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Amazonia Changes Affiliate Commission Rates - It's Formal, People!
Recently I was talking about rumours of a big alteration in affiliate commissions for Amazon Associates. From March 1, 1017, all Amazon employees (Amazon members) will be remunerated on a new percent payment scale...and you probably won't like it. I have been Amazon Associate since 2007, and since the first days I enrolled and began to earn, Amazon has been using its prior "volume based" affiliate commission infrastructure.
The result was a VERY enjoyable affiliate revenue flow (you can see samples of my Amazon partner's everyday revenue here). The new commission system will certainly have a detrimental effect on my personal salary. I had a match, but I found out how to fix my commission loss here.
This is the largest for the revenue of Amazon Affiliate: Eliminate "more selling more/make more" volume-dependent commissions. When you see about 10 or fewer articles each Amazon Partner each months, this modification is unlikely to impact you. Amazons Partner vs. Amazons Partner? Amazon Affiliate vs. Amazon Associate - what's the big deal?
Because of this item, I'm referring to those who receive affiliate commission from Amazon as Amazon partners. On the other hand, the name Amazon uses for its partners is "Associates". Amazon Affiliate/ Amazon Associates means the same thing. It is the old commission payment (valid until the end of February 2017):
NEW Amazon Affiliate Commission Fees are a flat-rate commission percent disbursed according to the type of products purchased. The new Amazon Associate commission distribution scheme will take effect on 1 March 2017 and will certainly make changes to the level of Amazon members' income. You can see, for partners who are used to earn 8% - 8.
5 percent each months on the old volume-based commission pattern, this NEW commission pattern could potentially lead to a sharp decline in affiliate revenue depending on the product categories they are selling. This is an overview of the NEW disbursement rates: And if you can't see it clearly, you can also see it here on the Amazon website.
Currently, until March 1, the more articles we sell/ship, the higher our commission. NOW, from March 1, you can ONE article or 50 million articles to be sold and receive the same commission for that article - and it's probably a lower commission percent (not for ALL classes, but for most).
Awaiting something near the Amazon UK payment scheme for Affiliates, but for some reason, our recent payment rate changes saw my brains injured lose more! Then I took out the old stylus and the old piece of hard copy and grinded some numbers to see what these new payouts would do with MY bottom line.
For me, my affiliate hyperlinks are like my "employees". So every kind of affiliate link I have is judged by how much they earn me per lesson. It really works better for me for my Amazon affiliate link if I can get an "overall picture" of how they work, because it's AMAZON, there's no way to know what I'm going to be selling.
Obviously I also gauge convert and click and all that good shit - but I do it more at the campaign-level than for an affiliate programme as a whole. So I opened a casual review in my Amazon Affiliate Earnings dashboard, made sure it was categorized, and then began cracking numbers.
Sent 162 articles. According to the present "old" volume-based disbursement ratios, this would be a commission of 7% (without covered classes, etc.). With the old commission structure: With the new commission structure: Then I had to itemize each item selling catagory and see how much the item in each catagory would pay me under the new commission percentages.
Now if all 162 item I sold/sent in this example win record were ALL Pets Products...good, my little "employees" just got a boost...lol! Pets, upholstery, DIY, lawns & gardens, Prime Pantry and the overly illusory "House" are now available at a fixed commission of 8%. As soon as my bank accounts have 1571 articles in these classes for sale and shipping, I lose again.
Due to the old "volume-based" commission system I would have a commission of 8.5%. I' m not going to run around out there and remove all my Amazon affiliate hyperlinks - these little "employees" of mine are still working for me - just probably not earning as much. I' ve been considering some choices due to this new disbursement scheme, and these some idea I had.
I' ll begin by finding ways to complement my little "employees" Amazon affiliate link with something else.... maybe Adsense....or another affiliate programme. When I find out that I'm selling a certain amount of a certain make of article, I could turn directly to the dealer and see if he could quote a better price.
Till I see at least a whole months of revenue under the new Amazon affiliate payment scheme, I do nothing else. It' going to be just normal and yes, I will continue to be active in building my little Amazon affiliate hyperlink "employees". It' still the simplest form of cash you can make on-line - everyone likes Amazon.
There are many partners who will sense a big "sting" about these changes - and my hearts are with each one of them. However, I also know that you can't become a power affiliate unless you have the capacity to "wiggle and weave" when changes occur.
What impact will these new Amazon payouts have on YOUR company?