Rethink Commerce Blog

Meet Avangate at ESWC in Vienna!

Posted on November 5th, 2010 by

Like every beginning of November since 2006, you have the chance to meet us at the ESWC (European Software conference). This time, on the 6th and 7th of Nov (this weekend!), in wonderful Vienna.

Avangate is the Premiere Sponsor as we have been every year and we are proud to take part in the event, meet so many people passionate about software and exchange ideas.
As we did at ISDEF, we want to celebrate (again) our 5th anniversary. So prepare for toasting because on Saturday evening at the Epsilon Awards Ceremony the drinks are on us. ;) […]

Behind the Scenes: Tips from Affiliate Managers (1)

Posted on November 1st, 2010 by

How to make sure your affiliate partnership request is approved by the vendors

Before an interview for a job, university acceptance, membership to a super private club or whatever else you may want to obtain, it’s always ideal if you can talk to an insider, to properly prepare yourself for success :). In a similar manner, this article aims to offer you inside information about top vendors that are open to partnership requests from Avangate affiliates.

We asked some of the top vendors in the Avangate Affiliate Network about their expectations from new affiliates: how can they be convinced to accept you, what turns them off and what is their number one advice to you as affiliate to sell more of their products. […]

Avangate Wins 5 – Let’s See Who Won the iPad and the Kindle

Posted on October 20th, 2010 by

The Contest, part II

Wow, an amazing 200+ people took part in the “Avangate wins 5” contest. Going through all the answers was a wonderful experience per se – thank you all for your kind thoughts and words of appreciation – big happy smile on our faces.

Thanks for your thumbs up for our customer support, account managers, for helping you increase sales and manage your partners, for our affiliate network, impeccable accounting, for joining the same conferences that you go to and so much more. Here is how Avangate in your 5 words looks like: […]

Join Avangate at ISDEF Autumn in Moscow!

Posted on September 30th, 2010 by

Avangate is in Moscow this week, at ISDEF Autumn (Sep 30th – Oct 3rd). Wow! It’s the 11th time we are attending this event, by far the biggest software event in Russia. Avangate is the Special Sponsor of this edition and, like every year, we are proud to take part in the event, meet so many people passionate about software and exchange ideas on how to sell software worldwide in a way that is efficient, secure, locally relevant.

Avangate eCommerce consultants will make presentations on hot issues that impact software companies today – developing trust and optimizing conversion rates – and will also be available for one-to-one discussions throughout the event. So don’t miss them: […]

Avangate Wins 5

Posted on September 28th, 2010 by

Avangate Wins 5!Avangate celebrates its five year anniversary today. To mark the occasion, we sat down on soft couches and thought hard about what we’ve gained in all of these years. And came up with a little concept that has since grown on us:

Avangate Wins 5:

  • 5 Years of Experience
  • 5 Years of Trust
  • 5 Years of Knowledge
  • 5 Years of Fun
  • 5 Years of Success

And Thousands of Enthusiastic Partners!


Plus we threw in an anniversary fun contest to go with it so we can celebrate together. Cool prizes to be won!

Now about our story, which actually starts in 1992, being part of a larger IT group. Avangate as a brand was born in 2005 – back then we were starting with the idea that we could bring a new level of services in eCommerce for the software vertical. It has not always been a smooth journey, but five years down the road tell us we did well. Our 1,500+ clients and 18,000+ affiliates surely agree.

[Tricky to make a selection of testimonials] […]

Are You Making These 11 SEO Mistakes With Your Website?

Posted on September 21st, 2010 by

Is your software-selling website really optimized for search engines? Because -from our experience- sometimes even skilled webmasters fail to notice certain SEO issues that can severely impact their rankings.

So let’s take a closer look and find out what mistakes you should avoid at all costs – and some quick tips on how to repair the damage, if it’s already been done! […]