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Clickbank®
Company Overview


About ClickBank®

Founded in 1998, ClickBank's retail online marketplace for digital information products allows individuals and businesses to attract the customers they can't find anywhere else online, and provides affiliate marketers with secure ways to be successful and profitable. We provide the tools for online entrepreneurs to bring their business ideas to life and reach millions of ClickBank consumers worldwide.

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: 

  • Product vendors who distribute their intellectual property through the ClickBank online retail network;
  • Affiliate Internet marketers, focused on promoting and advertising products to consumers worldwide in exchange for attractive commissions; and
  • Consumers shopping for unique products not typically found in traditional channels.

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.

Product Vendors
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:

  • Unrivaled access to a motivated army of affiliates
  • Payment of all affiliate commissions
  • Instant global product distribution
  • Comprehensive client support
  • 100% effective marketing (vendors pay for marketing exposure only when a sale is made)

Affiliates
ClickBank affiliates are Internet marketers who earn commissions by promoting ClickBank products. ClickBank's network offers a great value proposition for affiliates including:

  • Attractive commission rates
  • Comprehensive tracking, analytics and reporting
  • Single commission check for all sales from trusted intermediary
  • Large variety of products to promote
  • Dedicated client support
  • No requirement to have individual contracts with each vendor

Consumers
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:

  • Unrivaled access to a wide variety of products and services
  • Safe and secure purchasing process
  • Fast and friendly customer support and service
  • Consumer friendly policies

ClickBank® in Action

To illustrate, here is an example of how ClickBank works:

  • An author writes an eBook on dieting and chooses to become a vendor on the ClickBank network. He offers a 60 percent commission to ClickBank affiliates who successfully promote the book to end consumers that purchase the book through ClickBank
  • Twenty different affiliates promote the dieting eBook on their sites
  • Each time a visitor to any affiliate site clicks on the product link, the visitor is referred back to the vendor's site where the product can be purchased at ClickBank and downloaded. ClickBank completes the transaction and pays both the vendor and the referring affiliate
  • ClickBank also supports sales from the vendor's website that are not referred through a ClickBank affiliate. In those cases, ClickBank pays the vendor only, as no referring commission has been earned

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 continued rise of Internet commerce.
  • The proliferation of high-speed broadband to homes, making electronic distribution (downloads) of even large files fast and easy.
  • The accepted change of distribution methods from physical to electronic for a wide variety of products.

The Internet continues to grow and evolve as a central, global economic hub and marketplace.


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