On August 3rd, we introduced our gift certificate exchange for Pricebenders. Today, we are excited to debut a new complimentary program we call Your Choice Dropshipping (YCD)–which instantly makes any gift certificate you win at Pricebenders infinitely more valuable!
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
With YCD, you can now redeem your gift certificates for ANY product from some of the world’s most popular e-commerce sites! We’re launching YCD today with the following eleven Amazon sites:
- amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)
- amazon.de (Germany)
- amazon.fr (France)
- amazon.it (Italy)
- amazon.es (Spain)
Note that most of these Amazon sites service multiple countries in the region.
But the Amazon sites are just the beginning. At the new YCD Manager page, you can submit other sites you’d like us to add. If there’s a e-commerce site in your country that is very popular, or that you love to shop at, for example, submit it! If enough others submit the same site suggestion–and provided the site will allow us to submit drop-ship orders–we’ll add them to the YCD list!
Once added, you’ll be able to redeem your TripleClicks gift certificates on ANY product at that site that you want! Just submit the URL of the product you want and we’ll take it from there. We’ll deduct the amount of the item from your gift certificate balance (plus a $8 service fee) and have the item shipped directly from the site to you! How great is that?!
Speaking of great, put your SFI Team Leader hat on now and look at YCD from the perspective of a business builder; think about how valuable this new feature can be for you. That is, the majority of SFI affiliates and TC members are from outside of North America and, hence, cannot receive directly the physical items we auction off at Pricebenders each day. So, instead, the majority of Pricebenders bidders bid on and accept TC gift certificates. Now, those gift certificates just became immensely more valuable!
Yes, thanks to YCD, now the same or similar product you’re bidding on can be purchased from and received from a local source! Or, use your TC gift certificate with YCD to order just about anything you’ve had on your personal wish list. In other words, when you’re bidding at Pricebenders now, you can be bidding essentially for anything YOU want!
And think about how fantastic YCD is for holiday and other gift-giving occasions! You can now have just about any gift sent directly to a friend or family member (just enter their name and shipping address when you place your order).
Add this all up and Pricebenders just got a LOT more attractive for our international affiliates and members…and that means more TCredits sales, bigger Direct Commissions, and a larger TripleClicks Executive Pool for all!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: When will YCD be available?
YCD is available NOW.
Q: How do I communicate exactly what item I want drop shipped to me?
On the YCD Manager page, you simply need to paste the URL of the item you want (copy the URL from the product details page at the site of your choice). You’ll also need to confirm your shipping address and the total cost (including shipping, if any). Once you’ve submitted this information, we’ll take it from there. We’ll reduce your gift certificate balance for the amount of the order and have the item shipped directly to you as soon possible.
Q: What are the steps to using YCD?
1. You win a Pricebenders auction and accept the gift certificate offered.
2. Access the YCD Manager page (located in the Member Center at TripleClicks) and pick a e-commerce site you want to order from from the sites listed.
3. From the e-commerce site of your choosing, browse and find the product you want. At that product’s details page, copy the URL for that product. You’ll also need to determine the total cost with shipping (if any).
4. At the YCD Manager page, paste the URL of the desired product in the provided box. You’ll also enter the total cost of the product and the ship-to name and address.
5. That’s it. Once you’ve submitted the above information, we’ll confirm everything, deduct the appropriate amount from your gift certificate balance, and place the order on your behalf.
6. Assuming the item you ordered is in stock and the site has good shipping service, you’ll have your item in just a few days.
Q: Where is the YCD Manager page located?
The YCD Manager is available via a link in the Member Center at TripleClicks. Note: It is only accessible if you have a gift certificate that you’ve acquired though Pricebenders.
Q: Can I use YCD to have something drop shipped to a friend or family member, such as for a gift?
Yes! So long as the site will ship to the person, you are more than welcome to use YCD in this way. And what a terrific way to take care of gift giving for holidays, birthdays, graduations, weddings, and more!
Q: What if I don’t have enough funds in my gift certificate account to buy the product I want?
Then you will need to acquire an additional gift certificate. We can only accept drop ship orders for items for which you have a balance that will cover the cost of the item and the $8.00 service fee.
Q: I someone lives in the United States or Canada, can they exchange a won item for a gift certificate and use YCD?
Q: Can I order more than one item with my gift certificate?
Yes, you can order as many items as you want for which you have funds for. Note: Only one item can be a processed at a time.
Q: I have other gift certificates in my account. Can I combine them?
Q: What about gift certificates I have on account not won at Pricebenders? Can I use them, too?
Q: Is is okay to discuss at the SFI Forum other sites I’d like to see added to YCD so as to get more people from my country submitting those sites?
Yes, you’re welcome to do this.
Q: Can I hold on to a gift certificate until a site where I want to spend my gift certificate at gets added?
Q: Is there any VP or CV when using YCD?
DISCUSS IT! Log in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.