Launching an affiliate program is a natural extension of these efforts. We are excited about adding this outside sales force and growing our team.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 8, 2006
Today Galasource Inc launched GalaAffiliate, its new unique restaurant equipment and supplies affiliate sales and marketing program. This program enables webmasters, online marketers, partners and others the opportunity to promote and sell thousands of products in the restaurant and hospitality industry. GalaAffilate members can earn commissions on both online and telephone sales. With an average sales order of more than $850, those commissions add up quickly. The GalaAffilate cookie has a 120-day life, giving affiliate members an extended sales cycle. Competitive commissions and superior tracking and reporting combine to make Galasource the merchant of choice for publishers marketing to these audiences.
Galasource is a well-known and respected supplier in this industry. While much of their success has been built on word-of-mouth advertising, they pride themselves in delivering their motto -- Service. Period. According to Shawn Johnson, V.P. of Marketing at Galasource, “Launching an affiliate program is a natural extension of these efforts. We are excited about adding this outside sales force and growing our team.” GalaAffiliates have the opportunity to recommend some of the top brands in the restaurant equipment and supply industry.
The GalaAffiliate program offers multiple levels of commission depending upon the manufacturer. Because of the proprietary tracking, GalaAffilites can earn commissions for both online and offline sales. “When purchasing large-ticket items such as commercial refrigerators, walk-ins, dish machines, ice machines and ranges, it is not uncommon for the purchaser to conduct their research online but prefer to call us directly when ordering,” explains Dana Cramer, Affiliate Manager at Galasource. “We developed our program to make sure our affiliates still received credit for these orders, so part of our tracking includes these telephone sales.” This gives GalaAffiliate customers complete access to the professional sales team at Galasource Inc and the opportunity to earn commission on those phone orders.
GalaAffilates not only have the opportunity to sell exclusive brands like Electrolux Foodservice Equipment, but also other major restaurant equipment brands including True, Blodgett, Amana, Scotsman, Manitowoc, Berkel, Robot Coupe and Victory. GalaAffilates can also earn commissions on popular tabletop and restaurant supply brands such as Libbey Glassware, Anchor Hocking, Bon Chef, Carlisle, Server Products, Vita-Mix , and Waring Commercial. GalaAffilates have access to more than 25 product category data feeds to help them take these popular restaurant equipment and supply brands to the market place.
GalaSource has chosen software and services by Kowabunga Technologies to facilitate this marketing initiative. Through it’s MYAP Software and Kolimbo Affiliate Network, Kowabunga will provide Galasource with the ability to offer its affiliates reliable and detailed reporting, numerous linking opportunities, first class support, and a dynamic network.
Galasource has developed hundreds of extremely important relationships in the Vendor, Freight and Logistics, Banking, Technology, Media and the Customer communities in recent years. In the last three years Galasource has grown those relationships into the distribution company it is today, out of a need for providing the Hospitality and Event Services Industry with the pricing, quality of service and the understanding of the available vendor communities that are necessary. Galasource is now a leader in the online restaurant equipment and supply industry offering more than 300,000 product combinations from more than 300 unique brands. Galasource has developed a reputation of quality products at good prices provided by people with solid product knowledge.
About Kowabunga! Technologies:
Founded in 1996, and recently acquired by Think Partnership (Amex ticker symbol: THK) Michigan-based KowaBunga! Technologies provides Internet Merchants and Retailers with Affiliate Marketing Solutions and Email Marketing Services, utilizing Kowabunga's proprietary software, including the Kolimbo Affiliate Network, the award-winning MYAP Affiliate Tracking and Management Software, MYCPANET Affiliate Network Software and Opt In Pro Email Marketing Software
Contact: Rachel Honoway, VP Sales and Marketing 877.228.9827
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