eBay reveals Hot Affiliate Niche for their API
The Affiliate API Program is part of the eBay Developers Program and is offered to give affiliates a wide variety of industry-leading tools and services and provides API access to eBay Web Services so affiliates can create exciting new content and tools. David Utter from iEntry wrote an article for WebProNews which he also posted in my Affiliate forum over at WebProWorld. He interviewed EBay’s Sean Crotty the Affiliate Developers Manager which revealed some interesting info.
Sean says that API usage has had a big impact on affiliate business, stating that affiliates who use API calls to build apps tend to see returns increase by a third over those who do not. Couple that with the fact that eBay recently raised commissions for affiliates that are approved for the eBay API Tier, I think code jockey type affiliates should take a serious look at this option. So what’s the hot untapped eBay niche?
“We asked Sean what product category he’d like to see get some API developer attention. He said the industrial and large equipment category hasn’t even been touched.”
With the ability to use the data from eBay in creative new ways with the use of the API, I’m certain some innovative affiliates will take advantage of this market segment as well as many others. Check out the eBay affiliate program and all the affiliate-centered tools that are available, including the API.
Linda Buquet, president of 5 Star Affiliate Programs.com is an Affiliate Management Consultant that represents a select group of high paying, high integrity affiliate programs. The 5 Star site also features all the best affiliate blogs and SEO news, as well as a friendly Internet marketing forum.