When do amazon commissions appear in your account

by Tom
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I've just made my first affiliate sale on Amazon for a product costing $130. The sale is showing up as taking place yesterday, but there is no affiliate commission generated in my account.

Is there some sort of time delay between a sale being made and the commission appearing in your account?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    Don't worry you'll get the money!

    It shows up once the item has been shipped.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisGuthrie
      It's 2 months.

      Say you get $200 in May. It won't be until July that you get paid that $200.

      Edit: I just read your thread wrong but this may answer your second question lol...
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom
        OK guys thanks for the fast replies. I'm OK about how long it takes for the payment to be sent - I just got a little bit excited to see my first commission.

        I don't have many clickthroughs, but what I was surprised about is the conversion rate of over 18%. I know it's early days and it's only one sale, but is this in any way typical of Amazon affiliate sites?

        My site reviews a piece of kitchen equipment and is based on various models from one of the most popular brands.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
          well done on getting your 1st sale but...

          Sadly NO that is not typical. As you said your conversion rate is so high due to having low clicks. It will go down a lot but that doesnt matter.

          Typical would be 1-6%.

          I averaged 5% over a whole month which was quite good.

          However I removed Amazon ads and replaced them with Adsense ads, it made sense for me to do it...you would need to test that if you're interested in changing.


          Originally Posted by Tom View Post


          I don't have many clickthroughs, but what I was surprised about is the conversion rate of over 18%. I know it's early days and it's only one sale, but is this in any way typical of Amazon affiliate sites?
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          • Profile picture of the author Tom
            Ernie,

            I might try this and see which generates the most - adsense or amazon. I just checked my site on google.com and it's number 1 for my main search term, so if I can keep this position it will be interesting to see which option generates the most income.

            It's still not likeley to be much because the term only gets about 1,900 exact searches a month according to the google keyword tool.
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            • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
              Good luck Tom!

              Testing is vital, I know it sounds boring and useless but trust me it is important.

              What I would do though is only have 1 type of ad at a time (adsense or amazon).

              What you could do is try each one for a month and see how it goes. Because you dont want to confuse your visitor and spread the clicks out, as it'll make your test harder to determine the winner.

              Originally Posted by Tom View Post

              Ernie,

              I might try this and see which generates the most - adsense or amazon. I just checked my site on google.com and it's number 1 for my main search term, so if I can keep this position it will be interesting to see which option generates the most income.

              It's still not likeley to be much because the term only gets about 1,900 exact searches a month according to the google keyword tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
    Hello,

    You get the commissions when they ship the product. Sometimes it can take a few days depending on the third party company.

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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    Since your other questions were already answered regarding when the commission shows up and when you receive it I figured I'd chime in with my conversion rate which hovers around 2.6%.

    Not great but I'm still working on building better sites and sending targeted traffic to them which is why the recent Amazon affiliate threads have been so timely and helpful.

    Respectfully,
    Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    If you are reading this it means you have also read the answers from Tim, Chris and Dan.

    Between these 3 guys you have 2 that know Amazon and one that can drive a mountain of targetted traffic to Amazon (Tim).

    Do yourself a favor and follow these 3 guys if you want to succeed at Amazon
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisGuthrie
      Originally Posted by Tom View Post

      OK guys thanks for the fast replies. I'm OK about how long it takes for the payment to be sent - I just got a little bit excited to see my first commission.

      I don't have many clickthroughs, but what I was surprised about is the conversion rate of over 18%. I know it's early days and it's only one sale, but is this in any way typical of Amazon affiliate sites?

      My site reviews a piece of kitchen equipment and is based on various models from one of the most popular brands.
      You need a lot of data to be able to tell how high your conversion rate will be. I did close a million in sales with Amazon in the past 12 months and my conversion rate was more down near 2% (but again this can all vary by niche etc.)

      Feel free to visit the thread in my signature if you're looking for more ideas on how to improve your income.
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