Internet Retailer is just two weeks away! If you are attending, make sure to stop by the booth to learn about the new and exciting happenings at Rakuten and to discuss your Affiliate Marketing program. Rakuten LinkShare will be at booth #215 with fellow Rakuten companies, Rakuten MediaForge, Rakuten.com Shopping, Rakuten Loyalty, Rakuten Brazil and Rakuten Ichiba. The theme of the 2013 conference is Breaking Barriers Toward a New Retail Economy. We are excited to announce Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO of Rakuten, will deliver the Keynote Address on Tuesday, June 5th! Make sure to listen in if you are attending. See
Advertiser Name: Mead® MID: 38305 URL: http://www.mead.com Now is the perfect time to join the MEAD affiliate program with End of School Blowout Sales! Mead® and Five Star® products are as varied as the students who use them. Ranging from planners and journals to notebooks, folders, binders, pencil cases and everything in between. Through our diverse collection of Mead® products for school/student use and business/home use, you can find simple and effective tools that empower scholastic excellence and help you to balance all of life’s activities. With Mead®, you can find solutions for every aspect of your day: Mead® Note
To say that Affiliate Marketing is a competitive business is an understatement and over the past few weeks this competitive pressure has only increased in light of Google’s decision to shutdown Google Affiliate Network (GAN) on July 31, 2013. So it’s no secret that Rakuten LinkShare and our closest competitors are now in a fierce competitive battle to win GAN’s clients. Competition can sometimes bring out the best and the worst in a company. From sales tactics designed to create FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) to battling claims made by competitors that are simply untrue. The savvy prospect, however, can see
Recently we interviewed Shauna Miller of Penny Chic about her successful blog and Walmart.com clothing line! Read our Q&A with this extreme budget fashionista and find out how she has turned her blog into the career of her dreams! Q: What is the inspiration behind your blog and clothing line? A: Both the blog and the clothing line came out of a desire to give women access to stylish outfits at an affordable price. I always wanted to be fashion designer growing up. In fact I just found sketches of dresses I had drawn when I was 9 years old!
There are several states that have passed Internet sales tax laws. These laws at the individual state level are very different from one another and some are difficult to interpret when it comes to sales via the affiliate channel. That is why we always need to advise clients to speak to their tax attorney on these issues. Federal legislation on this issue is currently under consideration by legislators. Below are two links that you should bookmark for reference: Internet Sales Tax: A 50-State Guide to Tax Laws 10 States Aiming to Tax Internet Sales Scott Allan SVP, Global Marketing