Occasionally we will not stock a specific product our customers may need.
If we don’t sell it, we may link to a website or physical store that does.
Assume all outbound links are “Affiliate Links”. This means that we receive a commission if customers click that link and buy through that other business. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
This does not affect the price you pay.
So how can we get paid if the prices don’t change?
Well, basically the business we refer you to is registering our traffic as a separate marketing channel.
That means they’re paying us instead of another marketing channel (Google Ads, FaceBook Ads, Annoying Junk Mail Campaigns, etc…)
Our primary goal is to help our customers find the products they’re looking for.
In many cases we can solve that problem with a product we sell. But we can’t manufacture everything. So rather than say “Sorry, we can’t help you.” – We would rather send customers to another site that can solve that problem. (And if that site has an affiliate program, we will sign up for it. Otherwise we’re just leaving money on the table, which is dumb.)
If there is no affiliate program at a website, we will often still link to their products. Whether we get a commission on the traffic is immaterial. If it’s a good product, it’s a good product. It deserves a link.
We aim to choose quality products over maximum profit through affiliate commissions.
That’s why you won’t see us linking out to sites that auto-rebill or engage in scammy business practices. We would rather make less money and keep our customers happy than tarnish our reputation just to make a quick buck.
If any of the products we link out to are not up to our high quality, please tell us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You can be our eyes and ears in the market. If you see something good or bad, let us know! Like those cheesy ads on the bus “If you see something, say something”.