Amazon Affiliate Question with regards to linking

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  1. web_riches

    web_riches Junior Member

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    HI,

    I am selling tee shirts on amazon.
    My web page, links to the amazon shirts that I am selling.
    I also as an Amazon Affiliate.
    I use my affiliate link on my web page, linking to products that I sell on Amazon. So if someone from my web page clicks to order a shirt off amazon, I get the click commission and the shirt sale...

    I did some looking, but could not find a good answer, is that against the TOS for the amazon affiliate program?

    -Thank you
     
  2. Bluearrow

    Bluearrow Regular Member

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    As far as I know affiliates are not suppose to by from their own link. It's against the TOS. I think it's same for Sellers too. Since it goes for Amazons cut. You can always ask in their support chat.
     
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    web_riches Junior Member

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    Thanks for the response!

    I am buying from my own link... rather when a costumer come to my site to buy a tshirt, they click on the "Buy on Amazon" link on my site to bring the to Amazon, they get the cookie in the process, then they buy the shirt. So I make the 6% referral, + the shirt sale less amazons %15 fee.

    I think its Ok, as I am still referring business on to Amazon.. but just dont know..
     
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    Why dont you just ask them ? Don't loose your account just because you think you are safe. What matters is what they think about it.
     
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    It is against Amazon's policy as an affliate.

    You are not supposed to click on your own link (basics of any affliate business).
     
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    Yes it's all OK if amzn can't find out what you are doing.

    But if they find out it will be a problem.