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What is the Shop.MLB.com Affiliate Program?
The Shop.MLB.com Affiliate Program invites website owners, bloggers, social media publishers and media sites and online forum operators to promote our site and products and earn commissions on sales they refer to Shop.MLB.com
How does the Shop.MLB.com Affiliate Program work?
First, prospective affiliates go through an application process where first, our network partner and then our affiliate team will review your site to make sure that it’s suitable for an affiliate partnership. We take the MLB.com brand and the brands of our teams, players and vendors seriously, so we’re very selective with our affiliate partnerships.
Once your affiliate application is approved, you will have access to an affiliate dashboard at ShareASale.com stocked with ready-to-use tracking links including banners, text links, and product ads that you can use to promote Shop.MLB.com . When a shopper clicks your affiliate link and makes a qualified purchase, you'll earn a commission on the sale. ShareASale also provides easy access to reporting on traffic sent, sales generated and commissions earned.
How will I get paid?
ShareASale handles payment of affiliate commissions. They pay commissions monthly on around the 20th for sales referred in the previous month less any order modifications, cancellations or chargebacks. Payment can be made either by check or by direct deposit into your bank account. Minimum payout thresholds can be set with the network.
Why partner with Shop.MLB.com ?
Shop.MLB.com is the official online store of Major League Baseball. We offer over 49,000 officially licensed products from all 30 Major League Baseball teams including Caps from New Era, Jerseys from Majestic , fan apparel from Nike and more. We also offer authentic MLB collectibles and memorabilia including game-worn and game-used items. Shop.MLB.com is the most trusted name out there connecting MLB fans with officially licensed gear and collectibles and gives you a great chance to earn commissions from baseball fans.
What affiliate network do you work with?
We have partnered with ShareASale, the most trusted affiliate network in the industry. They offer a great collection of tools to help you promote Shop.MLB.com including traditional creative like banners and text links in addition to advanced tools like the Make A Page storefront and widget builder, Product Showcase and the ShareASale Product Discovery Bookmarklet that makes linking to any page on our site a snap.
How can I get support?
Our affiliate program is managed by a team of award-winning affiliate managers with over 35 years of combined experience in the industry. We provide support by email, Facebook Group and Chat and by phone and are committed to helping our affiliate partners succeed.
How does the Shop.MLB.com Affiliate Program work?
Once your affiliate application is approved, you will have access to an affiliate dashboard at ShareASale stocked with ready-to-use tracking links including banners, text links, and product ads that you can use to promote Shop.MLB.com . When a shopper clicks a tracking link and makes a qualified purchase, you'll earn a commission on the sale. ShareASale provides easy access to real-time reporting and pays commissions monthly once thresholds are met.
Can I promote any page on your site?
You can post any content distributed to affiliates through our product data feed. You are not allowed to use any copy from our home page, product pages, descriptions or images other than what you find in the product data feed, or in third party tools that use our feed.
Can I post Shop.MLB.com page copy on my site?
There are a number of different types of partners that successfully promote our program. Team fan blogs and forums, sports related content sites, social media marketers with active followings on Facebook or Twitter, media sites (Radio, TV or Newspaper) and alumni groups have all done well with us in the past.
How much money can I make as a Shop.MLB.com affiliate?
That is entirely up to you! We offer a huge assortment of all items from unique to common, but selling more expensive items like jerseys, jackets and collectibles can boost your earnings. Our commission rates vary depending on the affiliate type with payouts of up to 6% available. Your ability to earn will be based on how much traffic you can generate and the level of engagement and trust you have with your audience.
What types of marketers are most successful in the Shop.MLB.com Affiliate Program?
We have had great results working with a number of different types of affiliates including bloggers, media sites, social media marketers, loyalty, deal and coupon affiliates, affinity shopping sites and team or school fundraising sites.
Are there any marketing methods you don't allow in the Shop.MLB.com Affiliate Program?
To get started in the Fanatics Affiliate Program, please choose the Affiliate Network Partner you feel most comfortable with and click the ???Join Now?? button to complete your affiliate application. Our Affiliate Manager will review your application and get in touch if you??re application is approved.
How do I get started?
To get started in the Shop.MLB.com Affiliate Program, please click the “Join Now” button below and complete your affiliate application. Our Affiliate Manager will review your application and get in touch if you’re application is approved.
What if my application is declined?
This happens frequently as we’re very selective with our partnerships. If your application is declined, the first step is to make sure that your profile in ShareASale is complete with all sites and marketing methods that will come in to play indicated. Then, drop an email to our team at affiliates@MLBShop.com and make your case for approval. We do make mistakes from time to time and are happy to reconsider applications. Most decline decisions are made due to incomplete profiles, sites not opening for review or simply no perceived fit with the site’s audience and our store.