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How does a hubber in UK get paid for sales on Amazon.com

  1. Alison Graham profile image93
    Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago

    Hi, I have just checked Amazon.com for payment details.  It seems that you can get paid direct to your bank if you are in USA or get paid by Amazon.com gift certificate.  If you want to be paid by cheque, earnings have to be $100.  How can I get paid in UK?  I can't have the money paid into my bank as it only operates in US and I'm not sure I can use Amazon.com certificate on Amazon.co.uk  HELP!!!!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Alison, I used to have mine set up to pay me in gift vouchers, but then Lissie told me she gets hers sent to her as a cheque, and the bank charges less than $10 to bank it.

      I hadn't heard about them losing cheques though.

  2. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Well, I'm in Spain which is same neck of the woods (sort of) and I haven't yet reached payout for Amazon...BUT....I've arranged with them to pay straight into my Spanish bank account when that great day comes.
    So look again, if you are outside the U.S, you still have that option.
    Amazon.com do sell to those outwith the UK as well. I'm stuck with either buying from amazon.co.uk or amazon.com. There may well be a foreign language Amazon in Europe, but I'd rather stick with an English language one. Amazon.com don't ship everything to Spain, but neither do the .co.uk lot.

    1. Alison Graham profile image93
      Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much for the info Izzy - how did you arrange the Bank thing as my Bank hasnt got what they call a routing or router code on the cheque as shown on the 'how do I get paid' faq help section - thanks again, Alison

      1. IzzyM profile image85
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I was messing about their site one day when I came across the option, and it allowed me to input directly the numbers the Spanish Bank have, which they accepted.I didn't want a cheque because cashing an American cheque costs too much. I can't replicate what I did, I don't think...but hang on and I'll look...um it says under account information -> payment info ->change payment method, that they are paying me by cheque. Oops, looks like they didn't accept the bank account details I infilled after all.
        Good thing is, they won't pay me until I've reached $1,000 which at any time after I have reached $100 I can change. I have a feeling the banks here in Spain will take at least 20% in commission to cash a US cheque and you are likely in the same boat.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Um - you might want to check that. I was pretty sure this is not an option for non-US based banks and - it is not.

      Amazon.com will not pay direct to foreign banks, nor will they pay in anything other than US dollars. This is from their FAQ:

      "Amazon.com can only disburse payments using US dollars, and the systems we use are only set up to handle payments within the United States. Please note that the cost to transfer funds outside of the United States is prohibitively expensive at this time."

      You cannot use anything other than Amazon.com here on hubpages - so - I am guessing you are signed with another Amazon?

      1. Alison Graham profile image93
        Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You can only sign up with Amazon.com on Hubpages as far as I know - am I wrong?

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I thought I said that? wink

          If Izzy is able to accept direct non US dollar Deposits (which she is not) she would have to have been signed up with a European Amazon.

          Cleared that up now.

          Open a US dollar account. Try one of the online stock brokers - they are almost completely unregulated to allow terrorists to launder money without restriction and basically offer a US bank account without jumping through the hoops. wink

          1. IzzyM profile image85
            IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I've got a dollar account with Paypal...that's no good?

            1. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Can you pay cheques in to it?

              1. IzzyM profile image85
                IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                To be honest, I've never tried. I only use it for online work.

        2. Alison Graham profile image93
          Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I have now emailed Amazon.com to ask them what to do.  I will let you know what they say.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image60
            Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            LOL - I already told you what they say:

            "Amazon.com can only disburse payments using US dollars, and the systems we use are only set up to handle payments within the United States. Please note that the cost to transfer funds outside of the United States is prohibitively expensive at this time."

            Which makes it your problem - not theirs. wink

            1. waynet profile image46
              waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              LoL! it must be the sunglasses, she can't read you!

              1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Took me a while to understand that these affiliates do not give a shit about me. Amazon "lose" a cheque once a year - regular as clock work. wink

                1. waynet profile image46
                  waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Ha! yeah that's happened to me twice, so I opted for the gift certificates and just buy books from my Amazon earnings, at least I can bank my adsense and Ebay earnings...

                  1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                    Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Yeah - the last one they lost was for $1,800. I don't really want to spend that much money on books. sad We are still "discussing" this one. LOL

        3. IzzyM profile image85
          IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No, you are right. You can be an affiliate with Amazon.co.uk but even blogspot wants you to integrate with amazon.com, not co.uk. I haven't sold a thing through them yet, because I have not found a platform on which to use them. I don't have my own website yet.

          To Mark, I was busy writing the last post - and looking up Amazon - and missed your post. Of course you are correct. I don't know if they wrote to me or I just found the part - but I infilled details to be paid into my bank with them. I'm sure i did - maybe I just dreamt it, I'm getting on a bit you know!

          But the final thing is, they say they are sending me a cheque when it reaches $1000. I might have a long wait for it, but I think the Spanish bank will take a lot less commission on a big cheque than on a small cheque, but I am open to listening to others more in the know than me.

  3. BristolBoy profile image81
    BristolBoyposted 6 years ago

    Well I have set up for a cheque to be paid to me at my home address.  Can alter the values from $100 up wards.  If you can get stuff delivered to you from Amazon.com why not get gift vouchers for them (then you don't have the cheque/direct transfer problem!).

  4. Alison Graham profile image93
    Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for all the answers, I think I pronounce this topic closed!  I now know that the only way I can get paid for promoting Amazon products on my hub is via a cheque, minimum $100 for which they will deduct a commission of $15 so that doesn't sound that good a deal to me.  I will investigate whether Amazon.com will deliver to uk in which case I could get a gift voucher as I am very unlikely to reach the sort of figures of Mr Knowles!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Alison, Amazon does not deduct any commission from your cheque.  Quote from their website:

      "If your billing address is outside the United States, and direct deposit is, therefore, unavailable to you, we will waive the $15 fee."

        Your bank will charge you a commission to bank it, since it's in US dollars.  You could ask them how much that will be.

    2. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You can open a topic, but closing it is beyond the power you have smile

      1. Alison Graham profile image93
        Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry Misha, didn't mean to come across as some sort of megalomaniac!  I just meant that all the helpful answers had given me the information I originally asked for!  Thanks everyone. 
        PS - I did also email Amazon prior to hearing from everyone here and they confirm I can get a cheque sent with no commission deducted.  I did ask if they would consider/have considered paying by paypal which I would imagine would be no more difficult than paying into a Bank Account and would have the advantage of Associates outside US not having to wait till they got to $100 (although we would then have to pay PayPal commission).
        Thanks again everyone.

  5. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Wow! I used to look at ebay a lot, but I confess I haven't used them since they refused me affiliate status. Need to go back to see if anyone wants to my buy some of the tat I've got around here. Maybe some Carrefour carrier bags...no,they're too dear, make it Consum (a really cheap supermarket)? LOL

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    rivaldoxposted 6 years ago

    I am in the UK and trying to get paid fom Amzon.com (have about $1200 USD waiting disbursement).

    They will indeed only pay to US bank account with routing number (which indicates that ACH payments can be made to that account). I have opended a dollar account in the UK with Citibank and a dollar holding account with 1st direct - neither of thise will cut it for amazon.com. HSBC have said they may be able to open a suitable account (£100 fee) which I haven't fully explored yet. The fee would be payable apparently, even if the payments from amazon did not go through.

    Amazon.com are offering the option of cheque payment ($10 fee) but only if you close your seller account. You can re-open but you  would not retain your feedback(?) and obviously would need to reload inventory.

    If anyone's got a solution on this I'd love to hear it!

    Rivaldox

 
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