CAT TREE UK AFFILIATE PROGRAM FAQ
What is the Cat Tree UK Affiliate Marketing Program and how does it work?
The Cat Tree UK Affiliate Marketing Program is a service that allows participating websites to earn commission on sales referred to cattree.uk using specially tracked links. We provide you with custom links and banners that you can post on your website. All of the analytics can be tracked via a control panel in the back-end of our website.
How do I sign up?
You must first become a member of our Affiliate Network, you can register using the form on this page!
Is my website eligible to participate?
We accept applications from websites that are relevant to and best showcase our products and do not contain objectionable or offensive materials. We welcome all applications but reserve the right to refuse membership or revoke a membership at any time at our sole discretion. Partners that make a good fit include bloggers, veterinarians, catteries, cat hotels, breeders and more. We do not accept discounts, incentives or coupons websites.
Are there any fees?
There are no fees associated with the Cat Tree UK affiliate scheme.
Can I become an affiliate if I live outside the UK?
Yes. We accept affiliates from anywhere in the world. Please keep in mind that all commission payments are currently made in GBP
If I have multiple websites, do I need to apply separately for each?
No. You should apply once, list all of your websites on your application and advertise Cat Tree UK on any of them once you are approved.
What is your commission rate?
We pay a 5% starting commission rate. Higher volume affiliates are eligible for higher commission levels at the sole discretion of Cat Tree UK.
What is the average order size?
The average order size at Cat Tree UK is around £200, and may be higher during holiday season.
Is there a minimum annual threshold?
There is no minimum sales level required to remain in the program, but you will not receive a commission payment until you earn £15 in commission.
I don‘t have a website. Can I still be a Cat Tree UK affiliate?
If you don‘t have a website for your business and you don’t want to put banners on your website and/or you place orders on behalf of your clients, you can still be a Cat Tree UK affiliate. It just takes a little extra effort.
Can I use images from Cat Tree UK on my websites?
All of the content on the Cat Tree UK is protected by copyright. You may use images and content from our website in the promotion of our products on your own website, however all images must be attributed and/or used in conjunction the sale of the product through the affiliate program. The images cannot be used in the general design of your website. If you have a special circumstance that requires the use of any photos, product images or content in a manner that is not consistent with the policy stated above, please contact us for written approval prior to the content’s use.
How do I know if my application has been received or if I have been accepted into the affiliate program?
If your application has been submitted correctly, you should receive a confirmation email from Cat Tree UK. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. Otherwise, you might not have finished the process correctly and you should resubmit your application. Once approved, you will receive a welcome email from the affiliate manager.
How do I create links to CatTree.UK?
When you add a banner or link to your website, it will be tagged with your unique ID. The easiest way to create links is to visit the control panel Affiliate Page once you’ve been approved. There, you can browse through the different categories of text and banner links, or make a custom link to any page on the website.
Am I obligated to place a certain number of links on my website?
There is no limit. We encourage you to use as many as necessary and appropriate to improve click-through and conversion rates. A creative banner along with a text link or Cat Tree UK logo will likely improve effectiveness.
How does the affiliate program know when I should receive credit for an order?
Our system tracks a cookie that is automatically applied to the computer of a person who clicks on a banner or text link that has your affiliate ID number embedded within it. Each banner or link that you create is specifically tagged with your ID number, letting us know that you deserve commission on the sales you send our way. You can access all of these banners and links by logging in your Account and choosing from any of the banners or simple text links available. These links can be used from any website, put directly into a browser or emailed out in the case of text links. You can test a link by copying and pasting it into your browser. If you are directed to the Cat Tree UK homepage, the link is working.
When and how do I get paid?
Cat Tree UK will pay your monthly commission by Paypal around the 22nd of the following month. Your account needs to have a balance of £15 or more before the end of the month in order to receive a payment. Otherwise, it will continue to roll forward into the next month until the £15 minimum is reached and we can issue a payment.
If a visitor comes to our websites from your website but does not purchase on that visit, you can still earn commission on sales from that customer if they return and make a purchase within 30 days. This works even if they navigate directly to the website on a return visit as long as they haven’t deleted their cookies.
Do I earn commission credits if someone clicks on a product on my site and then buys a different product?
Yes. You will receive full credit for any product that is purchased by a customer who clicks on your affiliate link across Cat Tree UK. This does not include products which we recommend via Amazon.co.uk
How do product returns affect my commission?
If a customer returns a product for a refund, or if credit card charges are reversed due to a dispute or credit card fraud, your account will be debited the commission. But don’t worry – we’ve built a great product and we expect extremely low return rates.