Freelancer.com

Go Back   Warrior Forum - The #1 Internet Marketing Forum & Marketplace > The Warrior Forum > Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum
Register Blogs Social Groups CalendarHelp Desk

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 17th June 2012, 06:39 AM   #1
HyperActive Warrior
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 206
Thanks: 118
Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts
Default what happened to my amazon orders

hi,

I was pretty confident that all the orders that I got from my amazon sites would be credited to me. I had 3 orders for the month of March but only 1 order was shipped; the other two needs to be shipped until this date. Another 1 order for April needs to be shipped to add. I guess there is no way that these orders will gonna be shipped so does it mean that I lost earnings then. Can somebody give me light on this. Thanks.
tantivy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 06:56 AM   #2
Banned
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Indonesia
Posts: 34
Thanks: 6
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

Quote:
Originally Posted by tantivy View Post
hi,

I was pretty confident that all the orders that I got from my amazon sites would be credited to me. I had 3 orders for the month of March but only 1 order was shipped; the other two needs to be shipped until this date. Another 1 order for April needs to be shipped to add. I guess there is no way that these orders will gonna be shipped so does it mean that I lost earnings then. Can somebody give me light on this. Thanks.
Don't worry - My order gave nearly 2 month after my order but it was on Amazon but from one of the sellers.

My question is did you order the products off Amazon or the Amazon Sellers?
hernalian is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 07:06 AM   #3
Happy Hooker
War Room Member
 
JohnMcCabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: North of the Peace River, Florida, USA.
Posts: 11,934
Thanks: 4,835
Thanked 9,266 Times in 4,727 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

Quote:
Originally Posted by tantivy View Post
hi,

I was pretty confident that all the orders that I got from my amazon sites would be credited to me. I had 3 orders for the month of March but only 1 order was shipped; the other two needs to be shipped until this date. Another 1 order for April needs to be shipped to add. I guess there is no way that these orders will gonna be shipped so does it mean that I lost earnings then. Can somebody give me light on this. Thanks.
First, a clarification. You did not 'lose' earnings. Until an order ships, there are no earnings to lose.

Second, as long as the orders still show 'to be shipped', there is still hope. Sometimes orders get delayed for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is that an item is out of stock in the warehouse and replacements have yet to arrive.

Third, it's a fact of business. Some orders just never go through, often due to payment problems. Use of stolen credit cards is another one. One of my very first big sales was a pair of large-screen plasma TVs, back when two of them made a 5-figure order. It never shipped, and it turned out that they used a stolen card for the order.

Wait until someone returns something and the commission is docked from your check, which also happens. That's when I start counting 'lost earnings'...

Get this one thing right and it will be like you are the only one they are listening to. Probably because you will be the only one they are listening to.

Email Marketing: 7 Steps to Turn Strangers Into Buyers and Buyers Into Raving Fans [Kindle]
Subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime? Read it for free! No Kindle? No problem...
JohnMcCabe is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 07:41 AM   #4
HyperActive Warrior
 
SlfMastery's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 272
Thanks: 55
Thanked 39 Times in 35 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

"tantivy":

I wondered why some orders never shipped, too. So, I read Amazon's explanation. It basically says when someone places something in their cart they count that as items ORDERED. When they actually ship it counts as items SHIPPED, and you get credited.

The discrepancy between the two figures could mean the person changed their minds or just couldn't complete the order for whatever reason.

Bottom line: Amazon did not make a sale and, therefore, neither did you. If and when it gets shipped, you will get credited. But, it does take about 60 days before they actually deposit the money in your account.

Hope that clarifies your question.

Charlie

**Blueprint To Your First $50 - FREE Now!
**Amazon Associate Reveals How To Make $1500 Fast
32 Money Generating Lessons People Paid $1,000's For - FREE

SlfMastery is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 07:54 AM   #5
BestOfFiverr.com
 
fluffythewondercat's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 237
Thanked 923 Times in 562 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

Third-party sellers don't get paid until the order ships, either, so they're worse off than you. You're just getting a small percentage of the sale, whereas their take is substantial.

And yet 3P sellers, for the most part, love selling on Amazon. Traffic, baby, and the long tail.

fLufF
--

Fiverr is looking for freelance writers for its blog. Details here.
Love microjobs? Work when you want and get paid in cash the same day!
fluffythewondercat is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 08:10 AM   #6
Advanced Warrior
 
prismkuet's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 664
Thanks: 5
Thanked 36 Times in 35 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

When the product will be shipped, then you will be eligible for earning. As long the status is, to be shipped, you can hope fir the best. Thanks to John McCabe for the details answer.
prismkuet is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 08:23 AM   #7
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 379
Thanks: 58
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

This thing happened to me several months ago. It was my first sale and I was over the moon but the order never shipped. I mailed amazon and asked the reason. They said the order had been cancelled.
zonkow is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 08:47 AM   #8
HyperActive Warrior
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 206
Thanks: 118
Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

Quote:
Originally Posted by hernalian View Post
My question is did you order the products off Amazon or the Amazon Sellers?
The orders were off amazon...

Anyway, at least I get a picture now of how it works... so it means that orders does not mean actual sale but potential earning until the order is shipped to call it a sale.

Life is tough.
tantivy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 09:35 AM   #9
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 379
Thanks: 58
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

Have you sold other TVs since then? I have a review site where I make 1500+ words, detailed, well written TV reviews equipped with images and videos. I got clicks but no sales. I'm about to come to believe that people don't buy expensive things like TVs online.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post
First, a clarification. You did not 'lose' earnings. Until an order ships, there are no earnings to lose.

Second, as long as the orders still show 'to be shipped', there is still hope. Sometimes orders get delayed for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is that an item is out of stock in the warehouse and replacements have yet to arrive.

Third, it's a fact of business. Some orders just never go through, often due to payment problems. Use of stolen credit cards is another one. One of my very first big sales was a pair of large-screen plasma TVs, back when two of them made a 5-figure order. It never shipped, and it turned out that they used a stolen card for the order.

Wait until someone returns something and the commission is docked from your check, which also happens. That's when I start counting 'lost earnings'...
zonkow is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 10:09 AM   #10
BestOfFiverr.com
 
fluffythewondercat's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 237
Thanked 923 Times in 562 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

Quote:
Originally Posted by zonkow View Post
Have you sold other TVs since then? I have a review site where I make 1500+ words, detailed, well written TV reviews equipped with images and videos. I got clicks but no sales. I'm about to come to believe that people don't buy expensive things like TVs online.
ePN will pay you for clicks, though not much.

People do buy expensive things like TVs online. Are you overcoming their objections or are you just putting up passive reviews? You actually have to do a job of selling to send pre-sold traffic to Amazon. Not saying this is you, but sometimes people get so caught up in trying to please search engines they forget to convince the customer to buy.

fLufF
--

Fiverr is looking for freelance writers for its blog. Details here.
Love microjobs? Work when you want and get paid in cash the same day!
fluffythewondercat is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 11:26 AM   #11
Happy Hooker
War Room Member
 
JohnMcCabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: North of the Peace River, Florida, USA.
Posts: 11,934
Thanks: 4,835
Thanked 9,266 Times in 4,727 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

Quote:
Originally Posted by zonkow View Post
Have you sold other TVs since then? I have a review site where I make 1500+ words, detailed, well written TV reviews equipped with images and videos. I got clicks but no sales. I'm about to come to believe that people don't buy expensive things like TVs online.
Not intentionally. I wasn't trying to sell TVs when that order went in. That's part of what made it so exciting. I was actually promoting a box set of DVDs for around $100 (complete set of a popular TV sitcom).

My guess is that your reviews, no matter how well written and illustrated, are fairly generic. I mean, written for everybody. There's an old saw that says, "if you try to please everybody, you end up pleasing nobody."

For example, when I replaced the TV in my living room a couple of years ago, I spent a lot of time researching online before we bought one. I read a bunch of reviews. Wait, let me rephrase that. I read a handful of reviews, rewritten dozens of times, all following the same template and all telling me nothing I couldn't learn from the manufacturer or the sales page of one of the big online retailers.

So how did I end up buying the one I did? It was a happy combination of good reviews by authority sources like Consumer Reports and a sale price. I also ended up buying it from my local Best Buy store.

Why?

I was replacing a monstrosity of a 39" tube TV that weighed almost 300 pounds, and with the model I bought, BB delivered the new TV, hooked it up, and hauled the old one away for free. If I'd had to dispose of it myself, I would have had to find a way to wrestle it to the recycle center and pay to dump it.

People do buy electronics online, but sometimes other things get in the way. I've purchased higher-ticket items online before and since.

What you may want to try, and I admit it's counter-intuitive, is to aim your reviews at smaller, more specific groups than 'everybody looking for TV reviews'. One that pops into mind, as I just saw an example on TV, is 'TVs suitable for hiding in a cabinet'. Another is TVs suitable for use outdoors. A lot of people put TVs out on their lanais ('lanai' is Floridian for patio).

Just something to think about...

Get this one thing right and it will be like you are the only one they are listening to. Probably because you will be the only one they are listening to.

Email Marketing: 7 Steps to Turn Strangers Into Buyers and Buyers Into Raving Fans [Kindle]
Subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime? Read it for free! No Kindle? No problem...
JohnMcCabe is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 05:26 PM   #12
Warrior Member
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

Quote:
Originally Posted by tantivy View Post
hi,

I was pretty confident that all the orders that I got from my amazon sites would be credited to me. I had 3 orders for the month of March but only 1 order was shipped; the other two needs to be shipped until this date. Another 1 order for April needs to be shipped to add. I guess there is no way that these orders will gonna be shipped so does it mean that I lost earnings then. Can somebody give me light on this. Thanks.
Hi! Don't worry, it might cause a delay but they will surely be shipped to you, however i would recommend you to contact the Amazon's Customer Support immediately, as they can surely guide you in the best and the most effective manner. However there is nothing to worry about, but make sure that you tell the entire details to the Amazon Custom Support, followed by the details of all the orders and tickets etc. I hops this post is helpful to you
xtremeapp is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 08:16 PM   #13
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 139
Thanks: 56
Thanked 57 Times in 47 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

Quote:
Originally Posted by zonkow View Post
Have you sold other TVs since then? I have a review site where I make 1500+ words, detailed, well written TV reviews equipped with images and videos. I got clicks but no sales. I'm about to come to believe that people don't buy expensive things like TVs online.
Hi ,
people buy expensive things online ALL THE TIME. The most expensive item I've sold on amazon was a Bracelet or accessories worth $3800 yep its one order and I've sold many expensive items before.

Having authority & detailed 1500 words certainly will help,

when you say you got clicks but no sales, how many clicks are you talking about here?

I dare say with confidence for every 100 clicks I get to my amazon affiliate link , I know for sure (99% of the time) I can get at least 1 sale ( average about 3 )

So if you're getting a lot of hits to your affiliate link and no sales, I would look at the TV itself. Is the product selling well ( are there many customer reviews)?

If your source of traffic is NOT from the search engines and perhaps banner ads, you may want to look at where your traffic is coming from as well.
Brandon Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17th June 2012, 09:29 PM   #14
GegeTech Consultants
War Room Member
 
FredJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Posts: 2,833
Thanks: 266
Thanked 593 Times in 321 Posts
Default Re: what happened to my amazon orders

Don't worry, this happens often enough as you sell more in Amazon. There will quite often be a couple of shippings less than orders, because customers at times change their minds and refund the orders, which is not reflected in the stats.

For any tax and earning purposes, ignore the ordered items list. That's only indicative. Check with the shipped items list. That's actual.

$1 gold: WSO That Instantly Transforms You Into A Content Production Engine

$2.95 GoDaddy .com domains today: Click here.
I am offering a free website - get it now (and they offer you a free domain with this).
Find high-commission easy Amazon niches within 5 seconds here.
FredJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Warrior Forum - The #1 Internet Marketing Forum & Marketplace > The Warrior Forum > Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum

Bookmarks

Tags
amazon, happened, orders

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:01 PM.