The Coupon Web Service allows you to access promotional text links without logging in to the Publisher Dashboard.
You can also use Coupon Finder, our easy-to-use interface, to get the latest Black Friday & Cyber Monday coupons and consumer offers from your advertisers. Just choose Black Friday or Cyber Monday from the Promotion Type drop down to see what offers are available to you.
Nicole Prodoehl, Sr. Network Development Manager