Written by Josh Hutter
Welcome to the latest edition of FMTC’s Tech Corner, where we delve into our cutting-edge tools and technology. In this article, we’ll address some of the frequently asked questions about FMTC Merchant Services.
Q: What does FMTC do?
FMTC Merchant Services streamlines your affiliate program management, allowing you to get your content in front of thousands of affiliates on one platform.
FMTC aggregates deals and product content from over 20 data sources. Our dedicated team manually processes this content before delivering it to our affiliate subscribers through a single API. FMTC tests the destination URLs, verifies every code works, categorizes each deal, and so much more. We have the largest, freshest, and most accurate deal and product database available within the industry, making it easier for affiliates to get content. This allows you, the merchant, to focus more on growing your business while we handle the technical aspects.
Q: Is FMTC an affiliate or a network?
FMTC is not considered an affiliate or a network. We specialize in pulling in content and subjecting it to rigorous data processing checks to ensure its accuracy and validity. Consider FMTC the tech solution for the industry.
Q: Who can monetize my content?
Monetization of your content is dependent on your relationship with the affiliate. If you have approved an affiliate, they can access your content from FMTC. Otherwise, affiliates still reach out through the networks to be accepted into your program. FMTC will provide content to our subscribers — ensuring it is ready to go and be posted on the affiliates’ websites — but we do not mediate any relationships. Direct relationships are encouraged and maintained independently.
Q: Why don’t I see any sales from FMTC?
FMTC is a data aggregation platform. We do not directly generate sales because we operate by utilizing the publishers’ own affiliate links. When sales occur, they are attributed to the affiliate publishers who have integrated our content into their websites using their own affiliate links. FMTC plays a crucial role in providing accurate and up-to-date content, ensuring that affiliates can drive sales through their own affiliate marketing efforts. So, while you may not see sales directly from FMTC, our services empower affiliates to maximize their sales potential using your content.
Q: What if I don’t have deals or don’t want to use coupon sites?
Although deals/coupons are highly popular content types among our clients, FMTC’s services extend beyond that. Affiliates use our service to quickly and easily find various content types, including simple text links to your site. Our service offers them a one-stop shop to scan over 19,000 programs from over 20 data sources with one simple-to-use interface. (Evergreen and homepage links can also be valuable.) Product Feeds can also be ingested by FMTC, broadening the content possibilities.
Q: What is included in FMTC Premium Merchant Services?
We offer a premium subscription that has tools, perks, and placements to highlight your program and content to affiliates. One tool included is Deal Alerts, which allow you to notify all of our subscribers that you have deals available. (For more information, refer to our separate Tech Corner on Deal Alerts.)
Other benefits include:
- One-hour deal processing
- Dedicated in-house support team
- Features on our social media and dashboard
Q: How do I take advantage of FMTC Merchant Services?
To join FMTC as a merchant, simply invite FMTC to your program on your preferred network. Once we accept the invitation, we will automatically add you to FMTC. Alternatively, you can fill out this form and we will request approval to join your program in the network. Once you confirm the partnership, FMTC will begin pulling your content and make it available to your affiliates who work with us.
As always, a dedicated team is here to assist you! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact your account manager or email us at [email protected]. Curious about other FMTC technologies? Find more information on FMTC’s tools in Tech Corner: