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Ordering products via your own Amazon Affiliate Links - Will this get you banned?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by SantaInThailand, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. SantaInThailand

    SantaInThailand Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I know this sounds like quite a stupid idea but wanted to ask anyways - afterall, it is the blackhat forum :cool:

    I'm dropshipping using Amazon and also in their affiliate network. What happens, if I oder the products to my customers by accessing Amazon via my own websites and affiliate links? Has anyone managed to do this long-term successfully?

    Obviously, I would not order using my own name/amazon account. I was thinking, that to get this to work I would use a private proxy, VCC and/or Amazon gift cards with a fake name to order (the account needs to have Prime). Perhaps cycle between several accounts to do the ordering.

    Will Amazon ban me if they see the same user accessing Amazon again and again via my affiliate links to order products daily?
     
  2. mountndew1

    mountndew1 Newbie

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    oh yes it will.
     
  3. mountndew1

    mountndew1 Newbie

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    well lets say if they can catch you
    :banned:
     
  4. VeyronXS

    VeyronXS Junior Member

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    Yeah op, simple answer is yes. Did you not read the Tos when applying?

    Ask someone here to send their links and split comms, provided amount is huge and consistent
     
  5. bahus

    bahus Regular Member

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    You won't get banned if you do it a couple of times, let's say 'accidentally' but you won't get credit for these purchases either. So why bother .... But they'll ban anyone who does it on a regular basis. And the same apply to family members using your affiliate links. As noted above, read the amazon affiliate OA, so you have clear idea of what you can and can not do. Because if they ban you, they ban you for life, you basically shutting the door for good, unless you have a farm of affiliate accounts.
     
  6. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You'll find Amazon are quite smart and even if the sales track etc, you'll not get paid a commission.
    If you are going to do this on a large scale, be prepared to kiss your account(s) goodbye.
     
  7. Jaybk26

    Jaybk26 Newbie

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    They'll ban you the second they figure it out.
     
  8. PlagueGod

    PlagueGod Newbie

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    Yup! They will most likely catch you.