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April 2013

Lower Publisher Payment Threshold

We recently announced some significant changes to the Shopzilla terms and conditions.

One of the more exciting changes is that we have lowered the payment threshold. Until February 2013, in order to receive a payment, you have to have earned at least $50 in affiliate income. Now the threshold is only $25!

This means more publishers will be eligible for payments, so we have included answers to questions we’ve recently received in an effort to prevent any delayed payments.

Do I have to have a PayPal account?

Yes. You will need a PayPal account to receive commissions. If you don’t yet have one, you can sign up here. If you do not supply a PayPal account, a check may be sent. However, checks often take up to an additional 30 days to arrive.

What if I need to change my PayPal email address?

If you need to change the email address that we use to send payments (the email address associated with your PayPal account), please contact us and let us know your Affiliate ID, old PayPal email address, and the updated PayPal email address, and we will get the change made for you.

When will I be paid?

As long as you have earnings above $25, you will be paid within 45 days from when the payment period ends. So the payment for January would be issued on or before March 15. If you haven’t earned $25 since your last payment, we’ll pay within 45 days after you’ve crossed the threshold.

Bizrate IAB-sized Widgets

We've received several requests from our publishers for IAB-sized widgets. You asked, we heard! We're pleased to announce that they're available in the following sizes for the Bizrate Product Search Widgets:

  • 728x90
  • 300x250*
  • 160x600
  • 300x600

*Please note that the 300x250 widget may not feature products seamlessly.


Users are able to select either the standard units or previously existing width-height variety, but not both.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Updated Terms and Conditions

Periodically we review the standard terms of our program and we have recently gone through this process resulting in a few modifications, which include the following:

  • Minimum Payments – To help our seasonal publishers who may not generate large amounts of commission on a monthly basis, we’ve reduced the monthly minimum for payments to $25.
  • Payments via PayPal – While payment by check remains the standard, we may now offer payments via PayPal. Please keep your email address on your account up-to-date because your email address would be used for PayPal payments.
  • New Privacy Policy Requirements – Shopzilla takes online privacy seriously and we appreciate that our publishers do, too. Please review our privacy policy and update your privacy policy to ensure it meets the new requirements. To help you, we’ve included a sample policy that you can start from and make your own.

You can find the revised terms here. Your continued use of the Publisher Program confirms your acceptance of the revised terms. If you have any questions, please contact us!