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Affiliate Program

“Vanquest Affiliate Program: Help us grow, and turn your passion into cashflow”

 

The Vanquest Affiliate Program (VAP) is an *exclusive program designed for content creators who are "Friends of the Vanquest Team" seeking a trusty long-term affiliate partner in the everyday-carry (EDC) / outdoor marketspace. We are looking for content creators who plan to (1) maintain a long-term partnership with the Vanquest brand, (2) create original contents about Vanquest products, and (3) remain active in content creation.

Vanquest Affiliate Program can turn your gear review passion into cashflow on qualified sales by linking your reviews to Vanquest products. If you are an everyday-carry (EDC) / outdoor / adventure enthusiasts, and have a sizeable following, you may **apply & qualify for the Vanquest Affiliate Program (VAP). For more info, contact us at info@vanquest.com / 949-216-8880 (Affiliate Program / Attn: Taylor)

*Due to limited resources, Vanquest can only work with a few affiliates in a calendar year. Currently the program is invitation-only, and mostly reserved for those who have worked with us in the Reviewer Outreach Program (ROP). 

**We take all VAP applications seriously and we conduct periodic reviews to qualify new affiliate partners. We thank you for your support and understanding.

 

What's Different About Vanquest Brand? 

(1) Over 60% customers purchase MULTIPLE times a year
(2) Average order $200
(3) Extreme-high customer satisfaction: Net Promoter Score (NPS) 89+ tracked since 2013
(4) Strong brand loyalty & low defect rate & return
(5) Responsibly sourced materials & productions (We work with Bluesign®-certified suppliers to ensure sustainability and resource-saving productions)

 

Program Overview

You earn 6% (base) to 9% (maximum) commission (based on your activity level) with a 15-day cookie duration on qualified end-user sales (exclude all dealer sales & returns within 45 days). Commission payout based on last-click rule (no split commission). See Affiliate Terms below for more details. Avantlink tools for tracking and banner ads for your use. Apply HERE

 

Affiliates Can Be

Everyday-carry (EDC) gear reviewers, bags & packs reviewers, photographers, hikers, campers, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts. We prioritize videos over articles & blogposts. Our ideal partners create engaging and creative content across platforms such as YouTube, review sites, and blog sites. 

 

About Vanquest (Brand Story)

Vanquest® was founded in 2011 with one simple mission: Build the toughest bags & packs for everyday carry (EDC), and help you stay organized & prepared! 

Since 2011, the Vanquest Team has been building the TOUGHEST bags & packs for EVERYDAY CARRY, and help you stay ORGANIZED & PREPARED. Vanquest products are used by outdoor enthusiasts, adventure travelers, security professionals such as the US Secret Service, the FBI, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and everyday users like you! We have the experience to help you stay organized & prepared, EVERY DAY!

In 2011, a team of outdoor gear designers, photographers, and former founding members of Maxpedition, gathered to found the Vanquest® brand. With our diverse backgrounds, and years of experience building durable bags & packs for tactical use, the Vanquest Team has partnered with Cordura® fabric, and premium hardware suppliers (YKK®, ITW®, and Duraflex®) to build the TOUGHEST bags & packs for your everyday-carry (EDC) gear. Our mission is to bring you the most durable "Tough-Built Gear" for everyday carry, and help you stay organized & prepared. We proudly design and engineer* all products at our Orange County, California, USA headquarters. We have the experience to help you stay organized & prepared, EVERY DAY!

*We develop all Vanquest® products in the US, and we partner with major US name-brand suppliers (such as Crye Precision for MultiCam-Black Cordura®). We assemble your gear in Taiwan and Vietnam to give you the best value and quality.

 

Affiliate Terms

A. Commission & Cookie Duration: (1) You earn a 6% (base) to 9% (maximum) commission rate with a 15-day cookie duration on qualified end-user sales (all dealer sales are excluded from commission payout); (2) Commissions are adjustable for product returns within 45-days; (3) Commission rate increases with your content activity (and decreases with inactivity); (4) Commission rate(s) and cookie duration subject to change without notice.

B. Applications & Qualifications: (1) Vanquest has a limit on how many Affiliates we can work with per calendar year. If you have been a non-paid YouTube reviewer working with us regularly through our Reviewer Outreach Program (ROP), you will have priority to be in the Vanquest Affiliate Program (VAP); (2) If you have never worked with Vanquest as a reviewer, we will evaluate your work content(s) to ensure good match between you and the Vanquest brand.

C. No Minimum Content Requirement: (1) There is no Minimum Content Requirement. The more content you create, the higher your commission rate is; (2) We value quality over quantity, and your content must be original.

D. Commission Rate Adjustments: (1) Please let us know when you are posting your content, and we will adjust your commission rate after it is posted; (2) Each YouTube video posted will increase your commission rate by 1% until you reach the maximum rate; (3) You may substitute 1 YouTube video for 2x articles / blogposts. In other words, each article / blogpost will increase your commission rate by 0.5% until you reach the maximum rate; (4) If you have not created any Vanquest content for over 6 months, your commission rate will be reset at 5%; (5) If you have not created any Vanquest content in 12 months, you will be removed from the Vanquest Affiliate Program (VAP). You may still qualify for the Reviewer Outreach Program (ROP), and / or reapply for the Affiliate Program in the future when you are ready for a long-term affiliate partnership with Vanquest.

E. Product Selections: (1) Your advisor at Vanquest will work together with you to find the right product(s) for your audience; (2) Product(s) will be provided free of charge. If certain product(s) must be returned, a return label will be provided; (3) We only send you product(s) for one review project at a time unless otherwise specified.

F. Pricing and Discount: (1) If you mention pricing in your review, please check www.vanquest.com for the most updated MSRP pricing; (2) The only discount you may mention is the 5% newsletter signup discount on www.vanquest.com. You may not offer discount that has expired or is inaccurate. Please check with us if you have any questions.

G. Affiliate Links & Affiliate Link Distribution: (1) You may only share Affiliate Links to the Vanquest product(s) that you have reviewed (or mentioned) in your reviews; (2) You may only post Affiliate Links on your Vanquest product review pages; (3) Any campaign, posting, and / or marketing effort with the primary purpose of distributing Affiliate Links, that has little or nothing to do with product reviews are prohibited even if it’s on your own website / webpage (e.g. imbedding Affiliate Links in pop-up / pop-down windows, banner ads, layer ads, etc.); (4) You may not post Affiliate Links outside of your review pages (e.g. coupon sites, discount sites, incentive sites, or run retargeting ads, etc.) You may post product review on social media groups or forums, and take viewers to your actual reviews where the Affiliate Links are distributed; (5) You may not post Affiliate Links on sites managed by Vanquest (i.e., the official Vanquest Facebook, Instagram, YouTube pages, and www.vanquest.com product reviews, etc.).

H. Paid Searches & Ads: (1) You may not bid on or purchase keywords, search terms, or other identifiers of Vanquest on any Search Engine, including the word “Vanquest", “Vanquest Gear”, “Vanquest Tough-Built Gear”, or any other Vanquest product names & trademarks for the purpose of distributing Affiliate Links; (2) You may not create ads (e.g. retargeting ads) to distribute Affiliate Links; (3) You may submit links to Search Engines to appear in response to a general Internet search (i.e., in natural, free, organic, or unpaid search results).

I. Attempt to Divert Existing Traffic: (1) Intent to divert existing traffic to Vanquest sites are prohibited (i.e., post Affiliate Links on Vanquest.com); (2) You will not attempt to redirect traffic from (or on) any site that participates in the Affiliate Program; (3) You will not artificially generate clicks or impressions on your site or Vanquest site, whether by way of a robot or software program or otherwise.

J. Affiliate Partnership: (1) You or Vanquest may end the affiliate partnership at any time, with or without notice; (2) Violation of the key terms, especially “Affiliate Links & Affiliate Link Distribution”, “Paid Searches & Ads”, and “Attempt to Divert Existing Traffic” may result in termination of the affiliate partnership, and reversal of commissions; (3) Life happens. If you cannot meet the “Minimum Content Commitment” in any calendar year, we will remind you towards the end of the year with a 3-month grace period. If you are still unable to catch up by March of the following year, our affiliate partnership will end. You may still qualify for the Reviewer Outreach Program (ROP), and / or reapply for the Affiliate Program in the future when you are ready for a long-term affiliate partnership with Vanquest.