Publishers looking for an affiliate program with a flat payout instead of a percent commission should look into the HappyBirthdayToYou.com program in ShareaSale. Note: (despite the name, they also carry a small selection of anniversary, Christmas and Valentine’s day ecards). Instead of offering affiliates a percentage of each sale, affiliates are guaranteed a flat $5 per order. There are only two types of orders on the site – single ecard or multi-pack.
The flat payout on ecards helps affiliates more easily calculate the ROI of running a campaign because they know how much they will earn on each sale. The payout is also extremely generous and puts a solid number up front.
Ecards are a popular way to mark a special occasion and HappyBirthdayToYou.com has put their own unique twist on the ecard experience by personally recording each song with the recipients name. Dozens of songs with dozens of variations are available to help get you started and you can preview how each song will sound, minus your friends name which is added at recording. Typically, it is best to order your card 48 hours ahead of time to ensure that the card can be recorded in time.