After web hosting as the most popular affiliate program category, website builders and ecommerce platforms are a close second. As the first step new bloggers take to create a website is choosing a web host, the same is true for business owners looking for a website builder or ecommerce platform.
Plus, because paying customers may stay for 24-36 months and they have a high lifetime value (LTV), these affiliate programs can afford to pay higher than 100% of the monthly sale price.
Here are my picks for the best ecommerce and website affiliate programs.
BigCommerce is a SaaS ecommerce platform with over 60,000 merchants. They are known as the ecommerce platform of choice for growing brands because of their built-in features and advanced functionality. Their affiliate program offers a generous 200% bounty payment on the plan’s price, meaning you can earn either $60, $160, $250, or $1,500 per sale. They have a 30-day cookie and provide banners, text links, and a weekly affiliate newsletter with content templates and SEO advice.
Weebly is a simple website builder with an impressive 40 million+ users. It is not the most advanced website builder, but their drag and drop interface make it very easy to build a quick website. Their website builder affiliate program is on Shareasale, offers a 30% recurring commission for as long as the customer is active, and features a generous 120-day cookie window.
GoDaddy is the world’s most popular domain and they are known as the easiest way to get a domain name for your business. In their affiliate program, they offer links to get started with GoDaddy for $0.99 with a free month of their website builder. You can join their program in CJ by Conversant and they offer 15% recurring commissions and bonuses for annual plans.
Site123 is another popular website builder that allows you to create mobile friendly websites with a lot of templates to choose from. Their affiliate program provides up to $182 per sale, and you can only withdraw your funds after you receive $300 of commissions.
Simplesite provides exactly what the name implies, and allows you to create a simple website in three easy steps. In their affiliate program, they offer $40-$60 per sale, however they only allow websites and publishers with over 10,000 monthly visitors to join their program.
|WEBSITE AFFILIATE PROGRAMS||COMMISSION RATE||COOKIE DURATION|
|1. BigCommerce||200% per sale||30 days|
|2. Weebly||30% recurring||120 days|
|3. GoDaddy||15% per sale||45 days|
|4. Site123||Up to $182 per sale||30 days|
|5. Simplesite||$40-60 per sale||1 day|