Snapdeal Affiliate Review

Check out the Snapdeal affiliate program review: commission rates, payment proof, and other programs details.

Once upon a time, Snapdeal was a site with best deal of the day, but today it turns to be one of the top 3 eCommerce sites in India competing with likes of Flipkart and Amazon. Until Amazon arrived in India, Flipkart and IndiaPlaza were only the eCommerce portals which offered an affiliate program for bloggers but their commission rates were too less. As Amazon arrived full-fledged in India with an on-time availability of affiliate program as well, Flipkart raised the commission on its products.

Review: Overview | Sign-up | Reporting | Commission | Payment | Conclusion

Snapdeal Affiliate Program Review

 

Coming to Snapdeal, they also provide a program which can reward bloggers and webmasters. India based smartphone vendors like Micromax, Karbonn also have tied up with Snapdeal to come up with an exclusive launch, rights to sell the handsets first when launch. Snapdeal on debut day of Micromax A116 Canvas HD received an order of around 10,000 handsets within 24 hours. The popularity of Snapdeal is growing and affiliate program has enabled them to reach further promotions without paying extra for advertisements.

Snapdeal Affiliate program

Snapdeal Affiliate Program Review

To make you understand better we have come up with the review of Snapdeal affiliate program. In future, we will compare out Snapdeal with Amazon and Flipkart respective affiliates programs rewarding bloggers and webmasters.

We quickly signed up with Snapdeal affiliate program and at first we had trouble with the interface but later we can to know that the issue is with Chrome browser. We switched to Internet Explorer and the interface is not straightforward as that of Amazon or Flipkart. You also will need to add a website to promote products and generate commissions.

Snapdeal Affiliate Program Commission Rates

Unlike Flipkart or Amazon or IndiaPlaza which have affiliate commission based on the product category, Snapdeal provides a commission of flat 10% or Rs 4,00 maximum. That’s a better rate than Amazon or Flipkart or any other affiliate program if the product is priced less than Rs 10,000.

Snapdeal Commission Rates:

Product Category

Commission Percentage

Maximum Commission

Appliances

10%

Rs 400

Automotive

10%

Rs 400

Books, Stationery & Hobbies

10%

Rs 400

Cameras, Lenses-Accessories

10%

Rs 400

Computers, Laptops & Gaming

10%

Rs 400

Footwear

10%

Rs 400

Health, Sports & Fitness

10%

Rs 400

Home, Kitchen & Furniture

10%

Rs 400

Jewellery & Gold

10%

Rs 400

Clothing – Men & Women, Kids

10%

Rs 400

Mobiles, Phablets & Tablets

10%

Rs 400

Perfumes, Beauty & Hygiene

10%

Rs 400

TVs, Audio/Videos

10%

Rs 400

Watches, Bags, Sunglasses

10%

Rs 400

Dashboard

Once you logged in with a valid affiliate ID, you will be directly taken through the affiliate reporting dashboard showing quick stats of 7 days.

Snapdeal affiliate earning
You can individually track reports based on performance and conversion by clicking on ‘Reports’ from the left side.

Snapdeal Reports

Payment

Snapdeal supports payment to affiliates via Wire Transfer with NET 30 payment method. You can set it up by going through My Account > Billing.

Snapdeal vs Flipkart vs Amazon.in

Flipkart affiliate program does exist but there is an increasing number of complaints against them by many of the publishers regarding the payments. As such Amazon.com affiliate program (available in USA) has a good track record and their Amazon.in an affiliate program will certainly open up Flipkart’s eyes that they aren’t the one to offer such in India. Also, IndiaPlaza has one such affiliate program which rewards bloggers and webmasters.

In terms of affiliate comparison, Snapdeal provides the highest percentage of affiliate commission for content-based websites, i.e., about 10% but from November 22 I received an email which states that content-based affiliates is been discontinued.

Conclusion

Until now it was only Flipkart but ever since the arrival of Snapdeal, Flipkart has got competitor and to spice it up, Amazon.in is arrived with great affiliate panel, support and quick payment method with direct deposit to bank.

In our opinion, Snapdeal affiliate panel and reporting interface is among the worst that I have ever come across. For individual products I wasn’t able to find affiliate link and also their support never rarely replies to email. I contacted Snapdeal affiliate support but until now I am unable to get individual product links.

Here is our rating score for –

Reporting – 4/5
Commission Basis – 2/5 [Considering the latest removal of content websites commission]
Payment – 3/5
Support – 3/5

Overall – 3.5/5