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Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by davids355, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Does anyone know, with amazon affiliate program, once the referal rate goes up (after selling so many products in a month), does the increased rate effect all items sold in the month, or only the items sold after you hit the refereal rate increase threshold ?
     
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    assuming you are in UK David,

    [h=2]When does the month end?[/h] The month ends at 11:59 p.m. the last day of the month.

    Advertising fees are paid by direct deposit, Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate, or cheque approximately 60 days after the end of the month for which they are being paid.

    [h=2]Associate-Defined Cheque Minimum[/h]You can now define your own cheque minimum. The minimum cheque threshold of 50 GBP still applies to all Associates but many have requested higher thresholds. When you input your threshold, we simply hold your payment until your earnings have reached that amount. If you have selected to be paid by cheque, enter your desired threshold (as a whole number without decimal points or commas), click on the Save Changes button, and you are ready to go.
    Please note that you can change your threshold at any time but it must be submitted by the first day of the payment month to be effective. For example, if you would like to raise your threshold to 100 GBP, it must be entered by March, 1st to be effective for January earnings paid in March. If you change your threshold on the 15th of March, it will be effective for February earnings paid in April.
    Lastly, this feature is only available for cheques. The 25 GBP minimum for direct deposits and Amazon.co.uk gift certificates still apply for all Associates.

    also, go to

    [h=1]Amazon.co.uk Associates Discussion Board[/h]
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    http://forums.prospero.com/am-assocuk
     
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  3. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I am talking about US. Anyway, I want to know about how referal rates are calculated, and if they effect all sales or just sales per each increase in referal rate.
     
  4. Getwhatchuwant

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    All David and with your seo skills you should be on the A-zon bandwagon too, sure they pay out a bit less than other affiliates but people trust them..
     
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    [h=1]EU Associates Programme Advertising Fee Schedule[/h] This Associates Programme Advertising Fee Schedule (“Schedule”) is part of the Operating Agreement that governs your participation in the Amazon EU Associates Programme. This Schedule describes the advertising fee rates you may earn as a participant in the Programme. It also describes the limitations that apply to earning advertising fees on certain Products. From time to time, we may modify this Schedule in accordance with Section 15 of the Operating Agreement. All capitalised terms used below that are not defined on this page have the meanings given to them in the Operating Agreement. During each calendar month, you may earn advertising fees for Qualifying Purchases (see Section 7 of the Operating Agreement). Most advertising fees are calculated as a percentage of Qualifying Revenues based on the tables below and are subject to the limitations described in the “Limitations on Advertising Fee Rates for Certain Products” section below. We also may offer advertising fees in the form of bounties or other special offers as described in the “Special Offers and Promotions” section below. “Qualifying Revenues” mean amounts we receive from customers’ Qualifying Purchases, excluding shipping, handling, and gift-wrapping fees, taxes (including sales tax and VAT), and service charges, and less any rebates, credit card processing fees, returns, and bad debt.
    The Programme’s standard advertising fee structure for each Amazon Site is described in Tables 1 and 2 below. The advertising fee rates you may earn will vary depending on the number and category of Products that are shipped, streamed, or downloaded (as applicable) in a given calendar month that constitute Qualifying Purchases. We will determine the classification of Products in each category described in the Operating Agreement.
    If you enrolled in the Programme under our “Classic Fee Structure”, then you will earn the fixed advertising fees rates as described in Table 1 and a 4,00% fixed advertising fee rate for any number and category of other Products. These rates will continue to apply to you unless you select the standard advertising fee structure. If you wish to change your account to the standard advertising fee structure described above, please contact us , in which event the change will be effective on the first day of the next month. If you elect to change your account to the standard fee structure described above, you will not be able to revert back to the “Classic Fee Structure”.
    Example Calculation of Advertising Fees
    The following example demonstrates how advertising fee rate calculations work under Tables 1 and 2 for Associates who are enrolled in the Programme for the Amazon UK Site, the Amazon DE Site or the Amazon FR Site. If, in a given month, 6 General Products Products (e.g., 3 books, 1 pair of shoes, and 2 Kindle tablets), 9 Amazon MP3, and 7 Amazon Gift Certificate Products were shipped or downloaded (as applicable) as a result of orders placed by customers during Sessions initiated through Special Links on your site, then the total number of Products would be 22. The volume-based advertising fee rate for a monthly volume of 1-20 Products would be used to determine your advertising fee rate for General Products because the Amazon MP3 and Gift Certificate Product units are not included in calculating the applicable advertising fee tier in Table 2. In this example, an advertising fee rate of 5,00% would apply to Qualifying Revenues from the 6 General Products, an advertising fee rate of 10,00% would apply to Qualifying Revenues from the 9 Amazon MP3 Products and an advertising fee rate of 6,00% would apply to Qualifying Revenues from the 7 Gift Certificate Products.
    Fee Structure for Downloadable Application/Browser Extension Categories
    If you are in the “Downloadable Application/Browser Extension” category, you will earn 2,00% of Qualifying Revenues or such other percentage as may be notified (or as may have already been notified) to you by us by email or general posting on Associates Central from time to time. For the avoidance of doubt, if you are in the “Downloadable Application/Browser Extension” category, you will only earn the advertising fee rates described above and neither the Classic Fee Structure nor the standard advertising fee structure will apply to you.
    Limitations on Advertising Fee Rates for Certain Products
    Notwithstanding the advertising fee rates described on this page, advertising fees for all Qualifying Purchases of Products are limited to a maximum of £7.00/€10,00 (as appropriate) per Product regardless of the Qualifying Revenues received from the sale of that Product, except where that limitation is specified expressly as not applying to certain categories of Products below.
    Special Offers and Promotions
    From time to time, we may run special or limited time offers or promotions under which you may earn advertising fees on Products or categories or Products that were previously excluded from earning advertising fees, or you may earn increased advertising fee rates from those set forth in this Schedule. We may notify you about special offers or promotions by updating this page or through emails, blog posts, or other means.
    Current Special Offers and Promotions: NONE
    STANDARD ADVERTISING FEE RATE TABLES

    [h=3]1. Amazon UK Site Standard Advertising Fee Rates[/h] TABLE 1 – Fixed Advertising Fee Rates for Specific Product Categories
    Product Category Amazon MP3 Products Gift Certificates redeemable on Amazon Sites Javari Products Fixed Advertising Fee Rates 10,0% 6,0% 15,0%
    TABLE 2 – Volume-Based Advertising Fee Rates for General Products*
    Total Units of General Products Shipped** 1 - 20 21 - 50 51 - 400 401 - 1,000 1,001 - 3,000 3,001 - 10,000 10,001 - 30,000 30,001+ Advertising Fee Rates for General Products 5,0% 5,5% 6,0% 6,5% 7,0% 7,5% 8,0% 9,0%
    * “General Products” are any Products other than those for which we pay a fixed advertising fee rate as described in Table 1. For the avoidance of doubt, Kindle tablets and e-reader devices are defined as General Products and therefore are eligible for the advertising fee rates specified in Table 2. ** For purposes of calculating the number of Products shipped, streamed or downloaded (as applicable) in a given month, we will not include Products included in categories in Table 1.
    The limitation on Advertising Fees of £7.00 does not apply to Qualifying Purchases of Products from the following Categories: Books, Music, Amazon MP3 Products, DVD, Javari Products.
    In addition, notwithstanding the advertising fee rates described on this page or anything to the contrary contained in the Operating Agreement, if we determine you are primarily promoting free Kindle eBooks (i.e., eBooks for which the customer purchase price is £0.00), YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN ANY ADVERTISING FEES DURING ANY MONTH IN WHICH YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
    (a) 10,000 or more free Kindle eBooks are ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links; and
    (b) At least 80% of all Kindle eBooks ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links are free Kindle eBooks.

    [h=3]2. Amazon FR Site Standard Advertising Fee Rates[/h] TABLE 1 – Fixed Advertising Fee Rates for Specific Product Categories

    Product Category Amazon MP3 Products Gift Certificates redeemable on Amazon Sites Javari Products Fixed Advertising Fee Rates 10,0% 6,0% 15,0%
    TABLE 2 – Volume-Based Advertising Fee Rates for General Products*
    Total Units of General Products Shipped** 1 - 20 21 - 100 101 - 500 501 - 2,500 2,501 - 5,000 5,001 - 17,500 17,501 - 25,000 25,001+ Advertising Fee Rates for General Products 5,0% 5,5% 6,0% 7,0% 7,5% 8,0% 8,5% 9,0%
    * “General Products” are any Products other than those for which we pay a fixed advertising fee rate as described in Table 1. For the avoidance of doubt, Kindle tablets and e-reader devices are defined as General Products and therefore are eligible for the advertising fee rates specified in Table 2. ** For purposes of calculating the number of Products shipped, streamed or downloaded (as applicable) in a given month, we will not include Products included in categories in Table 1.
    The limitation on Advertising Fees of €10.00 does not apply to Qualifying Purchases of Products from the following Categories : Books, Music, Amazon MP3 Products, DVD, Javari Products.
    In addition, notwithstanding the advertising fee rates described on this page or anything to the contrary contained in the Operating Agreement, if we determine you are primarily promoting free Kindle eBooks (i.e., eBooks for which the customer purchase price is €0.00), YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN ANY ADVERTISING FEES DURING ANY MONTH IN WHICH YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
    (a) 10,000 or more free Kindle eBooks are ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links; and
    (b) At least 80% of all Kindle eBooks ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links are free Kindle eBooks

    [h=3]3. Amazon DE Site Standard Advertising Fee Rates[/h] TABLE 1 – Fixed Advertising Fee Rates for Specific Product Categories
    Product Category Amazon MP3 Products Gift Certificates redeemable on Amazon Sites Javari Products AmazonBuyVIP Products Fixed Advertising Fee Rates 10,0% 6,0% 15,0% 10,0%
    TABLE 2 – Volume-Based Advertising Fee Rates for General Products*
    Total Units of General Products Shipped** 1 - 20 21 - 50 51 - 400 401 - 1,000 1,001 - 3,000 3,001 - 10,000 10,001 - 30,000 30,001+ Advertising Fee Rates for General Products 5,0% 5,5% 6,0% 6,5% 7,0% 7,5% 8,0% 9,0%
    “General Products” are any Products other than those for which we pay a fixed advertising fee rate as described in Table 1. For the avoidance of doubt, Kindle tablets and e-reader devices are defined as General Products and therefore are eligible for the advertising fee rates specified in Table 2. ** For purposes of calculating the number of Products shipped, streamed or downloaded (as applicable) in a given month, we will not include Products included in categories in Table 1.
    The limitation on Advertising Fees of €10.00 does not apply to Qualifying Purchases of Products from the following Categories : Books, Music, Amazon MP3 Products, DVD, Javari Products and AmazonBuyVIP Products.
    In addition, notwithstanding the advertising fee rates described on this page or anything to the contrary contained in the Operating Agreement, if we determine you are primarily promoting free Kindle eBooks (i.e., eBooks for which the customer purchase price is €0.00), YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN ANY ADVERTISING FEES DURING ANY MONTH IN WHICH YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
    (a) 10,000 or more free Kindle eBooks are ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links; and
    (b) At least 80% of all Kindle eBooks ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links are free Kindle eBooks

    [h=3]4. Amazon IT Site Standard Advertising Fee Rates[/h]
    Product Category Consumer Electronics AmazonBuyVIP Products All other Products Fixed Advertising Fee Rates 5,0% 10,0% 10,0%
    The limitation on Advertising Fees of €10.00 does not apply to Qualifying Purchases from the following Categories: Books, Music, DVD and AmazonBuyVIP Products. In addition, notwithstanding the advertising fee rates described on this page or anything to the contrary contained in the Operating Agreement, if we determine you are primarily promoting free Kindle eBooks (i.e., eBooks for which the customer purchase price is €0.00), YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN ANY ADVERTISING FEES DURING ANY MONTH IN WHICH YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
    (a) 10,000 or more free Kindle eBooks are ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links; and
    (b) At least 80% of all Kindle eBooks ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links are free Kindle eBooks

    [h=3]5. Amazon ES Site Standard Advertising Fee Rates[/h]
    Product Category Consumer Electronics Toys Watches Small Domestic Appliances Jewellery AmazonBuyVIP Products All other Products Fixed Advertising Fee Rates 5,0% 5,0% 5,0% 5,0% 5,0% 10,0% 10,0%
    The limitation on Advertising Fees of €10.00 does not apply to Qualifying Purchases from the following Categories: Books, Music, DVD and AmazonBuyVIP Products. In addition, notwithstanding the advertising fee rates described on this page or anything to the contrary contained in the Operating Agreement, if we determine you are primarily promoting free Kindle eBooks (i.e., eBooks for which the customer purchase price is €0.00), YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN ANY ADVERTISING FEES DURING ANY MONTH IN WHICH YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
    (a) 10,000 or more free Kindle eBooks are ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links; and
    (b) At least 80% of all Kindle eBooks ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links are free Kindle eBooks
     
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    All sales right? Cool.
    a-zon?
     
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    Yes it is ALL sales.
     
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    All sales yes.. Azon short for Amazon.. :)
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Dude that's not helpful. Can't you just post a link? Or tell me, or don't post - I read through all those terms already, but I couldn't make the answer, that's why I post here.

    i didn't post here to have someone hand deliver the terms from the amazon site.
     
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    Not all the sales would be at the same rate. After it increases, the sales after will be effected by the increase. You see what I'm saying?
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    After I read getwatchuwant's post, I check the percentage coms of all my current sales this month and it say 6% by them all.

    so I think he is right and it does affect all sales.
     
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