Affiliate or Reseller – What’s the difference? Which should I choose?
If in doubt, become an affiliate. You can always become a reseller later if you want.
Don’t need a web site
Use links to send people to the NovaMind web site
NovaMind completes the sales process
NovaMind covers sales processing costs
Easy approval process and quick to get up and running
Receive a 30% commission, paid using PayPal
Must have their own sales processing system
Need to enter legal agreement with NovaMind
Must provide suitable evidence of sales plans
Are responsible for their own sales processing and marketing costs
Generate license keys manually or automatically using the reseller console
Receive a 40% discount on NovaMind license key purchases
As an affiliate, you send people to our web site using a special tag in the URL you use. We do all the follow up from there to close the sale, sending them tutorial emails etc (if they opt in to receive them), and providing the sofware, videos, articles, case studies and everything in the software and on the web site to help them get the most out of NovaMind, so they see the benefits of using it, and purchase it.
So we basically do all the work, and you get a 30% commission on sales of NovaMind software, support services, and books.
We pay the commissions monthly on balances over US$100 (amounts less than $100 are rolled over to the next month). Commissions are paid using PayPal.
As an affiliate, you can send people to any web page on the NovaMind web site, so if you want to send people to a particular article or blog post, you can send them directly there. You can even use links which take them to the online store with specific products added to their shopping carts. So long as you use your affiliate code in the URL you give them, it will be used to set a cookie on their browser which is used to track the purchases when they check out, so you get your commission.
It’s all extremely easy to set up – you don’t even have to have a web site, and you do not have to commit to any particular sales numbers or anything like that. You can be up and running very quickly.
The entry requirements to become a reseller are significantly more stringent than those of becoming an affiliate.
Resellers must have their own sales processing system. Resellers are provided with a login to a secure area where they can generate license keys, and then pay for the license keys at the end of the month. This process can also be done electronically by linking between the NovaMind reseller console and another shopping cart system (any changes that need to be made to the reseller’s sales processing system to accomplish this are the responsibility of the reseller).
Prior to approval as a reseller, you must fill in the form below in as much detail as possible so that we can check your company details, web site, and know your intentions as a reseller. Approval is by no means automatic, and does require printing and signing a legal agreement with NovaMind.
Since resellers need to do all the marketing and follow up, as well as covering all transaction fees etc, the discount rate for NovaMind license keys is 40%.