PDF Maps Affiliate Program

How it works

Join our affiliate program and earn passive income. Our program is free to join, easy to set up and requires minimal technical knowledge. Have access to our growing inventory of more than 200,000 maps and we will provide special links to our maps that you can share on your website, blog or social networks. You will earn a commission for each map sale you make.

Step 1

Join the Affiliate Program

It's free with no setup costs. First, create a PDF Maps account. If you already have one, simply accept the terms of the affiliate program.

 

Step 2

Create Map Referral Links

Then share with anyone and through any platform - social media, blogs, websites, even physical stores.

 

Step 3

Earn 5% Commission

Earn commission on every map sale you refer from your links.

 

Earn a commission for every referred map sale!

Become an affiliate

 

Benefits for Affiliates

Below are just a few of the great opportunities for PDF Maps affiliates.

     

Travel and recreational retailers, websites and blogs

Leverage your memberships, readers and Internet presence to earn money by featuring maps and links on your website. Let your web traffic earn you more money by offering your visitors a chance to purchase a map for their next trip or activity.

 

Retail stores selling recreational and travel products

Leverage your retail foot traffic by offering your customers a chance to purchase a map direct to their smart device via in-store signage and share in the sale without having to stock or maintain inventory.

 

Airports, train and bus stations, ports of entry and tourist offices

Allow the people who come to your location the opportunity to purchase a map direct to their smart device via on-site signage and share in the sale without having to stock or maintain inventory.

 

Magazine, book and newspaper publishers that are travel or recreational oriented

Accompany your news stories and recreational or travel articles with PDF Maps affiliate links and earn revenue when your readers buy maps from the PDF Maps Store.

 

FAQ - Affiliates

Here are some frequently asked questions that we receive.

WHAT IS THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM? HOW DOES IT WORK?

The PDF Maps affiliate program is a revenue sharing program where the affiliate (you) drives traffic to our website in exchange for referral commissions. When a visitor on your site or store clicks on an affiliate link and completes a purchase on our website, you get a commission on every map purchased. We provide affiliates with tracking, reporting, prompt monthly payments and ideas on how to share affiliate links. After you sign up and accept the terms of our affiliate program, affiliates have the ability to generate affiliate links for any page on www.pdf-maps.com, including links directly to individual maps and bundles. These links can be added to websites or QR codes and any interaction with those links will be tracked live throughout a customer's session in the Map Store and a share of any resulting revenue will be added to your account.

I'M ALREADY A REGISTERED VENDOR, CAN I BE AN AFFILIATE TOO?

Yes! If you're already a Map Store vendor you can be an affiliate too. You will earn an affiliate commission in addition to your normal revenue share.

HOW MUCH WILL I EARN?

You will earn 5% of the purchase price of each map sold (after processing fees are deducted by Apple, Google or PayPal) using your affiliate links.

HOW DO I GET PAID?

Once you accrue a minimum balance of $100 in reconciled earnings* you can request a payment. If you are already a vendor whose balance exceeds this, you can request a vendor payment to include your affiliate balance. Amounts marked with (*) are not yet reconciled. Sales are reconciled approximately six weeks after the end of the month in which they occur. As a result of reconciliation, amounts could be adjusted based on foreign exchange rates, withholding taxes, payment processor commissions, customer refunds and other factors.

HOW DO I PROMOTE LINKS?

You can promote PDF Maps links on your blog, website, store, social networks, or, include links in emails to your subscriber lists. If you operate in a physical store, you can create signage with the link as a QR code for customers to scan.

DOES IT COST ANYTHING TO PARTICIPATE?

No, there is no cost to sign up as an affiliate.

I JUST SIGNED UP, WHERE DO I START?

Visit www.pdf-maps.com/my/products, sign into your account, then go to your Affiliate Program tab. It contains information and details including your net balance, monthly earnings and current active PDF Maps affiliate links. If you're ready to start adding links to your site, see the next question below.

HOW DO I CREATE LINKS TO MAPS?

You can get affiliate links by going to the Map Store and viewing map listings. Beside each map is a button to generate an affiliate link. Simply copy and paste the generated link to a section of your website. If you have a physical store, you can create signage with the link as a QR code for customers to scan.

If you wish to get a link at a later time, you can return directly to a map by viewing your affiliate page and clicking the product link in the list of active links. At the bottom of that page you will find your affiliate link.

Also generated with the link is embeddable HTML that can be pasted directly into a section of your website. The Map Store link also generates HTML with an associated PDF Maps Store icon. This icon can be customized by replacing the link of the image in the tag with a link to your own icon.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Currently only purchases made on www.pdf-maps.com will be credited to affiliates. Very shortly, iOS and Android updates will be released to incorporate the in-app functionality needed for affiliate tracking. At that time, all purchases on both the website and in the app will be credited to an affiliate. Vendors who wish to create links for their entire collection of maps can email a request to pdfmaps@avenza.com. This feature will be added to the website in the near future.

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