We have been trying for half a year to get a resolution to a serious issue caused by Affiliatefuture's substandard technology, a technology that many people in the affiliate marketing community have been complaining about for a long time (see multiple posts on these very forums over recent years from affiliates). We have written over 50 support tickets/emails and made at least 10 phone calls in those six months.
The vast majority of our communications get no reply and, on the rare occasion when we do get a reply, it is from newbies who have little idea what we are talking about as they do not have a sufficient understanding of their own systems.
Never in our 15 year history in affiliate marketing has any network offered such an abysmal standard of support or let us down so badly.
We are owed a significant amount of money, but Affiliatefuture UK have taken the relevant reporting down on their interfaces, acknowledging there are issues with it, so we don't even know the amount we are due.
They have said a long time ago it is being fixed, but nearly six months later, there has been absolutely zilch progress, and none of our recent emails have had a reply.
We've tried absolutely everything we can to resolve the issue privately. However, we're getting nowhere. For example, none of our several emails or phone calls to the Manager of Affiliatefuture over the last month have had a single response.
Does anybody have any advice in terms of who we could contact at this 'network' to get a response and payment for the commissions we are owed? As Affiliatefuture seem to be doing everything they can to avoid paying us, we are stumped in terms of what to do.
Thanks in advance.
Myself and AffiliateFuture CATEGORICALLY DENY that we owe you any money and I can also CATEGORICALLY DENY that we have not communicated with you.
We have sent you full information regards the reporting that you refer to (6th January 2012 at 17:38) and we have given you a full breakdown of any monies you ALLEGEDLY refer to as being owed - you have not responded to the email that we have sent - and we do NOT owe you any money.
I will not carry this on in a public forum and I will also not take slights to my character on a public forum - I include a screengrab below of me replying to your email - the ONLY one I have ever received from you on the subject.
This is the last you will hear from me on this - if you did not receive the FULL REPORT outlining every detail that you requested then we will send it again. Please stop fabricating stories and attempting to libel both myself and my company on a public forum it reflects very poorly on you and your company and we will take the appropriate action if it does not cease.
TMN Group Managing Director
I hope you enjoyed the weekend - it was surprisingly sunny for January. It seems like you must have had a pleasant time judging by your Happy Days response.
We have not received any "FULL REPORT" and other things.
We, too, could publish screenshots and it would no doubt be fascinating for the affiliate marketing community to read what both your existing and ex-staff are saying about Affiliatefuture, but in the interests of your company will not do so.
We very much appreciate the threats in the style of Robert Maxwell and Rupert Murdoch. Your staff, who do not reply to emails (we have got evidence of countless emails to which there has been no reply - if you sue us, as it appears you're threatening, we'll produce the emails sent, including written acknowledgement from your staff that they didn't previously respond), have already encouraged us to remove another forum post several weeks ago - which we also have in writing - and didn't action on the issue as they said they would. Your staff have said, in writing, that there are concerns with your system. We won't say further in the interests of AffiliateFuture.
The affiliate marketing community can make a judgement themselves on why the reporting for your referral program may have been quietly removed from the interface many many weeks ago and has still not been restored.
Anyhow, we, don't have the time or energy to discuss this on a forum and it's only because our last few emails to Affiliatefuture haven't had a reply that we had no choice to initiate this thread, so would very much welcome you emailing us the full report you refer to. Thank you.
Affiliate Future has owed me £56 since last February and refuse to contact me back either! It's not a lot of money, but an email reply here and there to at least give me some encouragement that they are going to pay me would be nice. I have been chasing this since August last year with no luck. At this point, it's not about the money, it's about the principle. Hope they finally get in touch with you Nadeem.
I have just looked into your account and I see that you have had a fair few payments since Feb'11, however I do know which payment you are referring to.
Regarding your statement that we refuse to contact you back, I would like to stress to all affiliates (and merchants) that we never avoid contact with anyone here at AffiliateFuture- it is not in our interest to ignore anyone who contacts us. We always aim to reply to tickets within 24hours. Of course, there are times where this may over run, but 9 times out of ten, this deadline is met.
I can see in front of me, 2 separate queries that you have made through our ticketing system, both of which have had correspondence to you, and back from you.
I will ensure today that I call the number in your AF account to make sure that I clarify the reason for your outstanding payment.
Please may we have one too
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I'd just like to say that Gavin and Kevin from AF have both been very helpful today.
I think we're getting towards resolving our particular issue. Thank you very much guys.
Thanks. I'm afraid there were only two tickets submitted because I was informed in both of those reply backs that someone would get in touch with me with an update.
We still unfortunately have £53.30 due for payment from Prestat. I've cc'd in Krys from Credit Control who should be able to assist in terms of where they are with payment.
I never received an email update to this email, dated 12/08/2011. I emailed the address CC'ing in the various people who were cc'd into the original email, with no response. The future correspondence to this ticket took place on email, to your help email and CC'd in the relevant people. I emailed twice to follow up, in August and again in October. In November, I finally recevied a response saying that your finance department would be chasing this more aggressively. All I've recieved since then is an email informing me the programme is shut and no email to follow up with, from what I can tell, any of the other affiliates running this campaign or from my 6 month old request, which I have continued to email about (using 'reply' rather than submitting a new ticket). In conclusion, I have sent about 8 emails excluding the ticket with 3 responses, all telling me nothing very useful except that I'm not getting paid yet.
Really looking forward to finally getting to the bottom of this!
I have just personally spoken with our accounts department and we are still awaiting payment from the merchant. Due to the nature of our post payment system, we have to wait until the payment has been made to AffiliateFuture, before we can pay merchants. I understand that, especially due to the length of time you have been waiting, this is very frustrating on your part.
I also understand that your payment amount is relatively small, and so it may be questioned why we cannot simply pay you ourselves, however I'm sure you realise that if we did this with every small sum of money awaiting payment, we would have a large pot of money to fill.
Would you still like me to ring you? I'm afraid with post payment, it can very much be a waiting game, although I sympathise that this is longer than expected.
That would be great if you could call.
I've recently started with AF, having had early success with Awin and CJunction. I was disappointed with the lack of sales coming out of AF so I personally used one of the advertisers to see what would happen. The click was recorded but not the sale! Fair enough, I started communications with AF but not only did I get no replies to most of my emails but they then closed the ticket. I'm beginning to think there is something wrong with their system. Any comments, especially concerning recent activity.
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