Ebates.com’s CEO Kevin Johnson was interviewed for a June 4 article on RetailTouchpoints.com. In “Ebates Cash-Back Shopping Site Scores Double-Digit Sales Growth for Retailers,” Johnson says that the average quarterly rebate for Ebates (aff) members is $30, though some members’ checks are in the thousands of dollars. Membership is at 8 million, up 2 million since last year.
Overall, Ebates’ merchants are doing very well, according to the article. Even though the last quarter of ’08 was disasterous to some merchants, Ebates merchants saw a 60% improvement over the prior year’s performance (and those who participated in the holiday shopping promo were up 90%). Appliances and department store purchases saw the biggest growth.
He attributed Ebates success in part to the close relationship Ebates has with its merchants, who often provide exclusive promotions to Ebates members.
Today, in a press release entitled, “Recent Ebates.com Survey Reveals 2009 Father’s Day Shopping Trends,” Ebates says that 25% of their members surveyed plan to spend over $100 on Father’s Day gifts despite the recession. Dads want a special dinner and tech gadgets. Clothing’s also listed as a popular gift (though it’s not clear if that’s what dads want or what shoppers are intending to buy).
If you haven’t checked out the bonus cashback offers at Ebates for Father’s Day, you should check ‘em out while you can — they’ve upped their cashback rates for Cabela’s, Dell, Home Depot, HP, HSN, Omaha Steaks, Radio Shack, Sears, Snapfish, and Sony Style.
Not a member of Ebates and want to check ‘em out? Get a $5 bonus when you sign up here (aff) and make your first purchase!