(PRWEB) March 18, 2005
Science Kit, a leading educational science supplies company that has been serving the elementary, middle school and high school communities for nearly 50 years, announced today the launch of a new partnership program aimed at science museum websites, school and teacher websites and other science related non-commerce sites.
ÂThe program is very simple,Â said Affiliate and Partnership Program Manager David R. Williams, ÂAny museum, school, teacherÂs group or other science related site that wishes to join the program can do so. Member sites drive traffic to the Science Kit e-commerce site. If their traffic purchases something, the referring site receives a commission of between 10% and 15% of the merchandize total. This is a great way for cash strapped organizations and schools to make some easy money while promoting science education.Â
All any interested website has to do is send an email to David at firstname.lastname@example.org. ÂI typically respond in 24 hours tops,Â David said, ÂIf a potential partner contacts me on Monday, we can have them up and running by that Friday in most cases.Â
Websites that are accepted into the program place banner and/or text links on their sites which link to http://www.sciencekit.com. Each referring website is given their own unique bit of tracking code that is tacked on to the end of the url.
ÂFor example, if the Buffalo Museum of Science posts a link to our homepage on their site, the url would be http://www.sciencekit.com. But, with the tracking code, that url becomes http://www.sciencekit.com&sid=bms. We track the sales they generate on this end and at the end of each month, we ask them to submit an invoice for their commission. We have a $25.00 commission threshold, which means that a partner must generate $25.00 in commissions before we will cut them a check. Anything smaller is just an accounting nightmare for both them and us.Â
The program is also open to individuals who have their own non-commerce, content-rich science sites.
Although the program was only officially announced today, partners already include the aforementioned Buffalo Museum of Science, the Society of Amateur Scientists, and Bright Science.