Souq.com shutting down Affiliate program until further notice

Souq.com, middle east’s largest eCommerce service announced today that they are shutting down their affiliate program until further notice, in an email that they sent our to all their affiliate partners.  This is a surprising and disappointing move by Souq since they are the only reputable ecommerce affiliate program in the middle east with sizeable inventory and sales volumes.

Dear Partner,
Please note the Souq.com United Arab Emirates (UAE) website will stop recording affiliate conversions starting from 30th April 2019.
This is being carried out to apply essential system updates. Hence, we request you to stop sending traffic to the Souq.com UAE website until further notice.
The Souq.com Saudi and Souq.com Egypt websites will continue to operate normally during this time period.
We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause.
Yours Sincerely,
SOUQ Affiliates Team

It is further significant move in light of the pending launch of Amazon middle east. It is possible that Souq might shut down it’s affiiate program permanently or resurrect it as Amazon Affiliate Program. If Amazon affiliate comes to middle east, it would be a boon to all affiliate marketers in the region.

 

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