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Today, Walmart has pushed a contract update with many categories of affiliate rates cut from 4% to 1%, such as:
Bed and Bath
Arts & Crafts.
It’s still not officially announced and you need to compare the contracts by yourself. It’s important to remember that the mentioned categories had a 4% affiliate rate for more than a decade. It’s time to diversify your income streams!
This big change also raises the question, with everything else being equal, when both Amazon and Walmart offer the same 1% affiliate commission rate, what’s the incentive to use the one by Walmart when the adoption and the conversion of the Amazon selling funnel are much better? Looks like Walmart management is pretty much, Consciously or unconsciously, shooting itself in the leg.
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Uzi Nissan is an Israeli who opened his own business in the United States in the early 80s. He first worked in a car workshop, then opened his own (named Nissan Foreign Car) and sold parts (named Nissan International), and then went into retail at a firm name Nissan Computer. For his own business, he registered a domain name and launched nissan.com in 1994. Over the next few years, he lost several million dollars in court with the car manufacturer of the same name.
When Uzi opened his first stores, Nissan Motor Company imported cars into the United States under the name Datsun. By the mid-eighties, the Japanese company decided to get rid of this name and sell models under the Nissan brand – there was even the Datsun by Nissan branding (according to rumors, its implementation cost the company something around 30 million dollars).
It is also important to note that the name Nissan and the brand Nissan are nothing more than a coincidence in languages. The word “Nissan” in Hebrew and Arabic denotes the name of one of the months of the year and is quite common as personal names and surnames. And the brand name is an abbreviation for Nihon Sangyo (which means “Japanese industry”). So the company was called after its foundation in the 30s of the last century.
Nissan’s life changed dramatically in October 1999, when Nissan’s North American office contacted him to discuss the use of the nissan.com domain.
Nissan vs Nissan
The authors of the Japolnik website, who interviewed Nissan, described him as a charismatic, principled, and stubborn person. For Uzi, that site was not just a site, but a reflection of his life’s work, which he built from scratch and was not going to give it away.
Representatives of the Japanese company offered Nissan a certain amount to buy the domain, but he refused. And in support of his words, he named the amount of 15 million dollars – only for that kind of money he was ready to consider the possibility of a sale.
Nissan, of course, refused. And soon they sent a lawsuit for $ 10 million, accusing the entrepreneur of trademark infringement, unfair competition, cybersquatting, and much more.
In 2002, the first victory remained with Nissan on the issue of cybersquatting – a fairly common practice in the modern world, which at the dawn of the Internet was a completely new threat to a business or an individual. This is the registration of domain names that contain a trademark owned by another person for the purpose of their further resale or unfair use.
By that time, Nissan had been using the site for its business for ten years, so the court dismissed Nissan Motor’s intellectual rights claims. But it also demanded to remove all advertisements for the sale of cars from the site and forbade him to leave negative statements in the direction of the Japanese company. Later, Uzi succeeded in court to reject Nissan’s requests to take control of his domain, and Nissan was also granted an appeal on “dilution of the brand name.”
The litigation had been going on for almost five years, but Nissan did not give up and tried to bring the case to the US Supreme Court. Every time Uzi won a part of the case, another part of it remained open. And Nissan had costly lawyers and all the resources to keep going through the courts.
In court, the parties were advised three times to meet and resolve the conflict. Each time, the money supply from Nissan increased, but Uzi refused – he had to pay legal costs and deal with the personal expenses that went into the process.
“Nissan had no problem with me using the name Nissan Computer. They even registered the site nissancomputer.com and offered to trade it for nissan.com – even if it would hurt them in the event of a “blur”. They had problems with the fact that I was using nissan.com. They passionately wanted this domain” Nissan told Jalopnik.
Uzi said that Nissan deliberately wanted to make the lawsuit showcase and as expensive as possible for himself. The company has spent many millions of dollars on lawyers, although back in 1999 it could have paid Uzi 15 million for a domain and not gotten involved in a lawsuit.
Won, but lost
In the end, Nissan decided not to demand $ 10 million from Uzi Nissan. Uzi said the company knew they would lose in a jury trial. Still, attempts to take over the nissan.com domain did not end.
The court made the final decision in 2007 – eight years after the start of the litigation. The court dismissed Nissan Motor’s allegations of trademark infringement by Nissan. And said that in this matter, the company has no exclusive rights to anything.
In terms of brand dilution, the court found that Nissan had known the Uzi site since 1995. However, the automaker realized the importance of the Internet only four years later and hesitated to contact the right domain name registrar and Uzi.
The lawsuit has cost him and his family nearly $ 3 million over the years, Uzi said. And despite the victory, he still feel like a loser.
“The question is not whether the big players can lose. And what will happen to you when you are sued. I didn’t win the case. Nissan Motor lost it. I haven’t won anything. I only have a domain name. In fact, I also lost.” said Nissan. He noted that the process took 99.9% of the time he could have spent on his business. And the trial took place every week.
“They never got what they wanted from me. There was no longer a question of whether I could get my way. The question was what would have to go through and how much would have to be lost before the end of the case. Companies can sue you, no matter what. What is $ 10 Million for Nissan? Nothing. This is a drop in the ocean. They can afford it. And what can they do with a little man like me? Destroy his life.”
According to court records, at that time about 500 thousand people visited nissan.com every month. And they visited until recently – for some reason, the site is not available now.
Uzi Nissan died in July 2020 from the effects of coronavirus infection. He is survived by a wife and two children. Now, enthusiasts are raising money to help his family.
The history of Nissan is studied in many law schools and is cited as an example of how a large corporation can be fought back.
GoDaddy, one of the most famous domain registrar and hosting companies out there, have notified its customers about security issues and data leakage they have experienced:
The media have reported that the problem affected all 19 million customers of the company, and the incident took place in the fall of 2019. However, The Register reports that this is not quite the case. According to the publication, what happened in October 2019 has nothing to do with the current incident, while other media reports that the initial compromise took place eight months ago. So, it could be an absolutely new security breach of the affected GoDaddy servers.
Back to the facts, on April 23, 2020, GoDaddy employees discovered suspicious activity: usernames and passwords were compromised, as attackers made changes to the SSH file in GoDaddy infrastructure. In total, this problem affected approximately 28,000 customers (not 19,000,000, as some have suggested). But it was easy to make this mistake because not all the data breach-related facts have been released yet.
GoDaddy experts claim that they have already reset all affected usernames and passwords, got rid of the deliberately damaged SSH file, and have not yet found any traces that the attackers used the “leaked” credentials and changed anything. The company emphasized that it did not find evidence that during the incident any files were added or changed (however, nothing was said about viewing and downloading files).
It is emphasized that the attackers did not have access to the main customer accounts on GoDaddy.com, the incident affected only hosting accounts, however, experts still recommend that victims change their passwords everywhere. And if you still need a domain name, check out Namecheap, one of the more reliable registrars out there.
On April 14, 2020, Amazon sent messages to its partners (affiliate marketers through Amazon Associates) in which it announced a decrease in affiliate payments. The changes take effect on April 21, 2020.
Amazon reduces payouts for the following product categories:
Furniture, home improvement, garden, pet products – the commission will fall from 8% to 3%.
Beauty, musical instruments, headphones, industrial goods – the commission will decrease from 6% to 3%.
Tools, goods for tourism, and walking – reduction in commission from 5.5% to 3%.
Groceries – decrease from 5% to 1%.
Sports – decrease from 4.5% to 3%.
Goods for children – decrease from 4.5% to 3%.
Health and care – decrease from 4.5% to 1%.
The changes did not affect the categories of Luxury Beauty, Amazon Coins, PC, DVD & Blu-Ray, toys, Amazon Kindle devices, Amazon Echo, watches, jewelry, luggage, shoes, bags and accessories, and several others.
Amazon affiliate program participants negatively perceived the news, saying that reduced payouts would hit their business a lot.
In situations like this, remember, that you must control your sales channel better. It’s always safer to have a personal website or a WordPress based online store and not rely on 3-rd party service to make or break your business.
TripAdvisor, the global online travel and restaurant company
based in Needham Norfolk County, acquired SinglePlatform on Dec. 5, 2019. The
move is largely seen as part of TripAdvisor’s inorganic growth strategy to
enhance product experience and drive long-term profitable growth in its
non-hotel business segment.
SinglePlatform, a menu publishing, and management company are expected to help TripAdvisor attract more diners to the over 5 million restaurants currently on its platform. The company also helps restaurants to publish key information such as operating hours, business names, and contact information to boost their online visibility on networks like Foursquare, Facebook, and Google among other directories and mobile applications.
The integration of SinglePlatform’s digital storefront listings solution with TripAdvisor’s platform will give restaurateurs a feature-rich, unified, one-stop platform from which to manage their online presence across the web.
SinglePlatform, founded in 2010 as a private limited company, was acquired by Constant Contact®, Inc. in June 2012 for $65 million in cash subject to other considerations. This made it a wholly-owned subsidiary. In February 2016, Endurance International Group Holdings, aka EIG, finalized the acquisition of all the common shares of Constant Contact. The deal was valued at $1.1 billion, effectively bringing SinglePlatform into the Endurance International Group Holdings family.
The sale of SinglePlatform to TripAdvisor LLC, the
‘Buyer’, was completed by Constant Contact, the ‘Seller’, with Endurance
International Group Holdings enjoined as the ‘Parent.’ The base purchase price
agreed by the parties involved was $51 million. The dynamic team of 150+
SinglePlatform’s business employees will transition with the company to
The SinglePlatform’s acquisition comes barely two days
after TheFork, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TripAdvisor acquired Bookatable, an
online restaurant reservation platform.
BookaTable which was bought by Michelin in January 2016 is now the subject of a strategic partnership between Michelin and TripAdvisor. The content and licensing partnership will see the two companies join forces to give accessibility to the more than 14,000 high-quality restaurants selected by Michelin Guide inspectors. The acquisition also opens up the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, Austria, and Finland markets to TheFork.