Beginning April 21, Amazon partners, which incorporate publishers and influences, will see lower commissions from their affiliate link sales over a few product item categories.
As many affiliate marketers make money from amazon affiliate marketing but the little bad news for them as amazon announce commission rate cut.
The Amazon Associates Program is set to cut commission rates for furniture and home improvement items from 8% to 3% and staple items to only 1%, down from 5%.
Regular thing classifications will be particularly hard hit, with Grocery, Health and Personal Care and Amazon Fresh to see commission rates whacked down to simply 1%.
The item class rate changes are as per the following:
Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn and Garden, Pets Products, and Pantry will go from 8% to 3%.
Earphones, Beauty, Musical Instruments, Business, and Industrial supplies will go from 6% to 3%.
Outside, Tools will be sliced from 5.5% to 3%.
Sports and Baby Product classes will go from 4.5% to 3%.
Well being and Personal Care will be sliced from 5% to 1%.
Amazon Fresh will be sliced from 3% to only 1% also.
Here's the chart of the present rate structure:
The rate cuts are only one of the ongoing changes to Amazon's affiliate programs.
Not any middle man:
Amazon is removing all the third party affiliate partner who helps them to promote amazon products. Now, Amazon directly deals with the publisher.
The big affiliate partner like Skimlinks and Sovrn will no longer collaborate with amazon.
Amazon already has direct relationships with thousands of publishers since they start an affiliate program.
High purchaser request has altogether stressed Amazon's satisfaction capacities.
That strain has influenced Amazon dealers, a considerable lot of which have needed to pull back publicizing on items because of stock deficiencies.
Amazon likewise hit the delay on direct partner programs with distributors, for example, BuzzFeed and Vox, as indicated by The Information.
Affiliate campaigns for casual clothing — t-shirts, yoga pants — are outperforming other categories during this time with so many people now working from home, according to data from Keywee, a content distribution platform.
Family and home categories follow, driven by pet toys and children’s online safety products.
“All of these [campaigns] have been wrapped in a very positive tone and messaging on the campaign level, with emojis, for example, being far more prevalent compared to other types of paid distribution campaigns,” Inbar Yagur, Keywee’s head of product marketing, said in an email.
Why we care:
The slices could be a hit to distributors, influences, and substance makers that depend on Amazon offshoot income streams when supported substance and advertisement income is evaporating.
I hope to see crusades move to the item classes with higher commission rates.
Amazon has not remarked on whether the corona virus pandemic assumed a job in educating the new rate structure. The organization has started tolerating some unimportant items from FBA vendors to its stockrooms once more.
In March, Amazon briefly quit taking unimportant item shipments because of flooding interest for family staples and other basic item classes as the corona virus episode declined in the U.S.
Still, if you have more traffic or if you are capable to generate more traffic on your site, then affiliate marketing is still good to make money online.
many category products still has good commission rate so you can try on those particular category product.
Good Luck :)