Jumia Affiliate VS Konga Affiliate program


Affiliate marketing could be very lucrative for webmasters if implemented right. Unfortunately, it often isn’t – especially for newbies – because its not as easy as just posting an ad code on your website and sitting back like you would for CPC and CPM Ad networks. From choosing the right affiliate program to not linking directly to affiliate products in your posts (so you don’t keep sending traffic to affiliate programs you no longer wish to promote), there are a number of tweaks you could implement to make affiliate marketing work for you.

Two popular affiliate programs among Nigerian Tech. Bloggers like me are Jumia and Konga affiliate programs, both of which I’ve been using for well over 3 years now. For Bloggers who would like to know which of the two is better, I might not be able to give a straight answer but will do a comparison (from my experience) based on several criteria then leave you to decide which is better for your Blog. Fair enough?

Joining / Signing Up

Signing up on both is pretty easy and straight-forward; takes well less than 5 minutes. They both require you to supply your website’s URL and this makes sense because an affiliate without a website would most likely spam other platforms to promote his / her affiliate links; they don’t want that. Both manually approve affiliates and their requirements are pretty moderate (no traffic requirements) so far you have a decent website (its recommended your content doesn’t promote Violence, Hate, Adult or Illegal stuff).

My Verdict: Draw

Supported Countries

If you don’t know what countries the bulk of your traffic comes from then you are lacking one vital piece of information. Imagine marketing a product on Jumia or Konga to someone in the UK or USA? Chances that this lead will convert are pretty slim if you ask me. To the best of my knowledge, Konga affiliate program covers only Nigeria while Jumia affiliate program covers Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon

My Verdict: Jumia Wins

Commission model

Here are Jumia and Konga affiliate Commission Models for Nigeria as at June 22, 2017.

Jumia Nigeria Commision Model

CategoryCommission
App install€0.1
Mobiles & Tablets5%
Automotive & Motorcycles6%
Books & Stationary10%
Cameras & Accessories6%
Computing5%
Default4%
Fashion12%
Games & Consoles4%
Health & Beauty10%
Home & Living7%
Kids & Babies7%
Sports & Fitness10%
TVs, Audo & Video5%

Konga Nigeria Commision Model

CategoryCommission
Konga Daily products6%
Fashion products4%
Toys/Kids products3%
Beauty, Health and Personal Care products3%
Automotive and Industrial products2%
Sports and Fitness products2%
Home & Kitchen products2%
Electronics2%
Computers and Accessories1.5%
Phones & Tablets1%

My Verdict: Jumia Wins

Promotion Tools

Jumia provides affiliate banners, links and a link builder (to monetize a product URL). Konga on the other hand provides affiliate banners, links, a deep link generator (to monetize a product URL), a general affiliate link (monetize any Konga URL simply by appending ?k_id=YourKongaID , Direct Links (leads originating from your website are automatically credited to you without having to append your affiliate ID) and Affiliate Link protector (cloaks your affiliate link using a php; html or javascript file on your server).

My Verdict: Konga Wins

Statistics / Reporting

Jumia allows you to view your conversions for a preset time frame. You can also view approved, pending, cancelled or rejected sales / commissions. There’s no way to view the total approved sales for the current month (to help you know how much to expect). Konga on the other hand allows you view the total pending commissions and total approved commissions for the current month so you know how much to expect. Konga also lets you view the top referrer URL (best performing links / pages on your website), Raw Clicks (pages on your website from which your affiliate links / banners were clicked, product categories and the IP addresses) and Commissions (approved, pending or cancelled commissions).

My Verdict: Konga Wins

Minimum Payout

Konga recently reviewed their minimum payout from NGN 10,000 to NGN 5,000. Jumia’s minimum payout is NGN2,500.

My Verdict: Jumia Wins

Promoting your affiliate links via Pay Per Click (PPC) ad networks

Konga allows you promote your affiliate links via PPC ad networks whereas Jumia doesn’t.

My Verdict: Konga Wins

Support

I wouldn’t consider either technical support lightening fast or with many options to choose from. They’re just moderate.

My Verdict: Draw

Well, now you know. Its up to you to decide.

[kkstarratings]