In the Fall of 2017, we disabled the Connect functionality in the Merchant Hub that allowed merchants to directly contact publishers they wanted to establish -- or grow -- their relationship with. This feature was not widely used, and the feedback we received from publishers was that many of the inquiries were not relevant to them.
Skimlinks’ dedicated Merchant account managers can still facilitate direct conversations between members of our Preferred Partner and VIP merchant programs with publishers with the following conditions:
- The publisher is open to direct conversations or relationships
- The nature of the conversation is based on adding value to the relationship, and creating opportunities or value for the publisher
- An agreement that any resulting affiliate agreements will be run through Skimlinks and the existing network affiliate relationships