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    He everyone,

    In an earlier thread, Webmisstress said "nothing converts like Amazon"

    On another forum I'm involved in there was some talk about them being fairly crap converters.

    What does everyone here think?

    Thanks

    Nick

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    Caveat: I don't market books. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] :eek: [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    About one conversion per 100 visitors to Amazon earning around $1.60.

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    1 in 100? Electricals converting with similar ease?

    Nick

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    Mostly books, I have difficulty converting electricals in the US (but not the UK). The then the maximum commission is $10 so it's hardly worth it.

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    Hmm.. I guess that sounds overly negative.. but the $10/£10 whatever cap is irritating, especially as Amazon moves into more expensive products.

    However.. some good points are that they have a book on *everything*, so you can always find an affiliate link to go with your content (if you have a content site). Plus they operate amazon.com, .co.uk, .ca, .fr, .ge, .at and .jp with similar inventory so you potentially have huge reach if you can cope with the multiple affiliate programs and different languages (apparently the English-language signup and Japanese signup have basically the same forms and layout).

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    Don't even get me started. Since they decided to pay for "Marketplace" sales, and bumped Target down from 5% to 2.5% commission, I'm still making sales but earning squat in commissions.

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    I'm using them for MP3 players and digital cameras. It's new site so I have nothing to base any opinion on.

    Do you guys think I'd be better off with an alternate merchant for these areas?

    If so, who?

    Cheers

    Nick

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    I guess it depends on your target audience.. I think there are lots of good players in the US (e.g. TigerDirect) but it's harder to find merchants in Europe.

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    There are some threads on the "joys" of finding a digital camera merchant. At 2% you would have to sell $500 worth of goods to make a $10 commission. At Amazon, you sell $200 dollars worth of goods and you make your $10 commission.

    Life has been much better since I stopped worrying about the $10 cap and the elusive 15%. Amazon commissions have been much better, too. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    Tracy's situation is indeed a pain. Especially about her mom's book.

    MP3 players --- can't say. What are your choices in merchants?

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    Choices in merchants?

    Not sure, but i think I've made a pretty good decision with Amaxon.

    I'm new at this but a veteran sales guy of 10yrs before I decided to avoid a proper j*b at all costs... I think I have much to learn, but also a pretty good 'feel' for what will work.

    And besides, if it doesn't work, I'll change it. I'm utterly commited to making this happen as it's ideal for my personal situation and I'm sick of trying to explain to clients why they can't be No.1 without actually making any damn effort on the content front.

    Clients? Sheeesh....!

    Nick

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    I currently am having success with books and bed/kitchen supplies [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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