SOURCE: PopShops

November 27, 2007 13:00 ET

PopShops and LinkConnector Team Up to Help Publishers Profit From Holiday Surge in Sales

Affiliates and Bloggers Prepare for Bigger Sales This Holiday Season With Unparalleled Access to Almost 30 Million Commission-Earning Products

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - PopShops™ (, the largest affiliate store-building service, today announced their pre-holiday partnership with LinkConnector, a major affiliate marketing network. Simplifying the process of creating unique product-focused content for publishers of websites and blogs, PopShops provides instant, unparalleled access to close to 30 million products across affiliate networks like Performics, LinkShare, Commission Junction, ShareASale and now LinkConnector. According to a recent survey of consumer intentions and actions, the National Retail Federation expects holiday sales to increase 4.0 percent to $474.5 billion in 2007, with consumers, on average, planning to do approximately 30% of their shopping online, despite the softening economy. Any publisher can prepare for the surge of online holiday shoppers this season by using PopShops to create a unique, revenue-generating affiliate store.

PopShops was designed with a focus on usability and product diversity. Affiliates and bloggers can easily find items by keyword searching or by browsing the online store catalogs. Products are added to their sites using a simple "pick, click and pop" functionality, and can then be customized to match the look and feel with product layout, image sizing, color, borders and text editing features. Hundreds of custom pages can be generated with a simple click of the "AutoFeed" button and embedded as SEO-friendly PHP. PopShops seamlessly integrates into websites and supports popular blogging platforms with widgets for TypePad and Blogger, and a new Wordpress affiliate store plugin.

"With the addition of LinkConnector merchants, PopShops is excited to provide a breadth of product offerings to publishers that you simply can't find with other store builders and widgets. We don't just plug into the same portals of products that every new ad network is plugging into," says Jessie Jones, founder and CEO of PopShops. Jones explains, "Since launching earlier this year, thousands of PopShops users have generated millions of pages of unique content relevant to their niche websites. And with unmatched editorial control and phenomenal click-thru, everyone wins -- publishers, merchants and consumers."

With PopShops Basic, users can create up to 10 shops for free, while Pro ( ($5/mo) and Enterprise ( ($30/mo) editions provide the added advantage of creating an unlimited number of keyword-targeted pages quickly using AutoFeed technology.

"We are ecstatic about our partnership with PopShops as we believe their service to be a great asset to web publishers," explains Jackie Bates, Director of Marketing for LinkConnector. "Thanks to the PopShops easy-to-use drag n' drop functionality, affiliates and bloggers can quickly benefit from the additional retailers LinkConnector provides, ranging from Swarovski crystal ornaments to Santa dog suits to other unique holiday-inspired items. Plus the online stores within the LinkConnector Network offer a vast array of exclusive promotions and specialty gifts to entice shoppers."

To create an online affiliate store for your site today, visit


PopShops™ affiliate store-building service makes it easy for anyone to create original content with products relevant to their niche. PopShops's patent-pending service provides users with free access to the largest searchable selection of affiliate products currently available on the Internet (almost 30 million and growing). Website owners, bloggers, and affiliate marketers can now quickly and seamlessly add items to their site, and keep 100% of their commissions. Founded in 2007 by technology veteran Jessie Jones, the company is privately held and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. See it to believe it @

About LinkConnector

LinkConnector, an Affiliate Marketing Network, headquartered in Cary, NC, helps merchants and affiliates increase online revenue. Since its inception in 2004, the company has continuously introduced new technologies to the industry, such as the patent-pending Naked Link Technology®, Affiliate Connections™ optimizing technology, and FraudFREE™ Protection, to elevate affiliate and merchant expectations. LinkConnector maintains a strong emphasis on network quality and stands by a zero tolerance fraud policy. LinkConnector also offers SEO and SEM strategy integration, and brand control for merchants. The company includes two dedicated merchant and affiliate relations departments to provide comprehensive support to all companies within the LinkConnector Network. To join, please visit

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