No. You need to sign up for a US Amazon affiliate account and use that code here on HubPages, and use product codes from the US Amazon site if you are not using keywords. I have a US Amazon Affiliate Account and a UK Amazon Affiliate Account. I use the US one on HubPages, and the UK one on my hypnotherapy website and blogs aimed at the British audience.
A lot of HubPages traffic comes from the US (set up Google Analytics and check it out), so it also makes sense to be aware of that fact and to include American words and phraseology where it is appropriate and for tags eg we say 'holiday' in the US its a 'vacation'
Not sure about this - when you add an Amazon capsule if you use keywords it brings up the price in dollars and clicks into the US site. I just did an experiment with a specific product code off the UK site and it still brought the price up in dollars?
What I do know is that when I contacted the Amazon UK Affiliates site, they advised me that the affiliate programmes were totally separate and that I would need a US account, which they sent me details of and I got set up in a couple of hours. Maybe you should contact them and check it out?
Yes, I realise that now and stand corrected! Have just signed up for a US Amazon affiliate account. I'm amazed that Amazon doesn't give you the option of having dollars paid straight into your PayPal account; that would make far more sense than them sending you a cheque.
I've just looked on the UK Amazon site and they accept credit/debit cards and Amazon gift certificates only. I believe that PayPal is owned by eBay so you're right; Amazon has no affiliation with PayPal.
Yes it does matter, you won't get paid if you use your UK code.
You have the option of taking gift certificates (again, only usable on the US site) or a cheque. It is a US dollar cheque and believe it or not, they do mail it to you. It will cost you about 5 pounds to deposit in your account.
Why would HubPages tell you? The rules and commission rate are set by Amazon, not by HP. Read the information on the Amazon site - there is a choice of two programs, I can't recall the detail but it's all there.
I wonder how many other non-US hubbers have made the same mistake as you and I did. I certainly don't remember seeing anything about it in the HubPages guide (perhaps it's something which is worth including, given how many non-US hubbers there are).
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