Hello,
I've got an affiliate partnership for a high ticket product in my local market. I genuinely think it's the best one available, and my readers trust me so they buy it over the other options. In fact, I've driven nearly $26, 000 NZD in sales to them just this month so far, so I think my efforts should be pretty valuable to them.
However, this brand pays me the lowest affiliate commissions of all my partnerships with other local brands (4%, the rest are 5-8%). I don't want to be greedy, but I'd like at least 5% from them.
Has anyone successfully negotiated a higher commission with an individual merchant, and what kind of wording did you use?
Thank you in advance for your help!

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LMH1968 Premium Plus
This isn’t something I have done, but what have you got to lose. They can only say yes or no at the end of the day.
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LLettau1 Premium Plus
I think that 5% is reasonable, but those paying out commissions may not see it that way. Thanks for sharing.
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emilyonline Premium
Thanks for your thoughts
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feigner Premium
you say it is high ticket - so how many sales does that equate to
what is your conversion rate and can you use that to leverage the extra percentage.
it maybe that you will need consistant sales over several months - rather than being a flash in the pan and a special promotion by you.....
if it is a digital product he higher percentage should be possible - if it is a physical prodoct then it may be more difficult to increase the percentage as margings are normally tighter....
but gather the data and present it as you appear to be sending them a number of leads to improve their business - can we negotiate a new affiliate percentage....
don't forget ot go above what you want as this is a negotiation....
good luck when you go for it
phil
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emilyonline Premium
Great questiobs and thoughts, thank you. its my highest selling item, converts at 10-20% depending on the week. Its a physical product, i think 5% is reasonable as its pretty much the baseline for my niche and i know I'm driving multiple sales to them that would have otherwise gone to competitors. I'll definitely gather all my numbers if i decide to ask, thank you so much for your input
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
I have not personally tried but since you truly like the product, it doesn't seem like it would hurt to write a very cordial letter to ask.
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emilyonline Premium
thank you
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
I have not personally tried, but it would seem like a very cordial letter, explaining how much you truly like the product, might be worth a try.
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