Can this be a solution for Amazon affiliates?

by sam770
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I have a client from Israel.
He would like to go for the Amazon affiliates but someone told him that Amazon will not make a transfer of his earnings to a bank account outside of the United States.
Is that true about Amazon?

and...if this is true, then, I thought that transferring the earnings to his paypal account may be the solution.
Does Amazon let her affiliates to extract their earnings to a paypal account instead of a bank transfer or a cheque?
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  • Profile picture of the author imediazone
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    I heard that they are very strict with Saudi Arabia, Israel, also they don't have paypal from what i have heard
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    • Profile picture of the author sam770
      Originally Posted by imediazone View Post

      I heard that they are very strict with Saudi Arabia, Israel, also they don't have paypal from what i have heard
      Thanks imediazone!
      Do you mean that Amazon will not pay the affiliate earnings to a paypal account??
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      • Profile picture of the author ThrillerAuthor
        If you don't have a US bank account and you live outside the US, Amazon will only pay you by mailed check, as I understand it.
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        • Profile picture of the author sam770
          Originally Posted by ThrillerAuthor View Post

          If you don't have a US bank account and you live outside the US, Amazon will only pay you by mailed check, as I understand it.
          What is their problem to pay to paypal? so many big companies are doing so
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    Because Amazon is a merchant themselves so why would they use their competition.

    Quentin
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    • Profile picture of the author sam770
      Originally Posted by Quentin View Post

      Because Amazon is a merchant themselves so why would they use their competition.

      Quentin
      Does Amazon offer PAYMENT SOLUTION such as the one the paypal/moneybookers/paymate offer?
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  • Profile picture of the author Drewry_Media
    That is a very good question. When I joined the Amazon associates program, I had no clue myself of that, because I am in The states.If i were you, what I would do is

    a) read the associates payment page carefully
    b) Contact Amazon to see what their policy is regarding this
    c) Contact Paypal and ask
    d) Hope for better days and that they both say yes
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  • Profile picture of the author Bingo123
    They will send a check usually. I don't know for sure about to the middle east but I know other countries outside the US can earn their money from checks.
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    • Profile picture of the author sam770
      Originally Posted by Bingo123 View Post

      They will send a check usually. I don't know for sure about to the middle east but I know other countries outside the US can earn their money from checks.
      Cheque is not a problem
      they DO send cheques to Israel, but my israeli client afraid that the cheque will get lost on the way, paypal is by far a better solution
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
    I am in UK and i can only get checks, they charge $15 for issuing a check ang then my bank takes a big chunk as well.

    It is rubbish that they are happy to have Affiliates outside if USA but then treat them badly with the payments

    I dont understand why they cant do bank tansfers outside of USA, Clickbank do and i beleive they are USA as well
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    • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
      Originally Posted by SpudDS View Post

      I am in UK and i can only get checks, they charge $15 for issuing a check ang then my bank takes a big chunk as well.

      It is rubbish that they are happy to have Affiliates outside if USA but then treat them badly with the payments

      I dont understand why they cant do bank tansfers outside of USA, Clickbank do and i beleive they are USA as well
      They don't charge for cheques if it's the only method you can accept (i.e. if you're not in the US). But you're right about the bank taking a huge chunk! It does suck that I lose money every time, but at the same time you've got to appreciate the fact that we can make money from a shopping website based in the US

      To answer the OP - I would just check whether a) Amazon.com associates accepts people from Israel and b) whether you can cash USD cheques in Israel. No point questioning why they don't have PayPal or direct deposit to anywhere but the US, we can only hope they might implement it in future.

      Originally Posted by sam770 View Post

      Cheque is not a problem
      they DO send cheques to Israel, but my israeli client afraid that the cheque will get lost on the way, paypal is by far a better solution
      I know I live in a completely different place, but I will say that the cheque delivery to the UK is actually pretty reliable and fast considering it's coming so far.

      ~Ruth
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    • Profile picture of the author sam770
      Originally Posted by SpudDS View Post

      I am in UK and i can only get checks, they charge $15 for issuing a check ang then my bank takes a big chunk as well.

      It is rubbish that they are happy to have Affiliates outside if USA but then treat them badly with the payments

      I dont understand why they cant do bank tansfers outside of USA, Clickbank do and i beleive they are USA as well
      when you deposit a cheque that belong to an overseas bank, usually there is a high commission for the actual action
      however, do you get cheques from amazon without any problems?
      they always pays on time and your bank accept their cheques without any issue on the way?
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