Read our common FAQs here. If you have any more questions try our Helpdesk
How will QuickStart help me to earn more from my site?
Currently your visitors click on individual brand's banners and links, or use a searchbox to get results for just one holiday company.
QuickStart improves on this by giving your visitors a much quicker way to compare the market. With one searchbox or deeplink your visitors will have access to a powerful comparison engine that searches millions of live deals from top UK travel brands.
It increases the likelihood of your visitors generating clicks to several merchants in one visit, significantly increasing the opportunity of earning a commission from each visitor.
It also works across multiple affiliate networks, which is unique in the market.
What are the customisation options?
You can choose the text and background colour of each searchbox to fit with the style of your site. If you are more technically minded, you can also wrap your own HTML code around the searchbox to add your own title graphics, borders etc.
The results page that opens in a new window is not customisable. If you are looking for a customised results page to fit with the style of your website, Distribute Travel offer a range of licensing options allowing you to deeply customise the results pages and include your own headers and footers. Our bespoke white labels are ideal for publishers looking to generate over 10,000 searches a month. If this sounds like you, get in touch with us to discuss your requirements in more detail.
How can I target searchboxes and links to maximise my conversions?
Searchboxes are most effective when tailored to the content on the page. Generic searchboxes are ideal for home pages and non destination specific pages. Our tailored searchboxes are for location pages, as you can preset the destination, and only show fields for dates and who's going. This improves conversions as the searchboxes look to be specifically for that destination, and your visitors don't need to fill in where they want to go to again.
You can also embed links within your content to search dates rolling forward, i.e. 1 month ahead, as well as filtering by any combination of departure airport, destination country, region, or resort, star rating, board basis and budget.
Do I need to be approved on each merchant's affiliate programme?
Yes, you'll need to be signed up to each merchant's affiliate programme, so that your referrals will be tracked correctly by each network. You can choose which merchants to include in the results when you set QuickStart up.
Here's a list of all the current merchants and their networks:
Ebookers - TradeDoubler
On the Beach - AffiliateWindow
Thomas Cook - Affili.net (includes: Airtours, Flexible Trips, Manos, Thomas Cook, Thomas Cook Style)
If you're not approved on any of these programmes, you can opt out of any unapproved programme.
How can I get technical support?
Our searchboxes and deeplinks are quick and easy to add to your website. Follow the simple instructions in our tools and you'll be up and running within minutes. If you need any help, then visit our Knowledgebase
or contact our support team via the Helpdesk
How can I get in touch?
We aim to cover most questions in our Helpdesk
site, so have a look there to see if we've already answered your enquiry. If you still need to get in touch, then send us an email by clicking the 'Ask Us' button on the Helpdesk
. Our support opening hours are 9am - 6pm GMT Mon - Fri.