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Hello there my electronically minded Sea Changers. The online sales of electronics is certainly an interesting area to get involved in as it covers such a large and diverse range of products and equipment. In an effort to assist you as you get started within this niche I am going to give you an insight today into my list of 8 Electronics Affiliate Programs To Work With in 2020.
As I run through them, I am keeping in mind that this is a huuuuggeee niche so the size and types of affiliate programs within it are practically never ending. So how have I picked my best 8? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there so I did some searching around and checked a few out and chose them by looking at:
- What they offer
- Commission rates
- Payment terms
- Cookie duration
- Application processes
- Affiliate/Marketing materials provided
Before we start however, let’s have a look at what I mean by the term electronics and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…
What are Electronics?
When we discuss the term electronics, it essentially covers anything that works on electricity or batteries and everything in between. As I have said, it is a massive niche so you will need to do some good research in order to break it all down into a sub-niche that you can work with. So for those of you looking to make money selling electronics online these sub niches could incorporate any of the following:
- Home HiFi – Televisions, DVD players, Soundbars etc.
- Computer equipment – laptops, desktop computers, mobile phones, iPods, iPads etc.
- Photographic equipment – cameras, lenses etc.
- Home appliances – fans, ovens, washing machines
- Gaming – consoles, controllers, headsets and so on
- In car electronics – stereo systems, dash cams etc.
- Actual electronics – Resistors, capacitors, diodes etc.
What can affiliate marketers promote?
One of the biggest issues with the sale of many electronics products online is that visitors to your site trust it and its products enough to actually make their purchase online. In many cases, the reader will use your site to research what they need and then run down to their local electronics store to purchase. In many cases, this is because they:
- want to handle and test them prior to purchase.
- don’t want to pay shipping costs on large items.
- want a warranty and local return process.
There are a number of ways that you can combat this within your posts such as demonstration videos and highlighting shipping and warranty information but basically, as long as you are solving the problems of your readers, then there really is a good market here to explore. Let’s then check out my 8 electronics affiliate programs that may help you out…
TigerDirect is a massive one-stop-shop electronics site providing access to a massive range of computer, business and server electronics covering all of the big manufacturers such as HP, Apple, Dell and others.
Added to their business range of computers etc, they also offer the following:
- Telecommunications equipment
- Office products
- HiFi and home entertainment
- Security and surveillance equipment
This is a great site to link to if your niche is generalized as there is certainly enough there to keep your readers occupied for years. And even if you are working in a narrower field (such as computers and networking for example), there is opportunity there for a little cross selling into HiFi and other electronics for the office as well. And with their big brand inventory, you may be able to sway some of those nervous buyers we talked about to purchase from you online rather than heading out locally.
Commission Rate: 2% Commission + 3% Intel Campaign + 1% iPads
Payment Terms: Monthly
Cookie Duration: 7 Days.
Application required?: Yes – TigerDirect’s affiliate program is managed by CJ Affiliate. You will be required to apply for an account, set up your network and then for the TigerDirect affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.
Marketing material provided: Text links, Product specific tag generator
Join the TigerDirect affiliate program here
If drones and remote controlled stuff is where it is at for you then HobbyTron is well worth a look. There is pretty much a remote controlled version of every type of vehicle available here ranging from the cost effective to the more expensive hobbyist collections.
The site also accounts for those worried about shipping and warranty information giving you another bow in your promotion arrow.
These products fit squarely within the hobbyist niche so if you can outline their features and benefits, then you know that enthusiasts will spend money on them. A must for any hobby related electronics sites.
Commission Rate: 9%
Payment Terms: Monthly
Cookie Duration: 90 days
Application required?: Yes – HobbyTron’s affiliate program is managed by either CJ Affiliate or Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account, set up your network and then for the HobbyTron affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.
Marketing material provided: Text links and banners
Join the HobbyTron affiliate program here
For those of you working with sound related electronics, then you might want to check out Kove. Their specialty is in the Bluetooth range of products including:
- Noise canceling headphones
The advantages here for affiliate marketers is that they come in just a little cheaper than the big brands and, according to the reviews I have found, are of the same quality. A very good alternative to the big brand names and also a good cross sell if you are working in the mobile/cell phone or gaming niches.
Payment Terms: Monthly
Cookie Duration: 30 Days.
Application required?: Yes – Kove’s affiliate program is managed by Viglink. You will be required to apply for an account and then for the kove affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.
Marketing material provided: Text links, Social media banners
Join the Kove affiliate program here
I have included All-Battery.com simply for its cross selling advantages to almost any electronics niche where batteries are required. There are also other power related products within its arsenal which includes:
- Li-ion/Polymer/LiFe batteries
- AA, AAA, C, D, 9V Rechargeables
- Primary Batteries (Non-Rechargeable) – Alkaline and lithium batteries
- Battery Chargers
- Hobby related batteries – remote control vehicles and robotics
- Custom Battery Packs
- Home requirements – solar, vacuum and power tool batteries etc.
- Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries
- Mobile Accessories – cell phone and computer batteries
- Sports & Travel – Bike helmet, eBike and scooter batteries, DC-AC converters
As you can see, if your niche product needs power, this site is a great addition to your mainstream offerings. And again, you may be able to save your readers a trip to their local store if you can address their battery/power requirements as well. Especially as they promote their prices as a “40-80% saving from the price at retail stores”.
Commission Rate: up to 15%
Payment Terms: Monthly
Cookie Duration: 30 days
Application required?: Yes – All-battery.com’s affiliate program is managed by Share-a-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the All-battery.com affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.
Marketing material provided: Access to exclusive newsletters, coupons, ad banners, contests, text links
Join the All-Battery.com affiliate program here
As the name suggests, GameStop is all about the video game niche with a large array of games, consoles and relevant merchandise to allow for great upsell and cross sell opportunities for affiliate marketers. In terms of electronics, there is a good range of products to cover all aspects of gaming including:
- Video Games
- Video consoles and accessories
- Mobile/cell phones, tablets, watches (Apple),
- Televisions, tablets and monitors
- Headphones and speakers
The site also carries a range of collectibles, clothing and other random stuff (Black Panther towel anyone?) meaning there is something here for gamers, collectors and enthusiasts alike. And as we know, hobbyists and collectors – that this site is aimed at – will spend money on this sort of thing and will buy online.
Commission Rate: 4%
Payment Terms: Monthly.
Cookie Duration: 45 Days.
Application required?: Yes – GameStop’s affiliate program is managed by Rakuten Marketing. You will be required to apply…