How to configure Gearbest

This process was taken from Official Gearbest Associate Blog

In the meantime, Gearbest changed how affiliate links are generated, so the process is now a bit different

Gearbest track sales a bit different than other stores. Instead of using affiliate ID's as a mean of identification they use Link IDs
Each time you generate a link on the Gearbest Affiliate page you get a new Link ID. That link ID can be reused for other pages as well, and that's what we're gonna use it for.
First, you need to create an affiliate link for any page on the website. Login to your Gearbest Associate account
You can either


Gearbest custom link generator
Gearbest custom link generator

And here our process diverges from official documentation. Gearbest now returns short url, and there is no Link ID there. Fortunately getting link ID is pretty easy.

  • Open short link in your browser. You will be redirected to long url that looks like
    https://www.gearbest.com/?lkid=79813065
    Number behind ?lkid= is your link id. In this case it is 79813065
  • On Gearbest associate page, go to Reports/Ad report
    You will see table with all links you have created. In that table there is column "Link/Banner ID". Value in there is your link ID
    Gearbest Ad Report
    Gearbest Ad Report
    In future we have plans to add link creation via Gearbest Associate API, so apply for API key if you are interested. Getting API key can take a while

Configure extension

All you need is to copy that Affiliate ID, open extension options, go to Platforms / Big Chinese stores, and paste Link ID in the gearbest field.


Configure Gearbest Link ID
Configure Gearbest Link ID

Then close options, find the product on Gearbest you want to share and click on the extension icon. It will generate an affiliate link for that page. Then you can use bit.ly to shorten that link (if configured) or copy and share it.


Generate Gearbest affiliate links
Generate Gearbest affiliate links