Dell dishes out cash for clicks

Summary:SINGAPORE--What sounds like another dodgy e-mail pitch is actually a legitimate offer from PC giant Dell Computer. The Austin, Texas-based company this week launched its Asia-Pacific Affiliates Program, which gives approved Web site owners the chance to earn a 1 percent commission by helping sell Dell products.

SINGAPORE--What sounds like another dodgy e-mail pitch is actually a legitimate offer from PC giant Dell Computer.

The Austin, Texas-based company this week launched its Asia-Pacific Affiliates Program, which gives approved Web site owners the chance to earn a 1 percent commission by helping sell Dell products.

Under the program, affiliates post Dell-approved banners, logos and text links on their Web sites. Any click-throughs that lead to an online purchase at participating Dell online stores--in this case, Dell's home and small-business sites in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand--will earn them a commission.

However, traffic must originate from sites in these countries. "An order placed on a particular Dell country Web site means that the order can only be delivered in that country," explained Kim Edwards, Dell's Asia-Pacific director of online marketing. --Michelle Tan, Special to ZDNet News

Topics: Dell, Malaysia, New Zealand, PCs, Singapore

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