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eBay Lets Affiliates Earn through New Chrome Extension


eBay logoeBay Partner Network announced a new tool for affiliate marketers. Smart Share is a Chrome Extension that lets affiliates create personalized tracking links while browsing eBay’s website outside of the program’s portal.

eBay said affiliates could continue to use its Bookmarklet tool, but “If you want more options like campaign choice or the ability to share directly to Facebook or Pinterest, Smart Share is a better tool for you.”

Currently Smart Share is only available on Google Chrome, but eBay said it is exploring other options.

Announcement follows:

With our newest solution, Smart Share, you can easily find items, share links, and earn commissions as you browse eBay’s best inventory.

The Chrome Extension gives you the convenience of promoting items as you visit any page on eBay, outside of the eBay Partner Network (EPN) portal. All within one window, you can create a personalized tracking link to any eBay page, assign it to one of your existing campaigns, and copy the link or share directly to Facebook or Pinterest.

How Does It Work?
Part of the EPN Smart Suite of solutions, Smart Share adds a button to your Chrome toolbar that you can use to quickly create personalized tracking links while you’re visiting any page on the eBay site. To get started, view our Quick Start Guide now.

With Smart Share, you can:

1) Increase your earning potential. The more links you share, the more commissions you can drive.

2) Harness the power of social. In one click, promote listings, deals, categories, brands, and more directly to your Facebook or Pinterest audience. Stay tuned: More social networks are on their way.

3) Enjoy the freedom to choose where you share. Share directly to Facebook or Pinterest, or copy and paste your unique link wherever you choose online.

4) Manage campaigns on the go. Without logging into the EPN portal, you can tie each link you create back to one of your existing campaigns for better organization and reporting.

How can you get it?
Download in a click from the Chrome Store and install in merely seconds. You can also access the extension directly from your partner dashboard, in the EPN portal, or on the EPN Tools Page.

If you have any questions or comments, we’re here to help. Be sure to refer to our Smart Share FAQs as you get started, and send any feedback or additional questions you may have to AskEPN@ebay.com.

SOURCE: eBay Partner Network Announcement

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