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IndustryAffiliate marketing
FoundedChicago, Illinois (2000)
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois
ProductsAffiliate network

ShareASale is an affiliate marketing network based in the River North neighborhood in Chicago, IL USA. ShareASale services two customer sets in affiliate marketing: the affiliate, and the merchant.

Affiliates use ShareASale to find products to promote, and earn commission for referrals on those products. Affiliates use their own website, blogs, social media, PPC campaigns, SEO campaigns, RSS and email, as well as a number of other means.

Merchants use ShareASale to implement, track, and manage their affiliate program.

Company history[edit]

ShareASale was founded in 2000 by Brian Littleton, and to date has over 3900 merchant programs hosted on its network platform. ShareASale is primarily targeting small and mid-size merchants. ShareASale is among the largest U.S. affiliate networks in terms of number of advertisers who are using an affiliate network to manage their affiliate program.[1] [2] ShareASale has over 700,000 affiliates and more than 86% of affiliates say they are a member of the network.[3]

After many years with the company Brian and Michael Littleton left in 2018.


ShareASale is a privately held Chicago, Illinois; USA Corporation since April 2000.[citation needed]

ShareASale was acquired[4] by Awin that is part of Axel Springer Group on June, 10th 2017 for an undisclosed amount.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ AffStat Report 2007 Archived 2007-05-24 at the Wayback Machine. Based on survey responses from almost 200 affiliate managers from a cross-section of the industry
  2. ^ Affiliate networks shrink, Internet Retailer, Issue April 2007, Page 80 and online
  3. ^
  4. ^ ShareASale owner Brian Littleton announces sale to Affiliate Window. ShareASale Blog Retrieved June 10, 2017

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