what is avantlink

Avantlink – A Cut Above

What is Avantlink?

If you are involved with affiliate marketing in some compacity, you have probably heard of Avantlink. But what what is avantlinkexactly is it? Much like Rakuten, Cj Affiliates and Clickbank, Avantlink is an affiliate marketing network. Unlike some of the other affiliate networks, Avantlink is difficult to join. They place a high standard on both affiliates and merchants.

 

What is an Affiliate Marketing Network?

Affiliate marketing networks contain many company’s affiliate programs all on one site. It’s like one stop shopping for affiliate programs. For example, Avantlink has hundreds of affiliate programs to choose from, including 360 Training inc., Electrohome, Raleigh Bicycles and Tony Robbins just to name a few.

About Avantlink

Based in Park City, Utah, Avantlink believes in quality as their main focus. Only merchants and affiliates that meet a strict criteria will be accepted. Avantlink follows a vigorous QA and vetting process to ensure this happens. In fact, only 30% of affiliate applicants are accepted.

What this means for the merchants is that they can be assured that they will have only the best affiliates promoting their products. Same goes for the affiliates, as they will be able to promote merchandise from reputable companies that had to comply with a strict protocol.

What Does Avantlink Offer it’s Merchants?

For merchants, using Avantlink can be very beneficial. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Time spent monitoring fraudulent activity is minimized as Avantlink only works with top-quality affiliates
  • Each affiliate has to go through a stringent vetting process, ensuring that only high quality affiliates are chosen
  • Affiliates can only apply to one program at a time
  • Once a merchant has denied an affiliates application, that affiliate cannot re-apply with that merchant

What Does Avantlink Offer it’s Affiliates

For affiliates, there are lots of reasons to use Avantlink.

  • Avantlink only has established merchants that have large product offerrings
  • They offer a lot of data in real time, to help affiliates increase their revenue
  • If you are an affilliate who is adept at developing new ways to market products, Avantlink has an App Market platform where you can develop these ideas and earn revenue sharing
  • Product level tools to help affiliates advertise in new ways
  • They offer active sales coupons and promotions
  • You can add a custom tracking link in seconds
  • Avantlink does not use “last click wins” to determine commission payouts. They use real time data to share commissions with mutiple affiliates involved with the sale.

Promotional Tools

Here are some of the promotional tools that are available for affiliates to use at Avantlink.

Merchant Ads

Avantlink provides automatic updates for their text or immage/banner merchant ads. They also automatically encode HTMLs and tracking URLs for the affiliates website.

Affiliate Link Encoder

With the Affiliate Link Encoder, you can automatically change all of your direct-to-merchant links to affiliate links. Also, you can automatically create affiliate links for keywords throughout your site. This tool also eliminates the need for you to login to the network to get the encoded links.

Custom Link Builder

The Custom Link Builder allows affiliates to build custom affiliate links with ease. It also allows you to setup custom tracking codes, as well as providing you the option to deep link visitors to high converting areas of a merchants site.

Avanlink WordPress Plugin

With this plugin, affiliates can access merchant ad campaigns and create links all from within WordPress. It also provides a product database search from mutiple merchants. The beauty of this plugin is that it provides automatic integration with the Affiliate Link Encoder tool.

Product Ad Widget

This tool allows affiliates to feature multiple stores with this one widget. It also automatically updates product content, as well as updating displays instantly, using subscription configurations.

Product Content Widget

The product content widget has many uses. It can provide images and/or information about multiple products. It can also can give price comparisons for a specific product, from all of your merchants. This should help with conversions, as customers will see all of the different prices for the same product, from various merchants.

Something else this widget does is provide product reviews from the merchant (if availabe) for the item you are promoting. It will also provide similar products from other merchants, as well as show other products that have been purchased together.

Deal of the Day

The Deal of the Day tool allows you to publish a deal of the day or one deal at a time content. You can also promote Deal of the Day or One Deal at a Time RSS feed subscriptions and have your affiliate links automatically encoded. Using another tool called Avantlink API, you can create Deal of the Day or One Deal at a Time mobile alerts.

 

Conclusion

Whether you are an affiliate or a Merchant, Avantlink offers plenty opportunity to increase sales. Their team works closely with their clients in order to achieve their goals. Also, the tools at Avantlink are more advanced than at other affiliate networks. If you think that you have what it takes to join Avantlink you can click here. If you don’t get approved, don’t be too disappointed. Remember that 70% of applicants are rejected. Good Luck!

All the Best,

Ed

If you enjoyed this post, you might want to check out these articles as well;
Peerfly – The Perfect CPA Affiliate Network For Beginners
Avangate Affiliate Program Review
CJ Affiliate by Conversant Affiliate Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Avantlink – A Cut Above”

  1. kmv

    Sounds like Avantlink has really high quality vendors…I like that. I’ve worked with a few vendors through ShareASale that have quite honestly sucked!

    It seems they are always running our of money, and late in updating their sales. It gets very frustrating.

    So, one downside to having such a high standard would seem to be less vendors. Does this mean it may be harder to find vendors for your niche?

    Anyway, I think it is worth giving Avantlink a look. Thanks for the informative article!

    1. Ed

      Possibly. However, there are hundreds of merchants available if you sign up as a U.S. affiliate.

  2. Glenys

    Thanks for writing this great review Ed. I really enjoyed reading it. You helped me understand what Avantlink is. I have not come across an affiliate marketing company with that quantity of rejections before. It almost sounds like a private membership group. It makes you want to apply…. just to see if you “make the cut”. It’s nice to be thought of as an elite marketer. Don’t you agree?
    It is nice that they have brand name companies to promote. I was just wondering what their referral fees would be for physical goods. You mentioned brand name companies like Raleigh Bicycles. Are their referral commissions higher than say Amazon’s?

    1. Ed

      Thank you for your comment Glenys. Answering your question, the Raleigh affiliate program offers commissions of 4% with a 30 day cookie. Good luck if you decide to apply to Avantlink, I hope that you make the cut!

  3. Mark

    Ed…
    I enjoyed your article on Avantlink. I’ve heard of them through passing but never knew that they require such stringent criteria for acceptance. You’d think that with such a low acceptance rate that the commissions would be a little more rewarding than 4%. Will the commissions increase over time with sales or is there some other criteria that have to be met first?

    Thanks!

    1. Ed

      Thanks Mark, each merchant offers different levels of commissions.

  4. freddy

    Hello Ed. This is an awesome review on Avantlink, Im a new affiliate marketer with only 40 days in the this space and it looks like joining Avantlink would be one of my goals.
    The information you provided about their support structure and WordPress plug in are realy what i need to sustain my business. Thanks

    1. Ed

      You’re welcome Freddy. Good luck with your new venture!

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