Plimus (Plimus.com) is an all in one, online marketplace for sellers, affiliates, and shoppers to find each other. Similar to ClickBank, Plimus offers vendors and affiliates an area in which to meet and partner up, as well as offering vendors and shoppers a sense of security in doing business with a third party payment processor.
Plimus has over 50,000 affiliates registered on their site, so vendors can easily find a long list of people out there willing to partner with them. In addition, they charge 0% affiliate fees, so they are a good source for affiliates attempting to find vendors.
What Benefit Do Shoppers Get From Using Plimus?
Well, Plimus does offer a guaranteed secure server, which is no laughing matter. These days, many vendors just use their own “secure” servers, and depending on the level of security they’re actually employing, you could find yourself open to credit card fraud or identity theft.
Secondly, since Plimus is a respectable third party payment processor, they also serve as secure backup if you find yourself in need of a refund for any reason. If the company is being difficult or not honoring their refund policy, you can appeal to Plimus to apply the refund themselves.
However, unlike ClickBank who offers a 60 day no questions asked guaranteed refund, Plimus has more of a 60 day “questions asked” refund policy. What this means is that if you request a refund within 30 days of your purchase, Plimus will ask that you state why you need a refund.
After reviewing your reason, Plimus will then appeal to the vendor and see if the vendor will honor the refund or if they will offer you something instead of a refund. Generally, however, Plimus indicates that refund requests made within the first 30 days will be honored.
But if you request a refund in between 31-60 days, Plimus will ask that you provide a reason for both why you are requesting this refund and why you did not request the refund earlier. And again, they will confer about your reasons with the vendor before they determine whether or not to provide you with a refund.
So, while Plimus does offer their shoppers much security in the sense that they provide a respectable, secure payment processor, you should keep in mind when requesting a refund from them that you need to be able to lay out your reasons in a clear manner and be willing to explain them further if questioned.