Amazon runs the Amazon Associates Affiliate Program, one of the first mainstream online affiliate marketing programs launched in 1996.
Web Developers, Bloggers, Social Media aficionados and Amazon sellers can earn income by promoting millions of new and used products from Amazon.com and its subsidiaries.
As an Amazon Associate we at Affiliate Marketing Australia also earn from qualifying purchases.
This review of Amazon Associates Affiliate program structure focuses primarily on the Australian version of the Affiliate program, but most of the information will also apply to its sister programs across the globe.
Commissions ranging from 2% to 10% per referral
Commissions range from 2% through to 10% per referral depending on the type of products the referred user purchases.
Easy to use Marketing and Promotional Tools
Amazon provides easy to use marketing and promotional tools with link builders and banners.
Amazon commissions are pretty low by the industry-standard and the cookie for referrals is only 24 hour (this is extended if the product is added to the cart). The negatives are partially offset by the huge number of products and opportunities available.
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