Flipkart’s Affiliate Program: How To and How Much?

By | December 5, 2014
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Flipkart is one of India’s biggest success stories, and that us stated by the number of online buyers growing in the country. Flipkart.com is one of the 10 most visited websites in India. There are plenty of success stories available on the internet about Flipkart. This post is to let the online shoppers and other people know that they can benefit from Flipkart not only by buying products online and also by referring products. Flipkart is not just a medium to buy electronics, clothings, books etc., you can also make money using Flipkart.

  • What is Flipkart’s affiliate program?

Flipkart’s affiliate program is a great way for you to earn commissions by placing product banners or links on your website to refer users to the Flipkart.com website. You stand to earn up to 15% every time a user clicks on the banner/link and makes a purchase on Flipkart site.

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  • How to create a Flipkart affiliate account?

To earn money through Flipkart, you don’t need to be a seller, you just need Flipkart’s affliliate account. All you need to do it go to www.flipkart.com/affiliate/landing and create an affiliate account for yourself by clicking on the “Register” button. The account created now is different from the other account you used to buy products from Flipkart. Affiliate account can only be used to earn commissions. You can’t purchase using this account.

  • How to generate an affiliate link for your product?

The affiliate money making process doesn’t end after you have created an affiliate account. You can make people to buy products using your affiliate ID. If you refer a product to others without generating affiliate ID you won’t be earning anything. Before referring a product convert the normal link into an affiliated link. You can do this by going to www.flipkart.com in a new tab and copying that product’s URL you would like to refer to others. After that, you can paste the URL in the toolbar of your affiliate account and click generate. The generated link is the one that you can share with people in order to share your product.



  • How to promote your affiliate products using banners and widgets?

In the Flipkart affiliate program, you can promote your product by displaying the banners, widgets and more promotion tools for your website. Once your visitor buys a product in Flipkart by clicking the banner displayed on your website, your commission goes to your affiliate account. In order to get banner codes and widget codes, hover over “Affiliate tools” and choose any category you would like to.

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  • What is the commission structure of Flipkart’s affiliate program?

Flipkart’s affiliate program gives high commission for selling products. Flipkart recently increased its payouts to 12% across all fashion categories. In the electronics category, it increased the commission to 16%. Flipkart offers 15% commission in the e-Books category. On the other hand, Amazon gives no commission for any eBook purchases for Kindle.

CATEGORY COMMISION FOR DESKTOP AND MOBILE WEBSITE  COMMISION FOR MOBILE APPS
Fashion and Lifestyle 12% 24%
Flipkart e-Gift vouchers 3% 6%
Books 8% 16%
e-Books and e-Learning 8% 16%
Large Appliances 4% 8%
Small Entertainment 2% 4%
Cameras and Accessories 2% 4%
Sports and Action Cameras 20% 40%
Laptops (except Compaq laptops) 2.5% 5%
Compaq laptops 4% 8%
Computer Peripherals and Accessories 2% 4%
Computer Storage 1% 2%
External Hard Drive 0.1% 0.2%
Tablets and Accesories 5% 10%
Flipkart Exclusive Mobile Phones (Motorola/Yota/Xiomi) 2%/3%/0.1 4%/8%/0.2%
Mobile Phone accesories 2% 4%
Personal and Healthcare 5% 10%
Music, Movies and Posters 8% 16%
School and Stationary 8% 16%
Sports and Fitness Equipment 8% 16%
  • How is Payout Handed?

Currently, Flipkart offers 2 payment modes in the form of Gift vouchers and Electronic Funds Transfer. In the case of gift vouchers, the payment threshold is Rs 250 and in case of EFT, it is Rs 2,500. There is no option to set a custom threshold. Payments are made approximately 45 days after the month of sale, compared to the 60 day payment delay in Amazon.in. Flipkart deducts 10% TDS unless you submit a TDS waiver certificate.

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Author: Saugaat

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