Affiliate FAQ

Program Overview & Help Center

Am I eligible to become a Affiliate?

If you have a website at the time of your application, you are welcome to apply. Each site is reviewed carefully. We do reserve the right to refuse to approve a site or to revoke a site's membership at any time if we deem it contains or links to objectionable material. Examples of objectionable material include, but are not limited to: pornography, explicit language or content, violence, hate speech, promotion of illegal activities, violation of intellectual property rights or laws, and material that is defamatory or libellous, defamatory or disparaging. We also reserve the right to refuse or revoke membership to sites with little or no original content, or the ones that are no longer live. Employees of Monotype GmbH and their immediate families are restricted from joining the Affiliate Program. Sign up now

What does it cost to be an Affiliate?

Nothing. You will never be charged a fee for your participation. Sign up now

How does the Affiliate Program work?

Our Affiliate Program allows you to make money by referring customers to our website. We provide you with buttons and banners to link your site to When a customer is directed from your site and makes a purchase with us, you earn a commission. Joining our Affiliate Program is a simple and exciting way to make your website more profitable.

FontShop handles all of the heavy lifting. We process the orders, deliver the fonts, and provide customer service and support. Best of all, you don't have to be an accountant (or hire one) to join! Our centralized reporting provides sales totals and site traffic reports. At the end of the month, if you've accumulated at least $50 in commissions, you will receive a commission check or direct deposit for the sales you referred. If your commissions are less than $50, they will be carried over to the next month. Sign up now

How do I keep track of the revenue I've earned?

Our commission tracking system keeps a running tab of the referral bonuses you have earned. You can log on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to check your account. Sign up now

How do you track and credit orders and commissions credited to my site?

Visitors from your site receive a tracking cookie, which allows us to identify customers coming from your site and credit you when they make purchases. All sales made by these customers within the same session will be assigned to you. Sign up now

Where can I get Affiliate Links?

Once your site is approved for the Affiliate Program, you can simply place links (without tracking parameters) to on your verified site. Commissions are tracked automatically on our end based on referrals. Parameters are available for sharing links via emails or linking from sites you do not own, such as Reddit, Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter.

Please note that our system does not currently track referrers from HTTPS (secure) sites. To make sure your referrals are fully tracked, your site should be using the HTTP (non secure) protocol. Sign up now

What kind of support do Affiliates receive?

FontShop will provide you with the tools and support you need to make the most of your site. We process all orders, handle customer service, and pay your commissions. We will provide you with complete, detailed records of your sales and commissions. If you need additional support, you can contact us any time at

How do I get paid?

Each month, if you have accumulated at least $50 in commissions, you will receive a commission check—direct deposit, wire transfer or PayPal payment. If your commissions are less than $50, we will roll the amount into the following month. Sign up now

How much commission will I earn for sales that originate from my site?

We will pay you a 10% commission on all sales that occur during a linked session from your site to We will not pay you a commission if we cannot track the link back to your site or if a customer accesses our site without using a link from your site. Commissions are based on net sales (less credits for returned goods, taxes (if any), duties, credit card fraud, and bad debt charges). Sign up now

How can I check my sales and commissions records?

You can always check your sales, commissions, and site statistics. When you become an Affiliate, we will send you clear and detailed information concerning how to access your account and review your records. Sign up now

Can I update my links whenever I want?

Yes. Update your site as you would normally. Your commissions will never be lost or reset. Sign up now

Can I take orders on my site?

No. In order to provide optimal service to our customers and accurately track your sales and commissions, we must process all orders. Sign up now

Can I buy products at through my own site?

Absolutely. You and anyone you know can purchase via your site. All completed sales will result in commissions for you. Sign up now