Amazon announces record profits, cuts commissions at the same time

Last Update: April 26, 2019

Today Amazon announced record sales of $59.6 billion, "blowing away" all expectations. They made a fortune!

https://ir.aboutamazon.com/news-releases/news-release-details/amazoncom-announces-first-quarter-sales-17-597-billion

They also announced plans to further cut affiliate commissions, because they can. Guess they didn't want to share with people who helped them earn it.

One smart publisher commented "I feel like a frog that's slowly being boiled so I don't jump out." She nailed it.

Do you really want to build your whole affiliate future on Amazon? Work with other advertisers while you still can. I can literally give you a dozen reasons why working with Amazon is a bad idea, not to mention that great article on WA -

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/newmarketpro/blog/25-reasons-to-get-banned-from-amazons-affiliate-program

Think carefully before you focus all your work around a single source!

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Hollshope Premium
No, I don't want to build my whole future on Amazon! What will the do next?
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JeannineC Premium
I'm sure more commission cutting is in the future!
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Mick18 Premium
Amazon has even got more greedier. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
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JeannineC Premium
The last time they had a significant commission decrease, it came right before they announced record profits.
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Traveller75 Premium
The bigger they get the greedier they get, good post thanks.

Wayne
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JeannineC Premium
It breaks my heart to see publishers focus entirely on Amazon, when I've watched them for years and seen them do this more times than I can count!
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RosanaHart Premium
I've done a lot and made a reasonable amount over the years with Amazon but just last week I got Shareasale to reinstate me and found several businesses that looked good. Some of them have better commissions than A but not all, but I think they all have longer times.
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JeannineC Premium
Welcome back to ShareASale! If I can help there, let me know!

Yes, I think you'll usually find much better commissions working through a network, and the cookie will always be longer than the silly 24-hour cookie on Amazon.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I was ALWAYS taught not to put all eggs in one basket!

Thanks for sharing!

Jeff
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JeannineC Premium
You were taught well! I love how that saying applies to so many different situations.
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