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Self-Managed Account


Our Self-Managed account is our base merchant package designed for merchants with an in-house Affiliate Manager or Outsourced Program Manager (OPM) available to manage their LinkConnector campaigns. With this account type, à la carte program management services are available from LinkConnector as needed. Self-Managed merchants receive benefits including access to LinkConnector's high quality network of affiliates with no annual renewal fees, no ad serving fees, no contractual term commitment, no email fees, no product feed storage and serving fees, and no exclusivity requirement.

With Self-Managed accounts, the Network Access Fee to get started is $500 and it includes the setup and launch of the merchant's first campaign if launched within 30 days of signup. For this account type, the minimum Prepay account balance to launch a campaign is $500. This Prepay account is fully refundable and used to pay any accrued fees and/or commissions. The LinkConnector transactional fee is 20%* of what merchants pay affiliates. Self-Managed merchants enjoy a low base monthly minimum fee of $100 that is waived through the first full month after signup.

Self-Managed merchants also receive access to some of LinkConnector's proprietary technologies, including our Affiliate Ranking system, FraudFREE Protection, Pending Sale Functionality, and Advanced Events (Per per Go and Pay per Call). This account type includes one active campaign and one active event. Merchants also receive affiliate payment processing, 24/7 access to LinkConnector's real-time performance reports, and batch mode validation of leads and sales. Self-Managed accounts do not have a designated Account Manager; however, many of LinkConnector's account management services are available as needed.



Co-Managed Account


The Co-Managed account is perfect for merchants who may have access to an in-house Affiliate Manager or OPM, but want a more complete package of exclusive technologies, support, and program management services from LinkConnector. In addition to everything available to Self-Managed merchants, the Co-Managed account provides merchants with access to LinkConnector's proprietary technologies such as Naked Link Technology® and SourceChecker (Brand Control). Co-Managed merchant accounts also enjoy access to a designated Account Manager available to upload creatives into the LinkConnector network, provide weekly review and approval of affiliate applications and for other à la carte program management services as needed.

With Co-Managed accounts, the Network Access Fee to get started is $2,000 and it includes the setup and launch of unlimited campaigns and unlimited events within 60 days of signup. For this account type, the minimum Prepay account balance to launch a campaign is $2,000. This Prepay account is fully refundable and used to pay any accrued fees and/or commissions. The LinkConnector transactional fee is 25%* of what merchants pay affiliates. The monthly minimum fee for Co-Managed merchants is $1,000 and is waived through the first two full months after signup. Co-Managed merchants may also be eligible for a discount to the monthly minimum fee of up to $500.



Premier Account


The Premier Merchant account, available by invitation only, is for merchants who desire a complete package of exclusive technologies, support, and program management services from LinkConnector. In addition to everything available to Co-Managed merchants, the Premier Merchant account includes premier support from a designated Senior Account Manager who will manage a merchant's complete Affiliate Marketing efforts in LinkConnector. Additional benefits include the setup and launch of an unlimited number of campaigns and events, validation processing of leads and sales, creation and distribution of monthly campaign newsletters, recruitment of and communication with LinkConnector and out-of-network affiliates, weekly review and approval of affiliate applications, and a monthly campaign performance report.

With Premier Merchant accounts, the Network Access Fee to get started is $3,000 and it includes the setup, launch, and promotion of unlimited campaigns and unlimited events. For this account type, the minimum Prepay account balance to launch a campaign is $3,000. This Prepay account is fully refundable and used to pay any accrued fees and/or commissions. The LinkConnector transactional fee is 30%* of what merchants pay affiliates. The monthly minimum fee for Premier merchants is $2,000 and is waived through the first four full months after signup. Premier merchants may also be eligible for a discount to the monthly minimum fee of up to $1,000.



Comparison Chart
Merchant Account Types Self-Managed Co-Managed Premier
Exclusivity Requirement None None None
Contractual Term Commitment None None None
Annual Renewal Fee None None None
Ad Serving Fee None None None
In-Network E-mail Fee None None None
Product Feed Storage and Serving Fee None None None
Network Access Fee $500 $2,000 $3,000
LinkConnector Transactional Fee* 20% 25% 30%
Monthly Minimum LinkConnector Fee $100 $1,000 $2,000
Grace Period 1 month 2 months 4 months
Monthly Minimum Fee Surcharge for each additional Event and/or Campaign $25 None None
Monthly Minimum Fee Surcharge for use of Pending Sale™ Functionality $50 None None
Monthly Minimum Fee Surcharge for use of check/Paypal payment method $25 None None
Monthly Minimum LinkConnector Fee Discount None Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Product Feed Setup Fee $500** $250** None
Campaign Setup Fee $500†† $500‡‡ None
FraudFree™ Protection
Advanced Events (Pay per Go & Pay per Call)
Customer Support
24/7 Access to LinkConnector's Real-Time Performance Reports and API Reporting
Batch mode validation of leads and sales
Payment Methods Available
ACH (eCheck)
Credit Card***
Check/PayPal
Access to LinkConnector's Affiliate Ranking System
LinkConnector Network Training
Assistance with setup and launch of first campaign
Access to LinkConnector Affiliates
Technical assistance to integrate LinkConnector tracking with your shopping cart à la carte
SourceChecker™ (Brand Control)
Pending Sale™ Functionality à la carte
Designated Account Manager
Complete setup and launch of all campaigns††† à la carte
Uploading of creatives into LinkConnector Network à la carte
Review and Approval of Affiliate Applications à la carte
Manual validation processing of leads and sales à la carte à la carte
Develop and distribute campaign newsletters‡‡‡ à la carte à la carte
Recruitment and communication with LC Affiliates à la carte à la carte
Recruitment and communication with out-of-network Affiliates à la carte à la carte
Monthly Campaign Performance Report à la carte à la carte
Naked Link Technology® à la carte
Special Ad Hoc Reporting à la carte à la carte à la carte
Special IT Support à la carte à la carte à la carte
Special Marketing Services à la carte à la carte à la carte
* This rate includes the 3% discount for ACH or check/PayPal payment methods. Please note this discount is only for merchants that utilize ACH or check/PayPal payment methods.
By invitation only
Use of Pending Sale Functionality for Self-Managed merchants allows an event to remain pending for up to 30 days for a $50 surcharge to the Monthly Minimum LC Fee. Allowing an event to remain pending for up to 60 days is also available for a $100 surcharge to the Monthly Minimum LC Fee for Self-Managed merchants.
** Waived if set up within 60 days of signup.
†† Waived for first campaign if set up and launched within 30 days of signup.
‡‡ Waived for all campaigns if set up and launched within 60 days of signup.
*** Merchants that utilize credit cards will not be eligible for the 3% discount to the LC Fee.
††† Only applies to campaigns launched within 60 days of signup for Co-Managed merchants.
‡‡‡ Merchant provides newsletter material.