10 New Zealand 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. Today we are going to take a trip onto the land of the long white cloud to look at my 10 best New Zealand affiliate programs to dip in the thermal baths with in 2021.

One of the advantages of affiliate marketing is that you can essentially market to anywhere in the world. However, due to influences such as local customs and regulations, there are often instances where affiliate marketers have a need to target a specific country.

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Before we start, the affiliate lists that I look at on this site are usually niche specific – covering everything from sewing to beer to supplements – however as we are looking at things from a slightly different angle, I am conscious that there are a number of different areas or sub niches that would could look at.

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 in terms of popular New Zealand affiliate programs so I did some searching around, 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 ‘New Zealand' when it comes to affiliate programs…

What do we mean by New Zealand affiliate programs?

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As mentioned above, we are steering away from niche specific programs here by looking at sites that are domiciled in New Zealand covering New Zealand based products in general. That is not to say that there aren't New Zealand companies offering affiliate programs in just about every niche you can imagine and it also doesn't mean that you cannot promote them into other countries as well. However, the programs I have chosen below can generally allow for the following advantages:

  • Lower shipping costs
  • Supplies to meet local restrictions (power supply, servicing etc.)
  • Adherence to local legalities and regulations
  • Market known items or stores specific to New Zealand

So, if you are looking for New Zealand based affiliate program options, let's check out some of the more popular ones below:

1. Linkshop

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Our first site, Linkshop, is a New Zealand Based Affiliate Network platform that helps “brands and people to prosper in the digital age”. It is a good option for the NZ market in that it provides access to many local options for affiliates who know the area and can sell them well.

Their operational functions include:

  • Affiliate marketing network
  • Search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Shopify websites and applications
  • Digital fundraising strategy
  • Ecommerce and data strategy
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This is a great program to join for those looking to cover well-known New Zealand brands but also has the advantage of covering some international options as well.

Commission Rate: dependent upon the company however average from 1 – 20%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to apply to become a Linkshop member via the entry of personal and website information and then usually to each company program individually.

Marketing material provided: Text links, creatives, banners, custom links, tutorials


2. S.L.I.C.E Digital

New Zealand Affiliate Programs - Slice Digital

As with the site above, S.L.I.C.E Digital, promotes itself as “the premier affiliate marketing network in New Zealand, with leading Kiwi brands and leading affiliates”. It is again a good one for those looking for New Zealand brands to promote in both in country and overseas.

They provide all of the relevant tools for affiliate marketers to assist them in locating, applying for, and tracking sales over a great number of companies and niches.

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Again, there is definitely enough here to suit any affiliate marketer looking to promote within the New Zealand market.

Commission Rate: dependent upon the company however average from 1 – 20%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to apply to become a S.L.I.C.E member via the entry of personal and website information and then usually to each company program individually.

Marketing material provided: Text links, creatives, banners, custom links, tutorials


3. Commission Factory

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Whilst our next site, Commission Factory, is actually an Australian Based Affiliate Network platform (I know, I know) that connects “affiliates to brands and brands to customers”, as with the site above deals with with companies based in New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore as well. It is a good option in that it provides access to many, many local options for affiliates who know the area and can sell them well.

Their operational functions include:

  • Reliable and accurate tracking
  • Real-Time reporting
  • Compliance
  • Full integration with most major shopping marketplaces
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This is a great program to join for those looking to cover well-known New Zealand brands but also has the advantage of covering some international options as well.

Commission Rate: dependent upon the company however average from 2 – 20%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to apply to become a Commission Factory member via the entry of personal and website information and then usually to each company program individually.

Marketing material provided: Text links, creatives, banners, custom links, tutorials


4. NZ-Tourism.com

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For those working within the tourism niche, NZ-Tourism.com offers all range of things to do for tourists during their visit to New Zealand including:

  • Independent Coach Tours
  • Escorted Coach Tours
  • Self Drive Tours
  • Small Group Tours
  • Adventure Tours
  • Cruises
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Tailor Made Tours
  • Large Group Tours
  • Australia Tours
  • How To Book
  • Car Options For Self-Drive
  • Accommodation For Tours
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They also deal in hotel and car rental booking as well and for affiliate marketers, access to NZ FAQ's, options for each island and ‘must see' lists providing great content for your own travel related posts.

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Commission Rates: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly.

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

Application required?: Yes – personal and website information required.

Marketing material provided: Text links, widgets, banners and API.


5. Haka Tours

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Haka Tours sells itself as being ” New Zealand's #1 Tour Company” with a massive range of tours and experiences operated by guides that “promise a 100% authentic Kiwi experience”. Their tours range from hours to days in length with options too many to list here but include both islands and well-known spots such as:

  • Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Milford Sound
  • Queenstown
  • Franz Josef
  • Tongariro Crossing
  • And so much more
New Zealand Affiliate Programs - Haka Tours options

There is definitely enough to build an affiliate marketing business around within this site alternatively it would be a great companion/add on to just about any travel, holiday or family adventure related site as well.

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Commission Rate: 7.5% – 10% if 3 or more tours are sold in the last 30 days

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

Application required?: Yes, The Haka Tours affiliate program is managed by Comission Factory. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Haka Tours affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

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6. Crazydomains.co.nz

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Now we take a look into the New Zealand web hosting market with Crazydomains.co.nz. This is a one stop shop site for New Zealand web domains and hosting providing “Crazily good prices and Crazy deals””. Their services are as follows:

  • Domain Names
  • Hosting
  • Websites
  • Email
  • Online Marketing
  • Security & SSL
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There is definitely enough on this site to base an entire affiliate marketing site around if you are dealing with web hosting etc., especially within the New Zealand market with the ability to purchase .co.nz domains as well. There is also a great blog here covering all aspects of web design and business IT requirements with a distinct Kiwi flavour.

New Zealand Affiliate Programs - crazydomainsnz affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

Application required?: Yes You will need to enter personal and contact information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, landing pages


7. AMI Insurance

New Zealand Affiliate Programs - ami insurance

AMI Insurance is a New Zealand based insurance company that “has been protecting Kiwis up and down the country for over 90 years”. They offer expertise in low cost insurance policies with coverage including:

Areas covered are on par with most international sites however policies are offered in line with New Zealand regulations and insurance laws.

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This one has maybe enough to build an affiliate marketing business around however it would be a great companion/add on to just about any insurance or home related site as well.

Commission Rate: $50 per sale

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, The AMI Insurance affiliate program is managed by S.L.I.C.E Digital. You will be required to apply for an account then for the AMI Insurance affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, widget


8. Eco Warehouse

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Eco Warehouse is a 100% New Zealand owned online market offering a “huge range of sustainable and eco-friendly products available to everyone”. With a goal to limit harm to the planet, their range is way too large to list here however includes:

  • New Zealand Made
  • Home and Garden
  • Natural Beauty and Health
  • Natural Gifts and Eco Gadgets
  • Eco Kids
  • Eco Camping and Outdoors

This list goes nowhere near doing the site justice however there is something here for all affiliates looking to promote NZ made and owned products within their respective niches.

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This is a great site for those working within any niche based on the categories above, especially if aimed at the NZ, eco friendly or sustainability markets.

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Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

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

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


9. Shop New Zealand

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Our next site is for those looking to work within the world of New Zealand products, foods and treats with Shop New Zealand. Shop New Zealand is an online marketplace and store ” delivering New Zealand products to the world”. This includes:

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This is a great site for those working within the NZ food, product and grocery niche with options in line with local needs and regulations both in country and expats overseas. And as a means for finding more information for your readers or posts for your site, there is a fantastic range of blog posts covering NZ food, trends and so on as well.

New Zealand Affiliate Programs - Shop New Zealand affiliate

Commission Rate: 10 – 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 100 days

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

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


10. Amazon

And finally, if you are looking at a large range of options then you could set yourself up within Amazon. New Zealand unfortunately does not have its own Amazon platform however the Australian Amazon.com.au provides access to a good range of New Zealand based products across all markets 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. They do however offer the advantage of free postage across New Zealand and links to earn commission from purchases made overseas as well.

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 New Zealand based affiliate programs. 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 every requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

There are New Zealand based affiliate programs for every niche you may be working in – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. For example, if you were working with cars your search would be along the lines of “Affiliate: cars new zealand” etc.

New Zealand Affiliate Programs - cars affiliate

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 All blacks Jerseys is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are my 10 best New Zealand affiliate programs to dip in the thermal baths with in 2021. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own New Zealand 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

Note: If you make a purchase from this page, there is a very good chance that I make a commission from it – these commissions do not increase your sale price. This may include sales made via Wealthy Affiliate.

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