ClickBank combines a diversified, established marketplace with industry-leading e-commerce tools and expert customer support for more than 50,000 digital products and 100,000 active affiliate marketers. ClickBank provides services in more than 190 countries around the world and is consistently ranked as one of the most highly trafficked online retail sites on the web.
ClickBank is privately held with offices in Broomfield, Colorado and Boise, Idaho.
ClickBank's® Business Model
ClickBank was founded on the idea that the Internet could be utilized to create a new and extremely effective marketing and distribution channel for digital products. ClickBank's success is the result of bringing three key groups together in a unique way:
ClickBank serves as the trusted retail intermediary for the three groups, controlling the money flow for each transaction, while providing complete transparency for vendors and affiliates alike including guaranteed sales reporting, state-of-the-art e-commerce , expert customer support, within a totally secure platform.
As a result, ClickBank is a closed network solution, meaning participants, primarily product vendors and affiliates do not need to augment the ClickBank solution with other providers. Everything they need to succeed is provided within the ClickBank network. Specifics on the benefits for each group are outlined below.
The common thread of all vendors within the ClickBank network is that they have a specific expertise and intellectual property with an entrepreneurial desire to distribute and sell their products. Some key benefits for product vendors include:
ClickBank affiliates are Internet marketers who earn commissions by promoting ClickBank products. ClickBank's network offers a great value proposition for affiliates including:
Consumers utilize the ClickBank network in order to purchase specialized, niche products and services that are typically unavailable in brick-and-mortar retail locations. Key benefits for consumers include:
ClickBank® in Action
To illustrate, here is an example of how ClickBank works:
More Information on Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a method of promoting Internet-based merchants in which an affiliate (promoter) is rewarded for every sale resulting from his or her efforts. Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest growing Internet businesses today because it takes advantage of the intersection of three powerful and growing trends:
The Internet continues to grow and evolve as a central, global economic hub and marketplace.