Tiny Prints Affiliate Program Frequently Asked Questions
- General Program Questions
- Joining & Creating Links
- Commission, Account Info & Reporting
- Photographer & Service Provider Questions
- Photographer Storefronts Questions
What is the Tiny Prints Affiliate Program and how does it work?
The Affiliate Program is a service that allows participating websites to earn commission on sales referred to Tiny Prints using specially tracked links. We provide you with custom links and banners that you can post on your website. Then, when a visitor you've referred to us makes a purchase, we'll keep track and give you a commission on the sale. The Tiny Prints affiliate program covers both www.tinyprints.com and www.weddingpaperdivas.com.
Is my website eligible for the Affiliate Program?
We accept almost all types of websites that are relevant to our products and do not contain objectionable or offensive materials. We welcome all applications but reserve the right to refuse membership or revoke a membership at any time at our sole discretion.
Are there any fees?
There are no fees associated with the Tiny Prints affiliate program. It is completely free to participate.
Can I become an affiliate if I live outside the United States?
Yes. We accept affiliates from anywhere in the world, as long as ShareASale supports your country of residence. Please keep in mind that all commission payments are currently made in U.S. dollars.
If I have multiple websites, do I need to apply separately for each?
No. You should apply once, list all of your websites on your application and advertise Tiny Prints on any of them once you are approved.
What is your commission rate?
We pay a 10% starting commission rate. High volume affiliates are eligible for higher commission levels.
What is the average order size?
The average order size at Tiny Prints is $150, and it can be closer to $175 during holiday season.
What does the average affiliate earn?
The average EPC for Tiny Prints is $25-35. This means that for every 100 clicks or so that you send to us, you can expect to earn roughly $25-35. This varies by the type of website you have, but is a good rule of thumb.
Is there a minimum annual threshold?
There is no minimum sales level required to remain in the program, but you will not receive a commission check until you earn $50 in commission.
I don't have a website for my business, I don't want to put banners on my website and/or I place orders on behalf of my clients. Can I still be a Tiny Prints or Wedding Paper Divas affiliate?
Yes, it just takes some extra effort. Tiny Prints and Wedding Paper Divas have text links that can be taken from the ShareASale website in the "Get Links" section, or from our "Getting Started" section. Whenever you get an order from a customer that you would like to fulfill with Tiny Prints or Wedding Paper Divas products, copy that text link into your browser and press enter. This will take you to the Tiny Prints or Wedding Paper Divas websites through ShareASale's routing system and you'll get credit for the sale.
Will you provide extra support for high-traffic websites?
Do I receive any discounts on Tiny Prints or Wedding Paper Divas products since I'm an affiliate?
No. However, we recommend you purchase your orders through your own links so you can earn commission on the sales. You are also free to utilize any of the coupon codes advertized on our website or in printed marketing collateral.
Can I use images from Tiny Prints and Wedding Paper Divas on my websites?
All of the content on the Tiny Prints and Wedding Paper Divas websites are protected by copyright. You may use images and content from our websites in the promotion of our products on your own website, however all images must be attributed and/or used in conjunction the sale of the product through the affiliate programs. The images cannot be used in the general design of your website.
If you have a special circumstance that requires the use of any photos, product images or content in a manner that is not consistent with the policy stated above, please contact us for written approval prior to the content's use.
How do I sign up?
You must first become a member of the ShareASale Affiliate Network, which is our third party program administrator. You can join both our program and the ShareASale network in one step at www.tinyprints.com/affiliate-program/. Please note that your application will be approved faster if you use an email address that matches the website in your profile (i.e. email@example.com and www.website.com). This helps prove that you own the domain listed on your profile.
How do I know if my application has been received or if I have been accepted into the affiliate program?
If your application has been submitted correctly, you should receive a confirmation email from ShareASale. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. Otherwise, you might not have finished the process correctly and you should resubmit your application. Once approved, you will receive a welcome email from the affiliate manager.
How do I create links to Tiny Prints or Wedding Paper Divas?
When you add a banner or link to your website, it will be tagged with your unique ShareASale ID. The easiest way to create links is to visit the Tiny Prints ShareASale Affiliate Page once you've been approved. There, you can browse through the different categories of text and banner links, or make a custom link to any page on the website.
To create a banner link, click "Get this Banner's HTML Code" under each banner or link that you want to display. The shortest code available is easiest to add to your site, use in email and use directly in a browser. You can also visit our Getting Started Page for more tips on creating simple text links and using a product data feed.
Am I obligated to place a certain number of links on my website?
There is no limit. We encourage you to use as many as necessary and appropriate to improve click-through and conversion rates. We have found that a creative banner along with a text link or Tiny Prints or Wedding Paper Divas logo improves effectiveness.
What if I already know HTML and need some advanced help linking?
How does the affiliate program know when I should receive credit for an order?
Our system tracks a cookie that is automatically applied to the computer of a person who clicks on a banner or text link that has your affiliate ID number embedded within it. Each banner or link that you create is specifically tagged with your ShareASale ID number, letting us know that you deserve commission on the sales you send our way. You can access all of these banners and links by logging in your ShareASale Account and choosing from any of the banners or simple text links available.
These links can be used from any website, put directly into a browser or emailed out in the case of text links. You can test a link by copying and pasting it into your browser. If you are directed to either the Tiny Prints homepage or the Wedding Paper Divas homepage, the link is working. Do not copy and paste a landing page url from our website (i.e. www.tinyprints.com?SSAID=123456) and confuse it for an affiliate link, since it will not track properly. All affiliate links begin with "http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfmB=…"
If I have a Tiny Prints banner, do I also get credit for Wedding Paper Divas sales and vice versa?
Yes, both programs cross-track with one another.
When and how do I get paid?
ShareASale will pay your monthly commission by either check or direct deposit around the 22nd of the following month. Your account needs to have a balance of $50 on more before the end of the month in order to receive a payment. Otherwise, it will continue to roll forward into the next month until the $50 minimum is reached and we can issue a payment.
What sales and revenue reports does ShareASale provide?
Each transaction is logged on ShareASale servers and is available for review in detail. ShareASale will provide real-time tracking of your clicks, sales and commission. Please do not contact Tiny Prints for this information, since we cannot access your account. Use the links below to find some of the most useful reports, but please note that these links will only work if you are an approved affiliate.
What if I forgot my ShareASale account password?
If you've forgotten your ShareASale password, please click on the link below to have your password sent to your email address.
Because your ShareASale account is private, we do not have control over or access to this information. If you have any other issues with your ShareASale account , please contact the ShareASale support team.
If a visitor comes to our websites from your website but does not purchase on that visit, you can still earn commission on sales from that customer if they return and make a purchase within 180 days. This works even if they navigate directly to the website on a return visit as long as they haven't deleted their cookies.
Do I earn commission credits if someone clicks on a product on my site and then buys a different product?
How do product returns affect my commission?
If a customer returns a product for a refund, or if credit card charges are reversed due to a dispute or credit card fraud, your account will be debited the commission. But don't worry—we have less than a 1/10 of 1% return rate.
Do you have a wholesale program?
We do not offer a wholesale program at this time.
Do you offer a print catalog?
What is your order turnaround time?
Orders usually take 5–6 business days to process before shipping. If you select rush processing services for an additional fee, processing and shipping times can be reduced to just two business days. We offer a variety of shipment methods, so during the holiday season please stay up to date with the latest shipping and processing times posted on our site.
Do you display any products without pricing?
No. Pricing is displayed for all our products. We offer only one pricing structure at this time. If you plan on marking up our cards to sell to your clients, you will have to place the order for them and then create your own invoice for your services.
How do I order physical samples?
You can easily order a sample of most cards for only $1 each. Simply click on the Order Sample link on the product page. If you place your order before 12:00 am (PT), your sample order will be processed within 2-3 business days and shipped to you via USPS from our San Francisco Bay Area offices. Need more than just a few? Please contact us for high volume sample orders.
Unfortunately, personalized samples are not available.
Please note: All William Arthur samples will be shipped separately.
I have a client who is ready to order ASAP, but I am not yet approved for the program or I have not yet applied. Can you help?
We know that you are in a rush, but we ask that new affiliates take the time to read these materials carefully first. We look at the Affiliate Program as a good fit for partners who think they can send us at least ten orders each year and who are comfortable with technology and websites. Please make sure you have finished the application process correctly, and then check below for our manual credit policy if you don't have time to wait for approval.
If I am not approved for the program, can you still manually credit my account for an order that I place for a client?
It is very important that you and your clients place orders using the process we outlined above. As a one-time courtesy, we will process manual credits for any orders placed within seven days of your acceptance into the program. To request manual processing, visit our contact page and send us the order numbers, customer information, totals and your ShareASale affiliate ID number. After this initial period, requests for manual credits resulting from misuse of an affiliate link are subject to a $5 fee, which will be subtracted from your total commission.
What type of discounts can I apply to my orders?
How can I submit an order for my client if I do not want to join the Affiliate Program?
If you don't want to join our program at this time, you can still place orders for clients by using your own Tiny Prints account on their behalf. You can also have your clients place their own orders since we have a simple and easy-to-use photo uploading process that enables you to provide the photo for their orders directly to us. You will not receive the 13% commission for referring the order like you would have if you were a part of our Affiliate Program.
How do I get my clients pictures onto their cards?
How can I get my photography used on the Tiny Prints Website?
What is the difference between being an affiliate and signing up for an affiliate Storefront?
A Photographer Storefront provides a more personalized landing experience on the Tiny Prints website and has special tracking capabilities that will add your studio name to the back of cards purchased through your Storefront. It will also provide a photo escrow service and an upgraded 13% commission instead of the typical 10% for affiliates. In addition, you’ll get a professional-looking URL that you can share with clients.
To learn about the most common ways that photographers integrate with Tiny Prints, please read the following overview.
How do I sign up for a Storefront?
To apply for a Storefront, please visit our signup page. We'll do our best to review and approve your account within 2 business days. You must already be enrolled in our Affiliate Program though ShareASale in order to create a Storefront. Once approved, you will receive login information so you can get started personalizing your store. It only takes about 10 minutes to set up your unique Storefront.
If you are not a ShareASale affiliate, please join now
I forgot my password and/or login info, where can I reset it?
How do I log in to my Storefront?
Do you have any sample Storefronts I can review?
You can see some of our active photographer Storefronts by clicking on the links below.
Can I also have a Storefront for Wedding Paper Divas?
Unfortunately, at this time our Storefront program only works with Tiny Prints cards. We are looking into adding the capability for Wedding Paper Divas in 2012.
What is Photo Escrow and how do I use it with my clients?
This is a great new solution for photographers who do not want to release images directly to clients. With our Photo Escrow system, you can upload your client photographs into your Storefront and a unique key will be assigned to each photo. You will then send along the key(s) to your clients. Your clients will use the key(s) to redeem these photographs into their own Tiny Prints accounts when they get to the “add a photo” stage of the card creation process. They will not have access to the original high-resolution photo to download and the photo will expire from their Tiny Prints account within 30 days. Clients will be directed through your Storefront to redeem their photo key(s) to help ensure that you receive photo attribution credit (if enabled) and commission credit. At the time the key is redeemed, we will also double check to make sure photo attribution credit is enabled for that card.
For instructions, login to your Storefront and visit the photo upload tab.
How can I get my studio name on the back of a Tiny Prints card?
Along with your Storefront, you'll also gain the ability to add a back-of-card text based attribution to your storefront account on the "edit Storefront" tab. It can contain your studio name, url or whatever you choose to fit in the 46 allowable characters. When a client visits your Storefront and places an order within 90 days of that initial visit, this text based attribution will automatically be included on the back of almost all of our photo cards. See below for exclusions.
Are there any cards that can't support my studio name on the back?
Yes, we currently have a few types of cards that don't support the back of card attribution feature. They include:
- Wedding Paper Divas cards
- Non-photo cards
- Circular cards by our celebrity designers
- Mini-cards (smaller than 3.5" on all sides)
- Non-stationery products, including photo books, calendars, address labels, gift tags and more.
How can I verify that my back-of-card attribution is working?
We suggest that all photographers with Storefronts test their back-of-card text attribution after personalizing their Storefront. To do this, click through your own Storefront and personalize a photo card as a customer would. The text attribution will show up in the card review stage on the back panel preview. You should see your studio name (or whatever info you included as your text-based attribution) on the back of the left side of the card, perpendicular to the Tiny Prints logo.
Why isn't my logo showing up on the back of my client's card?
Here are the most common reasons for your logo not showing up on the back of your client's card:
- Text Attribution Never Added to Storefront
- You never created the required back of card text attribution
- You went over the 46 character limit for you text-based attribution
- Make sure you are using the Firefox Mozilla browser when working in your Storefront if you are having trouble saving changes
- Client Error
- Photographer or client did not first click on your Storefront link before ordering the card. Make sure to tell your customers to first visit your Storefront to set the cookie.
- Photographer or client switched computers during the ordering process. The tracking cookie may not work properly if you or your client does not use the same computer they used to access the Storefront at the time they place the order.
- Non-Qualified Cards
- Please see the FAQ entry above on non-qualified cards
If you are still having problems with your logo and do not believe it’s related to one of these issues, please call our service team at 1-877-300-9256 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
How does the Storefront know I should get credit? Does it matter what Tiny Prints account a customer uses?
Our tracking system for photographer commission and back-of-card attribution relies on a cookie that is set on the computer of the person who visits the Storefront. The tracking is not tied to Tiny Prints accounts. To set this cookie, you or your client must click through your personal Storefront URL to set the cookie. The cookie will then remember the computer and assign the correct commission to any purchases made, even if the user comes back directly to Tiny Prints to make a purchase on a subsequent visit.
How do I check my sales and commission?
How can I find out which sale belongs to each of my client in my ShareASale reporting?
We cannot provide you with specific client order info, as customers have not explicitly agreed to share this information. However, if you visit your detail report page(requires login) on ShareASale, the Order ID number in the middle of each transaction record will match the Tiny Prints order number. This will allow you to reconcile if your client has provided you with this information or if you placed the order directly.
Who do I contact with questions about my Storefront and/or order?
For questions related to an order, our stationery specialists will be happy to help you. If you have any questions about your Storefront, you'll want to speak with our affiliate team. Unfortunately, if you contact our stationery specialists with questions about your Storefront or ask our affiliate team about your order, we won't have access to the information we'd need to help you.