Application accepted over 2 months after application

Following on from my frustrated post about the length of time taken for merchants/networks to accept affiliate applications I have just got an acceptance by a merchant more than two months after I applied.

I could name and shame but I am feeling in rather a better mood than I did when I last posted about this issue. However I will not be using that merchant on the project I applied for.

In my opinion this demonstrates the level of effort that the merchant is willing to dedicate to the affiliate programme, a level whcih is clearly lacking. I will therefore allocate the same level of effort into promoting their goods and services.