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Amazon Changes and Existing Balance

  1. Stove And Home profile image92
    Stove And Homeposted 3 years ago

    Hi,

    I have a balance that has not yet been paid out in my current Amazon Associates account.

    If I switch to the new Amazon program, will this balance move over? Or will it get wiped?

    Thank you

    1. janshares profile image89
      jansharesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +1 same question, especially since I haven't reached the impossible threshold. Is it $100? I believe I signed up to get gift cards.

      1. Millionaire Tips profile image90
        Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Is it possible for you to reduce the threshold? Mine is only $10.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Check your settings - if you've opted for gift cards you can set it as low as $10.

        1. janshares profile image89
          jansharesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I did when I initially became an affiliate, Marisa. Could not recall earlier but you've refreshed my memory. Just haven't reached $10 yet.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image94
            Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            If it's only $10, then is it really worth worrying about?   With the higher earnings rate on the HP program, you're likely to make up for that loss.

  2. cclitgirl profile image95
    cclitgirlposted 3 years ago

    According to the HP blog and the Amazon FAQ of the website, if you have a balance with the Associates account,  you'll be paid out through that and then the HubPages Earning Program will take over - essentially, you'll be paid out through the Associates program guidelines.
    http://hubpages.com/faq/#HubPages-Amazon-Program
    http://blog.hubpages.com/

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image90
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      If that's the case, I'll never get paid lol !

    2. Stove And Home profile image92
      Stove And Homeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much for this info. I guess I can just move it on over then.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        No, you can't.  Your old balance stays where it is, you can't move it anywhere.  If you haven't hit the minimum threshold yet ($10 for US affiliates, $100 elsewhere) then you won't be able to get it.

        If HubPages is the only place you use Amazon, and you don't want to lose the money you've already earned at Amazon, then your only choice is to delay signing up for the new program until you've reached payout.   But do check what your settings are on Amazon for the payout threshold.

        1. younghopes profile image83
          younghopesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Even i have some money in my amazon associates account, so should i wait to let it reach $100 and only then i should switch over to the next program? I have my amazon associates program also linked to my wizzley, then what will happen if i join the new one which is exclusive to HP? I am a bit confused please help me out.

          1. aa lite profile image91
            aa liteposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Your Wizzley Amazon links will function as before. Until now we only had an account with Amazon, and we could use that account wherever we wanted, Hp, Wizzley, our own blogs, whatever.

            Switching to the HP Amazon program will not have any effect on that account, except that it will no longer be used on HubPages. Everything else will continue as before, except that now any sales you make on HP will not contribute to your Amazon earnings, instead they will contribute to your HP earnings.

            As to whether you should wait to switch now, that really depends, how far are you away form $100 on Amazon? How much of a contribution does Wizzley etc. make to your Amazon earnings. For example, if you have $90 on Amazon right now, and you don't really make any sales on Wizzley, I would wait. But if you have $10 on your Amazon account, then I would switch.

            Also remember that you can switch back to using your Amazon ID on your hubs whenever you want.

            1. younghopes profile image83
              younghopesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks a lot aalite for this information, though i am not close to $90 but still i think i should wait for a few months and then switch over to the new program. Its good to know that wizzley or blogs amazon earnings will remain the same.  You have explained it very thoroughly.

  3. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    The balance is with Amazon, under that ID.  It will just stay there.  If you still use that account in places other than Hubpages, it will continue to grow.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image90
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      And if not, whatever you have is history.  Isn't that terrific?

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You can opt back into that account at any time. The balance is not history in that it will not go away.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Remember, it is your choice.  You don't have to switch if you don't want to, and you can always switch back.

        The minimum threshold is only $10 if you're in the US.  You control what the threshold is - check your settings.   Although if your balance is only a few dollars, it doesn't sound like it's worth worrying about.

        1. younghopes profile image83
          younghopesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Mine is a bit more hence i am worried a bit as i dont want to lose it since i could also see a few ordered products as well in my amazon account.

  4. lovebuglena profile image93
    lovebuglenaposted 3 years ago

    The balance you currently have on your own Amazon will remain as is. It is separate from the hub pages amazon program. If you have not reached the minimum on your own account yet you will have to use it on another site, if you choose to use the hubpages amazon here, to try and have new sales that will allow you to reach the minimum and get paid your earnings...

  5. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    Basically you can swap now and leave it as a stored credit, or you can swap later after you reach payout, or you can not swap at all.  Those are the options.

 
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