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Amazon changing fee structure

Located in Affiliate Marketing and CPA Programs started by enlytend, Feb 24, 2017.

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  1. enlytend

    enlytend Moderator, NamePros Moderator Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Effective March 1, Amazon is changing its affiliate fee structure from a primarily tiered compensation to a flat rate by category. They are uncapping earnings on PC's, but will only be offering 2.5%.

    Whether this works for you or not depends on what you sell. If you do a lot of volume in a category that's going to be fixed at 4% or 4.5% that will probably suck.

    There are also some program policy changes. And affiliates in Arkansas will now be able to participate.

    Details here:
    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/operating/compare
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017
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    looks like most high volume affiliates will be taking a pay cut.
     
  3. enlytend

    enlytend Moderator, NamePros Moderator Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I do a lot of sales in lawn and garden, but also a lot of volume from some lower compensation categories. It will be interesting to see how it plays out this year.
     
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    Amazon displays on 1st search page result for just about anything. What do they need affiliates for? :whistle:
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2017
  5. enlytend

    enlytend Moderator, NamePros Moderator Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Presell = Higher conversions.
    Though the crap affiliates who just spew product feeds with no added value are dispensable.

    They don't even need rankings, people just search on Amazon.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017
  6. cdboard

    cdboard Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I was thinking of setting up ebay or amazon on a "wine" domain I have.
    with amazon paying 0 % commission on wine, it will have to be ebay.


    anyone use amazon or ebay api ?

    for starters, I would like to have something like the old ebay editor kit listings.
     
  7. enlytend

    enlytend Moderator, NamePros Moderator Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You can make something similar to to the old editor kit widgets by using the RSS feed. (Yeah, I know :xf.rolleyes: )
    I haven't used the Amazon API lately but plan to look into it when I have the time (hah!). Would make sense to switch - I do a lot of links manually, use native shopping ads for others.
     

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