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Welcome to the Affiliate Program.

This program allows us to work together with selected sites in a mutually beneficial business relationship. Essentially, we would like to offer you the opportunity to earn referral fees for any visitors you refer to our site who completes a purchase. For added flexibility, the link to our site may be in the form of a banner ad, icon, or textual link.

We believe that there are strong collaborations to be taken advantage of in a relationship with other sites that focus on providing quality content for their visitors. This is an opportunity to offer your visitors a comprehensive experience while at your site. Along with quality content, your visitors will now have the ability to purchase unique, quality products from Omaha Steaks. You can create a virtual storefront of our gourmet foods without having to stock inventory or invest in a costly merchant server. You can also include textual links within your content, such as product reviews, feature articles, etc.

In order to participate in our Affiliate Program, we ask that you join The Rakuten Network by visiting Getting started is simple and free. Once you register you will be able to participate in our referral fee agreements by selecting our posted offer. By registering, you also become a member of The Rakuten Network, offering you many additional benefits, about which you may obtain further information at the Web site listed above. The Network will automatically maintain, manage, and track all transactions completed as a result of leads from your site, sending monthly statements regarding referral fee payments due to you.

If you are interested in participating in this exciting, new opportunity, please contact us at your earliest convenience. All the terms and conditions of the offer can be found at The Rakuten Network. If you have any questions regarding The Rakuten Network, please contact Rakuten Corporation at 646.654.6000. Please see below for further information.

How much will this cost me?
Rakuten is free for site owners so you will not have to pay for using this service.

Who does the work?
The Rakuten Network is responsible for tracking and calculating the referral fees that are owed to you. Using their patent pending Referral Tracking and Payment (RTP) technology, The Rakuten Network will monitor all users who leave your site to visit a participating merchant.

The Rakuten Network DOES NOT USE COOKIES (footnote 1) so there is never the threat of losing referral fees on users who refuse to take a cookie. Furthermore, The Rakuten Network does not take any personal information or credit cards from the user, so invasion of privacy is not an issue.

How does it work?
Directions for using the Rakuten Network can be found at the Rakuten Web site. The system is simple to learn and easy to use. Rakuten tracks each user from the moment they click on a participating merchant's link on your site to the final completion of sale. Through a secure connection with the merchant's server all pertinent information from the sale is forwarded to The Rakuten Network. All this information is then compiled at The Rakuten Network. will take the order, complete the sale, supply the product, handle the customer service, and bill the customer.

Why are we using The Rakuten Network?
The Rakuten Network is a neutral third party. They fulfill a unique auditing feature which allows us to ensure accurate referral fee calculations. As a site owner, you should feel confident that you will receive the appropriate referral fee for each referred sale. At the end of each month, you will receive a consolidated bill which tells you what you have sold each month and what referral fees are due. The Rakuten Network also provides you with all the feedback information that you will need to monitor and build your sales on-line.

How do you earn revenue?
By joining the affiliate program, we will pay you a percentage of all the sales that you help us to complete. Whether you're providing information or entertainment, people visit your Web site because they respect your expertise and your point of view. They also come for your help in finding further information, something you probably provide by adding links to other sites.

Providing some value added service to the products such as reviewing products, or simply informing your users of the Omaha Steaks experience is another great way to help your visitors stay informed; you can offer them direct access to the merchandise you select from being a member of the affiliate program. This is especially useful if your site focuses on specialized information.

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Footnote 1:
The Rakuten Network does not use cookies except to keep track of return users. Any purchase that is made from a clickthrough uses the patent pending RTP technology. For more information please contact them at

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