Affiliates were asked “What is your preferred method of commission payment?” for the latest Affiliate Summit AffStat Report.
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise to me that more than 60% of affiliates prefer to have their commissions delivered via direct deposit. It seems the paper check is on the way to extinction for affiliates.
After all, just as many affiliates (17%) prefer PayPal as those who still like to get checks. I would expect debit cards to be on the rise as affiliate compensation in the coming years.
One option that wasn’t represented that I like with Amazon is store credit. I shop there regularly and enjoy getting my monthly email with a code for credit with Amazon.
Over eleven-hundred and fifty affiliates were surveyed on their methods, preferences, and strategies for the 2010 Affiliate Summit AffStat Report.
More details on AffStat at http://affstat.com/.