What is an affiliate?
An affiliate is a type of performance-based system where a business rewards one or more affiliates for each customer brought about by the affiliate's own marketing efforts. The affiliate can be a broker, website, company, industry association or individual. Affiliate programmes and networks are now widely used over the internet and operate across many different industries including the freight and transport industry.
Who can become an affiliate of TruckIt.net?
Anyone ... individuals, companies, associations, brokers or anyone who has a website attracting the types of people who may be interested in moving things – and as we said … that’s just about anyone. You cannot however earn commissions as an affiliate if you intend to be the 'User' or 'Provider' as defined in the Terms and Conditions of this website. That is you cannot earn commsion as an affiliate if you are the person paying for the service or providing the service.
How does the TruckIt.net Affiliate Programme work?
Once your application has been approved, you will be given a unique code which identifies you in our system. This unique code then links to every new TruckIt.net registration that has come in via one of your customers/referrals. Our sophisticated tracking system enables us to accurately identify bookings made through your referrals. These sales are consolidated over a period of one year and we pay you a trailing commission each quarter from those sales.
Referrals can be made in the following ways:
• Post one of our banners onto your website
Each time one of your visitors/customers clicks through to our website and registers, the bookings made thereafter are linked to your unique affiliate code. We have slick logos, banners and images available in different sizes to post on your website.
• Send out invitations
You can invite people to visit our site through the Affiliate Resource Centre via email. Registrations and bookings from these emails will be linked back to your affiliate code. If you are well connected in the Transportation Industry then this is a great way to monetise your connections! All you need to do is to get those emails moving telling everyone about us and how we can help them.
Can I track the sales of my clients/referrals?
Yes, you will be provided with confidential access to reporting functions within the Affiliate Members Section. You can audit payments owing to you at any time.
How easy is it to sell TruckIt.net services?
Very. Because we are actively marketing ourselves across a great range of multi-media, we plan on TruckIt.net becoming one of the leading names in online freight booking services. So in other words we put in the ground work and back up our promises with hard core marketing, so that you won’t have to.
What if my website has nothing to do with the freight/transportation industry?
It doesn’t matter at all. Everyone needs something moved, something delivered or something sent from time to time, particularly with trading moving more and more online; introducing your visitors to TruckIt.net makes sense as well as money for you.
Is commission capped?
Our motto is: GO FOR IT. Earn as much as you like with the Affiliate Programme. However there is a minimum payment of $100. If your commission for a quarter is less than that, this amount will be rolled into the next quarter's payment until it reaches a minimum of $100.
Can I get commission on my own freight?
Unfortunately not. Your own jobs are ineligible for commission. Commission is payable for a full 2 years on genuine referrals only.
What about GST?
Commission is payed on the sale amount exclusive of GST. We do not pay commission on GST. If you are registered for GST your commission will include GST, if you are not registered for GST, no GST will be added.
Are there any hidden costs or fees?
Can I put your logo on my website?
Yes, definitely. There are detailed instructions in the Affiliate Resource Centre about how to do this. There are several slick options to choose from.
What if I have more than one website, can I register them all together?
By all means. You can use the one affiliate account for as many websites as you like and you only have to register once. All of the bookings from all your sites will be consolidated into the one convenient tracking account in our system.
How long does it take for my application to be approved?
All applications will be processed within 24-48 hours or earlier.
Am I locked into the Programme for any fixed period?
No, either party may terminate the arrangement by email on 30 days’ notice.
If I terminate the arrangement will I still earn commission from existing referrals?
You will, unless there has been a substantial breach of the terms of the Agreement, in which case all rights to unpaid commissions will be foregone.
When and how do I get paid?
Commissions are paid quarterly in arrears to your nominated bank account. All the transaction histories of your referrals are confidentially available to you online through the reporting options in the Affiliate Resource Centre.
I have other questions.
Simply send an email to our Affiliate support Team via the link on the Affiliate home page.