ClickBank Knowledge Base /General Account Help/Basics

Signing Up For a ClickBank Account

posted this on December 26, 2012, 12:56

To sign up for an account follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the ClickBank Signup Form
  2. Fill out the requested information.
    1. Make sure to enter your email address correctly.
    2. Choose and enter a nickname that you can easily remember (this is the name you will use when logging into your account). Please keep in mind that the minimum number of characters for a ClickBank nickname is five, the maximum is ten, and it may contain numbers and letters only
    3. Review the Client Contract and check the box indicating that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions.
    4. Enter the text image into box the below the image.
    5. Once you have finished entering the necessary information, hit the Submit button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Next, you will be taken to your ClickBank Account.
  4. To be fully associated with your ClickBank account you will need to confirm your email address. First, open your email program.
  5. Find the Account Registration email (it will come from the email address To confirm your email address click the link in the email.
  6. After clicking on the link you will be taken to your ClickBank account. Be sure to write down your nickname and password, or print the page for safekeeping.

To sign up for a ClickBank account you must have Javascript and cookies enabled in order for our pages to function properly. To check these settings follow the browser specific instructions below.

  • Firefox - Select the Firefox menu and choose Preferences. Click on the Content tab and make sure the box marked Enable JavaScript is checked. Then click on the Privacy tab and make sure the boxes marked Accept cookies from sites and Accept third-party cookies are both checked.
  • Internet Explorer - Select the Tools menu and choose Internet Options. Click on Security and make sure the security level zone is set to Medium-High. Then click on Privacy and set the cookies level to Medium.

Logging In to Your Account

Once you've signed up for your ClickBank account and received your password, you can log in at any time by clicking Log In at the top of the ClickBank site and entering your nickname (also known as your Account ID or Username) and your password. If you forget your password, you can get a new one by clicking Forgot Your Password? below the login boxes.

Accepted Countries

We accept affiliates and vendors from over 150 countries. To see a full list of accepted countries, visit our signup page and click the Country dropdown. If your country is not listed, you cannot sign up for a ClickBank account. We cannot make any exceptions to this rule.

Collecting Taxes

Because ClickBank is considered the final retailer/reseller for all products sold through ClickBank, it is our responsibility to collect and remit various types of sales taxes based on the customer's location. ClickBank automatically collects and remits taxes for jurisdictions in which ClickBank is legally required to do so. In addition to taxes collected due to our corporate status or "nexus," here is more information about tax requirements in specific jurisdictions:

European Union VAT: As of July 1, 2003, online retailers of digital products, including ClickBank, are required to collect VAT (Value Added Tax) for products purchased by customers with a billing address located in the European Union (EU), as well as Norway as of July 2011 and Iceland as of 2012. ClickBank is responsible for remitting applicable sales tax since ClickBank resells the products to customers. The affiliate is not responsible for remitting the VAT.

Japan: Flat 8% tax on products. Effective November 2015.

Poland: 22% VAT Tax, Effective January 1, 2016.

Romania: 20% VAT Tax, Effective January 1, 2016.

South Africa: Flat 14% VAT on products. Effective December 2014.

South Korea: Flat 8% tax on products. Effective August, 2015. 

United States: Specific states and locations may be subject to additional sales tax. Specifics include:

NC and Broomfield County, CO – All products

AL- Tax applied on physical and software products. Effective 01/01/2016. 

AR - Tax applied to shippable media items only. Multiple jurisdiction (i.e., county and city) tax rates. Effective Oct 1, 2011.

CO - Physical/shippable products

CA – Tax physical product effective 08/01/2011

CT- Tax applied at a single, statewide rate. However, that rate will vary based on the type of product. Any shippable media product will be taxed at 6%. All other products are taxed at 1%. Effective July 1, 2011.

ID - Software products and physical/shippable products

IL- Tax applied to items tagged as software and shippable media items. Multiple jurisdiction (i.e., county and city) tax rates. Effective July 1, 2011.

LA - Tax digital and physical product effective 04/01/2016

ME – Tax digital and physical product effective 10/09/2013

MI – Tax on Software & Physical Goods effective 10/01/2015

MN - Tax applied to all products including digitally delivered products including the right to use or access are taxable – audio, audiovisual, digital books, digital code. Effective July 1, 2013

NJ – Tax digital and physical product effective 04/09/2014

NV – Tax on Physical Goods effective 10/01/2015

NY - Collecting tax on physical and software

OH - Tax digital and physical product effective 8/1/2015

PA – Tax digital and physical product effective 10/01/2012

RI - Collecting tax on physical and software

SD- Collecting sales tax on digital, physical, software and shipping effective 5/1/2016. 

TN-Collecting tax on all products 08/01/2015

WA - Tax digital and physical product effective 9/1/2015

VT - Tax digital and physical product effective 12/1/2015


Q: Did I sign up as a ClickBank affiliate or vendor? I'm afraid I signed up for the wrong type of account.
A: Don't worry, all ClickBank accounts can be used as a vendor, affiliate, or both. You don't need to sign up for another account; you can use your existing account for whatever purpose you want, regardless of whether you signed up from the vendor or affiliate page.

Q: I am moving to a country that is not listed on your accepted countries list. Does this mean I can no longer use my ClickBank account?
A: Yes, unfortunately this means that you will no longer be able to use your ClickBank account. If you are in this situation and have money in your ClickBank account, and have met the stipulations of our payment policy, we will send your remaining check(s) to the address currently listed in your ClickBank account. Please be sure to have your mail forwarded with your local mail service.

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