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Commission Junction (CJ Affiliates) Integration Guide
Commission Junction (CJ Affiliates) Integration Guide
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Written by Simma Baghbanbashi
Updated over a week ago

CJ (formerly known as Commission Junction) is a marketing technology platform providing an affiliate program and marketplace for businesses. Aspire has partnered with CJ to serve our customers with high-quality service for their affiliate influencer marketing.

This integration enables you to use Aspire for influencer marketing while leveraging CJ's affiliate program capabilities for managing links and tracking. With the Aspire x CJ integration, data passes between both systems so you have complete visibility into your influencer and affiliate marketing programs and conversions.

How It Works

  1. When a customer clicks on an Aspire tracking link, the link redirects to a CJ tracking link before redirecting to your brand's product page.

  2. When a customer purchases, CJ records that conversion and sends that transaction data back to Aspire.

  3. In the end, you will see your Ambassadors' click and sales data in Aspire, and also see an aggregate of this data under Aspire as a sub-affiliate within your CJ account. This can be helpful if you'd like to evaluate your company's overall affiliate program as a whole.

Step-by-Step Implementation

  1. Create your offer on CJ Affiliates and copy the tracking link. The link will look something like

  2. Configure your link tracking offer in Aspire’s Sales Tracking dashboard.

    1. Go to Reporting > Sales Tracking.

    2. Click “Add Offer”, then select “Link Tracking Offer” from the drop-down menu.

    3. Enter an Offer Name, Offer Description, Conversion Type, and Payout Option.

    4. Set the Conversion Tracking protocol to Server Postback w/ Transaction ID.

    5. In the Offer URL tracking, paste your CJ tracking link and append ?sid={transaction_id} to the end so it looks like{transaction_id}

  3. Once you create your Aspire offer, click on "Instructions" to obtain the postback URL. It will look something like this:

  4. Reach out to your CJ account manager or admin to do the following:

    1. They must place the postback URL into the CJ offer for you.

    2. They must set up a sub ID on CJ that pulls in the transaction_ID data point from Aspire.

Unfortunately, Aspire cannot configure CJ settings for you, but we're happy to be a part of any conversation with your CJ representative. Let us know at

Without the configuration on CJ Affiliates, Aspire will only be able to display clicks and not conversion or sales data.


  • There is a 1-2 hour delay from when data shows up in CJ Affiliates and when it will be communicated to Aspire.

Frequently Asked Questions

What data will be available in Aspire and CJ?

Both systems track clicks, conversions, and payout. Within your Aspire Sales Tracking dashboard, you’ll be able to see this information for individual members. Within your CJ account, all data will be aggregated under Aspire’s sub-affiliate account.

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