We don't often look at the Amazon Affiliate Commission Rates For USA, but we just looked today and it looks like the Rate schedule has increased after the lowered rate due to their additional Covid-19 expenses.

Did you notice an increase?

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JeannineC Premium
Amazon never goes back up. They have "special" rates for "special publishers", but not for the general affiliate community.

Also, don't even begin to think that they decreased those commissions due to Covid. They made money hand over fist, so much they can't even figure out what to do with it all. And In the midst of all that, cut affiliate commissions as well.

Amazon treats their publishers like dirt.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thank you for your comments.
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lesabre Premium
Hi George, as far as Amazon increasing their commission rates for their associates, I do not think there have been any changes.

Amazon.ca <store-news@amazon.ca>
Wed 2021-01-27 12:02 PM

What's changed:

https://associates.amazon.ca/help/operating/compare

Operating Agreement:

https://associates.amazon.ca/help/operating/agreement

Program Policies:

https://associates.amazon.ca/help/operating/policies

Commissions Income Statement:
Improved Site Stripe:

https://associates.amazon.ca/help/node/topic/GRXPHT8U84RAYDXZ

I do believe they are trying to sell more Prime Amazon memberships and you make a commission on that.

Hope the links work.

Best wishes,
Michael
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thank you very much for all of the information. I see a lot of new information.
Very helpful. Thanks, Michael
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lesabre Premium
You are welcome George.
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RascalEliza1 Premium
I can't see the change either.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Great! Thanks for confirming
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I can't see any change. Do you think its all categories or just some of them?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Most of the category percentages.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Well, the category that includes lawn & garden which relates to one of my sites is still showing as 3%, and previously had been at 8%.
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jghwebbrand Premium
OK thank you.
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
I don't currently use Amazon US, only Amazon UK. Do you have a screenshot of the current schedule you could share with us all? I might be tempted to expand into the US if they have indeed gone back up :-)
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
I've just found the schedule here, and they don't appear to have changed since they were lowered last year.

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/node/topic/GRXPHT8U84RAYDXZ
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jghwebbrand Premium
I was thinking during Covid-19 most rates went down to 1%, though I don't follow them much.
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Thank you :-) From what I remember, as I don't use Amazon US, is that they went from 8% down to 4% for most categories, with others going as low as 1%.

Hopefully, someone who uses Amazon US can confirm 100% for us, but I don't think they have gone back up just yet, if at all.

Here in the UK we still have some higher commission categories, you can find the schedule below for comparison.

https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/help/operating/schedule
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thank you,
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