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Like many other online retailers, iTunes has an affiliate program that lets you sign up and earn commissions on sales. If a user reaches the iTunes store through your recommendation, you will earn 7% of any purchase they make.
You can integrate your affiliate user with Linkfire, so any Linkfire campaigns sending fans to iTunes will do so with your affiliate identification. If you already have your affiliate token and Json API ready, contact your personal account manager at Linkfire to get this set up. If not, read on to find out how to get your affiliate details.
Signing up to the iTunes affiliate program
Anyone can apply to the iTunes affiliate program, but there is no guarantee that your application will be accepted. Whether or not you are accepted is at Apple's discretion. In any case, you should hear back within five business days.
To apply for the affiliate program, visit their website and follow the on-screen instructions: http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/
Find your affiliate details
Once you have been accepted into the iTunes affiliate program, you will be able to sign into your personalized dashboard, where you can find all of the information you need about your account and any sales you generate. Follow this link to sign in to your iTunes affiliate account through Performance Horizon, Apple's affiliate technology partner.
Once you're signed in, you will be presented with lots of graphs representing your activity. What we need to find here is your Affiliate Token and your Json API Link.
To find your Affiliate token, look in the upper right corner of your dashboard. Here you should find a short code, which is your unique Affiliate Token.
To find your Json API Link, we will first need to navigate to the Reporting page. You should find this in the top navigation bar. Once there, click on the blue "Download reports" icon pointed out in the screenshot below.
This opens up a window containing a long string of characters called the "JSON API Link". Copy this string.
You now have your:
- iTunes affiliate token
- iTunes affiliate Json API key
Contact your dedicated account manager to have these applied to your Linkfire account. If you do not know who to contact, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.