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How the Affiliate Program Works

The Petco.com Affiliate Program is a fast and easy way to add E-Commerce to your web site and start generating revenue. If you have a web site, you can join the Petco.com Affiliate Program and earn money by promoting any of our products from your web site using the banner links, text links and product feeds we provide you. Each time a visitor clicks from your web site to petco.com and makes a purchase, you earn commissions.


Commissions

Our program offers a tiered commission structure for petco.com purchases made through your web site.

You will earn up to 8% commission on referred merchandise net sales with a 7-day cookie for return visitors depending on the total monthly sales volume generated by your web site. You get commission on all first time sales that take place up to 7 days after you send someone to petco.com. For example, if a customer visits your web site and clicks on our banner ad and doesn't buy anything right away, but purchases something at petco.com a few days later, you still get credited for the sale. Please note that compensation is credited to the last referring Affiliate. All Affiliate commission payments will be combined with any other Commission Junction Affiliate commissions you earned for the month in a single check and will be mailed monthly to the billing contact you list on your Affiliate Application when you set up your Affiliate account through the Commission Junction Affiliate Network.

Once you join, you will get a username and password via email, which will allow you to log in and check your reports, including how much commission you have earned.

Almost all merchandise on petco.com counts for commission. However, we do not pay commission on Gift certificates, Gift Cards, Repeat Delivery purchases, all donations and insurance policies.


Who Do We Want as Affiliates?

Petco.com wants web sites interested in selling our products. We encourage all interested web sites to apply to our program. Before you can participate in our program, we will need to approve your web site. We primarily look for web sites that:

  • Are aesthetically pleasing
  • Do not display content that may be deemed pornographic, offensive or promote the mistreatment of animals
  • Are fully up and functional. We will temporarily decline web sites that are down or are under heavy construction
  • Do not display coupon codes without prior written permission of the Affiliate Marketing Team
  • Are not personal homepages or personal web sites

Joining the Program

It is very simple to get started! Just two quick and easy steps: 1) Read the Petco.com Affiliate Agreement. 2) Complete the brief online application. You will receive an instant email confirming the receipt of your application. We will review your application as soon as possible, typically within 1 or 2 business days. Upon approval, you will receive information on how to set up links on your web site and start earning money! After your application has been approved, you will receive an email containing detailed instructions on how to begin pulling our links and text. Once you are a Petco.com Affiliate, you can get links to put on your web sites, and reports about how your links are performing and how much you have earned. It is absolutely free to join our Affiliate Program.

Ready to Join? Fill out a CJ Application. Already a CJ Member? Log in to CJ and apply to the petco.com program.


Banners and Graphics

We will provide you with all the necessary banners, graphics, textual links and marketing support. Once you join, you will get a username and password via email, which allows you to log in and pull the images and code you need. The Affiliate Management Team will dynamically change seasonal banners. What this means is once you have downloaded a seasonal banner (like Christmas or Valentine's Day banners), you do not need to keep changing the banners with every holiday. Our team automatically updates seasonal banners, and therefore automatically updates your downloaded seasonal banners. Please make sure your security settings like firewalls, etc. are adjusted to allow dynamic replacement of banners. Otherwise, we would suggest manually changing these seasonal banners.

Please note: We do not dynamically change Everyday Occasion or Generic banners our Affiliates may use for a specific purpose. For example, if you are a birthday Web site featuring only petco.com Birthday banners, we will not dynamically change that banner and make it an Anniversary banner. This would change the relevancy of content on your web site. Please also be sure to update the text link offers on your site as well, since we are not able to update these on your site automatically.


Your Petco.com Purchases

You can get up to 8% commission on your own purchases - just make sure you arrive at petco.com from the link on your web site.


Multiple URLs

You may register more than one URL as long as they are different web sites and not multiple URLs of the same site.


Designing Your Web Site

You are free to design your web site and promote it as you see fit, as long as it does not violate our Affiliate Agreement. Our newsletters also give helpful hints for products, placement and promotion.


Using Petco.com Content

You can contact us if you have specific content you would like to use. We will need to approve the use of the content and placement prior to its use.


About Commission Junction

Commission Junction (www.cj.com) provides advanced performance marketing solutions that help marketers increase online leads and sales. By facilitating strategic relationships between advertisers and publishers, Commission Junction leverages its proven expertise in affiliate marketing and search marketing to drive measurable results for its clients. Commission Junction provides the software that enables us to track Affiliate activity and allows you to view your activity as well.


Trademarks

Trademarks may not be altered, modified, amended, or changed in any way. You are only entitled to use the Marks to the extent that this Affiliate Agreement remains in full force and effect. The use of any such Marks requires the prior written approval of petco.com, Inc. in all instances.


Feedback

Petco.com welcomes feedback concerning its Affiliate Program. Please send your comments and questions to affiliates@petco.com.