ClickBank

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ClickBank
Private
Founded 1998
Founder Tim and Eileen Barber
Headquarters United States
Website www.clickbank.com

ClickBank is a privately held Internet retailer of both physical and digital products. ClickBank was founded in 1998.[1] The company has more than six-million clients worldwide[2] which secured it in becoming the 87th largest Internet retailer in North America.[3] ClickBank is a subsidiary of Keynetics Inc., one of Idaho’s largest privately held technology companies.[4] The company has headquarters in Boise, Idaho, and offices in Broomfield, Colorado.

History[edit]

ClickBank was founded in San Diego, California in 1998 by Tim and Eileen Barber.[1] In 2011, the site had attracted over 1,500,000 affiliate marketers, approximately 100,000 of whom were designated as 'active' at any given time.[5]

As of 2014, ClickBank has more than six-million clients and distributes in 190 countries and has carved out a niche in being an easy-to-use platform for entrepreneurs and businesses, enabling powerful online and mobile commerce across a wide variety of lifestyle categories.[6] In August 2014, ClickBank handled approximately 30,000 transactions daily.[2]

Products and Services[edit]

ClickBank aims to serve as a connection between digital content creators (also known as vendors) and affiliate marketers, who then promote them to consumers. ClickBank’s technology aids in payments, tax calculations and a variety of customer service tasks. Through its affiliate network, ClickBank also assists in building visibility and revenue-generating opportunities for time-strapped entrepreneurs.[2]

In 2011, it offered over 46,000 individual products to its affiliate marketers, and provided services in over 200 countries.[7]

Recognition[edit]

In 2011, Revenue Magazine named the company as the top affiliate network in the United States.[8]

In 2016, ClickBank secured its place as a top-100 Internet retailer as named by Internet Retailer Magazine.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ClickBank". CrunchBase. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Clancy, Heather. "ClickBank's e-commerce proposition for time-challenged digital entrepreneurs". ZDNet. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Levanduski, Michael. "ClickBank Makes Internet Retailer Top 100 List". PACEDM. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Keynetics, Inc". Crunchbase. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Katie Deatsch (2009-09-08). "Web-only - Gross merchandise sales at ClickBank.com rise 8% in the first half". Internet Retailer. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  6. ^ Price, Michael. "How the Internet Reinvented Opportunity". Huffington Post. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Avery, Greg (2011-01-28). "Denver Business Journal". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  8. ^ Chris Trayhorn (2010-11-02). "The New BLUE BOOK Top 20 Network Rankings". mTHINK. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 

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