zBar – Do you come here often?

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Thats right, the zBar.

Everytime you send your customers to Zazzle, you want them to end up on a page that has a zBar. Now… Im not suggesting you take your valued customers out for a drink at your local dive bar, although not a bad idea, but the zBar is actually something completely different. In the past, I’ve posted about how the Volume Bonus benefits from your referrals and how you can build these referral links to earn 15% on all sales you refer.

Referrals are key to making additional income on top of the royalties you earn from selling your own products. A referral link is no good if it is not working and the zBar is a great way to make sure that referral link is working properly.

When you have a referral link that is properly built, the customer will see the smaller more slender zBar rather than the standard Zazzle header. The zBar persists all the way through the checkout process, ensuring your brand is consistently messaged to your customers.

Try it out for yourself. Go to your blog, website or where ever it is that you are promoting your Zazzle store and products. If you click on the referral links you have set up and you land on your store page or product page with the zBar (seen above) you know your referred sales are being tracked, this includes your browser, which will now have a cookie from your own store in it.

Now, in the event that you link isn’t set up right, you will see the standard bar you see below. This means that you are not earning the 15% and VB consideration for sales that you are sending to yourself. So you want to make sure and go back in and fix those links. To read more about how to create referral links, click here.

Keep in mind this this example only works when you are sending traffic to your own store using the referral ID for that store.

So there you have it. A sure fire way to see if you referral links are set up properly. Now that you are in the ‘know’ get out there and check all of your links to make sure you are making the most of your referrals!

5 Responses to “zBar – Do you come here often?”

  1. Caza Creations Says:

    So if I build a link to someone else’s store, I will see the second example instead of the first? Will i still get a referral commission if that’s the case?

  2. DT Says:

    Thats a good way to see if the links are working .. but why are the referral links we have in our stores to our other stores no longer included for the associate referrals? .. surely we are still promoting our other stores .. especially if people have taken the time to build graphic buttons to their other stores such as tshirtfun has done on all of hers .. or in the case of TDSWhite where he has it set up so he can cross sell from his other products .. it wasn’t long ago zazzle were saying thats a great way to sell and earn referrals now it doesn’t work .. if how you described the zbar above is right…. I think its very unfair if thats the case

    also what does this mean?

    Keep in mind this this example only works when you are sending traffic to your own store using the referral ID for that store

    does that mean its pointless in promoting others anymore?

  3. jnny Says:

    A referral link is no good if it is not working and the zBar is a great way to make sure that referral link is working properly.Suppose if the link is not proper in certain cases we can use another links. It is too good to create the links. Hence it is useful to certain type of business. This means that we are not earning the 15% and VB consideration for sales .
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    jnny

    Link Building

  4. James Oakley Says:

    Clicking on the big picture at the top of this page (http://www.mandel.org.uk/gallery/aerial-heather) doesn’t give me the zbar – I get the standard bar. I’ve tried it in IE and Firefox. But I really can’t see anything wrong with the referral link, so is my link malformed after all, or does this not work quite as cut and dried as your blog post suggests?

  5. BillH. Zazzlers.com Says:

    A lot of us put a ton of time, money and effort into this new tool and the zsb. Now it would just be great if it actually worked! We’re not getting most of our referrels and even less on the bonus.
    Fix it before you release it.

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