A Guide to ARC MarketPlace: Getting Started with the Affiliate Program
What is the Affiliate Program?
The ARC MarketPlace Affiliate Program is a great way for your agency to increase commission earned — without spending time on bookings. The Affiliate Program gives your clients an opportunity to book tours, activities and rental cars directly from your agency website while you earn commission for the bookings.
All you have to do is place banners on your website, and start earning the same commission rates that you earn when you book it for your clients on ARC MarketPlace. It is easy to get started — here’s how.
To register for the ARC MarketPlace Affiliate Program, you will need either your ARC number (if you are an ARC-participating agency) or an ARC MarketPlace ID (if you are not an ARC-participating agency) to register. For additional information, visit the Join page.
To register, visit the ARC MarketPlace homepage and navigate to the top menu. Click Learn, and Affiliate Program — or click here. The page below is the main Affiliate Program page that contains instructions on how it works and more information on the program. Click Get Started to begin the registration process. It is important to note that a URL can only have one ARC Number or ARC MarketPlace ID associated with it.
After entering your ARC Number/ARC MarketPlace ID, the form will expand and ask you for additional information, depending upon the option you selected. This information allows us to pay you the commission that you earn from Affiliate Program bookings. Please note that commissions are paid in U.S. dollars only.
After registering you will need to select the type and size of banners. You can select cars and activities in English, or activities in Spanish. After selecting the type you will need to select the size of the banner. We include the dimensions in pixels for all of the sizes that we offer.
The final step of the registration process is getting the code that you will need to place on your website to implement the banner and the Affiliate program. You have the choice to sign up for email notifications on bookings, and the option to email the code directly to your webmaster.
The confirmation email will have instructions on how and where to insert the code for the banner. When you and/or your website manager receives the confirmation email with the code, add the code to your site and you are ready to get started earning more commission.
To refresh, update or select new images for your banner, you can always return to the Affiliate Program page.
How Do your Clients Book?
When your clients click on your banner, they will be taken to ARC MarketPlace, where they can search and book cars or tours and activities depending on the banners that you selected.
They follow the same booking process that you do as an agent, but upon checking out, they will not have an agency details area. That information is pulled from the registration form that you entered, and all commissions will be paid based on that information.
If you have any questions about the Affiliate Program, please contact us.