Frequently Asked Questions
What is the RingCentral Affiliate Program?
The RingCentral Affiliate Program gives you the opportunity to earn commissions every time a visitor to your Web site signs up for a RingCentral subscription after clicking through an affiliate link on your Web site.
- We provide you with all the tools you need to become a successful affiliate.
- Simply post a RingCentral link on your Web site.
- We handle the customer service - all you do is place links on your site and make money.
The RingCentral Affiliate Program is recognized for:
- Highest Commissions in the industry
- Payments on both Leads & Sales
- Performance Incentives
- Dedicated affiliate support team
Why should I join the RingCentral Affiliate Program?
Work with the leader in virtual phone and fax solutions and gain insight into the state-of-the-art business productivity tools.
We provide you with all the tools you need to become a successful affiliate. We handle all the customer service and fulfilment issues - all you have to do is simply post a RingCentral link on your Web site and start making money.
How do I sign up to be an affiliate?
Simply complete our easy application. The application review process generally takes 1-2 business days. Once approved, you can log into your Commission Junction account and access RingCentral links and banners.
How much does it cost to join?
There is no charge to join the RingCentral Affiliate Program.
Can I participate if I live outside the U.S.?
Yes, we welcome affiliate partners from outside the United States.
(Please note: Since our primary target markets are in the United States and Canada, we strongly prefer affiliates who promote to U.S. & Canadian audiences.)
Are there any restrictions for joining?
You are welcome to apply if you have a Web site. If your Web site is under construction, please apply once your site has been launched.
We may reject your application if it's determined that your site is unsuitable for our Affiliate Program. Unsuitable sites include those that:
- Promote sexually explicit, illegal or inappropriate content
- Promote violence or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
- Include 'RingCentral', 'ringcentral.com', or misspellings thereof in their domain names
- Otherwise violate intellectual property rights
Additionally, in order to promote a fair opportunity to earn commission for all affiliates, RingCentral will not work with any affiliate that uses or promotes adware or spyware software or any other software that delivers advertising based on a customer downloading a software application, either knowingly, or unknowingly, including BHO's (browser helper objects), downloadable reminder services, or any other software or code that pops-up or redirects the user.
What are the differences between the Affiliate and the Partner/Reseller programs?
Affiliate Advertising is a form of performance-based marketing where you, the “Publisher”, earn commissions on qualified sales made by one of your website visitors. By referring your site visitor/customer to us, the “Advertiser” ( or “Merchant”), you profit off any qualified sale that is made.
For example, when a visitor goes to your website and clicks on a RingCentral affiliate banner, it redirects them to RingCentral.com. When the visitor makes a qualifying purchase of our service, the qualified sale then is tracked back to you, the “Publisher” and you will receive a commission check through one of the Affiliate Networks (Commission Junction).
RingCentral Partner/Resellers (also known as Authorized Dealers/VARs), on the other hand, are the main point of contact for the customer; and they own the sale from beginning to end. Partners earn upfront commissions and long-term residuals for each RingCentral sale, and can also generate revenue on setup, installation, ongoing system management and hardware sales.
Partners also receive technical support, online training, discounts on phones, sales tools, marketing resources, and a dedicated RingCentral representative in their area.
RingCentral Partners are typically, IT Providers, Managed Service Providers, IT Consultants, Telecommunications Consultants, Satellite or Wireless Dealers.
Click here to Learn more and apply for the RingCentral Partner Program.
How much can I earn?
RingCentral pays one of the highest commissions in the industry - you can earn up to $25 per RingCentral Fax subscription, $37 for RingCentral Professional, and upto $6,050 per RingCentral Office subscription! We pay on a combination of both Free Trials and Sales.
RingCentral Affiliates receive a commission when visitors complete a trial registration ("Free Trial"). Affiliates also receive commission when this Free Trial converts to a paid subscription ("Sale").
In addition, we have monthly/quarterly promotions giving you many opportunities to maximize your earnings!
Commission Structure (US & Canada)
As a RingCentral Affiliate, earn commissions on leads and sales generated from your links.
* - Recurring commissions are for RingCentral Office accounts that remained active on the 3rd AND 6th months.
|1-9 Sales||Default commission amount|
|10-19 Sales||Commission increase by 20% per sale|
|20-29 Sales||Commission increase by 30% per sale|
|30+ Sales||Commission increase by 40% per sale|
** - Perfomance incentive tiers are based on monthly sales.
What is the difference between Leads and Sales?
Leads are free trial signups that visitors submit in order to begin using their free trial.
Sales are subscriptions that occur when visitors complete their free trials or directly purchase subscriptions.
How often am I paid?
Log into your Commission Junction account anytime to run earnings and activity reports. Earnings are automatically mailed every month via check to all affiliates by Commission Junction.
Linking and Tracking
How do I post a link on my Web site?
How are my sign-ups tracked?
RingCentral and Commission Junction's tracking system assigns a unique ID for each link you publish. Each sign-up via your affiliate link will have the unique tracking information to ensure accurate tracking and reporting.
Does RingCentral offer a variety of banners and text links?
Yes. We offer a wide assortment of highly-converting text links and banners to help you promote RingCentral.
Can I promote RingCentral in an email marketing campaign?
Yes. We welcome affiliates who plan to promote RingCentral via email. We will need an advance copy of your email marketing content (with links included) for prior approval. See our Email Policy for more details
What kind of advertising can I do?
There are many possibilities for promoting RingCentral products.
- Write a personal recommendation on your Web site or blog
- Send out an e-newsletter to visitors to your Web site
- Offer a comparison of Toll Free, Internet Fax or VoIP providers
Be creative! Write a newsletter for visitors to your site, write a testimonial about RingCentral products or write an article.
RingCentral offers many banners and text links that can easily be incorporated into your marketing campaigns. Promotions will be offered and updated frequently to provide special rewards to greater activity. In addition to your Web site, we recommend that you promote through an opt-in mailing list or a newsletter. Under no circumstances will unsolicited emails (spamming) be tolerated.
What kind of advertising is prohibited?
RingCentral does not allow trademark bidding. Please review our PPC Policy for further information.