FAQs about ApexDrop’s Influence Marketing Campaigns

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions:

QUESTIONS BEFORE A CAMPAIGN

What exactly is a "trade collaboration"?

An ApexDrop trade collaboration happens when a brand agrees to send our members products or services for review, in the hopes that the content creators involved will share their positive opinion of the brand with their network.  Content creators in our network are notified of these invitations by email/text and can choose to join the ones they like and delete the rest.

Smart content creators realize a trade collaboration is not just about getting quality gifts and free stuff.  Trade collaborations are like “digital handshakes” that can lead to the long-term benefits of connecting with brands that appreciate your talent!

Is ApexDrop a talent agency? Can I work with other agencies?

Even though it’s similar, ApexDrop is not a talent agency.  Members are encouraged to join other agencies and we do not charge a commission for finding you work.  There is no “exclusivity agreement”.  There is no fee to be a member.

How is this free? How does ApexDrop make money?

Brands that partner with ApexDrop pay a nominal fee for our service.  We do not collect commissions or profit directly from our member’s content, but we do charge brands for the time it takes to setup and manage networking opportunities.

Brands across the globe are interested in working with quality content creators, but finding them and working with them in an efficient and authentic way can be difficult.  ApexDrop provides an affordable service for brands to connect and work with quality content creators.

Can you tell me where I need to go to apply for campaigns?

Once you’ve applied to become a member at http://apexdrop.com/influencers/member-application/ there is no need to log in to any platform.  We will send you an email and/or text you when you’ve been invited to join a campaign.  Most members can expect one to four campaign invitations per month.

How long does it take to get your first campaign invitation?

Generally, influencers will receive an invitation within a couple of weeks. On average, our content creators are invited to participate in a campaign two to three times a month. If you haven’t received an invitation, hold tight—it’s just because we’re searching for a brand that’s right for you.

What do I have to post?

Your invitation will contain an outline. This blueprint includes what ApexDrop and the brand hopes to see in your posts. In addition, we provide you with a “mood board” which will guide your content, kindle your creativity, and spark your inspiration.
To keep our campaigns authentic, we do not require you to post about products you dislike. If you are unsatisfied with a product for any reason, you’ll be asked to provide honest, in-depth feedback in a survey at the end of the campaign.

Do you have any paid collaborations?

ApexDrop concentrates almost exclusively on trade collaborations and gifting campaigns. Our goal is to connect quality influencers with quality brands while providing the most authentic campaign content possible. If you and the brand both enjoyed the working relationship, there is certainly a possibility of working together again through paid transactions.

Where do I log in to update my information?

Email support@apexdrop.com to update us on any changes in your contact or account information. This will help us keep you in the loop.

Why am I not getting included in campaigns?

To maintain consistently high quality, ApexDrop selects content creators that authentically compliment the brand. If you’re still waiting for an invitation to a campaign, hang in there. We’ll find a product that matches your style.

If you feel like your contact information is incorrect, send us your updated information by email to support@apexdrop.com

Do I have to pay for shipping?

We are proud to say that, in 99% of our campaigns, the shipping is free!

Do I have to be a member for 2 years as stated in the terms and conditions?

No.  We hate to see you go but if you are no longer interested in being a member and receiving incredible free offers from brands, you can request to be removed with a 30 day notice.  Email support@apexdrop.com if you would like to request removal.

How do I request to be removed as a member and stop getting campaign notifications?

If you’d like to stop getting invitations to campaigns, please send an email to support@apexdrop.com

QUESTIONS DURING A CAMPAIGN

Where do I login?

ApexDrop’s service does not require any logging in to a platform.  We will email and/or text you when a brand is interested in inviting you to a campaign which happens every week or so on average.  If you are unsure if your email is correct or needs updated, please email support@apexdrop.com.

How do I update my contact information?

Email support@apexdrop.com to update us on any changes in your contact or account information. This will help us keep you in the loop.

What do I have to post?

In your invitation, there is an outline that indicates what kind of content ApexDrop and your brand are looking to see. In addition to this blueprint, we provide you with a “mood board” which will guide your content, kindle your creativity, and spark your inspiration.

To keep our campaigns authentic, we do not require you to post about products you dislike. In the event that you are unsatisfied, we ask you to provide honest, in-depth feedback in a survey at the end of the campaign instead of creating content.

What’s the promo code?

To make the process of receiving your gift even easier, we provide you with a special promo code if your brand supports this process. You will receive this information via email. Be sure to check for a second promo code, as sometimes there is separate line for free shipping.

Do I have to pay for shipping? Tariffs?

We are happy to say that 99% or our campaigns cover the cost of shipping of your product!  If you live outside the US and the brand is shipping from US, there is a chance you will need to pay tariffs or taxes to accept the package.  Please note that the collaborating brand and ApexDrop do not cover taxes or tariffs.

How long does it take to get my product after ordering?

It depends on the brand. Some companies give you a specific date of arrival while others estimate their time frame. ApexDrop will do everything it can to get your order to you as soon as possible. If you believe your address is wrong, please notify the brand directly through their website.

How do I send you my posts?

There are two steps to sending us your posts:

  1. Get the Link: Go to your Instagram page. Go to the page where you made the post. If you’re on a desktop, copy the entire URL from the search bar at the top of your screen. If you’re using a mobile phone, click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner and select “Copy Share URL.”
  2. Post the Link: Paste the URL into the submission form we sent you.

You’re all set!

What if I can’t post?

We understand that sometimes there are circumstances where you may not be able to post. Should this situation arise, please contact your campaign manager or support@apexdrop.com as soon as possible. If this becomes a regular problem, then you may not eligible for involvement in future campaigns.

What if I get a product I don’t like?

ApexDrop does not require you to post if you feel like the quality of a product is lacking or it’s not your style. If you are unsatisfied, just email your campaign manager. They will ask you to complete a survey.  This honest review is required in order for us to keep sending you quality products and collaborations. 

What if a product shows up broken or torn?

While it’s rare, the possibility of receiving a damaged product does exist. We thank you in advance for your patience and consideration when and if this occurs. Should this situation arise, simply contact your campaign manager. They will get the information they need to have the brand send you a replacement (in rare occasions the brand may not send an additional product).

How do I return the item?

If you receive a product that is broken, torn, or doesn’t fit, simply email your campaign manager. They will forward your information and request to the brand.
In some cases, you may be able to get creative and still post before shipping it back. Either way, we ask that you base your final opinion of the product on the replacement, even if that means waiting for the replacement and postponing the content creation until then.

How much time do I have to post after receiving the product?

Members agree to post if they love the product, or provide survey feedback on why they didn’t, within one week (7 calendar days) of the tracked delivery of the product to the address you provided.

If you know you’re going on vacation, have prior obligations, or are spread too thin, please refrain from signing up for a campaign.  We provide estimated shipping and posting schedules in the Calendar button of the Collab Portal.   If you miss this 7 day deadline, you will receive a “late” strike on your account – no excuses.  If you are late twice, you may be removed from the network permanently.  Brands have a certain expectation of involvement and we have this deadline to ensure quality for both the brand and influencers alike.  This is how we can continue providing you with fabulous opportunities and we appreciate your involvement!!

How do I send you my posts?

There are two steps to sending us your posts:

    1. Get the Link: Go to your Instagram page. Go to the page where you made the post. If you’re on a desktop, copy the entire URL from the search bar at the top of your screen. If you’re using a mobile phone, click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner and select “Copy Share URL.”
    1. Post the Link: Paste the URL into the submission form we sent you.

You’re all set!

What exactly do I need to do when I post?

Check the campaign details that were sent to you with your invitation. Each campaign is unique. Before posting your photo and content, ensure you’re meeting the guidelines. Most campaigns will ask you to follow, tag, and mention the brand in your posts.

Can you remove me from this campaign?

If at any point, you know you cannot be involved in a campaign, please notify your campaign manager immediately.  Do not wait until the end of a campaign.  If you consistently ask to be removed from campaigns that you requested to be a part of, you will not be considered for future campaigns.

QUESTIONS AFTER A CAMPAIGN

Do you have any paid collaborations?

If you’re an influencer with a high number of quality followers you will be considered for paid campaigns as they become available. Alternatively, ApexDrop concentrates almost exclusively on trade collaborations and gifting campaigns. Our goal is to connect quality influencers with quality brands while providing the most authentic campaign content possible. If you and the brand both enjoyed the working relationship, then there is a possibility of working together again through paid transactions.

Where do I log in to update my information?

Email support@apexdrop.com to update us on any changes in your contact or account information. This will help us keep you in the loop.

Can I delete the post after the campaign is done?

ApexDrop asks that you to keep your posts public for at least two weeks after the campaign is finished unless otherwise instructed not to. We do encourage you to keep this content on your account permanently if it fits your style, as it will bolster both your profile and the brand’s fondness for your content.

What do content creators have to say about ApexDrop campaigns?

“I love being able to participate in partnerships like these!”

Isabella Darden

“They have been amazing at matching me with brands that my followers can find great value in”

Safinaaz Rawji

“I love it. I’m so glad to be part of this. The products are amazing and high quality”

Ariel Maldonado

“Being a member rocks because I get to discover and collaborate with some great brands that I otherwise wouldn’t have encountered. Love it!”

Kimberly Caines

“I love it so so so much! My favorite network by far!! Xx”

Lily Abolghasemi

“It’s been great and super easy to collaborate with brands through this network. I do wish they had more opportunities to participate in as well as more paid opportunities.”

Donna Levy Forst

“Just had my first official campaign, and I love it! Such a great way to promote new clothing and products, looking forward to continuing with the Fashion Influence Network!”

Julia Greenough

“Really enjoying it! Fun products and I love that I get to post about them in a way that fits my personal brand.”

Natasha Pearl Hansen

“While I am new to the Network, I already know that I LOVE IT. From the brands you work with, to the easy access and communication – it is by far the most professional influence management group I have ever worked with, hands down.”

Catherine Kung