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eBay Alternative Swoopo on Google Affiliate Network

Posted on 2.10.2009

It's not often that we write about specific affiliate programs, but due to some special circumstances (we're mentioning one of the companies in the upcoming April issue) it caught our attention and thought we'd bring it to yours.

The Google Affiliate Network (GAN) announced the Swoopo affiliate program. If you use eBay to sell products, and don't know of Swoopo, you will - and most likely very soon. Swoopo dubs itself as the next generation of online auctions.

Swoopo differentiates itself through its business model. Customers (buyers) buy their bids in advance in packs of 30, 50, 100, 300 or 700 ($0.75 each). Bidders can place single bids or use Swoopo's BidButler (and can even bid on the phone). Each bid placed increases the price of whatever product is being sold by $0.15 and reduces the auction countdown by up to 20 seconds. It's really a fascinating auction model that is sure to spark the interest of shoppers.

Swoopo launched in Germany in 2005, in late 2007 in the UK, Spain in May of 2008 and most recently in the US in September 2008.

If Swoopo sounds like something you might be interested in, the affiliate program details from GAN will ensure it. GAN and Swoopo are offering affiliates commissions for new customers that purchase the Bid Packs (a $7 bounty - duration of 30 days).

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