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Affiliate Glossary

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Affiliate Site
The website owned by the publisher. If you are a CD Universe affiliate, then your website would be considered the "affiliate site".

AlbumURL
This link goes to the mp3 album page.

Artist
The name of the performer.

Availability
This shows whether the product is in stock or not.

B

Bizrate
BizRate is a comparison shopping engine that researches store capabilities to help consumers determine the level of quality and price offered by online retailers. CD Universe is a seven-time BizRate Circle of Excellence Award Winner, an award given to online retailers for exemplary customer service.

BuyURL
This link puts the item in the cart.

C

Category
This is the primary product category: Music, Movies, Video Games, etc.

CDU
The abbreviation for CD Universe.

CDU Site
This refers to the CD Universe domain.

Commission Level
The commission level changes based on the specific product class classifying your affiliate sales. You will see a change in the commission rate based on the commission level.

Commission Rate
The percent earned by the affiliate from referred sales. This number will change based on the affiliate’s commission level.

Config
A description of the product class. For example, under the music product class, CD Universe offers "CD" and "DL" (for digitally downloaded items) configs.

CoverArtURL
Link for front cover image of product.

D

Datafeed
A file, updated daily by CD Universe, with access to all CDU products. In order to gain access to our datafeeds, an affiliate must first apply. Once approved, the affiliate will have access to all standardized product files via FTP.

Date Remitted
The date in which CD Universe sends all commission dollars earned to the affiliate.

DLID
The download identification number.

Dollars Ordered
The total amount ordered in USD, before any products are shipped.

Dollars Shipped
The total amount shipped in USD. This is the amount upon which commissions are earned.

E

Explicit
”True” indicates excessive use of profane language. “False” indicates clean content.

F

Format
This refers to the product type - Examples: DVD, CD, DL, PS3, etc.

I

ID
There are two uses for an ID. The primary use is for affiliates to uniquely identify users that are utilizing the affiliate referral links. The secondary use is for CD Universe to identify secondary referrers, such as search engines like Google or MSN.

Item Status
The most recent status of the item ordered (i.e. Shipped; Cancelled; Charged; etc). This can be found in the "Items Ordered" section of the affiliate reports page. A blank item status indicates that the item has been ordered but has yet to receive action.

ImageURL
Link for front cover image of product.

L

Label
The name of the music label releasing the selected title.

Lag
The amount of time passed between each affiliate report update performed by CD Universe.

Link Code
A unique identification that is used to identify your affiliate account.

M

Mfr
Manufacturer name.

Minimum Payment
The commission dollar amount that must be earned by the affiliate before a commission check is issued by CD Universe. For affiliates choosing to receive checks, monthly commissions totaling less than $20.00 will be held for additional months until the minimum payment exceeds $20.00.

MSRP
The manufacturer's suggested retail price.

Muze
Muze is a 3rd party content provider. If applicable, you will find the number here.

O

Order Date
The date upon which the referred user orders an item.

Order ID
The unique identification number identifying each confirmed order sequence.

Orders Placed
The amount of orders placed by referred users upon a single business day.

Order Status
The unique identification code describing the current state of each referred order, found here. Affiliates can find a complete list of codes and definitions within their affiliate reports.

Orders Shipped
This refers to the page in which affiliates are given access to view all referred orders that have been shipped by CD Universe.

P

Payee
The affiliate in which CD Universe intends to pay.

Percent Sales
Percent sales is also referred to as "conversion." It is the number of orders placed divided by the amount of referred visitors for any given business day.

PID
Short for "product identification," this is the unique identification number given to every CD Universe product.

Price
The amount a customer pays for an item.

ProductURL
This link goes to the product page.

Q

QOH
Stands for "Quantity On Hand." This is the available total quantity for the product.

Qty
The amount of each product ordered within a single customer order.

R

Referral Fee
The amount in USD earned by the affiliate from referred dollars shipped.

Referral Link
This link can be found at the bottom of any page with sellable product within the CDU site.

Report Period
The period of time upon which affiliate data is reported. Report periods often refer to a single month.

S

Selling Price
See "Price."

Shipping
This is the cost for shipping the product.

SKU
The product identification number. This is the PID number in the website URL.

Special
If the item is on sale it will be flagged here.

Store Credit
The amount of USD credited to a customer that may only be spent with CD Universe.

Streetdate
The date that the product was or will be released.

SubCategory
This is the secondary product category that describes the genre, theme, video game platform, etc - Examples: Alternative, Comedy, XBox 360, etc

SubCategory2
This is used for video games. It describes the genre. Example: Sports, Strategy, Role Play, etc

T

Title
Product name.

U

Unsuitable Site
Refers to a website that does not meet specific criteria for any given action, such as datafeed approval.

UPC
Stands for "Universal Product Code." This is the numeric value of the barcode.

URL
Short for "Uniform Resource Locator." This is the address that identifies the location of a web page on the World Wide Web. For example: http://www.cduniverse.com

V

Visitor Summary
This refers to the page in which affiliates are given access to view visitors, number of orders placed, amount of orders placed in USD, and conversion rates, all for a specific date.

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