Associates Compensation Overview

As a leader in e-commerce, Amazon Associates offers many ways to make money on the largest selection of books, music, DVDs, toys, electronics, kitchen, apparel, jewelry, tools, and more. With over a million products, Associates program differentiates itself from other affiliate programs by offering a trusted brand experience for your audience, unparalleled offering of products in one storefront, industry leading conversion rates and competitive advertising fee rates that help monetize your web property.

Our compensation philosophy is simple: reward Associates for their contributions to our business in unit volume and in growth. Amazon is a fast growing business and we want our Associates to grow with us.

Compensation Details

Performance Fee Structure

When you join the program you are automatically enrolled in our Performance Fee Structure which allows you to earn higher fees when you generate a sufficient volume of referrals that result in qualifying purchases at during a given month.

Under the Performance Fee Structure, your advertising rate will range from 4% to 15%, and be based on the total number of qualifying shipped items from both Amazon and third-party sellers, not including those product categories that pay out at a specific fixed advertising fee rate. The same rate will apply equally to both Amazon and third-party items and will apply to all referred items shipped during the month. Please refer to the referral rate tier chart below for additional details.

Fixed Advertising Fee Rates
See the Associates Program Advertising Fee Schedule for a list of product categories that have fixed advertising fee rates and are excluded from Volume-Based Advertising Fee Rates for General Products.

Volume-Based Advertising Fee Rates for General Products
Referral Rates

**See the Associates Program Advertising Fee Schedule for complete details.
Caps: Personal computers (including without limitation desktops, laptops, notebooks, tablets, and netbooks) have advertising fees capped at $25.
Fine Print: The classification of a Qualifying Product unit as a personal computer will be determined by us in our sole discretion. Please refer to the Associates Program Operating Agreement for complete details. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between anything on this page and the Operating Agreement, the terms of the Operating Agreement will control.
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