Affiliate Program FAQs

How Does It Work?

1. You become an affiliate and we give you an affiliate code and a nice little link generator that you can use to create special links to our products.

2. You tell people about our products, on your site, in a blog, on Facebook, in Tweets, as well as in ads you can place on websites (yours, if you have one, or other people’s if you don’t).

3. A visitor clicks on your personalized affiliate URL or clicks on an ad that directs them to that URL.

4. The visitor arrives at our site, the affiliate tracking number identifies who referred them (you) and a “cookie” is placed in their browser for tracking purposes.

5. If the visitor orders, you’ll be credited with a commission on that sale

6. You will receive commission payouts around the 1st of every month via PayPal or store credit

What's Your Commission Rate?

At present it's 5%. We'd like to offer you more, but our focus is on delivering beautiful products at superb prices. We keep our overheads and other business costs as low as possible so that we don't need a honking big markup. Our profit margins are small, but we do share a nice chunk of it with you!

How Do I Get Paid?

We pay either via PayPal, or as store credit, whichever you prefer.

When Do I Get Paid?

We hold commissions for one month, and then pay on (or around) the 1st of the following month. So your sales from July are paid on September 1st, sales from December are paid on February 1st. We do this so that we can handle returns, exchanges, adjustments and cancellations before the commission is due - this streamlines the payments process as much as possible so that we don't have to make adjustments from month to month. We're only a teeny company and so we need to focus on getting shoes and other historically inspired goodies out there, rather than spend all our time trying to figure out the accounts.

What Do I Get Paid For?

You are paid a 5% commission on all goods and gift certificates sold, after any applicable discounts, but before any gift certificates or store credit are applied to the total. Basically it's 5% of their order's sub-total. You are not paid commission on shipping charges, or sales tax - or if you order goods for yourself.

What Do I Need To Become An Affiliate?

Mainly your desire to be an affiliate! You don’t even need a website (although having your own website helps). You can promote our product via search engines, postings in internet forums, or simply email to all your friends and people you know with your affiliate link to our product.
All you need to do is to send a visitor to our site via a special link (called ‘affiliate link’). If you’re the referring Affiliate, and if he or she buys anything from us, you will get 5% of the sale's value.

Can I Promote You Through A Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Campaign?

Sure! We just ask you don't use branded terms or variations/misspellings of branded terms. You may also use as your display URL, and link to any page on our site.

What Happens If My Referral Doesn't Buy Immediately?

No worries, your referral has been tagged with a cookie that's valid for 30 days. If they place a product into their cart or wishlist and then come back to buy before the end of the 30 day period then you still earn a commission on everything in their cart. The tracking cookie is then removed once a purchase is made.


About Us

American Duchess is a small, historical, reproduction footwear company based in Reno, Nevada, USA. It was born from one costumer's inability to find elegant, affordable, comfortable and historically accurate footwear. Partnering with a community of hundreds of frustrated costumers around the world, we now manufacture a growing line of beautifully hand crafted Renaissance, 18th Century, Regency, Edwardian and Victorian shoes as well as reproduction shoe buckles and silk stockings.

Contact Us

+1 775-238-3674
11am - 6pm PDT
920 Matley Ln, Suite 2,
Reno, NV 89502-2160, USA