Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing program that allows you to earn extra income on the Internet. With it, website owners and influencers can earn commissions of up to 15% for the sale of products such as books, clothes and electronics purchased on Amazon through special advertisements on their pages. Its simple and free membership. Next, understand how Amazon's affiliate program works and find out if it's worth participating.
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Amazon Associates the affiliate marketing program of the e-commerce giant Foto: Divulgao / Amazon
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What Amazon Associates and how to sign up
The Amazon Associates Program allows website and blog owners to advertise e-commerce products on their pages and earn a commission on the value of purchases made through the special affiliate link. Registration in the free program. Just go to associates.amazon.com.br and click on "Sign up now for free". After registering, it is now possible to start creating links to products and incorporating them on your website.
Affiliates of the Amazon Associates Program earn for all qualifying purchases made through special links, and not just for the recommended item. This means that if you indicate a smartphone promotion and the customer clicks on your ad, but buys a book, you will receive a commission for the merchandise.
The percentage of commissions, detailed in the table below, varies according to the product category and ranges from 8% to 15%.
Amazon Associate Committees
|Clothes, shoes and accessories||15%|
|Sports, adventure and leisure||15%|
|Beauty and personal care||15%|
|Food and drinks||15%|
|Digital books and Amazon devices (Echo)||15%|
|Amazon Books and Devices (Kindle and Fire TV)||10%|
|Stationery and office||9%|
|House, garden and cleaning||9%|
|Tools and construction||9%|
|Toys and games||9%|
|Music and DVD||9%|
Qualified and disqualified purchases
Books sold by Amazon Associates have a 15% commission Photo: Divulgao / Amazon
Qualified purchases are those suitable for receiving commission. They occur when the customer completes the transaction within 24 hours after clicking on the special link and will be redirected to the Amazon store. Consumers who add the product to the cart will have up to 89 days to complete the purchase. Otherwise, she will be disqualified.
It is worth mentioning that I need the customer to make the payment so that the affiliate receives the commission. In other words, orders for canceled or returned products disqualify the purchase. Amazon also invalidates transactions made from sponsored links, acquired from the purchase of keywords in search engines.
Amazon Associados: commission payment made after 60 days from the end of each month Photo: Pond5
Amazon pays commissions monthly, directly to the affiliate's checking account. Deposits are always made after 60 days from the end of each month, that is, commissions for the month of January will only be paid at the end of March. Although there is no maximum amount, Amazon says it can retain the amount until the total amount due is at least R $ 30.
Amazon is a big name in e-commerce, and that already counts many points in favor of the Associate Program, since customers are sure that they are buying in a reliable store. In addition, commissions are very competitive compared to programs from other online stores. Submarino and Lojas Americanas, for example, offer a maximum percentage of 4.57%.
Another factor that counts points in favor of Amazon Associates is that the portal provides daily reports to track sales and products most purchased by the public. In this way, the affiliate can identify the most strategic market segments and create links with offers that are more likely to be acquired by potential customers.
The waiting time for the payment deposit can disappoint those who need urgent money. Still, the program proves to be a good alternative for blog and website owners who want to generate extra income on the Internet.