Anybody promote Amazon products that cost $10k+?

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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
    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
    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
    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 Jack Doug
    Woah, that's interesting but what products worth 10k are you promoting?
    • Profile picture of the author 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 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 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 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
      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 tittbit
    hmmmmmmmmmm
    great if some one bought that!
  • Profile picture of the author 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 tpw
    Not yet, but ask me again in a few months...

    I just purchased a domain to put up amazon products valued at a few hundred to a few thousand...

    I will have it live later this week...

    With some experience, I will be able to answer...

    Until then, I am running on faith... I can because I know that I have been successful in other pursuits and I have made money on Amazon previously...
  • Profile picture of the author Palusko
    Never tried that, but wanted to than everyone who participated in this thread. Lot of good information!
  • Profile picture of the author jays
    Loads of good ideas & information.
  • Profile picture of the author Kory Pearman
    You guys hijacked my thread.. and I think I like it...
  • Profile picture of the author Dmaind
    I know couple of warriors are doing this. One of them is selling 4 to 5 demand rings per month. She is not selling anything on her website but she is collecting leads and helping clients to make a better buying decision.

    You can replicate this process.

    D Maind
  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    a little bit outdatet I know, please call me a Ghoul......(shame), but I try to learn as much as possible about promote amazon products and high ticket items as so.

    About one thing I be little bit sceptic there, I can not imagine that when you promote high ticket industrial item to an entrepreneur/company, they will not buy this item on amazon,they buy it from their wholesaler/importer, so never a Hotel company will buy a large bulk of outdoor wood gardening sets, no they buy it from the wholesaler who has 50% from the price who amazon offers.

    When I need for my company an Kärcher industrial cleaner, I buy that directly from the Kärcher wholesaler and not by amazon.


    So as an affiliate,especial as an greenhorn noob, I can not imagine to promote such products as an affiliate.

    I think you promote them through your list not through your "product review page" direct ?
    when you do syndication, you need target traffic from industrial consumers from industrial ezines as example.


    But I think promote such high ticket industrial items, this will be not the step for beginners,this is for advanced marketers (?).

    Ohje I have dig up this older thread,please not stoned me...............


    best wishes
    marco005
    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      Hi,

      a little bit outdatet I know, please call me a Ghoul......(shame), but I try to learn as much as possible about promote amazon products and high ticket items as so.

      About one thing I be little bit sceptic there, I can not imagine that when you promote high ticket industrial item to an entrepreneur/company, they will not buy this item on amazon,they buy it from their wholesaler/importer, so never a Hotel company will buy a large bulk of outdoor wood gardening sets, no they buy it from the wholesaler who has 50% from the price who amazon offers.

      When I need for my company an Kärcher industrial cleaner, I buy that directly from the Kärcher wholesaler and not by amazon.
      There are other factors that enter into the purchase decision. Have you actually done price comparisons between Amazon and several industrial suppliers? On many items, you'll find the prices at least competitive. Amazon rarely sells at list price; usually at a 30-40% discount. I doubt you'll find a lot of industrial distributors knocking 50% off of that.

      There are also things like selection, in-stock status and quick delivery.

      Since the example of selling a lot of outdoor furniture was mine, I'll remind you that I offered that as an example of the biggest sale, not a typical one.


      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      So as an affiliate,especial as an greenhorn noob, I can not imagine to promote such products as an affiliate.

      I think you promote them through your list not through your "product review page" direct ?
      when you do syndication, you need target traffic from industrial consumers from industrial ezines as example.
      Being a noob isn't the point. You already grasp the need to put your offers/information where the people who buy that kind of offer already are.


      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      But I think promote such high ticket industrial items, this will be not the step for beginners,this is for advanced marketers (?).

      Ohje I have dig up this older thread,please not stoned me...............


      best wishes
      marco005
      A beginning marketer who understands an industrial market very well will likely do better than a "grizzled marketing vet" who does not. At the least, the person who is very familiar with the market has a leg up, or a head start.
  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    How do you know what products are just sold on "amazon" do you just search through Google and see for yourself?
  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    @JohnMcCabe; with your 35 sets of $499 outdoor tables.....
    How does your product review looks? Do you write long reviews with 800 words or more for 1 product?

    Or shorter reviews with 300-550 words?

    best wishes
    marco005
    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      Hi,

      @JohnMcCabe; with your 35 sets of $499 outdoor tables.....
      How does your product review looks? Do you write long reviews with 800 words or more for 1 product?

      Or shorter reviews with 300-550 words?

      best wishes
      marco005
      Marco, that sale wasn't even from a "review". It was from an article written to generate Adsense clicks.

      I used the picture I did because one could look at the tips for choosing outdoor furniture and the image and see what I was writing about. It had my affiliate link because that was the easiest way to embed the image without either buying one, taking one myself or stealing one.

      The article itself was around 1,000 words, mostly so I could put multiple ad blocks in the text without looking like I was stuffing ads.

      Like I said above, that big sale was dumb luck. But I happily spent the referral fees anyway.
    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Originally Posted by myob View Post

      Actually I think the OP's question infers how do you promote high end Amazon products, so this is not in any way "hijacking" this thread, LOL. Nor is it so complicated as to require a WSO, OMG!

      While jan roos and others certainly seem to have been very successful promoting online, my experience has been selling much more using offline and online methods. Afterall, both of these models are sales and marketing techniques, and the basic principles of sales and marketing have not really changed at all. We are just using different tools.

      Basically, I have a group of sales people who have printouts of Amazon products tailored to the particular industry/business they are selling to. It takes a lot of effort to make these presentations which is why I sell the high end products to make it worthwhile. When they make a sale, they use their smartphones with my affiliate link to place the order. This way we have all the customer info for followup and reorders. I pay my sales people a small hourly wage plus a percentage split of sales. This really is not rocket science, especially since Amazon also recommends related products.

      Do you think I really could make a WSO for this? ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!
      I certainly would be interested! I've been selling some things on Squidoo, but the higher end products were around $400 to $500, and I don't remember selling anything for more than 1K.

      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Take a look at this wso (currently free):

      http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-friendly.html

      The two ideas could easily be melded together...

      Happy to have been of assistance.
      Hey TPW, there's no link in that WSO. Where can I get it for free?

      Thanks so much!
  • Profile picture of the author Super Affiliate
    It's just like gold ira rollover affiliate. I just made $3,000 with one lead. It's totally doable but it can take a lot of leads or you just have to be patient with a small amount of traffic. lol

    Joe
  • Profile picture of the author HelpingYouBeAnExpert
    The 24 hour cookies is what your up against, they might do more research then you don't get paid.
    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      :confused:
      I remember there is a WSO it claim can " set the cookies to a full 3 months"

      I wonder possible??

      I check around...THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE! unless "some people keep a secret" yea..
      I don't blame these people as we know is all about business...if leak ..and many people know...the first batch of the users will have competitive ....




      sometime I feEL amazon should extend its cookies...but perhaps the commission rate will be even lower than now..
  • Profile picture of the author tomako
    I have an amazon product that I have a review of it, it is about $3500, and I get 4 orders in last 3 months, so you can try to sell $10k items too, but it will be harder.

    The conversion rate of that review is like %0.2, so you must have lots of visitor in buying stage to get the commission in high end products.

    The good thing is when they buy that item they usually buy other things too.
    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Devilfish168 View Post

      :confused:
      I remember there is a WSO it claim can " set the cookies to a full 3 months"

      I wonder possible??

      I check around...THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE! unless "some people keep a secret" yea..
      I don't blame these people as we know is all about business...if leak ..and many people know...the first batch of the users will have competitive ....


      As my good deed for the day, I'm going to save you some money on that WSO.

      The way to "set the cookie for 3 months" is to trick people into adding the item to a shopping cart. The item will remain in the cart for 90 days.

      Feel free to donate what you would have spent on that WSO to the hunger-related charity of your choice...

      Originally Posted by Devilfish168 View Post

      sometime I feEL amazon should extend its cookies...but perhaps the commission rate will be even lower than now..
      Amazon's commission rates on physical products, especially at the upper tiers of their plan, are quite reasonable. Add in the fact that they also pay you for add-on purchases, and I think they're playing fair.

      Too many marketers get "drunk" on the high commission rates for digital products, especially some of the over-priced, over-hyped nonsense on Clickbank.

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