Since the birth of Appendipity Themes on April 2013 to our very first sale on June 2013, Appendipity has grown beyond our beliefs.
And with growth there’s always change. And with change, there’s always greater opportunity.
We’ve outgrown Autoresponder services, Hosting plans, Shopping carts, and our decision to close down our affiliate program is part of that growth.
For those that have been with us since the beginning know how hard we work to provide the best possible themes and the best quality of support.
Support is our number one priority which is why we put so much hard work and effort into our support.
With that said we will officially shutdown our affiliate program on April 30, 2014.
What changes to expect?
As we grow as a company we need to make some big changes in order to keep up with the growth of the company.
Within the next few months we’ll be implementing the following:
- Increasing staff to handle support
- Live online chat support
- Live Skype support
- Brand new members back office
- New shopping cart and payment processor
- Developers and Designers
- and much, much more
All these changes will dramatically increase our customer user experience. It’s all about you.
Won’t you lose money by shutting down the affiliate program?
Yes and no. You see here’s the thing. Only 3% of our sales come from Affiliates. So it makes the decision to shutdown the program a bit easier.
The only reason we had an affiliate program is because Clickbank provided us with the platform for it. So it was easy to implement.
Plus we figured that by having an open affiliate program that we’d get a ton of affiliates.
Here’s the thing about having an open affiliate program:
- You get a ton of spammers promoting your product (A product I’m proud of)
- Fake endorsements (fake reviews which gives you a bad reputation)
- Fraud (customers using their own affiliate link to buy our product)
We put our faith in the open program and it bit us in the ass!
We work hard to provide a solid product you can be proud to own and use. All it takes is a bad experience and you’re done.
We need to protect our company and most importantly YOU!
Will you be opening the affiliate program again?
After our complete redesign of the Appendipity site, the backend members area, and the new payment processor, we’ll get right to work on our new affiliate platform.
However it will not be an open program. It will be restricted to only Appendipity members.
What will happen to my referral link?
Unfortunately after April 30, 2014 it will no longer work. You will not receive credit or commissions for any sales made via your referral link after April 30th.
Any sales made prior April 30th you will get credit and get paid your commission. With Clickbank we keep none of your money. You get paid instantly by Clickbank.