Why Your Ecommerce Strategy Needs Affiliate Marketing

Have you ever looked at your brand’s analytics and thought, “We can do better”? You know that your products are some of the best available, but somehow your promotions aren’t reaching your intended audience. If this is the case, then you might be overlooking one of your most powerful marketing tools: affiliate marketing.

Through affiliate marketing, a type of performance-based marketing, a business rewards one or multiple affiliates for each sale generated by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. Creating an affiliate marketing program can be hard work, but the benefits more than outweigh the efforts you put in. Today, we’d like to go over why your brand will benefit from affiliate marketing:

1.    You increase your customer database:

To advance your brand, you need to gain customer recognition. When an affiliate speaks for your brand, their followers are more likely to listen. Their influence can give you access to niche markets that you previously were excluded from.

2.    You cut your expenses:

One of the best things about affiliate marketing is that it gives you the potential to reach thousands of people without spending a lot of money. Plus, you only have to pay your affiliate a pre-determined percentage from their sales as commission, which means you don’t have to worry about wasting your advertising budget.

3.    You grow your network:

When you partner with an affiliate to market your brand, you create connections that could yield future benefits. Not only will your affiliate’s followers remember your brand and be more likely to seek out your products, but your partnership with your affiliate can be revisited in the future for other marketing ventures.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to connect with new customers and maximize your marketing efforts. Still have questions about why you need affiliate marketing? Contact us at Starkmedia: we’re here to answer your questions about affiliate marketing and help you manage your own program.