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    How do you become an AOL Certified Merchant?

    I've seen several small and large e-commerce sites that are "AOL Certified Merchants"

    I've scoured the AOL site, the AOL Corporate site, AND the AOL/Time Warner site... and still can't find out where or how to become a certified merchant.

    With the traffic that AOL gets, it would definately be beneficial to become a certified merchant, and be listed in their "shopping" category. You would probably also get a "keyword" link from within AOL... like "AOL Keyword 2BigFeet"

    If anyone has any information on this I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

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    I couldn't find any information on actually joining the program. You might want to call AOL and ask to be forwarded to an office that handles such things. From a quick glance at http://www.aol.co.uk/info/shopping.html , I assume it has something to do with advertising with AOL as well.


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    http://www.ecommercetimes.com/perl/story/403.html
    http://www.aol.com/amc/certified_merchants.html
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    http://legal.web.aol.com/policy/aolpol/privpol.html

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    I went to AOL Keyword: Certified Merchant - and it took me to this page: http://aolsvc.shopping.aol.com/shopp.../guarantee.adp . It mentions something about meeting merchant guidelines and such. I don't directly see anything about becoming a merchant, but if you do some digging I'm sure you'll come up with something.
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    If I recall correctly from a press conferance I attended for a merchant, it basically entailled paying AOL alot of money for advertising, cobranding, and certification.
    Also, most of the AOL/TimeW owned companies are automatically AOL CertMerchs.
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    Originally posted by Steelsun
    If I recall correctly from a press conferance I attended for a merchant, it basically entailled paying AOL alot of money for advertising, cobranding, and certification.
    Also, most of the AOL/TimeW owned companies are automatically AOL CertMerchs.
    That's not surprising.
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    NO, unfortunately that's not surprising...


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