When You’ve Made the Decision to Try Something New…
You deserve a seamless onboarding experience. Whether you previously operated a promotional products distributorship or are launching a new distributorship following a successful sales career, choosing an organization to affiliate with is important. There are a number of factors to consider in affiliate onboarding, including the business structure of your distributorship, what happens to your customer data, what services and support are available to you, and how you’ll be set up to succeed once your distributorship is up and running.
While affiliate onboarding can be an exciting time, it can also be stressful. You are, after all, making an important business decision based on trust and your belief in what your new promotional products organization can offer you. You might worry about orders falling through the cracks, new processes that you have to follow, what the actual support you’ll receive looks like, and so on. Any change to how you do things is a big change — but we’re here to help.
At iPROMOTEu, one of the defining principles of our organization is providing our affiliates with everything they need to succeed in their careers, enjoy a greater work-life balance, increase their income, and spend more time doing what they love. We believe that starts with the affiliate onboarding process. Getting started isn’t as hard as you might think, either — because we support your success, we provide everything you need right from the start. Let’s take a look at just a few of the ways that affiliate onboarding at iPROMOTEu ensures your success.
4 Key Differentiators of Affiliate Onboarding at iPROMOTEu
1. You Remain in Control From the Beginning
Perhaps the greatest benefit iPROMOTEu can offer as an affiliate with our organization is independence. Your business, brand, and customers remain yours from the moment you affiliate with us to the day you retire or disaffiliate. And that will never change. We understand that you’ve worked hard to build your business and win your customers’ trust. We’ll never get in the way of that, nor will we ever require you to sign any restricting agreements or documentation that puts your business or customers at risk.
That said, our Affiliate Services team will be available to you on day one of the affiliate onboarding process. This critical team will work with your distributorship on virtually any need — from answering specific questions about our processes to training you on our various technology platforms. Their goal is to set you up for success and ensure that you achieve it. That’s also why this team is available to you long after the onboarding process. We know you’ll have more questions as time goes on. They’ll be available to provide the answers you need.
2. We Keep Affiliate Onboarding Simple
The last thing you need when you’re onboarding with a new promotional products organization is to get bogged down with extensive paperwork and a lengthy task list. You have customer orders to manage, marketing to launch, prospects to meet with, and of course, a business to run. These things take a lot of time — time you can’t afford to lose filling out a phone book-sized pile of documents that only serve to restrict your business, not help it grow.
Since we don’t require such restrictive documentation, the process is exceedingly swift. Our team will work with you to transition your systems over. We also provide handy communications and support to help you share the news of your new affiliation with iPROMOTEu right off the bat, ensuring no time is lost and your customers and prospects are kept in the loop on what’s going on and why you made the decision to move.
We’ll also provide training on our technology systems, such as our Xebra Order Management System (XOMS) platform and others. From the moment you start entering orders in XOMS, we’ll be providing support behind the scenes, managing the details and handling your invoicing.
3. At iPROMOTEu, We Do Indeed Promote You
As a promotional products distributor, you likely already have one or more marketing campaigns and strategies in place. Because we’re heavily focused on helping you grow without having to manage those growth processes yourself, we provide a number of proven and high-performing campaigns developed by industry experts. These campaigns are available to you immediately, allowing you to get your foot in the door with new prospects and close more deals.
Additionally, iPROMOTEu offers creative support for your marketing efforts. You’re a business owner — why spend time on designing creative when you can be focused on revenue generation? Our creative team can take care of your marketing needs ranging from various ads to lead-generating email marketing and more. Our experts are also available for personalized coaching, which helps you develop a marketing and sales strategy to promote your new affiliation within your respective market and according to your product and service specialties.
4. We Grow Your Business — and You, Too
Ensuring a successful affiliate onboarding process is just the beginning. Because you’re at the helm of your business, we provide just as much opportunity for your development as we do for your distributorship. In addition to hosting numerous educational and networking events throughout the U.S. and Canada, we also provide individualized coaching on a variety of different areas within your distributorship.
For example, we provide coaching that covers your marketing and sales strategy, business planning and strategy, and more. These professional development services are conducted one-on-one from industry experts that have built successful promotional products businesses themselves and understand what it takes to succeed. We also host numerous events and forums throughout the year, connecting you with your peers, our preferred vendors, and other experts. These events last anywhere from a few hours to a few days and include networking, industry trends, marketing recommendations, tips and tricks, and more.
Ready Grow Your Business Like So Many Already Have?
We can tell you that affiliate onboarding with iPROMOTEu is easy and that it will help your business grow by leaps and bounds, but we’d rather show you. Below are just a couple of our Affiliates and what they had to say about joining our organization. If you’re ready to experience the iPROMOTEu difference as these Affiliates have, we’re ready to put you on the path toward the career and lifestyle you’ve been looking for.
Affiliating with iPROMOTEu was a great business decision for me! The myriad of services that they provide — invoicing, order follow-up, financing of orders, preferred vendor pricing, idea and resource exchange, etc. allow me the time to do what I do best and enjoy the most: sell. My sales are up almost 30% from last year! My partnership with iPROMOTEu has been a profitable one in both dollars and lifestyle. — Naomi Bodway (Affiliate since 2006)
We wouldn’t be where we are today without iPROMOTEu. Our company has grown and earned top industry accolades for its work because of our affiliate with iPROMOTEu. It goes without saying; iPROMOTEu exceeded all our expectations. — Mark Meade (Affiliate since 2004)