SANTA MONICA, Calif. — October 2, 2013 — API programmers have another way to cash in on their automotive applications, thanks to a new API affiliate network sponsored by Edmunds.com, the premier resource for car shopping and automotive information. The Edmunds API Affiliate Network supports all web and mobile developers who use Edmunds.com's industry-leading API. Network membership guarantees that an affiliate will be paid five dollars for every new car lead it generates through the API.
"With one of the highest commission rates in the automotive category, and bonus programs available to top affiliates, the Edmunds API Affiliate Network offers strong incentives for the most innovative uses of Edmunds.com's API," says Edmunds.com Sr. Director of Open Platform Initiatives Ismail Elshareef.
To earn money through the Edmunds API Affiliate Network, developers must meet three criteria:
- Be based in the United States.
- Become a registered API Developer.
- Have a web site that attracts visitors who are interested in buying new cars.
Edmunds.com has gone to great lengths to build an impressive API offering. While vehicle specifications currently account for 95 percent of Edmunds.com's API traffic, developers also have access to inventory listings, editorial content, vehicle ratings and other valuable material. A write API for dealer ratings and reviews is also available to Edmunds.com's strategic partners.
Sites that have successfully used Edmunds.com's API include AutoNation, Bankrate.com, EBay's New Car Center and Toyota. Automotive startups — such as Showroom.is, YourMechanic.com and Vinsnap — have also successfully incorporated the API.
Interested developers can apply to the Edmunds API Affiliate Network at http://developer.edmunds.com/api_affiliate_network.
About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site committed to helping people find the car that meets their every need. Almost 18 million visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next new or used car. Whether you're at the dealership or on the go, we're always by your side with our five-star Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps and our Edmunds.com Android App. Our comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories offer a friendly and authentic approach to the automotive world. We're based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook.