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 – Commission Junction, Dotomi, Greystripe, Mediaplex, and ValueClick Media – 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!

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

Google Affiliate Network Closing

April 17th, 2013

An update on Google Affiliate Network

Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help advertisers and publishers improve their performance across the affiliate ecosystem. Cost-per-action (CPA) marketing has rapidly evolved in the last few years, and we’ve invested significantly in CPA tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer. We’re constantly evaluating our products to ensure that we’re focused on the services that will have the biggest impact for our advertisers and publishers.

To that end, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire Google Affiliate Network and focus on other products that are driving great results for clients.

We’ll continue to support our customers as we wind down the product over the next few months. And there are other products that can help you achieve your goals. Affiliate publishers can continue to earn AdSense revenue through the AdSense network. And marketers can take advantage of other CPA-oriented Google tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer to drive valuable online sales and conversions. These areas are growing rapidly and we’re continuing to invest heavily in them.

Thanks for your support of our affiliate product, and we look forward to helping you grow your business in the future.

J.J. Hirschle, Head of Google Affiliate Network is now the eBay Commerce Network

April 1st, 2013

I am excited to announce the business (including affiliated websites) has been rebranded as the eBay Commerce Network.

This new name more accurately reflects who we are today. As an eBay company for the past 8 years, we have evolved from our legacy as a comparison shopping site into a robust commerce network. Our strategy and investments are focused on enhancing and scaling this network. Our ultimate goal is to integrate eBay’s powerful assets into our commerce platform to bring you innovative advertising solutions that can help you monetize your site traffic.

The rebrand comes as, Inc. merges into its parent company eBay Inc. effective today. You will notice a new website and branding; however, your campaign and contacts within the company will remain the same. Any agreement you may have with, Inc. has been assigned to eBay Inc. Please login to the Publisher Center to review our updated User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Please refer to this FAQ or contact if you have further questions regarding this reorganization. We look forward to partnering with you as the eBay Commerce Network.


Gautam Thakar
VP, eBay Inc.

Share Results – Office Closure Dates

March 28th, 2013

We are emailing to let you know the Share Results office will be closed for the Easter holiday on Friday, March 29th, 2013 and Monday April 1, 2013. All inquiries will be responded to upon our return on Tuesday April 2, 2013.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please advise the Share Results Affiliate Team by emailing:

Thanks and have a nice weekend,

SR Affiliate Team

Linkshare – Update your Account Profile and New Features Available!

March 20th, 2013

Our new feature enhancement allows your future Advertiser partners to find you! If you have not updated your profile information, now’s your chance! Beginning Friday, March 29, 2013, Advertisers will have the ability to search for Publishers based on the criteria in your Account Profile.

Your Account Profile gives you the opportunity to provide greater detail on your account, website, and how you drive traffic to Advertisers. This information helps us connect you with Advertisers who are looking to partner with Publishers like you. In your new Account Profile, you can enter:

– The ways in which you drive traffic
– The countries that drive the most traffic to your site
– Details on any Paid Placements available on your site
– And more!

If you don’t update your information, you won’t be found in searches made by top Advertisers. Don’t miss your chance – log in to your Publisher Dashboard to get started today.

New Dashboard Enhancements: Coming March 29th!

We want to help you facilitate relationships with the right partners. Starting March 29th, 2013 you will notice several feature enhancements in the Publisher Dashboard – all created to help you get the most information about an Advertisers program upfront. The upgrades will include:

– New Advertiser Information and Vertical tabs
– New Offers page to easily view all the important aspects of offers from Advertisers, including start and end date, return days, and even named SKU lists!
– New Offer Details and Offers History page to better display pertinent data
– New Links page with all the link types and link counts within an Advertisers program, and even quick links to categories within link types!
– And more!

AND in the next few months, you will have the ability to search for Advertisers based on criteria such as International capabilities and mobile applications! Make sure to keep an eye out for our future technology announcements – you don’t want to miss the latest information on our new Publisher features!

Thank you for being a part of the #1 Affiliate Marketing Network. We truly appreciate you.

Sincerely, The Rakuten LinkShare Team