I really don’t know. I’ve seen this many times before: many eCommerce providers separate vendors and affiliates. There are those who sell their own games (vendors) and then there are those who sell other people’s games (affiliates).
I really don’t know why that is. There cannot be technical reason. There cannot be payment related reason. There cannot be marketing reason. Or… if there would be any technical, payment, marketing or other reason for this, it’s probably an excuse.
If you think about this. When you go to software sites such as Plimus or BMTMicro, you are forced to choose to create different accounts. Haven’t they ever thought that vendors might be interested in selling other people’s games as affiliates, and that it would be easier if you could use your vendor account to sell affiliate products?
I admit that it’s pretty easy to create 2 accounts, but I think the real question is: Why are they separate in the first place?