Did Amazon just drop their commission rates???

bobbyfilet69

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I didn't see any email about it nor can I find any article about it, but my rate for computers and electronics just went from 4% to 2.5%..
 

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Didn't they increase it last month or was it on a temporary basis?
 

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I have no idea actually.. where do you see that? I've been googling for twenty minutes and it's really hard to find any useful page on Amazon's site that shows changes over time. I can only see the last 'whats changed' update.
 
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2.5% is the standard rate for the PC/PC parts category for a great while now. The last big commission cut was in spring last year, at least since then the rate for this category is 2.5%. Electronics can fit into numerous categories, for this reason the commission rates can vary from 1% to 3%; 4%, if its Amazon branded item.

Check the actual rates here: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/node/topic/GRXPHT8U84RAYDXZ
 

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So, I just checked, and for the last few months, I've been getting between 3.5 and 4% for computer displays, various computer accessories, routers, etc. The last three days I've suddenly got 2.5%. And I've compared, it's for the exact same products.
 
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I run a bunch of affiliate websites and you should really move away from Amazon, they'll just keep shooting down their revenue share over time. Displays are razor thin margins, but on computer accessories like routers etc. I wouldn't be surprised if manufacturers margins are 30-40% so you should find some e-com that would split 8-10% rev. share
 

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Which e-coms specifically? I initially didn’t want to go with Amazon but their rates were significantly higher than any other major online retailer. I’m sure I missed a few though.
 

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I'm so fucking bad at concentrating on one thing.

I read this comment of yours, went through the link, saw that the luxury shit earns you 10%, googled this category of amazon, picked one product and googled it with "review" after its name, opened the first 5-6 results, took a look and started thinking what one had to deal with if decided to write a better article. Then stopped and was like "wth am I doing?"
 
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Which e-coms specifically? I initially didn’t want to go with Amazon but their rates were significantly higher than any other major online retailer. I’m sure I missed a few though.
Pick up the phone, call 20-25 of them, inflate your traffic numbers when you speak to them and say that you're not looking for off the shelf deal but a long term partnership and that you can't make it work with off the shelf revenue share because you'll tailor your content for them.
 

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Wait so did nobody else notice this drop? I just checked, it looks like for the exact same products (in the Computers and computer accessories category), rates were 4% between august 15th up until the beginning of this month, then it dropped back down again. Why did the increase happen in the first place?
 
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