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Affiliate Program FAQs

What is The Home Depot Affiliate Program?
The Home Depot Affiliate Program is a great opportunity to help your website earn commissions while promoting the most successful nationally-known home improvement retailer. Affiliate marketing is a form of online marketing that allows a website owner to earn commissions on qualified sales it refers to homedepot.com. After completing the easy application process, The Home Depot will contact you to let you know whether you have been accepted to participate into the program. Partnering with The Home Depot Affiliate Program will give you and your customers access to one of the world's largest selections of home improvement products and services.


Why should I join?
By joining The Home Depot Affiliate Program you have the potential to generate additional revenue from your site by earning commissions on over 500,000 free ship to store or home items sold on homedepot.com.


What marketing tools are provided by The Home Depot?
We provide a daily product data feed along with a wide variety of banner ads and text links. You will also have the support of our affiliate network (CJ Affiliate by Conversant), account managers and/or homedepot.com affiliate account managers.
   

Who is CJ Affiliate by Conversant?
Commission Junction is the industry leader in affiliate marketing that develops relationships between online merchants and website publishers. CJ membership results in the distribution of your monthly commission checks and provides you with many other benefits, including third-party tracking, real-time reporting, performance updates, creative resources to help promote The Home Depot on your site.
   

Does it cost me anything to join The Home Depot Affiliate Program?
No, the affiliate program is free to join.

   

Can a website outside of the United States join The Home Depot Affiliate Program?
Yes, however, homedepot.com only ships within the continental U.S and a limited selection of products to Alaska and Hawaii.
   

Can I join The Home Depot Affiliate Program if I am based out of Canada?
Yes, however, this affiliate program is only for shipments within the U.S. Please visit homedepot.ca for our Canadian affiliate program.


I operate more than one website. Can I still join The Home Depot Affiliate Program?
Yes, you can have multiple sites as part of the program.
   

How do I join The Home Depot Affiliate Program?
Complete the easy and straight-forward application process which can be found by visiting our Join Now section.


Is my website eligible for The Home Depot Affiliate Program?
The Home Depot is open to many types of sites and anyone may submit an application, but we do reserve the right to refuse membership to a site or revoke a site's membership at any time for any reason we may deem appropriate.


I don't have a website. Can I still join The Home Depot Affiliate Program?
No, we require that you have a live site in operation at the time you apply to the program.


How do I change my account information?
Once you have been accepted, you will be given access to CJ Affiliate by Conversant's website. Log into your CJ Account and under the Account tab you will see a tab called Administrative Settings. You can update your account information here.


What if I am already a member of CJ Affiliate by Conversant, can I join The Home Depot Affiliate Program?
Yes, if you are already a member of CJ Affiliate by Conversant, you will already have access to The Home Depot Program. Simply log into your CJ Account and apply to The Home Depot program.


Will joining the program increase traffic to my site?
The purpose of The Home Depot Affiliate Program is to compensate you if refer a customer to homedepot.com and a sale is made. The program is not designed to help you increase traffic to your site. However, it does enhance your site with content which may result in the increase of your user return rate.


Where can I find your policies for working with The Home Depot Affiliate Program?
The Terms and Conditions of the program will be displayed on Step 2 of the application process. You will also be given a complete list of all relevant program policies when you have been officially accepted into the affiliate program.


What is a qualified sale?
A qualified sale is a sales transaction that is not cancelled, declined or returned.


How much will I earn?
The Home Depot offers a generous commission on products and custom blind orders. Our current commission is 3% on products, mobile, and buy online pick up in-store orders and 5% on custom blinds. The more you sell the more you earn.

All gift card, installation services, custom created products, select special orders and in-store purchases are not eligible for commissions.


What is cookie duration?
Cookie duration refers to a cookie that is placed on the end user browser. Our cookie duration is 1 day. If a customer has clicked on a homedepot.com link on your site and places an order within 24 hours of the click, you will receive commission for that order.


How do I track my earnings?
Through CJ Affiliate by Conversant you can access reports, updated daily, that provide information on impressions, click-throughs and commissions earned.


How often do I get paid?
Payments for commissions earned in a prior month (or earlier) are processed on or around the 20th of each month and issued by check or direct deposit shortly thereafter. Keep in mind that The Home Depot extends all transactions for an additional month to allow for confirmation the transaction is valid, allow for any returned merchandise, confirm credit card processing and to verify the transaction is not a duplicate.

Checks will be issued for a minimum of $100. If you signed up for direct deposit, the minimum payout is $50. For totals below these thresholds, we will carry over your earnings total until you reach the appropriate threshold. Earnings will then be distributed at the relevant monthly payout date.


How will you know that the orders came from me?
All links from your site to homedepot.com contain a unique identifier that tracks every time a user comes to us via your customized link, so that we know to credit you when a sale is made. If you attempt to alter the links that you pull from your CJ Affiliate by Conversant account in any way, your tracking could be lost, resulting in lost commissions to you.


How often can I run reports?
Reports are available 24 hours a day by logging into CJ Affiliate by Conversant.


What is a PID?
PID refers to your CJ Affiliate by Conversant publisher website ID. This is necessary to create your unique URL so that orders can be tracked back to your account.