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Important ECA program update

In line with our growing development of the Rewardical program, in January 2018 we plan to have in place a new platform that will allow all ECAs to participate in the Rewardical program and have Rewardical Tokens automatically dispensed to their customers on purchases.

To prepare for this change in our system, we’re no longer accepting new ECA applications, effective immediately. Additionally, no new ECA product listings will be accepted.  Existing listings can be updated if the update is critical, but only by request, and only via a Support ticket.

Similarly, we are also discontinuing acceptance of new Member Listings, effective immediately.

Please bear with us as we make this transition.

More details on the changes coming will be provided in the next few weeks, please watch for further announcements.


Q&A

Q: I’m an existing ECA.  Will you continue to process orders at TripleClicks, pay me sales commissions, etc.?
Yes.
Q: Can I make a product listings inactive if needed?
Yes.

Icons of people with speech bubbles..Head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers now.


TCurrency Merchants wanted for growing demand! [re-post]

PrintWhat if you could simply plug an in-demand digital product into an online store and earn a profit?

No, it’s NOT too good to be true–it’s “TCurrency“…and it’s a vital part of our expanding TripleClicks program called “LocalPay.”

And as an approved TCurrency Merchant, YOU could soon be earning profits for your growing business while providing a much needed service to customers worldwide!

More on that in a moment…first, a little background:

Since the beginning of the 21st Century, online commerce has grown to become a MAJOR economic force around the world. All indicators suggest this market will only continue to expand in the coming years. Even so, there are still significant barriers faced by millions of potential customers wishing to purchase products over the Internet. In many countries, for example, traditional online payments methods like credit cards and PayPal are not feasible or are sometimes prohibited. Also, many people are uncomfortable using payment methods like credit cards online.

LocalPayLogo2And that’s where our LocalPay program comes in. We’ve designed LocalPay specifically to address those payment “roadblocks.” One aspect of that program is called “TCurrency.” Using TCurrency, customers outside of the US and Canada can buy anything at TripleClicks and earn MRP exactly the same as if they paid by cash, check, credit card, PayPal, etc.

TCurrency can ONLY be purchased from ECAs outside the U.S. and Canada who also have a TCurrency license. And as an entrepreneur with vision, YOU could be one of a growing number of TCurrency licensees to provide a potentially highly lucrative solution sought by customers around the world wanting to FULLY participate in all that TripleClicks offers.

Any legitimate seller or business can be a TCurrency Merchant. First, though, you must become a TripleClicks ECA (E-Commerce Associate). Applying is free and takes only a few business days to complete. Go here to apply now:

https://www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/ECAApplication

Once your business has been vetted and approved as a TripleClicks ECA, obtaining a TCurrency license is quick, easy, and affordable (only $35/year). Your custom ECA TConnect Website will then be outfitted with a special panel allowing customers to order TCurrency of various amounts from you. What’s more, YOU get to choose the price you sell your TCurrency for–up to 15% over the face value of the TCurrency.

As an example, let’s say a customer purchases $50 in TCurrency from you. You’ve chose to sell it at a rate of 10% over face value. Hence, your customer pays you a total of $55 ($50 face value + $5–which is 10% of $50). You’ve now just earned a profit basically by exchanging one form of currency for another! NO extra products to stock, no new inventory to track, no shipping hassles…how easy was that?!

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Here’s a simple breakdown of how a TCurrency transaction will work:

1. Customer goes to your custom ECA TConnect Website.

2. Customer orders a given amount of TCurrency, proceeds to checkout, and chooses the LocalPay payment option.

3. We send you an e-mail with the complete order information. You can also choose to receive an order alert via text message on your cell phone. We also send the customer an e-mail with their complete order information, including your name and full contact information.

4. You contact the customer to arrange payment for the order. You may take any form of payment you are comfortable with.

5. Once you receive payment, mark the order as completed at your ECA Center. Our system will  immediately add the TCurrency to your customer’s TripleClicks member account and issue you an e-mail confirmation. The customer will then be able to redeem their TCurrency on ANY product or service of their choosing at TripleClicks.

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Happy woman with laptopRemember: The world is going more global all the time. Thousands of current and future companies will need local fulfillment/payment/delivery services, too. By being a member of our growing network and establishing a track record now, you can position yourself as a trusted TripleClicks ECA to attract future clients and create an even larger profit-driven opportunity for yourself.

Get started NOW. Apply for ECA status at:

https://www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/ECAApplication

For more information about the ECA program in general, including FAQs, see:

https://www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/ECAGW.php

 


6 SIMPLE ways to refer your own TC ECAs and earn lifetime royalties!

GenealogyImageMaking referrals to the TripleClicks E-Commerce Associate (ECA) Program is a GREAT way to earn VersaPoints and lucrative royalties for life!  Not only will you earn an immediate 100 VP when your ECA generates their first $10 or more in sales but you’ll also earn 10% of the CV on all of your ECA’s sales at TripleClicks.com. So, every time anyone—anywhere in the world—buys something at TripleClicks from one of your referred ECAs, you earn a commission! But the benefits don’t stop there: refer your own customers to your ECA’s “store within a store” TConnect Websites, and–with the combination of Direct Commissions and ECA Royalties–you can earn a handsome 55% of the CV on any sales generated!

To help you get started, here are 6 easy methods for referring ECAs:

  1. First and most obvious: Do you personally know any business owners who would like to know about the ECA program? After creating a special, targeted list, decide how best to approach the persons on this list. Depending on your relationship, for example, a phone call might be a better way to go than stopping by the store in person. The bottom line is to use whatever approach makes the most sense.
  2. You probably have favorite local stores where you buy various goods and services.  Wouldn’t it be great if those same stores were ECAs of yours?! Your enthusiasm and belief in that business could only help you when approaching the business owner as a possible ECA. PLUS…buying your favorite products from your own referred ECAs will earn you valuable VersaPoints and “rebates” (in the form of ECA Royalties you’d receive in subsequent SFI commission payments). Learn more HERE.
  3. Do you have a Website or a blog that attracts anyone who sells products or services? Make sure you have an ECA banner in place, so interested parties can click the banner and be taken to your ECA Gateway. There, they’ll get the full details on the ECA program and sign up (credited to you of course).
  4. Contacting several of your area’s merchants directly by phone can be an effective way to refer ECAs. Your local phone book’s Yellow Pages (or other business directory) can provide you with hundreds or thousands of phone numbers to get started immediately. See a sample phone script for presenting the ECA program HERE.
  5. If your city has a business district, you can go from business to business dropping off ECA literature. It’s a quick and easy way to spread the word about the ECA program. Learn more HERE.
  6. Create a quality mailing list of prospective businesses in your area by using phone books and other printed or online business directories. Learn more HERE.

Do NOT approach these methods for introducing the ECA program to business owners as a one-time thing! Building a real business takes time, effort, and following up. Keep a database of all your prospect company addresses, phone numbers, etc., that you collect. You’ll need that information for the all-important follow-ups in the following days, weeks, and months.

For more help and tips on referring ECAs, check out the ECA Referral Guide or see this article by SFI president Gery Carson.


New for ECAs: CPV Ad Campaigns!

We are pleased today to announce a new CPV (Cost Per View) program for all TripleClicks ECAs.  Through our new AD CAMPAIGNS program, ECAs can have their product collections featured on the TripleClicks homepage and also on T-Time entry pages (with more spots in the works).

The cost is just $.015 per view, and you can choose a daily budget of as little as $3 a day and the demographics of who sees your ad, too!  For example, you can choose to have your ad seen only by SFI affiliates…or only by persons from your country.

Here are the six steps to get your ad campaign up and running:

STEP 1

Go to the ECA Center at TripleClicks and click the “Create/Manage Ad Campaigns” link.

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STEP 2

Click on the “+ NEW CAMPAIGN” button.

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STEP 3

Choose the Product Collection you want to promote, when you want your campaign to run (start date and duration), and your target audience.  Then click the “Design Campaign” button.

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STEP 4

You will now add a description and choose an image for your campaign from our collection of images.  Note that you can search for appropriate images by typing in keywords.

Note: Persons seeing your ad will be able to instantly view the collection you’re promoting by clicking anywhere on the ad.  And/or, they can visit your ECA TConnect page by clicking your company name displayed in the small link at the bottom of the ad.

Once you’ve added your description and chosen your image, click the “Payment” button.

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STEP 5

Set up your ad budget and payment information.  Note that payment must be via credit card at this time, but we plan to add PayPal shortly.  We will charge your card once per day for any payments due–for all of your campaigns (charge deferred until next day if total is less than $5).  Then click the “Confirm” button to finalize your new campaign.

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STEP 6

Verify everything is set up correctly, then click the “Create Campaign” button.  Your campaign will start on the date you’ve chosen after it has been approved (approval will typically be two business days or less).  If you need to change something before proceeding, use the “Back” button.

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Once your campaign is up and running, return to the ECA Center, click the “Create/Manage Ad Campaigns” link, and then click the ACTIVE CAMPAIGNS tab to view your results (including sales for the products in your promoted collection).

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SPECIAL NOTES:

  1. We have thousands of ECAs and there is a finite number of ad views available daily, so if you’d like to lock up some prime exposure for your products, don’t delay in setting up your ad campaign.
  2. For SFI affiliates who have referred one or more ECAs: This new CPV program is a great way to get your ECAs’ products in front of tens of thousand of potential customers at TripleClicks each month (and fire up your ECA royalty commissions).  We’ll be directly letting all ECAs know about the new program shortly, but you may want to let them know, too.

If you haven’t yet referred a ECA, check out this training resource:

Forum Discussion


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.


TCurrency Merchants wanted for growing demand!

PrintWhat if you could simply plug an in-demand digital product into an online store and earn a profit?

No, it’s NOT too good to be true–it’s “TCurrency“…and it’s a vital part of our expanding TripleClicks program called “LocalPay.”

And as an approved TCurrency Merchant, YOU could soon be earning profits for your growing business while providing a much needed service to customers worldwide!

More on that in a moment…first, a little background:

Since the beginning of the 21st Century, online commerce has grown to become a MAJOR economic force around the world. All indicators suggest this market will only continue to expand in the coming years. Even so, there are still significant barriers faced by millions of potential customers wishing to purchase products over the Internet. In many countries, for example, traditional online payments methods like credit cards and PayPal are not feasible or are sometimes prohibited. Also, many people are uncomfortable using payment methods like credit cards online.

LocalPayLogo2And that’s where our LocalPay program comes in. We’ve designed LocalPay specifically to address those payment “roadblocks.” One aspect of that program is called “TCurrency.” Using TCurrency, customers outside of the US and Canada can buy anything at TripleClicks and earn MRP exactly the same as if they paid by cash, check, credit card, PayPal, etc.

TCurrency can ONLY be purchased from ECAs outside the U.S. and Canada who also have a TCurrency license. And as an entrepreneur with vision, YOU could be one of a growing number of TCurrency licensees to provide a potentially highly lucrative solution sought by customers around the world wanting to FULLY participate in all that TripleClicks offers.

Any legitimate seller or business can be a TCurrency Merchant. First, though, you must become a TripleClicks ECA (E-Commerce Associate). Applying is free and takes only a few business days to complete. Go here to apply now:

https://www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/ECAApplication

Once your business has been vetted and approved as a TripleClicks ECA, obtaining a TCurrency license is quick, easy, and affordable (only $35/year). Your custom ECA TConnect Website will then be outfitted with a special panel allowing customers to order TCurrency of various amounts from you. What’s more, YOU get to choose the price you sell your TCurrency for–up to 15% over the face value of the TCurrency.

As an example, let’s say a customer purchases $50 in TCurrency from you. You’ve chose to sell it at a rate of 10% over face value. Hence, your customer pays you a total of $55 ($50 face value + $5–which is 10% of $50). You’ve now just earned a profit basically by exchanging one form of currency for another! NO extra products to stock, no new inventory to track, no shipping hassles…how easy was that?!

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Here’s a simple breakdown of how a TCurrency transaction will work:

1. Customer goes to your custom ECA TConnect Website.

2. Customer orders a given amount of TCurrency, proceeds to checkout, and chooses the LocalPay payment option.

3. We send you an e-mail with the complete order information. You can also choose to receive an order alert via text message on your cell phone. We also send the customer an e-mail with their complete order information, including your name and full contact information.

4. You contact the customer to arrange payment for the order. You may take any form of payment you are comfortable with.

5. Once you receive payment, mark the order as completed at your ECA Center. Our system will  immediately add the TCurrency to your customer’s TripleClicks member account and issue you an e-mail confirmation. The customer will then be able to redeem their TCurrency on ANY product or service of their choosing at TripleClicks.

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Happy woman with laptopRemember: The world is going more global all the time. Thousands of current and future companies will need local fulfillment/payment/delivery services, too. By being a member of our growing network and establishing a track record now, you can position yourself as a trusted TripleClicks ECA to attract future clients and create an even larger profit-driven opportunity for yourself.

Get started NOW. Apply for ECA status at:

https://www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/ECAApplication

For more information about the ECA program in general, including FAQs, see:

https://www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/ECAGW.php


Forum Discussion

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.


Introducing…Product Collections!

We’ve just added a powerful new sales tool at TripleClicks.  We call it COLLECTIONS.

With this new tool, affiliates can create unlimited, unique themed collections of products to promote.  Here’s how to get started:

  1. Open the details page of any product at TripleClicks.
  2. Click on the SFI Toolbox button.
  3. Click on “Add to collection” link.
  4. When you create a new collection, you’ll be asked to choose a name for it.  Note: Your customers will see this name, so make it a good one and make sure you check your spelling, grammar, etc.  You can also add, if you want, a description of your collection–this will also be seen by your customers.  Here are some examples of good collection names:
    • Mother’s Day Gifts
    • Fresh ideas for Spring
    • Get Healthy in 2016!
    • My Favorite Books
    • For Motorcycle Lovers
    • Cool Cell Phone Accessories
    • Ladies Hats
    • Great Gardening Tools
  5. The item you chose to start the new collection is automatically added.  Now, add more products to your collection by clicking the blue “Pick Items” button. This will take you to a handy screen where you can search and choose other products you want to add to this collection. Tip: Use the special search box and enter appropriate keywords and a department name to narrow your search to produce the best suggestions.  Check the “Add To Collection” checkbox for any item you wish to add.
  6. Click the “DONE” button at the bottom of the screen when you’re done adding products.
  7. You’re now viewing your new collection page.  It should display all the products you’ve chosen for this collection.  On this page you can reorder how you want your products displayed by using the “Shuffle” link or by clicking the small star icons.  Or click the pencil icon to edit your collection name, collection description, or to add your own personal comments to any product.  To delete an item from your collection, click the small “X” icon.  Tip: To see how your collection will look to customers, click the “View As Buyer” link in the top right corner.  Click it again to return to the affiliate view.
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A sample collection

You can create as many collections as you like…for whatever you want to promote…or for whatever audience (or even person) you want to target!  The possibilities are endless.

Note: Once you’ve created a collection, it’s super easy to add to it any time you want.  Just repeat the above steps #1 through #3, and then choose your desired collection from the collections menu to add a product to it.

When you have your collection completed with all the products you want in it, just grab the the affiliate link (the special, shortened URL displayed at the top of the collection page under the Share icon) and start sharing/promoting!

You can use the affiliate link in emails, on social media, in blogs, etc.  And when your prospects click on your link, they’ll see your Collections name and all the products you’ve chosen–ready for purchase.  And, of course, the affiliate link is associated with your SFI ID number so that you’ll earn the big 45% CV Direct Commissions on all sales you generate.

Collections is also for ECAs!

The new Collections tool is also a powerful new resource for ECAs.  As an ECA, you can now create groups of products to promote like, “Stylish Home Decor” or “Fall Fashion Collection” or “New for 2016.”

Once a collection is created, it’s automatically displayed in a new section on your ECA TConnect page, and customers viewing your collection can easily add items to their cart to buy!

Forum Discussion


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.