Affiliate Program - Frequently Asked Questions

TheBookYard has compiled this info so that you may be better informed about our affiliate program.

  • Who is eligible for an affiliate account?
  • What sales will earn me commission?
  • When will I be paid commission?
  • How are payments made?
  • Why can’t I unsubscribe from the affiliate newsletters?
  • How do I create links to individual products?
  • How do I get the link for the BookYard Apple Serial Decoder?
  • Can I earn commission from the BookYard Apple Serial Decoder?
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    Who is eligible for an affiliate account?

    Anyone can create for an affiliate account and this will only be terminated if the terms of the affiliate program are breached. Affiliates can be based in any country and can be individuals, companies or organisations.

    What sales will earn me commission?

    You will earn commission on all sales attributed to your affiliate account provided the buyer is not a Bookyard trade account holder. Sales are attributed to your affiliate account if the customer has clicked on any of your Bookyard affiliate banners or links no more than 168 hours before the sale. In the event that the customer does not allow cookies to be stored in their browser or has cleared their cookies since last clicking on your affiliate banner, the system will attempt to use their IP address. If the customer’s IP address has changed as well, then unfortunately the sale will not be attributed to your account.

    When will I be paid commission?

    Commission is recorded on your account at the time each attributed sale is made but is not final until 30 days afterwards. Any commission for sales that are cancelled or returned within this period is removed from your account. Payments are made at the end of each month if the accumulated final commission has reached £50.00 or more, otherwise, the balance rolls over to the next month.

    How are payments made?

    Payments can be made by UK cheque, PayPal transfer or UK BACS transfer. Affiliates without a UK bank account can only be paid via PayPal. Details for your chosen payment method must be entered on the affiliate account details.

    Why can’t I unsubscribe from the affiliate newsletters?

    It is necessary for us to be able to communicate with all affiliate members to maintain ongoing operation of the program and therefore agreeing to receive these email communications is a condition of the affiliate program.

    How do I create links to individual products?

    Log into you affiliate account and then locate the required product on our store. On the full product page you will find the "Build Product Link" under the product image. Click this to get the affiliate banner and text link code which is unique to your affiliate account.

    How do I get the link for the BookYard Apple Serial Decoder?

    The iFrame code to allow you to embed the BookYard Apple Serial Decoder (BYASD) with full affiliate tracking can by found by going to your Affiliate summary page and clicking on the Affiliate Banners link.

    Can I earn commission from the BookYard Apple Serial Decoder?

    Yes, you can get this amazing tool for free AND earn commission from sales. If you embed the BYASD on your web site using the code generated on your Affiliate account Banners page, anyone who navigates to The Bookyard web site by clicking on the decoder panel will be tracked and associated with your affiliate account just like a regular affiliate banner. This applies whether the user clicks the Bookyard logo or the parts link to view the parts for their Mac model.