You'll notice that we don't use too many banners or popups on this site and frankly steer clear of any form of intrusive direct advertising that would interrupt the reader's experience.
We can do that because we're supporting the site through the use of affiliate links.
💡 Here's what that means:
In short, when and if you end up using an ecommerce platform (or a different kind of tool) that we recommend on the site, you help support us. It's as simple as that. And, it also costs you nothing.
The way affiliate partnerships work is that whenever you make a purchase on another site after being referred by staging.ecommerce-platforms.com, that another site will pay us a small commission.
Those commissions are a way for the affiliate partner to thank us for sending over a customer.
One thing that we really need to emphasize is that it's our affiliate partners who pay those commissions, not you. This means that for you, the price of whatever you're buying stays the same.
The role of affiliate partnerships for us
The fact that we have those affiliate partnerships allows us to offer our content for free and not worry about having to either find a product to sell and push onto you, post typical online ads, look for sponsors with their own agendas, or – the worst option – charge you for reading our content.
How we decide who to affiliate with
The process is actually very straightforward for us. The recipe is that we only affiliate with companies offering solutions that we already use ourselves.
Over the years, we've gathered a large catalog of tools, software, platforms, website building engines, and other useful solutions that come in handy when building an ecommerce store. We've been testing them continuously every month, making sure that they deliver good performance and are an answer to the needs of our readers.
The best of these tools are the ones that we've decided to partner with.
That way, you can benefit from our recommendations while knowing that they are always backed by real usage data and that they have been tested thoroughly by our team of writers and editors.
🙌 By the way, if you end up using any tool based on our recommendation, don't forget to tag us on Twitter. We love to hear from you and about your experiences. We always factor them in when evaluating the actual experience and quality of service that people are getting from our affiliate partners.
👉 Here's our review methodology and how we decide which solutions to feature on the site.
If you're curious, here's a list of our affiliate partners:
Our current affiliations
- Shopify, Wix, SiteGround, Bluehost.
ℹ️ Note for potential partners: we're not accepting free products in exchange for reviews or any site coverage.