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New Amazon Associates rates announced

Posted 8 months ago by Angus

Commission rates for publishers working directly with Amazon Associates are changing. Rather than earning based on the volume of products you sell, now you’ll earn a flat rate across individual products ranges, meaning whether you sell five or 500% you’ll make the same commission on each sale.

Before, if you sold 50 baking mixers that cost $100 each, you’d earn 6.5% commission or $325. Under the new system, where you earn 4.5% commission for every sale, you only earn $225.

Here’s a summary of changes in commission rate across previously tiered categories:

Now 10%

Luxury Beauty
Previously between 4-8.5% depending on volume

Now 8%

Furniture
Home
Home Improvement
Lawn & Garden
Pets Products
Previously between 4-8.5% depending on volume

Now 7%

Amazon Echo Devices
Apparel
Jewelry
Luggage
Shoes
Handbags and Accessories
Watches

Previously between 4-8.5% depending on volume

Now 6%

Beauty
Musical Instruments

Previously between 4-8.5% depending on volume

Now 5.5%

Outdoors
Tools

Previously between 4-8.5% depending on volume

Now 5%

Physical Music
Handmade

Previously between 4-8.5% depending on volume

Now 4.5%

Physical Books
Health & personal Care
Sports
Kitchen
Automotive
Baby Products

Previously between 4-8.5% depending on volume

Now 4%

All Other

Previously between 4-8.5% depending on volume

Here’s a summary of changes to non-tiered categories commission rates:

Now 5%

Grocery
Pantry

Previously 4%

Now 6%

Business and Industrial Supplies

Previously 8%

Now 2.5%

PC
DVD & Blu Ray

Previously 4%

Now 0%

Gift Cards (Previously 2%)
Wine (Previously 6.5%)

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