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Want to learn more about V2 Profit and how it works? Here are the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. For additional information, click here to contact us.

Most people are eligible to promote V2 Electronic Cigarettes, V2 Pro Portable Vaporizers, Vapour 2, and Vapor Couture as a V2 Profit Affiliate. Affiliates are typically websites that refer traffic to our electronic cigarette brands websites www.v2.com, www.vaporcouture.com, and www.vapour2.eu/cz. V2 Profit Affiliates earn commissions on all sales generated through this traffic referral. Websites will be rejected that promote illegal activities or that promote discrimination based on age, sex, race, religion, nationality, disability or sexual orientation. There is NO CHARGE to become a V2 Profit Affiliate - in fact, WE PAY YOU $25.00 just for signing up!

*NOTE: Please refer to the V2 Profit Affiliate Network Terms and Conditions for more details (available in PDF format in the V2 Profit back office).

You can utilize any of the supplied marketing and advertising tools provided within the V2 Profit Affiliate Network console. You are free to advertise and promote V2 , V2 Pro, Vapour 2, & Vapor Couture products offline or online on any website, as long as it does not contain or promote illegal or discriminatory content. However, keep in mind that we do not permit the use of VMR trademark terms used in affiliate website URLs or keyword advertisements.

*NOTE: Please refer to the V2 Profit Affiliate Network Terms and Conditions for more details (available in PDF format in the V2 Profit back office).

No. Only Affiliates with prior written permission from V2 Profit can bid on keywords used in search engines (e.g., Google AdWords). Additionally, VVM prohibit the use of our trademark terms in Affiliate URLs. Any unauthorized use of these trademark terms may result in the suspension or termination of your V2 Profit Affiliate account. Prohibited trademark terms include (but are not limited to): v2 cigs, v2cigs, v2 electronic cigarettes, v2 ecigs, v2 e-cigs, vapor couture, vaporcouture, vapour 2, vapour2, v2 pro, or any combination thereof.

*NOTE: Please refer to the V2 Profit Affiliate Network Terms and Conditions for more details (available in PDF format in the V2 Profit back office).

Yes. V2 Electronic Cigarettes and V2 Pro products are sold online domestically through our website www.v2.com, and Vapor Couture products are sold online domestically through our website www.vaporcouture.com. Vapour 2 products are sold internationally through our website www.vapour2.eu and www.vapour2.cz. You DO NOT need to be located in the U.S. to be a V2 Profit Affiliate! In fact, we encourage traffic from all sources worldwide, but please keep in mind that certain countries and local governments have restricted the sale and/or shipment of electronic cigarettes and vapor devices. We also provide U.S. IRS 1099 tax forms to report amounts paid to independent contractors (i.e., Affiliates). U.S.-based Affiliates will need to submit an IRS W-9 form for tax purposes.

Effective October 1, 2015 - the V2 Profit Affiliate Network payout structure is as follows:

• Level 1 (entry-level; 0-99 sales referrals):
- 20% Commissions on NEW Customer sales
- 5% commissions on Existing Customer sales

• Level 2 (after 100+ sales referrals):
- 25% Commissions on NEW Customer sales
- 10% commissions on Existing Customer sales

• Level 3 (after 200+ sales referrals):
- 30% Commissions on NEW Customer sales
- 15% commissions on Existing Customer sales

*NOTE: commission level upgrades remain for the lifetime of the Affiliate!

Our average sale is roughly $100.00 USD, so the average commission is somewhere between $15.00 - 30.00 USD.

Monthly. Commissions are closed out at the end of business day on the final day of each month, and paid by the end of the following month for commissions earned the previous month. We have a $100.00 USD minimum threshold to meet before payments are issued. We process payments via wire transfer (commissions exceeding $1000 USD monthly; domestic and international), PayPal, and paper check. Depending on your payment preference, you will receive payment accordingly during that time, as well as a detailed email outlining the commissions paid on V2 Cigs and Vapor Couture sales.

1. paper check
2. PayPal
3. wire transfer (commissions exceeding $1000 USD monthly)

Monthly Affiliate commissions payments are paid either by paper check mailed to your postal address (Affiliates located within the U.S. only), processed via PayPal (U.S. and International Affiliates), and for large commissions payouts (exceeding $1,000.00 USD monthly) we also process bank wire transfers. Once you have surpassed the $1,000 per month threshold, you will be contacted to provide your bank wire details.

Yes. If an order is charged back, cancelled by the customer, or otherwise cannot be successfully processed, you will not receive a commission for that sale.

Once you register and successfully become a V2 Profit Affiliate, you will receive an email with login details to the V2 Profit Affiliate Network back office. Within our cutting-edge multi-site interface, we offer a wide range of affiliate advertising banners for each brand, including our auto-refreshing banners which are updated regularly to reflect our current sales/promotions. You can use these banners and/or embed your custom Affiliate tracking link (URL) to generate traffic and earn sales commissions through the V2 Profit Affiliate Network.

If you require any custom ad tools or banners tailored to your website, please contact our V2 Profit Affiliate Network Admin team (money@v2cigs.com) and provide us with the specifications (i.e., dimensions, colors, style, etc.). Let us know what you need and we can draft something up for you!

V2 Profit utilizes an affiliate tracking software, iDevAffiliate 7, which is the industry standard for tracking referrals and awarding commissions. This cutting-edge new interface can track and award commissions through multiple websites deploying different shopping carts and provide detailed commissions statistics to their affiliates based on which program(s) the affiliates choose to promote (e.g., V2 Cigs, Vapor Couture). Affiliate traffic and commissions are tracked by 3 methods:

1. Unique Affiliate tracking link / URL – iDevAffiliate creates a unique affiliate tracking link / URL for each affiliate account. When a customer clicks on this link (either directly, or through a banner ad, etc.) a tracking cookie is embedded in the user’s web browser. This tracking cookie is linked to your affiliate account, and tracks incoming traffic and award commissions accordingly. Our tracking cookies NEVER EXPIRE!

2. IP Tracking Log (no expiration) – Once the affiliate URL is clicked, the IP address of the customer is logged in our database indefinitely. IP addresses tracked in the tracking log never expire!

3. Coupon Code usage – once a custom coupon code has been created for an Affiliate, that coupon code is linked to their respective affiliate account in iDevAffiliate. If a customer uses an affiliate’s coupon code at checkout in the shopping cart of our website, that affiliate will be awarded a commission for the order/sale.

*NOTE: If a customer uses an affiliate coupon code at checkout, but the customer already has an affiliate tracking cookie embedded in their web browser, the tracking cookie will override the coupon code for awarding commissions.

V2 Profit Affiliate Network proudly features lifetime tracking cookies. Once your unique affiliate URL has been clicked, a tracking cookie (without expiration) is embedded in the customer's web browser. Additionally, the customer's IP address is also added to the IP Tracking Log, and customer referrals are tracked and sales commissions awarded accordingly. Refer a customer for life!

No. The V2 Profit Affiliate Network currently awards commissions to the FIRST referring affiliate, and cookies are NOT overwritten. In order to ensure that referrals are properly linked to your account, we recommend deleting all cookies stored in your web browser prior to clicking on your affiliate link.

Again, our system is currently set up to award commissions to the affiliate whose link was clicked through first, NOT last.

WHY?
If a customer places an order, the first referring affiliate will be awarded a commission for the sale. Otherwise, Affiliates would likely miss out on commissions for subsequent orders (e.g., refill cartridges) after the initial sale. For instance, if the customer then goes on to read additional reviews on another affiliate site AFTER their initial purchase, and happens to click on the subsequent affiliate link, all subsequent orders (i.e., refill cartridges, etc.) would be awarded to the LAST affiliate whose link was clicked on, even though Affiliate #1 referred the initial sale! Current/existing customers also tend to read up on our products, follow forums and blogs about ecigs, and check out different affiliate product reviews even AFTER their initial purchase. Therefore, we award the first referring affiliate.

Please contact our V2 Profit Affiliate Admin team (money@v2cigs.com) and let us know the preferred coupon code name you would like and confirm your affiliate username. Typically, we can customize a discount coupon code to match an Affiliate's website URL or username.

We typically offer V2 Profit Affiliates customized ("vanity") coupon codes for V2 Electronic Cigarettes and Vapor Couture upon request, as follows:
- 10% OFF Storewide - this coupon code is valid for all V2 Cigs and Vapor Couture merchandise, including starter kits, flavor cartridges, and ecig accessories.

- Upon request, we can create a "15% OFF Starter Kits Only" coupon code

NOTE: Coupon Codes are applicable to NEW Customers only.

No. Coupon codes provided to V2 Profit Affiliates DO NOT expire.

Yes, our new V2 Profit Affiliate Network back office tracks coupon codes used at checkout in the V2Cigs.com and VaporCouture.com shopping carts, and awards commissions based on the Affiliate's current payout level.

*NOTE: If a customer uses an affiliate coupon code at checkout, but the customer already has an affiliate tracking cookie embedded in their web browser, the tracking cookie will override the coupon code for awarding commissions.

V2 Cigs features a unique customer referral program known as "Smoke 4 Free," whereby existing V2 Cigs customers receive a $15 store credit and their referrals receive a 15% discount (on Starter Kits ONLY!; S4F coupon codes are NOT valid for all V2 Cigs merchandise!). New customers receive Smoke 4 Free cards with a unique coupon code printed on them to hand out to friends and family. The S4Fprogram awards store credit for these referrals based on coupon code use, but it in no way links to our affiliate software. However, some customers have become rather inventive in marketing their S4F codes, and have been known to post these coupon codes around the internet, including coupon code sites (e.g., RetailMeNot.com).

NOTE: We provide V2 Profit Affiliates with a customized, unique 10% discount coupon code to help entice customers to purchase V2 Cigs and Vapor Couture products, and that 10% discount is valid on ALL V2 Cigs and Vapor Couture merchandise (not just limited to STARTER KITS!).

Yes. Currently, we do not prohibit customers from using a Smoke4Free code while still awarding the % commission to the referring affiliate. Obviously, we want to encourage word-of-mouth recommendations and reward our existing customers for their efforts. Nevertheless, the S4F Program does not affect the affiliate program, other than the mass of 15% S4F codes posted throughout the internet by resourceful customers hoping to earn store credit. We try to routinely remove these code posts from our facebook and forum pages, but obviously we cannot monitor all coupon sites. Therefore, we do not prevent customers from using these codes while still awarding affiliate commissions.

However, we DO NOT permit V2 Profit Affiliates to post "Smoke 4 Free" coupon codes on their affiliate sites, and we will not award commissions on an order placed using an Affiliate's S4F code. In that case, we would essentially be awarding "double commissions."

Yes. We encourage V2 Profit Affiliates to use their custom 10% discount coupon code on V2 Cigs and Vapor Couture personal orders (placed directly by/to an Affiliate). Therefore, if you place an order for V2 Cigs or Vapor Couture using your own name and shipping address, you can use your coupon code and we will honor that discount.

No. It is our company policy that we are not authorizing commissions on orders placed directly by/to an Affiliate. Therefore, if you place an order for V2 Cigs or Vapor Couture using your own name and shipping address, the commission will be denied.

NOTE: You can, however, use your custom 10% discount coupon code on personal orders, and we will honor that discount, but will not award a commission for the sale. We will honor the coupon code discount on affiliate orders.

The V2 Profit Affiliate Network back office (www.v2profit.com) powered by iDevAffiliate 7 is your resource for tracking and monitoring affiliate traffic and sales commissions. Commissions can now be tracked through multiple websites utilizing different shopping carts, and our back office interface provides detailed commissions statistics to based on which website(s) the Affiliate chooses to promote.

To switch between sites, simply click the brand logo at the top of the V2 Profit back office console. This all-new interface displays detailed sales metrics data and banner ads for your marketing promotions.

You can access this console anytime at www.v2profit.com and login with your username and password. Each Affiliate is assigned a unique affiliate URL per brand/website, and this URL records each time a customer clicks through to our website, and it also tracks commissions for sales on any items purchased. This transaction information is readily available within your V2 Profit Affiliate account, where you have access to real-time statistics and reporting.

For questions regarding your V2 Profit Affiliate account, please contact our Affiliate Admin team Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm (Eastern Standard Time), toll-free at +1 877-37-VAPOR (82767) ext. 1808. Additionally, you can reach us anytime via email at money@v2cigs.com and we will respond during normal office hours.

$100.00 USD. Once you have referred enough sales to earn $100.00 in commissions, you will receive payment. Again, payments are issued once per month, and commissions are closed out at the end of each month for the previous month's commissions, and paid by the end of that following month.

***NOTE: Your initial $25.00 sign-up bonus is NOT calculated in meeting the initial $100 payout threshold! However, the $25 bonus will be included in your first V2 Cigs payout.

You can refer other affiliates to join the V2 Profit Affiliate Network, and these referrals will be linked to your top tier Affiliate account as "sub-Affiliates." You will earn 20% of each commission generated by any sub-Affiliates you refer to our program.

To provide potential sub-Affiliates with a link that will redirect them to our affiliate sign-up page and link back to your affiliate account, you can use your "Tier Linking Code." The "Tier Linking Code" is found on the left side of your screen in the V2 Profit back office interface.

No. A common misunderstanding is that while there is a $100.00 minimum threshold to meet before commissions payments are issued, the initial $25.00 sign-up bonus IS NOT calculated into meeting this initial $100.00 commissions requirement. Which means you still need to REFER $100 in commissions to receive payment; however, upon your initial payment, $25.00 sign-up bonus will be included in your first V2 Cigs payout.

Yes. Payments are made per individual brand, if you do not meet the $100.00 minimum in any given month or brand your approved commissions will continue to rollover until you reach this threshold. You will then be paid out for the month and/or brand(s) which exceed this payout minimum. After your initial payout, you will be required to reach another $100.00 payout minimum to reach your next payment, and so on.

Effective October 1, 2015, the commission tracking hierarchy is as follows:

• Customer Profile Attribution — once a Customer referral converts into a sale, we link the Customer Profile in our shopping cart(s) to your Affiliate account permanently to ensure that you receive commissions for the lifetime of the Customer.

• IP Address — once a Customer clicks the Affiliate URL, their IP Address is captured in our system and linked to your Affiliate account indefinitely (no expiration).

• Browser Cookie — once a Customer clicks the Affiliate URL, a browser cookie is also placed in the Customer’s web browser and linked to your Affiliate account indefinitely (no expiration).

• Coupon Code — we also award commissions tracked by Coupon Code used at checkout. We offer custom “vanity” coupon codes to Affiliates upon request, which are linked to your Affiliate account. Our Affiliate support team will be happy to create you a coupon code to assist in your marketing efforts (money@v2cigs.com).