With this Digistore24 review, I want to determine if the platform is something that can make your life easier, or whether it’s something to be completely avoided. I will only be covering what it is you came here for, is the program legit, the pros and cons, and a basic overview of the program. This will not be a tutorial of the program, if you are looking for more technical details and such, feel free to visit their website where they do provide tutorials on their inner workings.
Do take note that this website is tailored towards beginners and as such, simple terms and so forth will be used so it is easy to understand.
If you have or are currently using Digistore24, please be so kind as to leave a comment of your own experience and opinion down below, to keep this review from being one-sided. I would appreciate it.
A Bit About the Company
Sven Platte founded Diggistore24 back in 2012 and the company has been growing at a slow yet steady pace and has since become one of Europe’s largest networks. It was first founded as an online solution for German-speaking countries, but since then, it has grown into a network that reaches a global audience.
What is Digistore24 About?
Digistore24 is an online market similar to ClickBank and ShareASale, where Affiliates and Vendors are connected. They do the work of a middleman, between the affiliates and vendors handling the online store, accounting, payment methods, payments, and so forth, thus you do not have to.
Note – A Vendor also known as a merchant, is a person who sells products and/or services, whereas an affiliate is also known as a publisher is someone who markets and promotes products/services, to earn commissions.
What Does it Cost to Join?
The program itself is free to join, however, both vendor and affiliates will be charged a fee when a sale is made.
How Does Digistore24 Work and How Do You Make Money?
You can either sign-up as a vendor to sell products and/or services, or you can sign-up as an affiliate to promote the products and/or services of the vendors. The sign-up process is free and easy to do, and there is in most cases no need for approvals and such like there is with most other programs, which would make it rather impossible to join for beginners.
It is rather easy to add your products with Digistore24. All you have to do is simply go to the account section, add a product using the Products tab, and wait for it to be approved. Once the products have been approved, you will be given tools that allow you to add the rest of the info, such as add-on forms for websites, tracking, delivery, integration, automated sales, set commissions for customer services and affiliates, and so forth. If you have products/services that are of good quality, then you should have no problem with making money as the top affiliates will be rather eager to promote it.
In summary – Vendors are provided with a complete sales and payment system, that handles everything, sales processing, delivery, and so forth. All you have to do is provide the necessary info via their intuitive dashboard.
It is as simple as finding a product and promoting it, making a commission for every sale you make. Do take note, that the more branded products, will have application processes, and you may not be accepted to promote their products.
Searching for and finding a product is simple as everything is neatly sorted and categorized, with products listed based on sales volume allowing you to find what will sell best.
Scam or Legit?
Okay, so before we go any further, let’s get the big question out of the way, as I know a lot of you are here for this very reason. Digistore24 is not a scam. Yes, it is a rather new company compared to many others, but they have been growing at a steady pace and is still moving forwards in a positive direction as well as being featured on The Wall Street Journal Inc. and the Start-up Valley. Now it is still a rather new company, and just like with any other, they are still ironing out a few glitches that appear along the way, but they are making positive strives and staying on their toes with frequent updates, and error fixes, and so forth. Digistore24 is a legitimate company and a great place for beginners to start as the requirements for joining are still low. As the company grows and gets bigger this will most likely change, and it will like many others become a network for pro marketers.
User Interface and Ease of Use
The Logical and neat design makes it easy and simple to navigate for both affiliates and vendors not to mention beginners. Tech experience is not required for signing up or searching for products as it is all pretty straightforward. The simplistic, but functional dashboard is free of clutter which I love. With a lot of other platforms, a person usually feels like giving up or the need to go to college to understand just the basics of the platform, but with Digistore24 navigation is easy, as the platform is simple, yet effective.
How Does Payment Work?
Payments can be done weekly, biweekly, or monthly, the threshold for payments depending on which you choose as the longer time between payments, the less the threshold becomes, with monthly payments only needing $50, whereas more regular payments can require up to $250.
Digistore24 provides a large variety of payment options including, Bank Transfer, MasterCard, PayPal, Visa, and so on.
Requirements for Signing Up
To sign-up is pretty straightforward. There is no need for lengthy approval procedures, and acceptance is usually pretty fast if not immediately. These days, almost all of the networks cater to pro affiliates that have established social followings, websites, huge lists, and so on, which makes it very hard, impossible even for beginners. Digistore24 is that picky and gives new marketers a chance to get into the game of marketing. Sign-up does not require a website and you can promote as many products as your heart desires.
The requirements needed to join are within almost everyone’s reach and are as follows:
- 18+ years old
- You need to have at least one payment option
- Digistore24 is a worldwide company; however, some countries are prone to illegal online behavior that might lead to you being declined. (Sorry)
- Affiliates still need to apply to promote products, but unlike most companies, the acceptance rate with Digistore24 is much higher.
What About the Products?
Digistore24 offers three different types of products, events/seminars, Digital and physical. The physical products are pretty limited and range in supplements and skincare, mainly focusing on the health niche, however digital products have much more available and there is a big variety to choose from.
In summary, physical products have restrictions for both vendors and affiliates and as such, if you are planning on promoting physical products of other niches, you would be better off with a company like Amazon.
The digital products are half and half, with some being good and others not so much. But on the other hand, a much larger range of niches is available. Just make sure to pick a good product when deciding on what to promote.
When it comes to Digistore24, you will not be spoiled with products to choose from. They are a growing company and not yet as large or popular as other networks, but as previously mentioned, they are one of the few companies that still cater to beginners and you are bound to find a good product that suits you if you are willing to scour through what Digistore24 does have to offer.
Support and Tutorials
The support structure is not that bad, I have seen a lot worse, and Digistore24 is actively solving problems as they come up. They do provide a lot of tutorials that help members navigate the platform and they also have guides to help their vendors and affiliates succeed. A free guide with tips on how to be successful is provided upon sign-up.
Are There Other Options?
Yes, however, take note, if you are a complete beginner, it might be hard to join these Networks.
Digistore24 Review – Pros
They are free to join and approval is near immediate with no lengthy waits.
They do provide the options of getting paid monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly.
The commission rates are reasonable ranging from 15% to 90%.
The automated technology helps avoid technical and administrative problems.
A variety of payment methods are provided including PayPal.
Their payments are always on time.
Accurate data is provided for both Affiliates and vendors. Affiliates will be provided with an overview of all their affiliate campaigns, such as how many people have visited the product page, how many clicks an affiliate link gets, how many sales were made, and so on. Vendors however will be provided with data such as how many sales a product/service has had.
Because the network is still up and coming, it doesn’t have as many users as other, more popular ones, which makes it harder to find products in varying niches.
Their products are a bit limited and focus mainly on online marketing and health and fitness.
Let’s Sum This Up…
Seeing as I focus mainly on beginners and those who are still trying to get their feet under them in the online marketing industry, I will be giving Digistore24 a positive rating. If you are already an experienced marketer, or at the very least know what you are doing, then clearly you will go for the better firms such as ShareASale or CJ Affiliate, seeing as they offer a better variety and more quality products.
The company is moving skywards, and its development is moving at a steady rate. There is no doubt in my mind that they will become a competing company sometime in the future.
Now just with any other network, it is the responsibility of the affiliate to check, and double-check the products he/she is choosing to promote before doing so. As an affiliate marketer, your reputation matters and if you start promoting crappy products, your reputation will go down the drain with it and people will stop buying products from you in the future. The conversion and cancelation rates are a good indicator of a product’s quality and should tell you whether or not it is worth promoting. The only true and legitimate way there is, and honestly the pro way of doing things, is to buy and test the product yourself before choosing to promote it.
Once upon a time, I was a newbie, and the only place I could join without hassle was ClickBank. Back then it wasn’t as much of a problem as it is today, as these days you have to be a pro to be able to promote a product. Digistore24 provides people with the chance of reaching their dreams. As I am certain that they will become the next big company with some support, I will be supporting and helping them grow. Some of their products are great, you just have to spend some time searching for them.
Well, that is it for this review. Please leave some feedback in the comment box if you are familiar with Digistore24 as this would help others make a more informed decision.
Thank you and have yourself an awesome day!