Affiliate FAQ, Pay with Paxful related questions
What is the Paxful Affiliate Program?
The Paxful Affiliate Program is an exciting opportunity for users to be rewarded for sharing their Paxful affiliate link with their friends and followers.
Every Paxful user has an affiliate link which can be found on the classic, vendor and affiliate dashboards. When new users sign up using your affiliate link, you earn commissions. The program allows you to earn a 50% commission on the escrow fee every time one of your direct affiliates makes a trade and a 10% commission on the escrow fee when your direct affiliates’ affiliates make a trade.
How many tiers are in the Paxful Affiliate Program?
You are not limited to earning money through your direct affiliates. Instead, there are two tiers in the Paxful Affiliate Program -- one direct (Tier1) and one indirect (Tier 2):
Tier 1: Affiliates who sign up directly through your link are considered Tier 1 affiliates.
Tier 2: Affiliates who sign up through one of your Tier 1 affiliates’ affiliate links are considered your Tier 2 affiliates.
What is the commission structure for each tier of the program?
We collect an escrow fee from every trade. You earn commissions from the escrow fee we collect, anytime one of your Tier 1 or Tier 2 affiliates successfully completes a trade on Paxful. The commission structure is as follows:
Tier 1: You receive 50% of our escrow fee for successfully completed trades by this user
Tier 2: You receive 10% of our escrow fee for successfully completed trades by this user
- Where do I find my affiliate link?
What content and advertising sources are the best ways to attract traffic to my affiliate link?
There are many different sources that can work to your advantage, including your blog, your website, Google AdWords, Yandex. Direct, Yahoo/Bing ads, mobile ad networks, YouTube channels, and other major entertainment and financial platforms.
Social media is also a great way to promote your affiliate link. It is a good idea to use track ID’s for all the different promotions you do, so you can observe what works best for you and learn from that.
What countries should I target when looking for referrals?
Paxful has worldwide benefits and can be used virtually anywhere with internet access, so it is really up to you what markets you want to target - local, regional, national or otherwise! Currently, most of our users are from the U.S., while Africa and Asia are our fastest growing markets.
What is Pay with Paxful
Pay with Paxful is a button you can put on any shopping cart or app that lets buyers pay without bank accounts or credit cards.
To add the “Pay With Paxful” button, go to your Merchant Dashboard (sign up to be a merchant here.) and you will see a “Customize Your Merchant Link” button. It should give you a shortcode that you can have embedded on your e-commerce website or app.
You’ll then be able to see your sales pile up on your Merchant Dashboard.
How secure is Pay with Paxful?
The Pay with Paxful button uses our secure escrow system and battle-tested platform. Your buyers are safe.
You, as a merchant, are safe as Paxful uses a secure token system to prevent phishing and protect buyers as well as the merchant. To enable automatic send outs to your bitcoin address, you must use our secure token system. Please refer to our developer page.
Your earnings go straight to you via your bitcoin payment processor.
Expected earnings with Pay with Paxful and how to track them
How much you can earn depends on how much traffic you get and stuff you sell.
Every time a sale completes successfully you will get an email and you will see your balance rise on your merchant dashboard.
How much control do I have? Do my visitors ever leave my site?
Your visitors never leave your website. If you choose to use a link, the Paxful window opens up as an iframe in all browsers (except Chrome in which opens up as a new window).
You will also be able to have it embed as an iframe right into pages. They will not think they have left your site as there will be no indication that they are using another service.
How easy is this to use really?
A single link is all you need. You get your merchant link when you register above. It can be customized and will launch an iframe or a new window where the customer will pay for your items or service using any of 300 payment options. You will get bitcoin straight to your bitcoin payment processor or wallet address.
Can I customize the look and feel?
You have total control over the link or button that launches the Paxful widget. We will be introducing online customization tools going forward to give you even more control.