Amazon UK Affiliates - BIG NEWS (Fee Structure Changed)

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OK, so I am a big Amazon affiliate, mainly for the US even though I am from the UK purely because of the ridiculous cap at £7.00 in the UK.

Well, that's just changed!

Prior to the 1st March 2015 the fees for Amazon UK were capped at £7.00, well now there is a percentage structure with no cap.


You can check it out here: https://affiliate-program.amazon.co..../whatschanging

Basically, a tiered percentage structure based on the product category.

What I find interesting though is that watches are given a 10% commission - that's a huge commission for any affiliates in the luxury watch market where a watch could be £1,000+ easily.

What does everyone think about this change?
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  • Profile picture of the author larryboy03
    Originally Posted by willyboy104 View Post

    OK, so I am a big Amazon affiliate, mainly for the US even though I am from the UK purely because of the ridiculous cap at £7.00 in the UK.

    Well, that's just changed!

    Prior to the 1st March 2015 the fees for Amazon UK were capped at £7.00, well now there is a percentage structure with no cap.


    You can check it out here: https://affiliate-program.amazon.co..../whatschanging

    Basically, a tiered percentage structure based on the product category.

    What I find interesting though is that watches are given a 10% commission - that's a huge commission for any affiliates in the luxury watch market where a watch could be £1,000+ easily.

    What does everyone think about this change?
    I'm glad it changed too except the fact that they put the percentage of electronics down to I think 3% which really annoyed me. Most of the products I promote are electrical but when I make sales on the big/expensive products I do beat the £7 cap which I think will work out better for me, so overall happy as Larry!!
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  • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
    Originally Posted by willyboy104 View Post

    OK, so I am a big Amazon affiliate, mainly for the US even though I am from the UK purely because of the ridiculous cap at £7.00 in the UK.

    Well, that's just changed!

    Prior to the 1st March 2015 the fees for Amazon UK were capped at £7.00, well now there is a percentage structure with no cap.


    You can check it out here: https://affiliate-program.amazon.co..../whatschanging

    Basically, a tiered percentage structure based on the product category.

    What I find interesting though is that watches are given a 10% commission - that's a huge commission for any affiliates in the luxury watch market where a watch could be £1,000+ easily.

    What does everyone think about this change?
    One of the items I promote through the UK program is TVs and they reduced the rate to 1% The only way I can gain from that specific type of product is if the television is £700 or more or I'll be worse off than before the changes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennifer Hutson
    Hm...this is only for the UK, though? Most of the Amazon products I promote are in the fashion niche, so the jump in watch commission would be awesome for US markets. Too bad
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  • Profile picture of the author henryw1981
    Thats great but the sad part is it's only for the UK market. I think its high time Amazon changed it's commission structure for the US because compared to other programs it,s pretty bad. Thanks for the information though.
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