Paypal Delays with Beso Rewards Payments

Beso Rewards Members –

A number of our dear Beso Rewards users have reached out over the weekend because they have not yet received their Paypal payment. We greatly apologize for this delay, and have found the source of the problem. This is unfortunately an error Paypal is experiencing with their handling of mass payments, which they referred to in their commerce blog on Friday. We have confirmed with Paypal that the mass payment error is fixed, but the next step on their part is to re-route the funds. At this point, Paypal believes that the payments will be rectified within 5-7 business days.

Please note, this does not impact regular publishers through the Shopzilla Publisher Program - only those earning through our Beso Rewards program. 

We greatly apologize for this delay. Our own automated systems alerted you to the payments after we handed payment instructions over to Paypal, which has worked well in the past. This is why you received a notice that was premature, and in the future, we will not send out our notification emails until we have confirmation that Paypal has handed out the funds.

Any questions or complaints regarding Paypal can be directed to their customer service number: 1-888-221-1161, though we know they are focused on resolving the issue as quickly as possible.

Thanks again for your patience and for being a Beso Rewards user!

The Beso Team

Announcing the Beso Affiliate Program!

Ready to monetize your blog?!

Managed by the Shopzilla Publisher Program, the Beso Affiliate Program allows you to earn money per click when you refer visitors to your favorite stores.

Beso Affiliate ProgramThe Beso Affiliate Program helps you easily build all sorts of content to help you monetize your blog:

  • Link to Any Page
    Link to any page on Beso and get paid when your readers move on to shop on a retailer's website!

  • Individual Product
    Want to feature an individual product? Search for the right one, then create a banner or text link.

  • Multiple Products
    Help your readers shop a set of products: search for the right set, then create a banner.

  • Search Box
    Add Beso's search box to your website to let your readers search Beso directly from your site.
  • So, just as Beso let's you shop all your favorite stores and brands, all in one place, the Beso Affiliate Program allows you to build all your monetized shopping content, all in one place!

    Get Started or Read More

    TaDa! We Launched a New Site!

    In case you hadn't heard, Shopzilla, Inc. recently added a new site to the family, and here it is...TaDa!  TaDa is a group deals website offering great deals from online retailers.

    How did this all come about?

    TaDa emerged from our desire to connect the many great retailers we work with to the people who love the products they sell.

    The trick was figuring out how to get those "are-you-kidding-me-that's-all-it-costs" prices, and spread the wealth as far as possible. Then we realized those two things can work together: the more people who buy, the better the price can be.

    TaDa prices are great because we work to achieve the volume that the retailer needs to make a lower price a win for everyone. We scour our retails partners' websites to find cool stuff, and then we work with those retail partners to find an even cooler price to offer you.  Once we think we got it, we serve it up for the day's TaDa.  The rest is up to you and fellow shoppers to make that sale- share the sale and everyone wins!

    Check out today's TaDa and be sure to subscribe to TaDa Sale Alerts so that you don't miss the next one!

    How Many Offers Does it Take? 64-bits Worth!

    Hey Publishers,

    As our offer inventory continues to grow, so do the unique identifiers we assign to each product and offer. 

    Users of our Catalog API and FTP Data Feed should be sure that their processes will be able to handle a 64-bit signed integer datatype as we approach unique identifier 2147483648. This will apply to both our productID ("PID") and offerID ("OID") integers.

    Why 2147483648? 

    The number 2,147,483,647 is the maximum value for a 32-bit signed integer. For more on the wonderful world of prime numbers, see what Wikipedia has to say!

    The Shopzilla Publisher Team

    Publisher Portal Facelift?

    Is that a new logo?  Wasn't the Publisher Portal green?!

    Wondering whether we dropped the green in favor of showing support for the NY Mets, in the hopes of turning their bad luck? Perhaps someone on the Shopzilla Publisher Team can't get over the fact that they've been unable to replace their favorite blue & orange Saucony Jazz for at least a decade.  Or, maybe your guess is that a certain fan within our engineering team took it upon themselves to represent Syracuse Orange via the Publisher Portal...

    Those would all be logical assumptions, but we're actually proud to announce that we've updated our logo and color palette in line with the recent Shopzilla, Inc. redesign. As many of you know, Shopzilla, Inc. manages a growing family of properties including Shopzilla, Bizrate, Beso and the Shopzilla Publisher Program. We recently updated our familiar Shopzilla, Inc. flaming cart logo, giving it a slightly more modern feel. Marking the Shopzilla Publisher Program's official move from beta, we are in the process of also updating our Publisher Portal branding.

    One last hurrah:


    Want to learn more about Shopzilla, Inc.? Be sure to check out our freshly updated About Us page! 

    What's that I see? A Bizrate redesign?

    bizrate shopping We're excited to announce to our publishers that Bizrate® has rolled out a redesign, and we think you'll agree that it's oh-so-sweet. The new Bizrate brand launched today with a sleek new home page, piping hot search results pages, fresh product pages, and the tagline: search. compare. conquer.

    This redesign represents our company's commitment to providing the best and easiest-to-use online shopping experience anywhere.  But what does this mean for publishers? It means you can be confident that when you send your users to Bizrate, they'll be able to quickly discover cool products at prices that can't be beaten.

    To be clear, the only thing that has changed as it relates to the Shopzilla Publisher Program is the look and feel of Bizrate. We'll eventually be updating the branding name and logo on all of our ad units to reflect the new branding, but your earnings are not impacted by this release. Though, we think the site is so awesome, shoppers may just stick around and buy a few more things!

    Check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think of the new Bizrate!

    Stay Connected With The Shopzilla Publisher Program

    Hey Publishers,

    Are you tired of you hearing Shopzilla Publisher Program news through the grapevine?  Do you want to be the first to know about new categories and content that becomes available without constantly hitting the F5 key to refresh our blog?  If so, take this as a friendly reminder that you can stay up to date on all of our updates by following us on Twitter and Facebook!

    Twitter Twitter:  You can follow us at @szpublisher.  We'll keep you up to date on everything from industry news to the most recent posts on our blog.  We also occasionally give 'Follow Friday' shout outs to our Publishers.  For those of you on Twitter, send us a message, introduce yourself and we'll keep you informed!  If you're not a part of Twitter, sign up here!


    Facebook:  Become a fan of Shopzilla Publisher Program on Facebook.  Keep up with Shopzilla Publisher Program and industry news and meet other Shopzilla Publishers and fans of our program.  Next time you log on to Facebook, become a fan and give us a shout on our wall, we'd love to hear from you!  And for those of you not on Facebook, join here!

    We're really looking forward to keeping in touch with our Publishers through social network channels!  If you have any questions or want to see us on an additional social network site, contact us!