I was reminded of this technique earlier today when I was looking to pull the trigger on a new bike:
Google the company name AND "referral partner" OR "affiliate"
If you can find evidence* that they have a referral/affiliate program search their store (or email them) for details
Once you know the amount/terms use this to further negotiate with them
Who else does this? Any stand-out success stories? My example today was the shop offering me a discount of $50. Did my research and saw that their affiliates would have got $249.90 (10%) if I'd used them. Asked the shop directly and they bumped the offer to me to $175-off. I'll take that as a win.
JOIN OUR AFFILIATE PROGRAMME!
Cookie duration 45 days
Commission type % of sale
Commission amount 15.00%
Additional terms You will get 15% commission on total referral sales when a customer makes a purchase through your affiliate link or use your coupon code.