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    Is there any tangible advantage to using the classic commisions structure vs the tiered?

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    No.

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    I wish they would stop messing around, decide on a commission stucture and USE it! Choosing a new plan every quarter is getting very annoying. Just pay me the highest amount I qualify for and be done with it
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    Why not just give everybody the Tiered by default since there is no more penalty?
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    Oh, are they messing around with the commission structure again? Oh, of course, it's been three months already! Are they down to 1% commission on books yet?

    I suppose I could read the emails they send but I've been trying to ignore Amazon as much as possible and focus on real affiliate programs.

    My sites that have book links are on auto pilot.

    Wayne

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    I think they are used the ever changing tiers to see who is paying attention
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    Amazon! What a Joke! When I come up #s 14 and 15 for "majortopic book" and #7 for "majortopic2 book" and only have earned 12.59 for the quarter, it is a joke!
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    The last few sites I made for amazon, I linked to higher priced items, appliances, jewelry, and saw an improvement in commissions. Maybe, it's best to stay away from books....

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    Are they still putting commission caps on the higher priced items? The idea of a 10 dollar cap on a 2000 buck sale was laughable.

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    I think they've eliminated most of their caps, at least for this quarter. I tend to focus on items in the $200 range with them anyway, so the caps never made much difference.

    Amazon.com works very well with some of us. With the brand recognition, they convert very well.

    With hundreds of thousands of affiliates, I'm sure there's plenty of competition for most areas. Still, it's not hard to do well with them.
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    Amazon was tickle income for me last year (covered hosting costs for all my sites).

    But last quarter they had an absolutely crazy growth targets program. Hitting the top growth tier had a 680% bonus (680% of the normal commision, so a 5% commission was over 30%).

    Guess what? Last quarter my traffic to Amazon increased by about 50% and conversion rates nearly doubled, and I hit that top growth tier. The growth bonus was only on sales volume that was over the growth target (so the sales early in the quarter didn't qualify).

    Talk about a hockey stick on the revenue shart! I finally broke the 4 figure mark for a single month with Amazon!

    Unfortunately, they've set my growth targets for this quarter even higher - and the bonuses aren't quite so nice as last - but it goes to show that the tiered system can make Amazon competetive.
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    I think I remember reading that this quarter's growth bonuses cover the entire quarter's sales and not just the incremental sales.
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