Amazon reduces affiliate commission rates in Technology niche

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Today Amazon UPDATED  their affiliate commissions  for their partners and affiliates, which means people or  blogs/websites promoting products like TV’s and pc related products from Amazon will receive lesser commissions  and so  there ill be more in the pocket of the vendor’s and Amazon.This  terms Updates to the Associates Program Operating Agreement is Effective September 1, 2015.

Associates Program Operating Agreement Effective September 1, 2015

Amazon Update below:

(Last Updated: August 24, 2015)
As of September 1, 2015, the advertising fee rates applicable to the TV category and the PC Components category will be reduced to 2% and 2.5%, respectively.

This would lead many bloggers  and websites receiving much lesser commission for their efforts. TV prices which are of quite high prices compared to some other products , and they also bring in a larger revenue to Amazon and their affiliates, however reduction of the commission rates means that either the vendor or amazon will enjoy larger earnings at eh expense of the blogger or  the affiliates promoting amazon


Computer Components


Associates Commission Overview 2015

Fixed Advertising Fee Rates
See the Associates Program Advertising Fee Schedule for a list of product categories that have fixed advertising fee rates and are excluded from Volume-Based Advertising Fee Rates for General Products.
Volume-Based Advertising Fee Rates for General Products

What do you think?

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In other news for affiliates they also have launched the new Publisher studio

Amazon New publisher studio launched today

Publisher Studio Management

The new publisher studio allows you  to easily add  links to your content  from plugins  in your chrome or Firefox browser.

You can create Links directly from your blog , facebook ,twitter etc  via this plugin ( go here )

Publisher Studio enables you to add links to products on directly from your website’s content editor without the need to visit Associates Central or Link to product pages as you write content in your website editor. Build text links or place an overlay ‘Shop now’ button on images – in just 2 simple steps!

  1. Reply
    sarfraz khan October 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I am an amazon affiliate and promote pc products and august was the first month when i started earning money but soon after the commission decreased to 2.5% which is disheartening.

    • Reply
      parvez baig November 3, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      True i agree with you Sarfaraz seeing the commission rates decreased really heart touching…

  2. Reply
    Bigyan Ghimire November 19, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Sad really

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