The REAL Reason Amazon is Slashing Commission Rates?!
I read a very interesting article that seems to reiterate what Kyle has mentioned about Amazon and their falling commission rates for Amazon Associates. Apparently, Amazon is in the midst of changing their website more into something that people seem is unfathomable.
Amazon is changing their site to encourage people to shop LESS. You heard that right, Amazon wants people to shop less at their site. They are in the process of removing the things that would encourage people to keep shopping at their site. They apparently, cannot keep up with the massive amount of demand they've had since the start of this global pandemic, especially since a lot of people are now staying at home.
It's no wonder Amazon is cutting commission rates. They know this will make a lot of affiliates angry and will start to look elsewhere which will dramatically slow down the promotion of Amazon products. This is exactly what Amazon wanted because they cannot cope with the huge surge in demand and they want people to stop buying certain products.
The huge surge in demand should be doing the opposite and it should also be INCREASING commission rates for their associates. Instead, they can't keep up and have decided to punish their affiliates as a result. Kyle is right, it's best not to put all your eggs in the Amazon basket and look elsewhere for better affiliate programs and commission rates. No one knows how long this will last and if Amazon may decide to keep this as more of a permanent thing.