Currently, the online cigarettes and other tobacco products industry is rightly considered as being one of the fastest growing commerce segments. The ever expanding size of the market has meant a boom in the numbers of online cigarettes and tobacco stores, which in turn has given rise to a multitude of available marketing affiliate programs. This ensures that all webmasters who are interested in jumping on this particular bandwagon will almost certainly find an affiliate program to suit their needs and requirements. In a nutshell, the online cigarettes market offers huge potential, opportunities and possibilities for profit making, not only through the commissions that can be earned by generating traffic and customers to such e-stores, but also through gaining commissions as a reward for recruiting others to become affiliates.
A common occurrence of the World Wide Web, Cigarettes Affiliate programs are designed in such a way as to offer website owners an additional method of profiting from their existing websites. In short, affiliates aim to generate customers and sales revenues for retail websites of cigarette products, receiving in return a commission, in the form of a specific percentage on the total value of those sales. As a general rule, affiliate programs can be joined for free and the affiliate usually can count on the support of team of the online store, who are ready to assist the mutually beneficial cooperation through tips, advice, technical support and marketing tools and materials.
Coming up with the business model of the cigarette affiliate program, is part of the online store owners’ attempts to try and combat the fierce competition prevailing in the online tobacco market. In order to increase their client base cigarettes stores offer the affiliate programs as an incentive to urge their affiliate partners to generate traffic to the online stores by referring to them smokers who are willing to purchase their cigarettes and other tobacco products online rather than from their local shop.
By joining a cigarette affiliate program a webmaster gains access to a procedure that could potentially prove highly lucrative.
Through promoting online retail cigarette stores on their own websites and/or through the running of targeted advertising/promotional campaigns, tobacco affiliates secure smokers as clients for the cigarette store they are affiliated with. The process usually entails the introduction of such prospective customers to the world of the online tobacco and cigarettes market, convincing them to then be referred to a specific store to make their purchase. Since the affiliate’s earnings are based on a percentage commission being allocated for the activation of smoker’s account with the store and the value of the subsequent orders placed and paid for by each client, each has access to tools, such as a dedicated link on their website, in order to keep track of all the successful referrals they achieve and the value of the orders placed by each client. Every time an order is successfully completed by a referred client, the affiliate earns an amount of money.
Promoting the online retail sales of cigarettes is eased due to the fact that the ever increasing price of cigarettes through normal shops, because of taxation imposed by government as well as the anti – smoking campaigns and restrictions on advertising, render the online purchase of cigarettes ever more attractive and underscore its advantages. These advantages include the much lower prices that cigarettes are sold for online, especially when it comes to duty free sales prices as well as special discounts through coupons and other promotions. Besides been called to pay less for their favourite brand, the potential customers that each affiliate tries to attract, will also be able to place their orders from the comfort of their home and have them delivered quickly and securely to their doorstep. Last but by no means least, is the obvious benefit to affiliates, who are looking at an amazing profit potential since their income is generated per order and for as long as a referred customer keeps placing orders the affiliate will for ever continue to earn from each customer.