10 Activewear Affiliate Programs

Hello there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Recently I wrote a post on affiliate programs within the clothing niche and it quickly became apparent that the sub niche that we will look into today is so popular that it can easily be utilised to create an online affiliate marketing business on its own. So with that, welcome to my post covering 10 Activewear affiliate programs to sweat on in 2020.

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Before we begin however, I am conscious that there are a number of different areas or sub niches even within the activewear clothing niche hence the quantity of affiliate programs to choose from may be just as large. So how have I picked my best 10? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there so I did some searching around and checked a few out and chose them by looking at:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let’s have a look at what I mean by the term ‘activewear’ and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

What do we mean by activewear?

As I have mentioned above, even though I have broken the clothing niche down a little, there is still a lot here when it comes to activewear – which is generally looking at fashion that is worn whilst people exercise or play sports. However, in recent times, activewear has become so popular that many actually wear it more often than not… don’t believe me? Check out your local cafe on a Sunday morning…

There are a lot of general clothing sites out there that include activewear options within their product catalogues. For this post however, I have tried to cover a good cross section across the range of sites that offer activewear as their only, or at the very least main product lines including:

And of course anything else you can think of when it comes to active or sports wear… So, if you are looking to make some money selling clothes online, let’s check them out below.

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What can affiliate marketers promote?

There are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to active or sportswear. There are however some things to be aware of as you run your eye over clothing affiliate program possibilities that may suit your site. These are:

  1. Know your audience, some purchasers are looking for specifics and want the best whilst others are hoping to just get a nice outfit on a budget. Choose your affiliate sites accordingly.
  2. Purchasers of high end brand label items and accessories will not take risks if they don’t trust you or your affiliate site. Make sure the programs you choose are reputable and have good recourse options if the purchaser is not happy.
  3. Those purchasing for a specific purpose will need to know specs and maybe even want them customised or sized – make sure your affiliate program is able to meet these requirements.

That said, stats show that people will spend money on fashion items online if it can make their lives easier so as long as you are meeting their needs and solving problems, then you are on the right track. And to give you a boost, let’s have a look at 10 programs that I have found below:

Road Runner Sports

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Our first site, Road Runner Sports, promotes itself as the ‘world’s largest running and walking store” with ranges of men’s, women’s and children’s sporting apparel and shoes. These are available on all of the major and well-known brands and includes items for:

  • Running/walking
  • General exercise
  • Trialthlons
  • Swimming
  • Yoga/Pilates
  • Track and Field
  • Hiking
  • Cross country

And that is not all with the following also available:

  • Socks
  • Fitness Trackers and Monitors
  • Insoles
  • Custom Insoles
  • Injury Prevention & Recovery
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Bottles & Hydration Packs
  • Hats & Headwear
  • Safety & Reflective
  • Gloves
  • Skin Care
  • Electronics
  • Sunglasses
  • Bags & Holders
  • Nutrition Supplements

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To be honest, I am not sure if this site should be here or within my Sports affiliate program post however it is obviously large enough to base an affiliate site on within the activewear, sports or fitness niches or as an inclusion in any sport specific site as well.

Activewear Affiliate Programs - RoadRunner Affiliate

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, the Road Runner Sports affiliate program is managed by Avantlink. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Road Runner Sports affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, data-feed, special offers and discounts

Join the Road Runner Sports affiliate program here


Finish Line

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Finish Line is another large site offering a good range of active and sports wear. At first look it appears that their main focus is shoes, they also offer products in other categories including clothing, full sporting outfits and accessories. And whilst that list really doesn’t even go close to outlining what they have, it can safely be assumed here that if there is something that you need to assist with running, working out, playing sports, swimming or just looking cool, then you will be able to find it here in any brand that you need.

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This is a site that you could absolutely base an affiliate business on within any activewear, sports, fitness, fashion or sports specific niche whether it be higher priced or budget arrangements that you are covering. And as good cross selling opportunity, there is also a range of fan based offerings (replica baseball caps etc.) as well.

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Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes, Finish Line’s affiliate program is managed by Rakuten. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Finish Line affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as part of the application.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the Finish Line affiliate program here


Under Armour

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Let’s now have a look at some of the brand name options starting with Under Armour. Their products are well-known with many purchases made on the back of their extensive sports star endorsement programs with an apparel catalogue is so large that it could not all be listed here. Their categories include:

  • Bottoms
  • Outerwear
  • Shoes
  • Tops
  • Underwear
  • Sports Bras
  • Leggings/yoga pants

This list certainly doesn’t do them justice however their apparel ranges can also be chosen for sports specific uses such as:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Hunting
  • Lacrosse
  • Military & Tactical
  • Outdoor
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Training
  • Yoga

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The advantage of this site is massive range and well-known brand name. At the end of the day, this site could easily be used as a base for any activewear niche, or as a great addition to any general sports or fitness site as well.

Activewear Affiliate Programs - Under Armour Affiliate

Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, Under Armour’s affiliate program is managed by AWIN. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Under Armour affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links, Buttons and promotional links

Join the Under Armour affiliate program here


Adidas

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Adidas is another extremely well-known brand with a massive following as both a provider of active wear and fashion in general. Similar to Under Armour above, their catalogue is way too big to list everything here but their categories include:

  • Pants
  • Hoodies and Sweatshirts
  • Sports shirts
  • Shorts
  • Jerseys
  • Tights
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Track suits
  • Sports Bras
  • Swimming costumes

And so so so much more. Again, they offer a great range of sports specific clothing requirements covering:

  • Running
  • Workout
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Baseball

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This is a great site to base an affiliate marketing site around – especially if you are aiming at the 18 – 24 year old market or towards sports star or team affiliated products. There also some extra accessories available for cross selling such as watches, bags and cell phone cases.

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Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes – the Adidas affiliate program is managed by Impact. You will be required to apply for an account and then for the Adidas affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Ad banners, text links

Join the Adidas affiliate program here


Lululemon

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Lululemon is another well-known active wear company that focuses more on the exercise side of things rather than specific sports. Their range however is extremely large with products for men, women and children including:

  • Joggers
  • Button Down Shirts
  • Coats & Jackets
  • Hoodies & Sweatshirts
  • Pants
  • Polo Shirts
  • Shirts
  • Tank Tops
  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Swim Trunks
  • Underwear
  • Leggings
  • Sports Bras

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This site would work in well with any activewear or sports based niche or as a handy addition to many other fashion or clothing site. As with the above, there are also some good cross selling opportunities with a range of:

  • Bags
  • Gloves & Mittens
  • Hair Accessories
  • Hats
  • Scarves & Wraps
  • Water Bottles
  • Yoga Accessories
  • Yoga Mats

Activewear Affiliate Programs - Lululemon affiliate

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and website ans social media reach information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the Lululemon affiliate program here

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Love Fitness

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Love Fitness is a small fitness wear based business offering a range of womens apparel including:

  • Leggings
  • Sports Bras
  • Shorts
  • Tanks tops and shirts
  • Jackets and hoodies
  • Hats
  • Accessories

The advantage with this site – especially when compared to the monster brands above – is the uniqueness of their products. Every piece is uniquely silk-screened by hand allowing for variations and cool inconsistencies within their range.

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There is probably not enough here to base an affiliate business on however it would make a great individualistic addition to just about any women’s fashion or gift site for that fitness minded friend.

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Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and website and social media reach information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

Join the Love Fitness affiliate program here


dk active

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dk active is an Australian activewear based site that focuses on environmentally responsible design and ethical, sustainable business practices to offer a range of products for “everybody and every body”. Their range is a decent size and available in men’s, women’s, plus size and maternity options including:

  • Crops
  • Tights
  • Shorts
  • Tops and Tanks
  • Jackets and Hoodies
  • Swimwear
  • Pants
  • Dresses

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Again, there may not be enough here to base an affiliate business on, however it would make a great addition if you are looking at smaller boutique, sustainable or big brand alternative fitness gear as well as plus size or maternity fashion sites. Personally, if you were looking to get away from the big brands, then an affiliate business incorporating this site and Love Fitness above would be a great starting point… just sayin…

Activewear Affiliate Programs - D+K Active Affiliate

Commission Rate: 20%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes, dk active’s affiliate program is managed by Commission Factory. You will be required to apply for an account then for the dk active affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as part of the application.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

Join the dk active affiliate program here


Sweaty Betty

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Sweaty Betty is another great site for those looking to focus on workout gear for women. Their UK based “beautiful and technical styles that go from studio to street” are designed by women for women (hence their ‘bum-sculpting mission’). Their range is quite popular and well-known and includes:

  • Leggings
  • Pants
  • Shorts + Skorts
  • Dresses + jumpsuits
  • Tanks
  • T-Shirts
  • Long Sleeve Tops
  • Knitted Tops
  • Sweaters + Hoodies
  • Coats + Jackets
  • Underwear
  • Sports Bras
  • Swimwear

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As with the two sites above, there may just not be enough here to base a whole affiliate site around but it would make a great addition to any active wear, fitness, clothing or fashion house related business. Their products are also available in a number of stores around the world (including Harrods) giving that ‘ease of purchase’ feel to the brand that affiliates can utilise within their posts – i.e “If you can’t get to Harrod’s, then buy it here…”

Activewear Affiliate Programs - Sweaty Betty affiliate

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: 30 days

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes, Sweaty Betty’s affiliate program is managed by Rakuten. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Sweaty Betty affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as part of the application.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links, Data feed

Join the Sweaty Betty affiliate program here


Ascend

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Ascend is a sportswear site aimed predominately at the cycling and running niches with a range of standard and customised items including:

Cycling

  • Jerseys
  • MTB & BMX / Downhill
  • Wind Vests
  • Wind Jackets
  • Thermal Vests
  • Thermal Jackets
  • Shorts
  • Bib Shorts
  • Suits
  • Accessories

Triathlon

  • Tops
  • Bottoms
  • Suits

Running

  • Tops
  • Singlets
  • Tech-T’s
  • Shorts
  • Hipsters

There is also a smaller range of casual attire as well including Ts, shorts and hoodies. The real advantage here if you are in the cycling niche is the ability to create custom designed cycling tops in the colours of your club, corporate or personal requirements.

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This would make a great addition to any cycling or running based affiliate site or as a cross selling opportunity in the activewear or fitness niches.

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Commission Rate:

  • 5% on Custom Apparel Sales
  • 10% on Retail Apparel Sales
  • $10 per a Custom Apparel Lead

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 120 days

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the Ascend affiliate program here


Prep Sportswear

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Hmmm, as with the very first site above, I must admit I did think a long and hard about whether this site is really an activewear site or not in the essence that it contains a lot of fan gear etc. However, it has made the cut based on its branded workout gear so here we go. Prep Sportswear is a massive site offering sports apparel and active wear that is available for just about every establishment there is including:

  • School
  • College
  • Little League
  • Golf Course
  • Faternity
  • Military
  • Horse racing

Added to the above there are also smaller options for professional sports from a number of countries around the globe.

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There really is a lot here and much of it is designed to wear whilst playing the sport at the relevant school or establishment – golf polo shirts and college track shirts for example – making it a possible affiliate business base site for those looking to specify their niche for any of the above. Their customisation options allow for new establishments to be added as well.

Activewear Affiliate Programs - Prep Sportswear affiliate

Commission Rate: 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, Prep Sportswear’s affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Prep Sportswear affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, Banners

Join the Prep Sportswear affiliate program here


Amazon Associates

Alternatively, should you wish to set up your site up with a range from a few different brands or companies on the same site then you can do so via Amazon. Amazon provides access to a good range of active and sportswear related products and has a fairly good affiliate program as well. So if you wish, join the Amazon Associates program, locate the best products relevant to your site within Amazon itself and you can post links on your own site as per below:

Amazon’s commission rates are not too bad and some prefer this avenue due to the sheer amount of traffic and trustworthiness that comes with a company site of this size.

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of the types of programs that are out there by listing the really good ones in each ‘category’. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space especially as I could never even begin to cover active wear related requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

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There are activewear related affiliate programs for everything else that we have listed at the top of this page as well – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your yoga pants is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best activewear affiliate programs to work with in 2020. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own activewear or fashion based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

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