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Amazon Add to Cart Cookie Baking Cooking Question

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by cottonwolf, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    Hello Folks

    If you link a visitor to an Amazon product with an add to cart link, how is the 90 day cookie applied?
    a, Have they got to ADD IT ACTUALLY TO THEIR CART WHEN THEY LAND ON THERE?
    b, What if they don't add the linked to item, but they decide to search and buy something else? 90 day or 24 hour cookie?
    c, If they don't ADD TO CART, but like in b, do something else and buy some random items, then which cookie is it? Sounds like question b, .

    Thanks!
     
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    a) Yes they have to add it to the cart for the 90 day cookie to apply and it applies ONLY for the items they put in the cart.
    b) If they search and buy something else, they still have the 24 hour cookie so you will get commision of that.
    c) Same as b.

    Even when you link to a product page instead of an add to cart page, if they go to an item and add the item to cart but decide NOT to buy it anyways, you still get 90 day cookie for that item, as if you linked straight to the add to cart page. So you CAN get the 90 day cookie even if you are not linking straight to the add to cart link, and this is the reason I never add an add to cart link, unless I'm running an aStore or something like that.
     
  3. cottonwolf

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    So the cookies are PRODUCT SPECIFIC? I thought that if you manage to get them to add a linked item to cart, and the cookie stays on their pc for the next 89-90 days, then all following purchases are credited to you.

    But if that's not the case, then the add to cart cookie isn't that great, unless it's a high priced item.

     
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    The cookie IS product specific. All the following purchases are NOT credited to you, unless it's under 24 hours like the normal cookie. And even with the normal 24 hour cookie, you can get the 90 day cookie for the specific items they put in their basket under 24 hours of clicking your link.
     
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    Thanks. I didn't know that.

     
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    Just another thing while you're active. So you're saying that if they add multiple items to their cart, but then abandon it, you get the 90 cookie for each item, but 24 hours remain in general?

    Say, a girl clicks your Add to Cart item, which is Item A from your site. She buys 5 items in 1 hour after clicking the link, buys and goes somewhere. Then returns and abandons 5 items later that day as well. She didn't click anybody else's links.

    a, Item A got 90 day cookies and was bought immediately after clicking.
    b, Item B,C,D,E were bought as well and credited to you because of the 24 hour general cookie.
    c, Item F,G,H,I,J were abandoned, but were added to cart. So you get for these specific items the 90 day cookie?

     
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    Yes, all items that were added to the cart while your 24 hour cookie was active will trigger the 90 day cookie for those specific items. So you will get commision even after 89 days if they buy item F,G,H,I,J because they were added to the customer's cart, while your 24 hour cookie was active.

    The only thing I'm not certain of, is if the customer buys item F,G,H,I,J while another 24 hour cookie is active. My guess is that the 90 day cookie will override the 24 hour cookie for those items, but I am not sure at all about this.
     
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    That's a good question. I think the last affiliate cookie would override my 90 day cookie.

     
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    That could very well be the case also. I haven't done any testing with this or asked Amazon, but maybe others have and can share that information here. I would appreciate it :)