Once you’ve applied, you have 180 days to refer a sale through one of your Associates links.
Once you have referred three qualifying sales, we'll evaluate your application within a day or two and reply to you with our decision. The goal of the program is to build affiliation with associates that have sites which are prepared to drive traffic through well-built, original, and established content. This is what creates a mutually beneficial relationship between Amazon and the associate. You are welcome to reapply when you have established your site.
Your application can be withdrawn if there were not enough qualifying sales for 180 days after your application was submitted. We're unable to reinstate your account or Associates ID after it’s been rejected.
After Application is Accepted
If you have not earned any commission income in the 3 years prior to any given calendar month, then on the first day of that calendar month we may charge you an account maintenance fee that will be deducted from your unpaid accrued commission income. That account maintenance fee will be the lesser of $10 or the amount of unpaid accrued commission income in your account. Further, any unpaid accrued commission income in your account may be subject to escheatment under state law. Your account will be closed for dormancy when we take this action.