Amazon EU Now Allows Email Affiliates Really?
Amazon Associates EU and US both issued a revised version of Operating Agreement on 1st October. I noticed a change where it refers to offline marketing; that you're not allowed to promote Amazon products "offline".
Amazon EU Programme Participation Requirements:
"...offline promotion or in any other offline manner (e.g., in any printed material, mailing, SMS, MMS, email or attachment to email, or other document, or any oral solicitation)."
The phrase "email or attachment to email" has dropped from the new Requirements.
"...offline promotion or in any other offline manner (e.g., in any printed material, mailing, SMS, MMS, or other document, or any oral solicitation)."
I've contacted the support for further clarification and, cut the story short they confirmed this afternoon that we are now allowed to place an affiliate link in email.
Unfortunately the change is not the case with Amazon.com. The phrase "email or attachment to email" still remains in the agreement (Clause no. 6 below).
I think it's great Amazon EU has become a little more flexible... I just checked Amazon.ca agreement and can't find anywhere that mentions offline marketing (?) in the latest version as from February 1st, 2016. Means Canadians have already been allowed to affiliate by email for a while?
I've also checked Amazon.jp as I speak the language (for the sake of it)! There's no mention of email marketing either.