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About Amazon

About Amazon

Amazon is an online shopping platform and cloud computing platform. The company was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. It started out as an online book retailing company that functioned out of Jeff Bezos' garage. Amazon tried its best to reach a worldwide audience by invoking people's love for reading. Amazon started out with a meagre budget and a meagre premise, and worked its way to the top using what little resources it had.

Amazons's Referral Program

Prompted by the restraints of their budget, they began their marketing online through the Amazon Affiliate program known as Amazon Associates. When it was launched in 1998, it started on a small scale and had to rely on books as their only product. Now, however, the products featured on Amazon are so vast and varied that their affiliate program has become much easier. It works on the basis of referrals. Sales made through referral award a commission to anyone who has helped make the sale. This serves as a profitable model for both Amazon and its affiliates who can make profits off of sale volumes.

Other features of the referral program

The pros of becoming an affiliate with Amazon are that it is free to join and Amazon has a credible and reliable reputation as far as ecommerce goes. In addition, it has such a diverse and extensive range of products that sales can be made at some point or the other for sure. This makes it a relatively easier affiliate program for people aiming to make a home-based income. However, the drawback is that the rate of commission is low. It starts from 1% and goes up to 10% percent at most. This makes for meagre returns which can be compensated by the number of sales that can easily be made due to its vast product range.

Amazon Associates Pros and Cons

The Amazon Associates has some pros as well as some cons like most affiliate programs.

Pros (Good)

  • Wide variety of products
  • Easy to sign up
  • Trustworthy platform

Cons (Bad)

  • Very strict and vague TOS
  • Low Commission Rates
  • 24 Hour Cookies

Tools For Affiliates

  • Links and Shortlinks (for every product)
  • View Earnings Summary (earnings reports)
  • Product Links (image, enhanced, and text)
  • Banners (wide variety of sizes and shapes)
  • Seasonal Promotion Banners
  • Product Advertising API

Detailed Affiliate Reports

  • Earnings
  • Orders
  • Payment History
  • Tracking ID Summary
  • Conversion Rates
  • Link Type Analysis
  • Daily Trends

Associates Commission Breakdown

The following list gives a detailed commission breakdown for a wide variety of products. Please visit the “Advertising Fee Schedule” page on the Amazon Associates website for a more detailed version.

  • Luxury Beauty, Amazon Coins (10%)
  • Home, Furniture, Pets, Garden (8%)
  • Headphones, Beauty, Musical Instruments, Business Supplies (6%)
  • Outdoors, Tools (5.50%)
  • Digital Videos and Music, Grocery (5%)
  • Baby Products, Books, Personal Care, Sports, Kitchen (4.50%)
  • Kindles, Apparel, Echo Devices, Watches, Jewelry (4%)
  • Amazon Fresh, Toys (3%)
  • PC, PC Components, DVD (2.50%)
  • Televisions, Digital Video Games (2%)
  • Physical Video Games, Video Game Consoles (1%)
  • Gift Cards, Alcohol, Wireless Service Plans (0%)
  • All Other Categories (4%)

Amazon Data

  • Github Stars: 11704
  • Github Forks: 3615
  • Github Repos: 100
  • Github Watchers: 11704
  • Twitter Followers: 3149294
  • Twitter Following: 41
  • Twitter Statuses: 31761
  • Twitter Favorites: 6497

Amazon FAQ

No, affiliates can get started on Amazon Associates for free.
No, Amazon Associates does not have an official app in the app store.
No, Amazon Associates does not pay per click (ppc). Amazon pays affiliates per action / sale.
No, Amazon Associates pays out via gift card, check, or bank transfer.
Published: 2019-11-19 11:24:33 Last Updated: 2019-11-19 11:24:33

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