Is There An Alternative To Amazon?

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Seeing how many people do not like the low commission that Amazon gives for selling their products.

Is there another Amazon type site that has larger payouts?
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  • Make sure to check out what sites are available at Linkshare or Commission Junction. They have a lot of different retailers in all kinds of niches but the drawback is that even thought hey might offer higher commissions, they aren't as trusted and well-known as amazon and therefore conversions might be lower.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Business
    Ebay (EPN) is a good alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    Originally Posted by sportsfan54 View Post

    Seeing how many people do not like the low commission that Amazon gives for selling their products.

    Is there another Amazon type site that has larger payouts?
    Commission Junction lists many companies which collectively probably offer most of the products Amazon does, the problem is, a lot don't share the same level of confidence from customers, and they are often more expensive and don't offer free shipping.

    Amazon does not necessarily offer low commissions. With enough sales, your commission rates quickly increase, and customers often achieve this on your behalf by buying products you aren't even promoting.

    Early this month, one customer used one of my links to access Amazon to purchase 15 cardboard folders at just a few cents each. That purchase, along with others I had already achieved, immediately pushed me up to 6.5% commission.
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    • Profile picture of the author Edie47
      Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

      Early this month, one customer used one of my links to access Amazon to purchase 15 cardboard folders at just a few cents each. That purchase, along with others I had already achieved, immediately pushed me up to 6.5% commission.
      I had someone about a month ago who purchased eight books at .01 each, then I had a number of other small sales, but towards the end of the month had two large sales. Those little 01. purchases pushed me up to a higher level so in the long run it was worth it.

      I've made at least a little money from Amazon almost from the first, but never could do much of anything with CJ. I agree that customers are getting much more used to going to Amazon where the choice is much greater. It has become a one-stop shopping place that other sites cannot not compete with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    Amazon is really the only good one to use. they have just about any product in the world on there so it offers lots of versatility. the reason the commish is so low is that Amazon already gets traffic and could still survive without you. they are trusted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terri LC
    I would only move to another supplier like Ebay is you're one of the States that has been or is being dropped (Illinois, etc.) Otherwise, Amazon is in the Top 10 Google sites and the only that provides products/affiliate program.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Originally Posted by sportsfan54 View Post

    Seeing how many people do not like the low commission that Amazon gives for selling their products.

    Is there another Amazon type site that has larger payouts?

    If you are searching for alternative of Amazom, it is Ebay. But I am not sure do they (ebay) pays larger than Amazon? Can anybody here let us clearly know who pays larger for selling products, Amazon or Ebay?
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  • Profile picture of the author cclou
    If people want a high commission, they should focus mostly on informational products. While there may be stores that offer higher commission rates, I doubt that they would convert as well as Amazon.

    I just looked up the Walmart affiliate program, and they only offer a 4% affiliate commission in most of their departments and 1% in other departments, such as electronics and video games. So Amazon isn't unusually low for physical product commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    Ebay and Amazon pay about the same. If you're trying to get into the Ebay Partner Network, make sure you have a darn good application because if they reject you, you can never re-apply again. The same goes with Linkshare. Amazon is pretty high on their affiliate commissions. They pay up to 8% commissions while other sites like Share-A-Sale pay only 3%. If you're an Amazon affiliate, the high conversions and high volume should compensate for the relatively low commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author tdj
    Physical products normally do not have near the profit margin that digital products do. If you want more commissions per sale, stick with digital products. I think the main problem with the digital products is more competition and a lower conversion rate. With a lot of these digital products, they tend to fall out of favor for the next shiny million dollars a day software or e-book. What you once spent a lot of time promoting and making a few sales could be off the market tomorrow or now be free.

    Todd
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMonkey
    I would suggest you to go with eBay. I've never had any problems with them and they have good support as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I would say stick with Amazon or Ebay. Although Ebay are tough as far as accepting applications, often if you appeal their decision (if they reject you) they will then accept you.
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  • Profile picture of the author VOnline
    I like CJ.
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  • Profile picture of the author anthony2
    I agree check out CJ (commission junction)
    I've been using them for years and never had a problem.
    Also clickbank is very good source but they just offer
    digital products.
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  • Profile picture of the author BruceWood
    I like Linkshare for some sites. They represent several niche retailers & manufacturers, and the banner ads usually look like paid advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    I would look into CJ if you want an extensive selection with decent rates.

    Still, I'll always stick to Amazon for 3 reasons:

    1) Huge trust factor and credibility with online buyers
    2) Increasing commission rates based on volume
    3) 24-hour affiliate cookie on ALL purchases
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  • Profile picture of the author candoit2
    Originally Posted by sportsfan54 View Post

    Seeing how many people do not like the low commission that Amazon gives for selling their products.

    Is there another Amazon type site that has larger payouts?
    Feel free to review this Amazon alternative.

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

    Aaron
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  • Profile picture of the author powerranger1
    Try CJ guy, I did with CJ and earn money quickly
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Yeah there is Ebay as an alternative but Amazon is not popular for no reason. Stick with Amazon and build more sites for your reviews to increase sources of commissions.

    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author pizzatherapy
    I am an affiliate of most of the programs mentioned (amazon, cj, linkshare and ebay).

    There is no reason why you cannot promote all of them.

    I think a key is to target your affiliate offers to the content that is on your website / blog post.

    For me, I have been most successful with Amazon. I get a check from them every month.

    The amount of products you can promote for them is staggering. You will be able to find a product from amazon in just about every niche.

    Spread your affiliate links around and see what happens. For my money, I'll take amazon every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author warren4321
    I mix my site with Amazon and Prosperent. You can find it at Affiliates - Prosperent. They keep updating their affiliate ads widgets and lot of stuffs you can promote as well with the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    Originally Posted by sportsfan54 View Post

    Seeing how many people do not like the low commission that Amazon gives for selling their products.

    Is there another Amazon type site that has larger payouts?
    The level of trust that Amazon commands from buyers, coupled with the fact that you are paid commissions on anything the customer orders - not just what you were promoting - results in an exceptionally high conversion-rate; much higher than what you could reasonably expect to see elsewhere.

    Yes, their commission-rate starts a little on the low side, but that's physical products for you. Factor in all the associated costs of selling physical products and it doesn't take long to appreciate why you're not likely to be receiving 25%, 50% or even 75%+ commissions, like you often do with e-products.

    In conclusion, whilst the commission-rate (at least at the lower end of the tier) leaves something to be desired, don't expect to ever receive anything approaching a similar conversion-rate from most other retailers. Don't write them off without taking into account other important factors.
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