In February 2000, Amazon announced that it had been granted a patent on components of an affiliate program. The patent application was submitted in June 1997, which predates most affiliate programs, but not PC Flowers & Gifts.com (October 1994), AutoWeb.com (October 1995), Kbkids.com/BrainPlay.com (January 1996), EPage (April 1996), and several others.
Es lógico que, para que una franquicia llave en mano tenga sentido, los costes que asumirá el futuro franquiciado serán iguales o inferiores a los que lograría el mismo franquiciado recurriendo a otras opciones por su cuenta. En consecuencia, debemos desconfiar de aquellas franquicias que ofrecen un llave en mano y que presentan unos precios disparados frente a otras opciones.
An e-commerce merchant wanting to reach a wider base of Internet users and shoppers may hire an affiliate. An affiliate could be the owner of multiple websites or email marketing lists; the more websites or email lists that an affiliate has, the wider his network. The hired affiliate then communicates and promotes the products offered on the e-commerce platform to his network. The affiliate does this by implementing banner ads, text ads, or links on its multiple owned websites or via email to its clientele. Firms use advertisements in the form of articles, videos, and images to draw an audience’s attention to a service or product.