Anybody promote Amazon products that cost $10k+?

Profile picture of the author Kory Pearman by Kory Pearman Posted: 12/21/2010
Hmmm I thought about it, because I would only have to pull in 1-2 sales a month to be happy.(At first)

But then, the cookie only last 24 hours, correct? With a price tag that high, I get the idea a lot of people might not buy within the first 24 hours, but rather weigh their options.. look around.. put a lot of thought into it (obviously)

Any thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    JohnMcCabe
    Kory, I'll put a few really high-priced items in a site if they fit, for two reasons...

    One, it makes some of the other items look less expensive by comparison.

    Two, it's easier to draw the lightning strike if you have a lightning rod up when the storm goes by.

    I haven't really targeted 5-figure items, though.
  • Profile picture of the author leclaims
    leclaims
    Yeah this is a tough one. I would say the chances of someone purchasing a $10k+ item online are slim. Factor in the 24 hour cookie and you have a pretty darn expensive impulse buy!!

    I can't hurt to have a link on your site just in case, someone does bite the bullet.
  • Profile picture of the author ry278
    ry278
    The 24 hour cookie makes it difficult but if you target only "buy (name of product)" keywords they might buy there and then.

    Better finding an affliate program with at least a 1 week cookie so you don't miss out on the big commissions.
  • Profile picture of the author myob
    myob
    High end amazon products are best promoted offline, direct sales. When you close a deal, use your affiliate link.
  • Profile picture of the author Jack Doug
    Jack Doug
    Woah, that's interesting but what products worth 10k are you promoting?
  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    jasonmorgan
    I've seen this discussion pop up a couple of times over the years and I have to admit that the high priced items niche does intrigue me.

    I'd love to get my hands on some info on products and price points purchased online.

    By 10K+ I'm assuming you are talking about the jewelry category. I wonder how much of that stuff sells.

    I found this funny...

    Certified Diamond (Heart, Good cut, 8.00 carats, D color, IF clarity)
    $932,700.00
    Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping.
    If you're dropping a million for a diamond, I'm not sure you want that delivered UPS overnight even if shipping is free.
  • Profile picture of the author myob
    myob
    We target for example heavy industry, telecommunications providers, automotive, hotels, and hospitals to name a few. They will buy not just high end products, but also they will buy in quantity - not just onesies and twosies. There is a huge market offline.
  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by myob View Post

    We target for example heavy industry, telecommunications providers, automotive, hotels, and hospitals to name a few. They will buy not just high end products, but also they will buy in quantity - not just onesies and twosies. There is a huge market offline.
    This is a huge tip. The biggest sale I ever made via Amazon was an outdoor table and chairs set. Someone, presumably a hotel or resort, bought 35 sets @ ~$499 per set.

    That was a lightning strike...
  • Profile picture of the author myob
    myob
    Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

    This is a huge tip. The biggest sale I ever made via Amazon was an outdoor table and chairs set. Someone, presumably a hotel or resort, bought 35 sets @ ~$499 per set.

    That was a lightning strike...
    If only you knew who it was, right? That's why I find customers for Amazon offline. If someone buys once, they are most likely to buy again ... and again. What I often do is use the "recommend" feature on Amazon, which is based on their previous purchases. Go back to your customers and pitch them on other products. Don't give them the order link (your affiliate link) until they are ready to order within 24hrs. You don't have to give them your affiliate link to all the products they buy, just one will do.
  • Profile picture of the author Rick B
    Rick B
    The only products I've had any luck selling at Amazon are those that are not generally available anywhere else. I think that's even more applicable to high end stuff. I know that if I saw a big screen TV at Amazon for thousands of dollars, the first thing I'd do is check other sites, especially those with actual store locations, for their prices and availability. If Best Buy or WalMart carried the same TV at anywhere near the same price there's no way I'd order it at Amazon.

    At Best Buy I can see one live, I can touch it, I can get it right away, I can return it easily if there's a problem.

    But that's just me and as others have said, one $200 commission makes up for a lot of $2 commissions.

    Now if you could find high priced items that also aren't generally available elsewhere, then you might do really well.
  • Profile picture of the author tittbit
    tittbit
    hmmmmmmmmmm
    great if some one bought that!
  • Profile picture of the author Rita012
    Rita012
    It's that 24 hour cookie that will get you. The person may come to your promotion, see the ad, and check it out on Amazon. Those higher priced items generally take a week or more before the person makes their decision. Once they do, they'll just go back to Amazon and purchase it. However, your cookie will be expired.
  • Profile picture of the author jan roos
    jan roos
    I've sold many physical products between 10 and 20K from one of my review sites but it's not from Amazon. I recommend having at least one of these sites as it can make you a full time income on auto pilot and with very little traffic.

    Check out this screenshot where you will see that last month I made about 2K in commission from 76 unique visitors to my site. That site has been performing like that and better for about 5 months straight now.



    You can go to CJ.com or any of those networks and look for things like Private Jet charters that costs 10 - 30K per booking. These guys pay around 9% I think so you just review all the companies out there and add your aff links and bam, get on the search engines or use PPC and make sales.

    Cheers

    Cheers

    Jan
  • Profile picture of the author jan roos
    jan roos
    Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

    This is a huge tip. The biggest sale I ever made via Amazon was an outdoor table and chairs set. Someone, presumably a hotel or resort, bought 35 sets @ ~$499 per set.

    That was a lightning strike...
    That was a nice sale. Do you have a website about the table and chairs or was it just a random purchase?

    Cheers
  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

    That was a nice sale. Do you have a website about the table and chairs or was it just a random purchase?

    Cheers
    At the time, I had a site about landscaping and outdoor living spaces. The table and chair set was part of an article on furnishing patios and lanais (like a screened porch).

    I saw the order, and I kept waiting for it to disappear like every order I ever had for multiple flat screen TVs...
  • Profile picture of the author jan roos
    jan roos
    Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

    At the time, I had a site about landscaping and outdoor living spaces. The table and chair set was part of an article on furnishing patios and lanais (like a screened porch).

    I saw the order, and I kept waiting for it to disappear like every order I ever had for multiple flat screen TVs...
    That's cool. I wonder if there's a way to get more of those type of corporate sales on a regular basis without actually having to contact them offline like mentioned above.

    Cheers
  • Profile picture of the author Darla
    Darla
    Originally Posted by korypearman View Post

    Hmmm I thought about it, because I would only have to pull in 1-2 sales a month to be happy.(At first)

    But then, the cookie only last 24 hours, correct? With a price tag that high, I get the idea a lot of people might not buy within the first 24 hours, but rather weigh their options.. look around.. put a lot of thought into it (obviously)

    Any thoughts?

    I tend to focus on products that :
    1. Have at least 20 customer reviews
    2. Have at least 4 stars
    3. Are prices at $100 or higher

    Those $10K tickets items usually do not meet those 2 criteria for me, so I wont promote them. The ones with 4 stars and up and with 20 or more customer reviews tend to sell better...UNLESS you have a site or niche that specially fits those higher ticket items.
  • Profile picture of the author jake244
    jake244
    Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

    This is a huge tip. The biggest sale I ever made via Amazon was an outdoor table and chairs set. Someone, presumably a hotel or resort, bought 35 sets @ ~$499 per set.

    That was a lightning strike...
    So is it true lightning doesen't strike twice in the same place LOL?.. Is that the only time you sold a high priced item on Amazon?
  • Profile picture of the author myob
    myob
    Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

    That's cool. I wonder if there's a way to get more of those type of corporate sales on a regular basis without actually having to contact them offline like mentioned above.

    Cheers
    I have tried it also by promoting Amazon and other affiliate products to my subscribers in a few dozen niche lists. That has been fairly successful for repeat sales for small businesses and individuals. But to get the really large corporate accounts who order high end products and also reorder in quantity, you have to use a combination of offline sales/marketing and online follow up. Our hybrid marketing system has been extremely successful by combining Amazon's excellent conversions and product recommendations. We specifically approach large coporations in heavy industry, telecommunications providers, automotive, hotels, hospitals, etc for example.
  • Profile picture of the author jan roos
    jan roos
    Originally Posted by myob View Post

    I have tried it also by promoting Amazon products to my subscribers in a few dozen niche lists. That has been fairly successful for repeat sales for small businesses and individuals of Amazon products. But to get the really large corporate accounts who order and reorder in quantity, you have to use a combination of offline sales/marketing and online follow up. Our hybrid marketing system has been extremely successful by combining Amazon's excellent conversions and product recommendations. We specifically approach large coporations in heavy industry, telecommunications providers, automotive, hotels, hospitals, etc for example.
    That's really interesting. I am sure you can make an absolute killing this way and it can be probably be outsourced as well once you have a good system in place.

    Nice idea!

    Jan

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