We’re Going Mobile!

August 22nd 2011 | by Ivka Adam in ePN TV, US News

This week the eBay Partner Network Team is in New York City at Affiliate Summit East surrounded by some of the brightest, most-innovative minds in the affiliate space. In that spirit, we couldn’t think of a better time or venue to share some exciting news: on September 8th, the world’s most publisher-friendly network (that’s us by the way) is launching ePN Mobile!

Buyers are increasingly shopping from the palm of their hand for every type of product imaginable. We figure that if we’re noticing impressive mobile adoption here at eBay, you must be seeing it from your users as well. So, we’re rolling out ePN Mobile to help you take the next step!

What does this mean for you?

Starting September 8th you will see a new feature in your reports that breaks out mobile traffic from classic (non-mobile) traffic. This will help you understand how your users are shopping and allow you to optimize accordingly. Any traffic you drive to eBay’s international mobile web properties can be monetized and added to your reports.

What do you need to do?

  • You will not need to make any changes to your existing affiliate links.
  • You do need to register your domain. You will not be paid for traffic that occurs on a mobile device from domains that have not been registered. This is an important change to our terms and conditions.
  • Please take a moment to review the new Network Agreement and Code of Conduct terms.

As you can tell we’re very excited about this announcement and are thrilled to be able to share it with you. If you have questions or comments, we have opened a thread on the boards which we will respond to leading up to the launch. We look forward to chatting with you in the coming days and weeks about how we can advance your mobile initiatives.