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Waiting for Amazon to update!

  1. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    So now that the holiday buying has kicked in I'm looking forward to my Amazon stats. Of course today I see they are late getting updated! roll

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Amazon is so strange with updates - it can vary in a 2-4 hour window, depending on time of month/week. And then the other day I swear it updated twice in one day. Weird.

      1. lrohner profile image84
        lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        On several occasions, I've seen my shipments number (not sales) update twice in one day. Is that what happened to you?

      2. kirstenblog profile image74
        kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have been waiting over 24 hours for that window! lol
        Not the first time tho, had to wait almost 3 days once! Just have to be patient I guess smile
        Could be orders there that will be shipped by the time we see them lol

    2. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've just come back online to check too, lol smile The stats normally update at around 2.30 pm my time, but they haven't yet. Anyhow, I'm sure they will be good.....

    3. Wendy Krick profile image50
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know, I've checked the site at least 5 times! I'm a little impatient!

  2. ns1209 profile image43
    ns1209posted 6 years ago

    Still not updated! smile

  3. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    It's getting very frustrating!!!! (Or am I just getting sad!)

  4. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Maybe they need more time to update due to all the new sales they had! big_smile big_smile

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hope you're right, Bill!!  I've been checking every few minutes - they've been so good at updating early lately so this is very frustrating.  I sold 41 items on friday, so I'm hoping for more of the same - I hope tomorrow (Cyber Monday) is even better!

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        awesome77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        41 items! Wow! that is fantastic! Is that the highest you have ever had? I am new here and now will emulate the winners making Bank!

        1. Lily Rose profile image83
          Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I do believe 41 is a record for me.  I don't recall what my record was, I think something in the 20's.  This, by far, is a record Amazon month for me with 277 items sold so far.

          1. Wendy Krick profile image50
            Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Awesome Lily! I'm having my best month too. With 390 items. I can hardly believe it! smile

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              awesome77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              390 items is just so, so GOOD! I need to double my efforts. Now I know it is possible!

              1. Wendy Krick profile image50
                Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yes it is possible. I think the number is so big because I had a couple people stop by my hub and then order extra stuff for the holidays. Also I sold a lot of small ticket items. But the more you sell the better the percentage.

      2. Wendy Krick profile image50
        Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yep Friday was good for me too. 38 items! I'm eager to see!

  5. ns1209 profile image43
    ns1209posted 6 years ago

    Sorry but what is "Cyber Monday" - the start of Christmas shopping?

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Cyber Monday" is the online shopping version of "Black Friday".  Black Friday is said to be the busiest shopping day of the year for retailers; Cyber Monday is supposedly the biggest online shopping day - many online retailers run Cyber Monday deals...

  6. ns1209 profile image43
    ns1209posted 6 years ago

    OK, thanks! Basically Black Friday but from the comfort of your sofa! smile  Hopefully that means more money!

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly - that's what I'm hoping for!

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    awesome77posted 6 years ago

    The delay might be a good sign of huge numbers! I did some back-links and now anxious to see the numbers!

  8. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    I am certain that we just sold so much that we broke Amazon! smile

    1. Wendy Krick profile image50
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wouldn't that be funny? smile

    2. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol
      lol

  9. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    This just posted on the Amazon Discussion Board

    "Please note that Associates Central reports are unexpectedly running late today.

    At the current time, we do not have an estimated time for when they will be published. When we know more, we will post an update.

    We're sorry for the inconvenience and are working to resolve this problem as quickly as possible.

    The Amazon.com Associates Program"

    This will probably happen more and more during the Xmas holidays. Glad to hear everyone is doing well.

    Now, instead of checking stats, why aren't you all writing your Mother's Day hubs? It's really time to forget about Christmas and move on.

    1. Laura Marie profile image5
      Laura Marieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the update. Ive been checking non stop today to see how much I sold yesterday. Very addictive!

    2. Wendy Krick profile image50
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Nellie for the update! Okay going to take your advise and get busy with some Spring time Hubs.

  10. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    I was wondering why nothing had been posted to the discussion boards yet - thanks for the update, Nelle....and thanks for cracking the whip to keep us in line smile

  11. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    Yep, if you want to be as happy with Mother's Day as you are with Christmas right now, you've got to get going. Always good to be ATLEAST six months ahead.

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm afraid I am a stats junkie. With several dozen sponsors you'd think I would just check them once a day. But no, it's more like every half hour all day! roll

  12. EmpressFelicity profile image80
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    Just thought I'd mention that my Amazon stats have now updated.  I've sold 37 items this month, which isn't huge compared with some of you but it's a record for me!

    1. Wendy Krick profile image50
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is an Awesome day! Way to go!

  13. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    It's soup! Amazon updated!

  14. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    OMG! This is so much fun! I sold 33 items yesterday! That's a new record for me. I need to include Amazon capsules on more hubs - I only have products on a few of mine.

    1. Wendy Krick profile image50
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yippee! smile

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    awesome77posted 6 years ago

    I sold 6 items! I am motivated by all this good news from people making it! Now, I need to just buckle down and adopt AMAZON AND GOOGLE!

  16. jokeapptv profile image60
    jokeapptvposted 6 years ago

    im waiting too. i love amazon.

  17. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I can't believe I waited all morning just to learn that I sold two...yes I said...TWO....items yesterday.  *sigh*

    1. rmr profile image88
      rmrposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't feel too bad, KCC. You sold two items more than me. I was having a pretty good month, too. I think that's my first zero for November.

      1. KCC Big Country profile image84
        KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I know......I shouldn't complain, because I've had a good month...possibly my best to date.  I just had high hopes.  *sigh*  Maybe we'll kill it tomorrow, huh?

        1. Wendy Krick profile image50
          Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes you will kill it tomorrow!

    2. kmackey32 profile image82
      kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Two more then me....

  18. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    How'd you do yesterday, Wendy?  30 items sold for me - not too shabby.  Too bad it's so close to the end of the month or I might be looking at a record 7.5%...

    1. kmackey32 profile image82
      kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow thats great. I havnt sold anything in a few weeks. I guess I should write more hubs geared towards Amazon...

    2. Wendy Krick profile image50
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      30 is awesome. I had 14 yesterday. I'll take it. smile

  19. Spacey Gracey profile image60
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    I had to go out so I have been daydreaming about my stats all evening (saddo)

    But I can now confirm it was me that broke Amazon because I shipped a 42" TV, Kinnect, and 2 Nintendo DSi's in one day ..... off to gaze some more at those figures.

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      NICE!

  20. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    8 items sold for me - looks like someone bought all their Christmas tree ornaments in one hit!

    80 items sold so far this month - my biggest month yet. Looking forward to catching up with Lily and Wendy!

  21. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Finally, I sold 19 items yesterday, which is a record for me. The next month is going to be fun! smile

    1. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great news Bill! My sales were good too - got about 15, but with several big ticket items smile Just hope they ship tomorrow!

  22. Spacey Gracey profile image60
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    Anyone been around for a Christmas before? Is December better than November for sales usually? I figured sales would tail off by around Dec 15th as people worry about getting deliveries in time.

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, but I was only here a few months this time last year.  I sold about $10 more in December than November but I don't think looking at my stats are typical.  My gut tells me that December will be good, but not better than November - it just feels like people are shopping earlier than normal this year...I could be wrong, though, and I hope I am!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I do think many are shopping earlier taking advantage of sales.

  23. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Well they updated early today! I see I sold far less than the other day, only 6 items.

    But today is cyber Monday, so we should all see some big sales when we check our stats tomorrow! smile

    1. Mutiny92 profile image82
      Mutiny92posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i sure do hope so!!

  24. Ms Chievous profile image78
    Ms Chievousposted 6 years ago

    I sold less than I expected to yesterday as well.  However there are still about 20 items that have not yet been shipped.. So maybe they will go out today.. along with any other sales!  Hooray for Cyber Monday!

  25. Susana S profile image91
    Susana Sposted 6 years ago

    I love this - I get so excited everyday! With a bit of luck I might make it to $1000 this month with amazon and adsense combined. I'm at just over $900, so we'll see what ships by tomorrow.

    1. Wendy Krick profile image50
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is so awesome!

    2. Spacey Gracey profile image60
      Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you must let us know if you do susana - soooo exciting. I have seen so many tv reports today about all the internet shopping that will happen today so my fingers are tightly crossed.

      1. Susana S profile image91
        Susana Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I will let you know for sure - the big $1000 is such a milestone for me smile

  26. EmpressFelicity profile image80
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    I sold one more item yesterday.  But a load of stuff shipped out, bumping my commission rate up to 6.5% for the first time ever.  If I had - say - 200 straight "sales" hubs instead of the 50 or so I've got at present, I'd probably be ecstatic right now as opposed to just pleased lol

    I have to say this is the first time since childhood that I've actually enjoyed the run-up to Christmas!

    1. Wendy Krick profile image50
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  27. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Me too! This is great fun - this last few weeks I have been living JUST for the Amazon update each day (well, almost!)
    This time last year I had NO sales hubs so naturally never sold anything, but it was fun seeing everyone else get so excited in the forums.
    Yesterday I sold 20 items which is a personal best, and have more than 40 items waiting to ship. I hop they don't ship before Wednesday as it'll give me a nice start to December smile

  28. LSKing profile image83
    LSKingposted 6 years ago

    I received a payment email yesterday which was Sunday. I thought that was odd. The updating is horrible with Amazon. I try not to check it everyday because it drives me nuts!

  29. Karen N profile image61
    Karen Nposted 6 years ago

    The majority of my money making hubs have been wrote since Sept. so this has been a pretty exciting time for me. smile

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image60
      Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      may I emit a whistful sigh at the thought of being sooooo organized? Something for me to aspire to.

  30. Spacey Gracey profile image60
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    maybe i will see the fireworks from here

  31. Richieb799 profile image60
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    Would be nice if I sold a few big items for Xmas instead of all the $20 ones lol

  32. Spacey Gracey profile image60
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    Richie - maybe you are selling all the little ones to bump up your commission, then tomorrow at the 11th hour, someone will buy a 4 grand watch smile

  33. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    You may have to wait a few weeks for the actual Cyber Monday...

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/web/11/29/ … nday.hoax/

  34. Spacey Gracey profile image60
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    Great article thanks Relache - very interesting.

  35. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Well that is just brilliant news Relache smile
    That means that all the sales we have been seeing over the past few days/weeks are going to continue for a couple of weeks more? Fingers crossed...

  36. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Well here we go again. I really want to see what I sold for yesterday, cybermonday. But so far no update. If it was a big day they might be really late in updating today. I'll be checking often! smile

    1. rmr profile image88
      rmrposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Looks like we'll be waiting a while, Bill. They just posted an announcement that they hope to update earnings by 3:00 Pacific time.

      1. Mutiny92 profile image82
        Mutiny92posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        good grief....

    2. kirstenblog profile image74
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Tell me about it! Had 5 laptop related sales on sunday that pushed me on to the next % tier as well smile. I am getting all excited to write product hubs again big_smile and since my excitement last year resulted in selling hubs it is all starting to feel serious in a great way big_smile

  37. Spacey Gracey profile image60
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    I just worked that out to mean I've got nearly 7 hours to wait?????

    1. rmr profile image88
      rmrposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's actually more like 5 hours from now. Maddening, isn't it? I know it's the busy season, but they've been having this problem for most of the year. You'd think a company that size could keep on top of things!

      1. Spacey Gracey profile image60
        Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oh thanks - i got a bit muddled with my time differences there. I'll be back online in a few hours then. The other day it took ages to update I'd sold a TV so by my reckoning if its taking twice as long I must've sold 2 TVs big_smile

  38. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Well that is good actually. Means they had a crushing load of sales so it's going to take them a while. Boy will I be disappointed if I only had two sales! hmm

  39. Anesidora profile image66
    Anesidoraposted 6 years ago

    Isn't it more like eight hours? Aw heck, better get to work.

    1. rmr profile image88
      rmrposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're right, my mistake. I subtracted instead of adding.

      1. Spacey Gracey profile image60
        Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        D@mmit - stop messing with me people smile.

    2. Wendy Krick profile image50
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yep! Time to write another hub....

  40. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    It's updated!,,,,,,, just kidding,,lol

    Damn this waiting is killing me. With my luck I had no sales and I'll feel like Santa filled my stocking with sardines! tongue

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image60
      Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you are a cruel cruel man. How much longer? I still didn;t get my head around the time difference. I have 200 items outstanding to ship and the wait is killing me.

      1. Bill Manning profile image71
        Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I actually have no idea how much longer. An hour to 3 or so, who knows? Even Amazon may not know for sure. Maybe you should wait and check in the morning, lol!

      2. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have ten items to ship. You win.

        However I've tripled my last month's earnings already!

        HURRY UP AND CHANGE, AMAZON!

      3. Laura Marie profile image5
        Laura Marieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Wd Spacey, 200 waiting to ship is an awesome achievement. I want it to update right now too so I can stop logging in every 5 mins to check my earnings lol

        1. CMHypno profile image88
          CMHypnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          We should all start singing that Diana Ross song 'I'm Still Waiting' smile

  41. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    According to the Associates Announcement page reports will be ready at 3pm pacific time, which is 6pm eastern standard time. Don't know about australia and london. But about 3 more hours.

    It's great to see so many of you doing so well. Now really just write hubs while you wait and the time will fly.

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image60
      Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Nelle - that was the answer i was looking for - I wasn't asking for a prediction of the future, just a countdown to 3pm PST.

      I'll have to wait until tomorrow then as that will be past my bed time.

  42. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    All this talk of Amazon reminded me to look at my .co.uk affiliate page, and I made my first sale!!! OK commission only 35p but it's a start! (Thanks Suzannah for telling me how to insert my link).

    1. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No worries - you're doing better than me on amazon.co.uk Lizzy. I have sold diddly squat on there roll

      Nevermind, as long as I'm getting cash from somewhere I don't care big_smile

  43. Anesidora profile image66
    Anesidoraposted 6 years ago

    Mine's updated. And worth the wait. Hope we get at least a repeat on the 13th.

    Gosh I love this job!

    1. jaymelee23 profile image61
      jaymelee23posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mine just updated too smile

  44. Ms Chievous profile image78
    Ms Chievousposted 6 years ago

    well 29 items were shipped out yesterday.  53 items are on order AND for one day only I made my 7.5%.  Hooray for Cyber Tuesday!

    1. Wendy Krick profile image50
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I had a good day to with 35 items ordered yesterday.

    2. Anesidora profile image66
      Anesidoraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You do know it's retroactive, right? The 7.5% will apply to all of November, excluding the commission-limited items like laptops and other electronics.

      1. Bill Manning profile image71
        Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Does that mean that items I sold during the first of the month at 4% will now add on the extra % over the course of the month? I thought when you get an extra % boost it only applies to items you sell after that?

        1. Anesidora profile image66
          Anesidoraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, it goes back to the 1st of the month and updates everything to whatever level you ultimately reach by the last day. Excluding electronics and laptops and whatever else is limited.

  45. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    It was worth the wait - I sold 51 items yesterday, a huge record for me.  My previous record was 41 items just a few days ago on Black Friday!  I made it to 7.5% for the first time ever!  There are still 64 items that have not shipped, but Honestly I hope that not too much shipped out today because it'll give me a good jump on December totals!

    I hope Relache is right about Dec 6th and 13th being bigger online shopping days than yesterday because that would be pretty incredible to beat the $1700 I sold yesterday!!

    Congratulations to us all!! 

    Nelle - I'm working on Mother's Day!!

    1. Peter-Jan Celis profile image58
      Peter-Jan Celisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is really amazing! Great work - you are beyond freelance writing and going into small business territory if you ask me! And all this without the hassle of employees and fixed time constraints... love the internet...

  46. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Yup. it finally updated, a bit earlier than they said it would. I'm a bit disappointed, sold 8 items. hmm

    But I'm at around $150.00 for the month with 24 items left to ship. So it's not bad for only my second month doing Amazon. smile

    1. Anesidora profile image66
      Anesidoraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No it's good. Keep 'em coming, by next Christmas goodness knows where we'll be.

  47. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    MINE HAS UPDATED! And I've sold 9 items for the day (second best day ever.) And 74 for the month.

  48. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I just checked mine, I usually check every other day. I reached what I am targeting, so I am now 7 percent. I hope the next .5 percent will come sooner! I know I can learn more and earn more as well. It is just exciting to know that I can also sell.

    Congrats to all!

  49. Spacey Gracey profile image60
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    Wow I've got a big grin.

    Can anyone tell me what accounts for the discrepancy between ordered items and shopped - is that only made up of items still waiting to be shipped? Or is it downloads? Or returns?

    Normally by the Tuesday report I have cleared the backlog of items ordered over the weekend but not shipped, but today I have more items still to go out than yesterday. Bit confused.

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I can't answer your question but I'm glad you had good news. Sometimes different vendors in the Amazon network take longer to ship out items.

      So you can have more waiting to be shipped out two days in a row because they are just taking longer to ship out.

      Edit: also don't forget the vendors are being swamped with big orders, so it takes them longer to ship. smile

  50. Spacey Gracey profile image60
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    Oh that sounds good. Thanks Bill.



    I'm not complaining about it since I'm sure at the end of December the orders will slow down but the items will continuw to ship out so it will all even up. I just didn't want to get too excited about the items still to go out and then find out that I was mistaken.

    And congratulations on your good month Bill- maybe on tomorrow's report you'll find out you sold something really expensive on your higher commission rate smile

    1. Peter-Jan Celis profile image58
      Peter-Jan Celisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You actually bring up a good point. Although it's unlikely, Amazon COULD play a bit with deliveries to minimize commission tier levels of their associates. I googled but did not find anyone analyzing this in a way worth linking to.

      1. Kay70flow profile image61
        Kay70flowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yea that greets as amazon!!

        1. IzzyM profile image86
          IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Huh?

          1. Spacey Gracey profile image60
            Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Lol - honestly an 8 month build up and that was his first forum post.

            I don't know whether to say 'welcome to hubpages', or 'can I help you, you seem to be lost'.

 
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