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Living in a State Banned by Amazon

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by TheDon, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. TheDon

    TheDon Newbie

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    Hi, I'm sure similar threads have been posted before but I couldn't find any through search. I live in North Carolina, a state banned for Amazon affiliates. I was using Skimlinks to convert but I think they have started to not honor the links as well.

    Does anyone here have any experience with using Amazon in a banned state? Did you just move on to another affiliate? Of course I will be doing that, it just sucks leaving behind Amazon and their crazy conversion rate. Is there any way to make it work?
     
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    What's your problem with skimlinks? I use it and it seems work flawlessly...
     
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    Write to your congressman. Is it a blue state?
     
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    How Amazon know that you are based on NC ? canĀ“t you use another address ? family, friend whatever ? and if for the ip, simple use a proxy
     
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    Set up a company in another state.
     
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  6. motron

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    it is much more complicated than just setting up an llc in Delaware. Amazon is going to make you go to great lengths to prove primary residence in the new state.
     
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    A bit off topic, but why would amazon ban entire states from their affiliate program in the first place ?
     
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    I am using Skimlinks for some projects and they work pretty cool. Got all my issues sort out with just one phone call.
     
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    Why not partner with someone from another state?
     
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    It's due to the Affiliate Nexus Tax. In summary, Amazon would have to collect sales tax in whichever states their affiliates reside in (regardless of which state Amazon actually conducts business in). Not all states have approved the Affiliate Nexus Tax. Hence, Amazon has banned the states that have approved this tax.

    A lot of merchants on affiliate networks such as Share-a-Sale also don't accept affiliates from the states that have approved the Affiliate Nexus Tax for the same reason.
     
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