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Who covers Amazon Affiliate Commission costs/fees?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by adbox, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. adbox

    adbox Power Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm doing some research and making presentations and am needing to know more about who absorbs the amazon associates affiliate fees. Does amazon absorb the costs or do the publishers/product listers absorb the cost.

    Cheers to any information!
     
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    dirtdevil Newbie

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    Not sure what you're asking, the publisher gets paid by amazon, if they have any costs in getting amazons links out, then that's on that publisher.
     
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    dirtdevil Newbie

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    Oh, wait I think you mean publisher in terms of who publishes books, not who puts out the ads?

    If thats the case, its just built in to amazon's profit structure, a "book publisher" doesn't pay any more or loose any profit if a book is sold via an affiliate link vs a direct amazon sale.

    Is that what you're asking?
     
  4. adbox

    adbox Power Member

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    Yep that's exactly what I'm asking about. I believe amazon affiliate commissions are 4%, and from what you are saying, this cost is covered by Amazon's overall profit structure and is not absorbed by individual merchants on top of any normal listing fees. Cool!