An affiliate program is a revenue sharing program where the affiliate (that's you!) drives traffic to a merchant's web site (that's us!) in exchange for referral commissions. When someone clicks or types in your affiliate link and arrives on our site and completes a purchase, you get a commission on every item they buy!
You earn income from sales from your affiliate links, so you need to promote these links through digital marketing and promotions (email, websites, blog posts, social media, etc.) as well as some non-digital methods (printed media, audio commercials, tv commercials) by advertising your affiliate links.
Once you sign up for and are accepted to our program, you'll be able to create your own personal and secure account. Here you can log in at any time to get banners, generate links, find out about commissions earned and even learn about how many impressions each of your links has received.
Step 1: Sign up!
Step 2: We manually review all applications within 3 business days. Once your application is approved, you will receive a notification and link to login to the affiliate area.
Step 3: Collect your commissions, and be one happy wine lover!
Just about anybody! Whether you run a large commercial web site, a small personal blog, a non-profit site, or anything in between you're welcome to apply to join the program. We also welcome owners of opt-in email newsletters. All applications are manually reviewed, and we reserve the right to refuse any application, especially if the site or email list contains objectionable material, participates in unsolicited emailing, or if it violates our Service Agreement.
No! As long as you are an active affiliate, all you need to do is keep promoting, marketing, and linking and collect your commissions.
Once your application is accepted, you will be given a unique affiliate ID (your username) as well as custom-formatted links that will ensure that traffic coming from your promotions is properly tracked. We maintain a 60-day cookie, meaning that if a visitor clicks on a link from any of your promotions, you are credited with the sale as long as the visitor purchases within 60 days.
Our system records all transactions from your promotions in real time, meaning that all impressions, links, and sales are tracked instantly. The Affiliate Area has all of the reports and tracking resources you'll need to see how you're doing. You can use these reports to find out which of your links are performing the best and to optimize your site for maximum sales.
All affiliates earn commissions of 20% on the initial sale, and then we will pay you 10% for the life of the subscription. So, for example, if you refer a monthly subscription and the subscriber stays with us for 3 years, you will earn 20% on the initial sale, plus 10% for 35 shipments! That is a HUGE commision for a single sale!
UWC pays affiliates when their commission balance is $150 or more. Please make sure you have a PayPal account and you enter your payment email in your affiliate account settings.
Current affiliates can get links, including banners, links and custom-generated links in their affiliate area. We will be regularly updating our links, to include lots of resources to help you sell. You're also welcome to create links of your own, as long as they conform to the Service Agreement and do not abuse the UWC brand. Feel free to link to the home page, category pages (like subscriptions for example) or to product pages directly.
To put it simply, you can add /ref/username/ (where username is your username) at the end of any URL of our site.
Under the creatives tab of the affiliate area, you can find images and link codes to help you in your marketing efforts. You can save any of the images to use in your posts, they are all Facebook or Instagram optimized as well. Just make sure you embed your affiliate link if you use any imagery to ensure your code is being tracked properly.