Nordstrom Affiliate Program FAQ

Why become a Nordstrom, Inc., Affiliate?
Becoming an Affiliate enables you to offer your customers extra value. Your Affiliate link provides easy access to high-demand products and Nordstrom's legendary customer service. In turn, Nordstrom, Inc., will send you a monthly commission check for all sales generated by referring visitors to our site. Nordstrom, Inc., handles all processing, fulfillment, shipments and customer service for these orders. After setting up the Affiliate links, all you have to do is collect your check. You'll also have 24-hour online access to traffic and sales statistics through Rakuten Affiliate Marketing.

How do I become an Affiliate?
Visit or click here to apply online. We've partnered with Rakuten to help maintain our Affiliate program. Please read the Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the application page. After accepting the Terms and Conditions, you'll need to fill out a brief application. We will let you know via email whether or not your site has been accepted into the program.

Is my site eligible to become a Nordstrom, Inc., Affiliate?
Nordstrom, Inc., works with a limited number of high-quality sites. We reserve the right to refuse any site that does not meet our quality and content standards.

What are Nordstrom's criteria for accepting or rejecting an application?
We encourage anyone with a website to apply for our program. However, we reserve the right to reject sites that contain objectionable content. We define that as material that may be deemed pornographic, violent, illegal, discriminatory, or socially or politically controversial. Sites that contain such content will be rejected. We also reserve the right to reject any site for any reason. The Affiliate relationship may be terminated at the sole discretion of either Nordstrom, Inc., or the Affiliate at any time.

What does it cost to become an Affiliate?
Nothing. Applying to and participating in our Affiliate Program is completely free. We do not impose an application fee or a minimum sales quota.

How do you track the sales referred by my site?
We've partnered with Rakuten to manage our Affiliate Program and to handle reporting. When a visitor clicks the affiliate link on your site and ends up making a purchase at, Rakuten keeps track of that sale. Rakuten will make available reports on how your links are performing and how much commission you're earning.

How much commission will I earn?
We are offering a 2-20% commission on all net sales depending on site type. We are unable to project what your sales figures will be. But, put simply, the more customers you refer to, the more you will earn.

How and when do I get paid?
Nordstrom, Inc., issues commission checks monthly. If commissions from your site do not exceed $25 during the month, the commission will accrue and appear in the subsequent month. You are responsible for any taxes associated with commission fees.

What products are eligible for commission?
All products available online at are eligible. When customers referred by your site make a purchase, you earn a commission.

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