What Is Awin?

Screenshot of www.awin1.com

Awin (formerly called Affiliate Window) is a well-established affiliate network. It’s one of the biggest networks in the affiliate marketing industry. Although based in the UK the network has programs for those promoting to markets in the USA and in many other countries too.

They’re a well-established and reputable company. If you’re looking to not only join a good network with a wide choice of retailers, but also get help boosting conversions they are certainly one to consider.

Payments are done via bank transfer. Review more key details in the data table below.

Network Details

Minimum Payout: Unknown
Payment Methods: , ,
Payment Frequency:1st and 15th of every month.
Currencies: USD
Commission Types:
Cookie Length:Varies
Tracking Software:In-house
Cost To Join:Free
Official Website: awin1.com

Products/Niches & Offers

The network has lots of major retailers and service providers you can promote such as:

  • Etsy
  • Firebox
  • Expedia
  • GoDaddy
  • John Lewis
  • MyProtein
  • Vodafone
Awin have something they call 'StoreWindow' which provides you the opportunity to promote in-store offers and discounts which gives you a chance of making more commissions from your website. They also have voucher solutions for those who are voucher code publishers.

They have cross-device tracking. Meaning a user session that starts on one device and continues on another continues to be tracked. So if someone clicks your link via a desktop and later checkouts via their iPad it should still be tracked.

How To Join Awin

On the front-end of the Awin website you’ll find email addresses and a phone number for support so they can answer any questions you have before joining.

Requirements To Join

In the UK Awin ask you to pay a £5 deposit in order to join the network, they say it’s to verify your bank account details and reduce the risk of unethical activity. The money is credited to your publisher account meaning you do get it back once you reach the payout threshold.

Benefits Of Being A Member

A blog which gets updated regularly contains lots of good information and they have a ‘strategy hub’ which you can use to read whitepapers, articles and other documentation.

Is Awin A Legit Company?

Awin have been around for over 20 years and are part of the Axel Springer and United Internet Groups. They are one of the biggest affiliate groups in the world and have won many awards.

Industry awards won in recent years:
  • International Performance Marketing Awards 2018 (Best Use of Data Winner)
  • International Performance Marketing Awards 2020 (Best Affiliate Network Winner)

Possible Awin Alternatives


Frequently asked questions.

Do Awin own ShareASale?
Awin is part of the same group of companies that also owns ShareASale.