Out of the Sandbox welcomes agencies and freelance designers to participate in our Shopify Theme affiliate program.
I'm an agency or freelancer. How can I sell my clients themes?
Ideally, we recommend that you send your client your affiliate link and let them know what theme to purchase.
They should use their own name, email and payment information when making the purchase. This is the ideal way to process client orders because it keeps everything linked to the customer's name and payment details.
Please be sure to review the notes about registration and discount codes below.
Note that your client must purchase the theme from our website (outofthesandbox.com) and not the Shopify Theme Store (themes.shopify.com).
Once a client purchases the theme, have them forward the download link to you. We also recommend requesting a copy of the receipt showing the itemized list of the theme purchase and total order amount for your records so that, if any licensing issues come up, you can help your client respond.
Am I allowed to buy on behalf of my clients?
We strongly recommend that you use the method described above.
If, however, you must purchase themes on behalf of clients, you must use the client's email address when making the purchase. Keep in mind that this means they will receive a copy of the receipt that shows the purchase price.
Please be aware that purchasing multiple themes from the same device can also trigger our affiliate tracking system's anti-fraud detection and you may not be credited for the sale. We are unable to reverse transactions that are flagged this way.
Also, you should be aware that Shopify also works to enforce theme copyrights and purchasing themes in this way could raise red flags on their end which we cannot ultimately be responsible for.
Please note that our affiliate terms and conditions specifically prohibit setting up an affiliate account and buying a theme for your own use.
How is the theme registered?
Remember to use the email address used to make the purchase.
Important notes about discount codes
Please note that we strongly recommend that you advise your clients against searching for discount codes during the checkout process.
Searching for discount codes, even if a code isn't used, can cause your referral to be credited to another affiliate — and we can't adjust your account if this happens.
This guideline also goes for if you purchase the theme on behalf of clients — searching for discount codes during the purchase process can invalidate your original referral.
Please note that you and your clients are still welcome to use discounts advertised by Out of the Sandbox. This will reduce your commission slightly, however, because we only pay commission on total purchase amounts.
However, we recommend that you only use discount codes publicly advertised by Out of the Sandbox. In some cases, using another discount code can cause the purchase to be improperly tracked and we cannot adjust credits.