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Question About Categorization Of Products & Advertising Fees On Amazon

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by crazy4cs, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. crazy4cs

    crazy4cs Junior Member

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    One thing that always keeps me confusing as how do I calculate the advertising fees. I am confused especially when there's a product that also falls in electronics category and also say for example home use product.

    As you can see, the advertising fees for "Electronics" products is listed as 4% here - https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/help/operating/advertisingfees

    Now what confuses me is that how Amazon will classify an electronic product. Is it just the products that appears within "Electronics" category that will be classified as electronic products?

    For example, let's take this hand vacuum cleaner for example shown below that is listed inside the parent category of "Home & Kitchen" - https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=V0FGSDGZW7J7S35J4TGP

    Now as you can see, that's also an electronic product but it's listed inside Home & Kitchen category. So what fee rate would be counted? Would that be the standard 4% electronics fees or general fee rate up to 8.50% depending on how much products have you sold?

    Looking forward to some real answers preferably from those who know it well or has experience dealing with such a situation or product which was electronic but listed in category other than Electronics.

    Thanks.