GoDark Bags Affiliate Terms of Service
What is the GoDark Bags Affiliate Program and how does it work?
The GoDark Bags Affiliate Program is a service that allows participating websites and blogs to earn commissions on sales referred to GoDarkBags.com using specially tracked links. We provide you with custom links and banners that you can post on your website. Then when a visitor you’ve referred to us makes a purchase, we’ll keep track and give you a commission on the sale.
The Affiliates Program platform uses browser cookies to verify qualifying sales. The cookies are valid for thirty (30) days (the “Cookie Period”). Commissions are paid on qualifying sales made during the Cookie Period. This means that an Affiliate can receive a commission for a qualifying sale if the sale was made within thirty days of the user clicking the Affiliate Link, as long as the Affiliate was the last referrer. If a user clicks multiple Affiliate Links, the last Affiliate Link to be clicked prior to a qualifying sale will receive the commission. If the user’s last click prior to making the purchase was a paid channel, such as Google PPC, the purchase will not be a qualifying sale and an Affiliate will not receive a commission.
What is your commission rate?
Base commissions begin at 9%
How are commissions calculated?
Commissions are calculated by multiplying the relevant commission rate and the price of the qualifying sales (excluding shipping costs and taxes). Commissions are not paid on sales that are canceled or returned.
Is there a holding period on commissions?
We offer a 30 return policy and therefore we have a 30 day hold on affiliate commissions to ensure the product is not returned before paying out.
Commissions are subject to review and other limitations for fraudulent activity. GoDark Bags reserves the right to withhold commissions if fraudulent activity is found.
How do payouts work?
Affiliate commission payouts are done on the 1st and the 15th of each month. There is a minimum $50 payout which means if your accumulated commissions that have cleared the 30 day holding period do not equal $50 or more on the day of the payout then the commission will be held over to the next pay period.
We currently ONLY support paypal so you will need a valid paypal address to get paid.
Is my website eligible for the Affiliate Program?
We accept websites with privacy, survival, prepper, tactical, law enforcement, EMF content, health and wellness and travel related content with visual appeal that align well with our brand, mission, and core values. We welcome all applications, with the exception of deal sites or coupon sites, but reserve the right to refuse membership or revoke a membership at any time and for any reason at our sole discretion. Please note we are not currently approving pure deal sites or coupon sites at this time.
Can I promote using PPC?
Promoting GoDark products using PPC requires special approval. Please contact our affiliate manager (email@example.com) if you'd like to be considered for PPC approval.
Are there any fees?
No. There are no fees associated with the GoDark Bags Affiliate Program. It is completely free to participate.
How do I sign up?
You must first register and apply by visiting GoDark Bags Affiliate Program. Please note that your application will be approved faster if you use an email address that matches the website in your profile (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org and www.website.com). This helps prove that you own or are associated with the domain listed on your profile. Regardless, we will still email you prior to acceptance for further details using the email address used during sign-up.
If I have multiple websites, do I need to apply separately for each?
Once you are approved for one domain you can apply for approval for additional domains by simply emailing your affiliate manager for approval. No need to complete the application for additional domains.
Do I receive any discounts on GoDark products since I’m an affiliate?
No. However, you may place your own orders through your own links so you can earn commission on the sales.
Can I use images from GoDark Bags on my websites?
All of the content on the GoDark Bags website is protected by copyright. You may use images and content from our websites in the promotion of our products on your own website, however, all images must be attributed and/or used in conjunction with the sale of the product through the affiliate programs. The images cannot be used in the general design of your website. If you have a special circumstance that requires the use of any photos, product images or content in a manner that is not consistent with the policy stated above, please contact us for written approval prior to the content’s use. We will actively prosecute copyright infringement should we find any instances.
How do I know if I have been accepted into the affiliate program?
If your application has been submitted correctly, you should receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your spam folder. We will notify you with a decision within 1-2 business days. If approved, you will receive a welcome e-mail from us.
Am I obligated to place a certain number of links on my website?
No. There is neither a minimum nor a limit. We encourage you to use as many as necessary and appropriate to improve click-through and conversion rates.
How does the affiliate program know when I should receive credit for an order?
Post Affiliate Pro tracks a cookie that is automatically applied to the computer of a person who clicks on a banner or text link that has your affiliate ID number embedded within it. Each banner or link that you create is specifically tagged with your Post Affiliate Pro affiliate ID number, letting us know that you deserve commission on the sales you send our way. You can access all of these banners and links by logging in to your GoDark Bags Affiliate Account and choosing from any of the banners or create links. These links can be used from any website, put directly into a browser or emailed out in the case of text links. You can test a link by copying and pasting it into your browser. If you are directed to the GoDark Bags website, the link is working. Do not copy and paste a landing page URL from our website and confuse it for an affiliate link, since it will not track properly.