Which amazon do I join as an affiliate?

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Hello Everybody!

This is my first post and is probably a stupid question but I'm going to ask anyway! If I become an affiliate of amazon.com I presume my affiliate links will point towards amazon.com What happens if a surfer clicks through from the UK as he will prefer to buy from amazon.co.uk? Do I lose the sale?

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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    You still get commission, any part of the world as long as you get transactions with your affiliate link.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by sirtiman View Post

      You still get commission, any part of the world as long as you get transactions with your affiliate link.
      No you don't still get commission. You would need to have a different affiliate link for each of the Amazon sites and be an affiliate of whichever site they buy from when they click on the correct link to that site.

      If you are using Wordpress you can get a plugin called affiliate link localizer and get paid for whichever site they buy from, but if you are building review type sites it's probably best to stick to one or the other.
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      • Profile picture of the author Oggyoi
        Thanks for the insight
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        • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
          Join both. I have some sites that target US customers, and some that target the UK.
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          • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
            Originally Posted by Hamida Harland View Post

            Join both. I have some sites that target US customers, and some that target the UK.
            May I ask what you sell? I mean, I know some products that are more used over here may not be available for US customers, yet will still be popular with them and if your selling anything under £100 it's no big deal but surely if your targetting even remotely high ticket products, Amazon.co.uk just isn't worth the time.

            I can't sell products for over a £1000 at a time and get £7 for it, that's pointless. That's the whole reason I only sell via Amazon.com.
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            • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
              Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

              May I ask what you sell? I mean, I know some products that are more used over here may not be available for US customers and if your selling anything under £100 it's no big deal but surely if your targetting even remotely high ticket products, Amazon.co.uk just isn't worth the time.

              I can't sell products for over a £1000 at a time and get £7 for it, that's pointless. That's the whole reason I only sell via Amazon.com.
              I avoided Amazon UK for a long time for that very reason. I did some research though and I found that there are a few UK specific products that are in the £80-£150 range and get relatively decent searches. Because of the cap I wouldn't bother targeting a higher price range than that.

              Amazon UK has very little affiliate competition and the products are quite easy to rank for. 80% of my sites are still for Amazon US, but I like to keep an eye on the UK market too.
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              • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
                Originally Posted by Hamida Harland View Post

                I avoided Amazon UK for a long time for that very reason. I did some research though and I found that there are a few UK specific products that are in the £80-£150 range and get relatively decent searches. Because of the cap I wouldn't bother targeting a higher price range than that.

                Amazon UK has very little affiliate competition and the products are quite easy to rank for. 80% of my sites are still for Amazon US, but I like to keep an eye on the UK market too.
                Yes, I suspected as much Hamida.

                Anything over £100-£150 and you may as well go .com but I do agree at that price point if you can get sites ranked easily, especially with little competition, for UK specific products or products popular in the States, that are not available on Amazon.com and you can make a good earner from it.

                I've not tried selling Amazon.co.uk simply because I tend to target higher priced products and I didn't like the £7 cap.

                Thanks for answering my question. That makes complete sense to me.
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                • Profile picture of the author Karen Barr
                  The other thing to consider is that if customers click on your links and see the price is not in their native currency, I think it puts them off. Especially UK customers seeing dollars, because $90 sounds a lot more than £45 even though it's worth around the same.

                  If you're using Wordpress there are a couple of plug-ins that will localise for you, or you could use a plugin such as Country Filter to show specific ads to specific country-targeted visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    Originally Posted by DarrellK View Post

    Hello Everybody!

    This is my first post and is probably a stupid question but I'm going to ask anyway! If I become an affiliate of amazon.com I presume my affiliate links will point towards amazon.com What happens if a surfer clicks through from the UK as he will prefer to buy from amazon.co.uk? Do I lose the sale?

    Thanks for any replies
    You'll loose a maximum of £7.

    Amazon.co.uk pay £7 max, no matter how much the product is. Amazon.com pay a percentage.

    I'm happy to lose the customer for that amount and there's nothing stopping the UK buyer, buying from Amazon.com

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