eBay launched their eBay Partner Network on April 1, and affiliates were initially told they would have to migrate from the old affiliate program on CJ by today.
But the migration deadline has been extended to May 31, 2008, according to an announcement on the eBay Partner Network blog.
We wanted to thank all our affiliates for your effort in switching your links to the eBay Partner Network. Weâ€™re off to a great start and we are happy to report that in the three weeks since launch, more than two thirds of our affiliatesâ€™ traffic has already moved over to the new system.
Several of you have asked for a bit more time in migrating your links. Because we know there are some special circumstances that may require this, we have arranged to extend the migration deadline until May 31st. This will apply to Half.com and all eBay countries migrating EXCEPT Belgium, Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Singapore, which will still expire on April 30th).
The procrastinating affiliates lucked out, but don’t keep putting it off. As of May 31, 2008, affiliates will no longer earn commission through CJ links for eBay.
Interesting language in the announcement: “more than two thirds of our affiliatesâ€™ traffic has already moved over to the new system.”
I wonder how many of the 100k+ affiliates moved over to account for that traffic volume?
While on CJ, eBay boasted “The eBay Affiliate Program has more than 100,000 members globally and continues to be one of the most successful tools for driving buyers to eBay.”