Pepperjam (formerly known as AffiliateTraction) is one of the few affiliate marketing sites that aims to not just increase traffic, but to increase sales. For them the affiliate marketing process does not end when a prospective customer clicks through an ad, but with the actual purchase of goods or services, whether it be online, or in a physical brick and mortar store. Pepperjam has positioned themselves to be the first full service all inclusive web source for increasing sales on websites, and in physical stores by using extremely innovative methods.
Pepperjam operates a well-run, well-monitored, and very successful affiliate marketing program. From the very beginning they offer creative services to help aid in designing high quality artwork for the advertiser. They offer their services free to all publishers looking to monetize their sites while offering a more secure way for merchants to get their products sold.
Pepperjam pays commission not on clicks, but on results, it even offers commission repayments for items that are returned after the sale. In this way they protect merchants and offer them a system where they only pay for confirmed and finalized sales.
They offer detailed reports and analysis of the real-time results from all of the campaigns running. If the online analysis is not enough, Pepperjam offers account managers to provide personal service and support as well as original training for new clients.
It is hard to find fault with anything done by Pepperjam, however those on the publisher side may be less than satisfied with the payment structure, and the rigid requirements in place before they can receive payment on ads. There is also a lack of control on the publisher side having little to no say in what ads are run or where they appear.
The Bottom Line
For most publishers and advertisers, Pepperjam is the way to go. They lead the trend in abandoning the pay per click, or cost per thousand pricing method. They instead focus only on sales results, and they provide an array of services to help achieve those results. Pepperjam strives to be more than a service that a publisher or merchant buys, but rather an employee that they hire.
Once hired, Pepperjam goes to work for both the publisher and the merchant in designing attractive ads and positioning them in places where they are most likely to be seen and acted upon.
In few cases Pepperjam might not be the best option because of its restrictive requirements, but for the vast majority, Pepperjam will provide the great results.