Amazon just did something that's going to lose me 30% in commissions a month - they got rid of the commission structure and now hand out flat rates. So before I was making 7.5% a sale and now I'll be making 4% to 5.5%

This is a pretty greedy move in my mind and I think it's time to look for different affilaite programs.

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TMangino Premium
What other affiliate programs are out there that pay more on commissions than amazon?
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dylanrieger Premium
You can find individual affiliate programs but nothing as big as Amazon.. for example you get find a health affiliate that'll pay more. Amazon kind of made up for slashing commissions by giving people credit for international sales now. 25 percent of my sales were to Canada and UK and now I get credit for them
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KeithMaki Premium
I agree. It is going to help some and hurt some.. You have to adapt to what it does to you!
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dylanrieger Premium
True!
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Marcus1978 Premium
Yes, I agree, it's a bad move for Amazon. Their commission rates were already low anyway.

Have you tried eBay?
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dylanrieger Premium
No I haven't.. There are a lot of good online stores in my niche with good commissions - up to 12%. I'm looking into them now. Hopefully enough people leave Amazon and they return to their previous commission structure
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Josh From Oz Premium
Yea its a sickly feeling. Most of my sales are from 'other category' at 4 % now compared to the 8.25% i was getting. But I still believe Amazon is the way to go due to their brand recognition, trust etc and commissions on every product ( bar the 0% products) people buy at the same time. However now is a good time to test if other programs can make you more money. No harm in trying. Keep us posted on what yoy find
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dylanrieger Premium
That's tough.. I'm just looking at smaller websites now that are more focused. I'm in the outdoor niche so there's some good websites that have high commissions. I'm just bummed they would do this
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jtaienao Premium
Thanks for posting this. I'll have to look into this more.
Jerome
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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jvranjes Premium
How come 4 - 5.5? It is supposed to be only one value. Is this because of selling stuff from various departments that have different percentage?
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dylanrieger Premium
Yep.. for instance outdoors is 5.5%, sports is 4% and anything without a specific commission is automatically 4%
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jvranjes Premium
I am a bit confused. I had huge amount of sales today and they were all 6.5%. This is all outdoors. I would not complain of course.
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JacquelineS1 Premium
Hey there,

Yeah, I don't blame you for moving on. There are a lot more affiliate programs out there that pay a lot better.

I'm actually going through the Bootcamp here and it's been great creating content about WA as there's many facets to this platform.

All the best with whatever you're going to do,

Cheers,

Jacqueline
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