Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to join the Hot Juice Affiliate Program?
Websites interested in joining the Hot Juice Affiliate Program must meet the following criteria:
• Have a valid, registered, genuine website (cannot be under construction or offline)
• Website must host Content, cannot be a list of links or external Content
• A working, confirmed email address
I operate a website outside of the United States, am I still eligible to become a Hot Juice Affiliate?
Of course you are! Hot Juice may be based in the United States, however our Affiliates are scattered throughout the globe. We are able to sell and ship our products worldwide so it is not necessary for Affiliates to be domestically located or headquartered. All commissions will be paid in US Dollars without exception and Affiliates will receive a standard 1099 as independent contractors for tax purposes.
Are there limits or rules to implementing my Hot Juice Affiliate material?
How much is the Hot Juice Affiliate Commission rate?
Hot Juice pays the highest commissions on vape juice sales industry wide. Members of the Affiliate Program can earn up to 40% of all new customer sales referred to our website that result in a sale and also up to 15% recurring commissions for the lifetime of the customers they refer. Commission totals are a reflection of actual purchases including the application of shipping costs, sales tax, coupons, discounts, promotions and gift cards. Final payouts will be affected by returns, exchanges or cancellations of orders. We have several commission tier structures that are assigned upon specific milestones being achieved. If you have a high volume of monthly traffic to your site, we're most definitely interested in working with you create a custom tier for you to satisfy a fair commission structure that works for both parties. Contact your affiliate manager to discuss more options or to see what options might be available to you.
So how long do I receive commissions on referred customers?
A lifetime! Customers who make an initial purchase under a specific Affiliate’s unique cookie imprint remain linked to them as long as that Affiliate is enrolled in the program. As long as that customer continues to make purchases from Hot Juice, the referring affiliate will receive continue to recieve commissions on those purchases. Hot Juice maintains customer status as a referred purchaser through your Affiliate ID in our database.
How much does it cost to become a Hot Juice Affiliate?
Nothing! The Hot Juice Affiliate Program is completely free to sign up and join. This includes provided marketing resources, banners and links used to refer customers.
How much do Affiliates get paid for leads or referred links?
Unfortunately, Hot Juice does not pay for referrals or links that do not lead to a completed referral sale. All referred purchases must qualify as finalized purchases which are not cancelled, refunded or returned in order to qualify for a commission earning. This is why you must wait 30 days before you're paid. We need to make sure that the customer received their order and has not refunded before we approve the commission. This is to prevent fraudulent affiliate transactions and to maintain a stable and fair affiliate environment for all who participate.
What Qualifications do I need to be eligible for the Hot Juice Affiliate Program?
Further criteria are outlined in the Hot Juice Terms and Conditions, but there are a few simple requirements you must meet in order to be eligible as an Affiliate:
• You must maintain an active, working website which is not under construction, unfinished, or otherwise inoperable or non-functioning
• Affiliate websites must host actual content, they do NOT qualify if they are simply a host to lists including links or a conduit for referring links alone
My application for the Hot Juice Affiliate Program was rejected, is there a reason?
Hot Juice has a code of conduct and qualifications outlined in our Terms and Conditions of websites with content that makes it ineligible for the Affiliate Program. Specifically, some examples of websites with content that do NOT qualify are as follows:
• Websites which host or display pornographic or sexually explicit images or Content pages
• Sites with violent, disturbing or gratuitously gruesome images or Content
How often do Affiliates get paid for their commissions?
As long as you make the monthly minimum earning threshold of $100.00 USD, Affiliates are paid 31 days from the end of the billing month for finalized commissions. Commissions are considered finalized once all refunds, cancellations, exchanges and returns have been made. Affiliates are paid for all commissions finalized by the end of the month billing period. If you don’t earn the monthly threshold, your earnings will roll over to the next pay period until it is met. Once the threshold is met, Affiliates will be paid 31 days from the end of that billing month.
How do Affiliates receive payment?
We start processing pending affiliate commissions from the 25th to the end of the month and we payout on the 1st. All members of the affiliate program are paid through PayPal in digital transfer.
Can I earn commissions for personal purchases?
While we’re happy you enjoy our products, sadly you are not eligible to earn any commissions on your personal orders. However, Affiliates with high standing in the program may be offered discounts and samples. If you feel you're one of those affiliates, get in touch with your affiliate manager and show us some numbers, we'll go from there.
How do I receive samples for review?
Affiliates in good standing may be eligible for sample products for the purpose of review. To qualify, Affiliates must gross a minimum of $1000.00 US Dollars in sales in a 31-day pay duration.If you feel you should be an exception to this, shoot your affiliate manager an email and we'll see if we can sort something out for you. A good example of an exception would be if you have 5k Youtube Subscribers or more, 10k Twitter/Instagram Followers or a website that has 5k or more monthly visitors.
How does Hot Juice track Affiliate sales and commissions?
Hot Juice provides Affiliates with marketing materials, banners and links with code written into them. This code acts as a unique identifier for each Affiliate ensuring that each user who clicks on them from your website will be linked to your web portal as the point of origin. We do this by implementing cookies which personalize the user experience of customers who click on Affiliate materials as well as tracking their purchases.
Hot Juice cookies have a 90-day duration before expiring, at which time they will no longer be eligible for earning commissions for your site unless a visitor clicks one of your specifically tailored affiliate links.
Hot Juice rejected my application to the Affiliate Program, can I reapply?
Odds are, no. If you're rejected, we've probably done our homework and made the decision and we're sticking to it. Re-applying without first reaching out to us and discussing your concern, would more than likely just be a waste of yours and our time.If Hot Juice did not accept your website as an Affiliate and you feel we made this decision in error, you may reapply. You must be legally eligible to join the Affiliate Program. To cite an example of this; minors under the legal required age to sell Hot Juice products, are unable to participate in the Affiliate Program. Like wise, if you were not approved, it may be because we do not accept applicants which meet any of the following:
• Any website hosting, displaying or encouraging discriminatory or inflammatory content aimed at a particular gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, nationality, or physical appearance.
• Websites encouraging or condoning any illegal activity
• Web Content violating copyright law, personal or intellectual property rights either in hosted or linked Content
• Implementing any existing or unreleased program, software, or application which prevents, blocks, redirects, substitutes, interferes or alters the click through statistics, abilities, function or other site traffic driven, fed, and referred transaction is strictly prohibited and will constitute termination of Affiliate Program
For any further questions regarding the Hot Juice Affiliate program contact: affiliates @ hotjuice.com.