CJ: Transaction ID formatting changing 11/1/2014

October 6th, 2014

The Transaction ID is CJ PayPerCall’s globally unique identifier for transactions and is available in CJ PayPerCall Reporting, the Transactions API, and post-call webhooks.

Currently, the Transaction ID is an 11-character string, for example: “29810-95701″

Please note: As of 11/1/2014, the CJ PayPerCall Transaction ID (transaction_id) format will be updated with the following changes:

  • Up to 32-character string
  • Can contain alphanumeric characters “0-9″, “A-Z”, and “-“

What does this mean to you?

If you have any existing integrations that leverage the Transaction ID, ensure that you are able to accept the new format.

Please contact if you have any questions.

Best Regards,
The CJ PayPerCall Team

Linkshare Update: New Minimum Payout

July 10th, 2014

Thank you for being a loyal Publisher in our network. To streamline our publisher payment process, Rakuten LinkShare is revising its minimum payout amount effective August 11, 2014 for publishers.

Beginning August 11, the new minimum will be 50 USD, CAD, GBP, EUR, BRL and AUD per network for both check and direct deposit (ACH) payments. But, if you do not meet the threshold at the end of the calendar year, don’t worry! We will send you a check or direct deposit of your annual balance by March 31 of the following year.

Commission Junction is now CJ Affiliate by Conversant

February 4th, 2014

Commission Junction is now CJ Affiliate by Conversant. While our name has changed, our commitment to delivering unparalleled insights and growth remains unmatched. We’re very excited to announce that all ValueClick, Inc. companies ā€“ Commission Junction, Dotomi, Greystripe, Mediaplex, and ValueClick Media ā€“ are now united and operating as Conversant. Learn more at

Coupon Network Site Retirement – December 12th, 2013

November 1st, 2013

Thank you for being a loyal Coupon Network Fan!

Effective December 12th, 2013, the savings website will be retired.

Why is CouponNetwork shutting down?

The decision to shut down wasn’t easy and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to provide valuable savings to you through! Our parent corp, Catalina, has provided savings at checkout in retailers throughout the world for over 25 years. We’ve decided to focus exclusively on growing that in-store presence and expanding into online and mobile – all in partnership with our retailers to provide valuable savings to you.

What about current coupons?

All printed coupons will remain valid until the expiration date printed on the coupon. Feel free to print away between now and Dec 11th!

Google Checkout Shutting Down – Select Alternate Payment Solution

October 2nd, 2013

As some of you are aware, Google Checkout is shutting down on November 20th, 2013. This news effects some of our clients who pay their service fees using Google Checkout. We highly recommend you select an alternate payment solution to avoid disruption to your service. We offer a number of different payment options including our own credit card processing, Paypal and more.

Click Here to read to learn more about the Google Checkout shutdown.

Rakuten Marketing acquires PopShops

August 12th, 2013

I am thrilled to share with you that today we formally announced that Rakuten Marketing has acquired PopShops. This is great news for Rakuten Marketing and for all of our partners as our offerings are increased and our capabilities are strengthened. Adding PopShops’ valuable tools and technology to our portfolio of products and services will lead us one step closer to an omnichannel solution foundation.

If you’re one of the 4,000 Advertisers or 25,000 Publishers currently using PopShops, you already know the value it provides. For those of you who are just learning about PopShops, I encourage you to read more about today’s news by reading the press release and the frequently asked questions.

Partners of PopShops are able to increase sales using the powerful PopShops data analytics engine and content aggregation capabilities. By providing a single source for millions of product feeds, as well as information from comparison shopping sites, coupon portals, blogs, and loyalty programmes, PopShops partners are assured that accurate and optimised information is presented to customers when they’re ready to buy. With this additional set of data around products, partners of PopShops will gain increased understanding of how their online campaigns are performing.

Rakuten Marketing is very excited about this investment in next generation feeds technology, which is a fundamental part of e-commerce. If you have any questions on how PopShops can benefit your online marketing campaigns, please contact your Rakuten Marketing account manager or Publisher manager.

We appreciate your commitment to the growing Rakuten Marketing products and services portfolio as we welcome PopShops to the company.

Here’s to the continued success of our vibrant online marketing community!

Best regards,

Yaz Iida
Chief Executive Officer
Rakuten Marketing

PepperJam Exchange Rebrands to eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network

July 18th, 2013

Dear Publishers,

Today, eBay Enterprise announced the rebranding of PepperJam Exchange to eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network, part of eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions.

As you may be aware, our parent company formerly GSI Commerce, went through a similar branding change in June of 2013 becoming eBay Enterprise. Today’s announcement is the next generation of that transition.

This move aligns our brand perfectly with the eBay Enterprise organization and allows us to enable connected commerce marketing solutions for our clients. Let us assure you, this means no disruption to your account management as we are growing as an affiliate organization and this rebranding strengthens our ability to provide innovation for your business.

This is an exciting time for us as over the coming months you will see less of the name PepperJam Exchange and more of eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions. We look forward to our continued relationship as this brand move will better enable us to support your performance marketing growth.

Best regards,

eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions

Beauty Box 5 – Re-Launching New Website-Important Information Inside

June 12th, 2013


I have great news to share with you. Beauty Box 5 is re-launching a new and revamped website. The launch date of the new website will be on Thursday, June 20th. All banner ads and text links that you currently have on your website will update automatically. You will not need to replace any coding unless it is a new banner ad.

I invite you to visit the new and improved Beauty Box 5 site next Thursday. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Affiliate Manager – Important news about using coupon codes

June 11th, 2013

Hello :) have asked all affiliates to stop using coupon codes, if you have done this then thank you so much. If you are still promoting and using a coupon as a means to incentivize a visitor, then please remove this now, you are really not helping my cause to show how valuable coupons are here in the USA, when used properly. just want to assess the impact of sales without the use of a coupon for the month of June only. This is an assessment period, I want to be able to show that without sensible issuing of coupons, sales and new customers will be significantly reduced and will have a negative impact on their program.
I cant do this unless I get your full cooperation and you know who you are.

I hope to have good news with regards to re-issuing coupons in mid July, Id like to personally thank you for your patience and understanding.
Any questions, drop me a line.
Jessica at


Fraudulent Sign-ups – Beauty Box 5

May 24th, 2013


I want to thank you for all your hard work in promoting Beauty Box 5. It has come to our attention that some people have been signing up to Beauty Box 5 unknowingly or fraudulently through some marketing efforts. Please make sure that your marketing efforts are not leading customers into signing up unknowingly. If you have a question about a certain marketing strategy that you want to implement to help us gain new users, please feel free to e-mail me. Iā€™m more than happy to help you gain a great commission, but everything has to be done in a legal and ethical manner. Any affiliate who is practicing unethical marketing will be banned from our affiliate program.

Again, if you have any questions or concerns about the marketing approach you are planning on executing, please send me an e-mail.


Viridiana Ramirez
Affiliate Manager