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How many Amazon sales are you from your next threshold?

  1. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 6 years ago

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/associates/2010/volume_rates_table._V192206938_.gif

    1. wavegirl22 profile image49
      wavegirl22posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      just a bit under 100 or so for me ...but I am not complaining. Amazon has been good to me this month! Few days left and your never know.. I just may get to that next notch! All in all ,my numbers are all up and I am hitting my targets!

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

      185 - would you mind doing me a favor - I think I am going to miss. sad

      1. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There's at least 200 items on Amazon I'd love to buy for myself. Not sure my wife will be all that impressed if I did though.

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

          It is down to 139 - I might make it yet. Maybe - some cheap stuff? Box of condoms or something......... sad

        2. thisisoli profile image62
          thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I got a barrage of e-mails when the performance plan came about, not sure how you all missed it!

          1. darkside profile image81
            darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            When was the change introduced. I know it was a while back.

            1. thisisoli profile image62
              thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It was a long while back, probably around 7-8 years-ish.

              1. darkside profile image81
                darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                That would have been during a time that I call the 'Amazon Slump'. Where I would have paid very little attention at all to Amazon and made so few sales that it wouldn't have mattered anyway.

                Though I had been under the impression in the last three years (for some reason) that I was on the new system.

    3. albc profile image60
      albcposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      56 to the next higher percentage, a miracle would do me a favour..

    4. lakeerieartists profile image80
      lakeerieartistsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What a sweet offer!  I am 99 away.  Think you could buy all 99??  smile

  2. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 6 years ago

    I'll be purchasing 10 items with my Amazon Associates Gift Card. The thing is though, it will earn 0% commission for whoever wants the referral.

    However, if anyone is up to 10 items away from getting into the next advertising fee rate bracket, then it will actually benefit them with a higher percentage rate.

    So if anyone can benefit from this, post in this thread and let me know. I'll of course need their Amazon Associate ID so I can create the URLs, eg: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ … SOCIATE_ID but I can email you for that.

    I'd like to know within the next 12 hours if anyone wants to take up this opportunity because I want to do this order soon.

    1. salt profile image64
      saltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Its 16 hours later, if you havent had a reply by now.;.. Id be happy to take the referrals - Salt! Otherwise good luck and very merry xmas and new year.

      1. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, already taken.

  3. Hovalis profile image87
    Hovalisposted 6 years ago

    I'm 20 away from my next threshold of 7.5% with about 16 to ship. That would definitely get me over the line. smile

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If I give you five each you should both get over the line?

      1. kirstenblog profile image77
        kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It sure would seem so, would also be the first time reaching this commission % (fun huh!). Of course I may only need four if the last item sold would only ship! Grrr!

        Then again if it counts for next month that is cool too, my first 5 this month were carried over from the month before and got me past the first commission tier fairly quickly smile

        1. Hovalis profile image87
          Hovalisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It's fun going up another tier. This will do the same for me. Last month was my first at 7%, so hopefully this will be my first at 7.5%. I'll cross my fingers for you. smile

          1. kirstenblog profile image77
            kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks! I really need to do more product hubs that get traffic. I just am totally amazed since last year this time I had only just made my first sale and it took ages to see any regularity in those sales, this year I have had lots of fun. What will next year be like? lol (probably even better!)

      2. Hovalis profile image87
        Hovalisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It will get me over the line, especially since I have the others to ship. Thanks so much. smile

      3. albc profile image60
        albcposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        darkside with a white heart, the force be with you

  4. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I am currently 5 items away from the next tier and have an item waiting t be shipped [who knows how long that will take and my first regualar bracket button has stopped working hence the square ones]

  5. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I've also had an exceptional month, reaching 7.50% a few days ago, but I'm nowhere near the 8% rate, even with the 75 outstanding items still to ship. A lot of them were from the start of the month and I think they must have been cancelled sad

    1. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is possible but I have had items stay in my ordered area for almost a month before being shipped. They may not be returned and just be taking forever to ship for some reason smile
      It has happened to me so maybe you will get lucky too big_smile

  6. EmpressFelicity profile image84
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    As of yesterday, I'm 53 items away from the 7.00% tier.

    Provided I sell a few more items this month I should actually make over $100 - the first time ever that my monthly Amazon earnings are in three figures!

    1. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ohhh I got my fingers crossed for you! Do let us know if you manage it so we can hit you up for drinks lol wink

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
        EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It'll have to be virtual drinks - they're the only ones I can afford at the mo!

        http://www.cocktailtimes.com/original/jose_clasico/top_invisible.jpg

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's my first time, too, empress!  Fun, isn't it?

      On the downside, I only have 31 sales, so if even one is returned I lose that tier.  At least I shouldn't lose the 6% level - that's the one that counts at this level of sales.

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
        EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you've made (or almost made) $100 in 31 sales then you must be doing something right big_smile

  7. pisean282311 profile image59
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    i am 13 away from being at 6.5

  8. profile image0
    ssaulposted 6 years ago

    you guys are amazing i am still waiting for that first one, any advice?

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I took a random look at six of your hubs and didn't find any Amazon capsules.  I'm guessing that might be possible reason lol

      Seriously, you need to write actual product hubs, about products you're interested in (even passionate about) and have some knowledge of, aimed at people who are actually looking to buy whatever-it-is online.

      1. Pcunix profile image87
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You think?  :-)

        Honestly, I don't understand all this Amazon stuff and I guess I had better look into it, because although I should be in the second tier based on numbers, I see only 4% on most things.  I know part of it is that Electronics are capped at 4%, but (for example) I usually sell at least 8-10 books every month and only get 4%. 

        I bet somewhere along the line there was some email from them I should have paid closer attention to smile

        Ooops - I think I see why - I never opted into the "Performance Plan".  See https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp … /main.html if some of you neglected that little detail too.

        What still is not clear to me is why I would NOT always want to be in the Performance based plan?

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
          EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Beats me!  I'd never seen that particular page/link before, so thanks for pointing it out.  Makes me wonder how come you had to opt in, whereas I must be opted in by default?

          1. Pcunix profile image87
            Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I've been with Amazon since forever..  long before they had this option.

            At some point, they probably sent email telling me all about this but I never looked into it.

            My average Amazon earnings will nearly double most months and may even go higher sometimes.

            Duh!  It pays to read junk email!

            1. kirstenblog profile image77
              kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol You are in for a real landslide in earnings here! Any big ticket item really does want to be able to earn a higher % and if you are already bringing in good sales you should find your earnings are way more! big_smile

              Sucks you lost out before but at least now you will get better commissions in the future cool

              1. Pcunix profile image87
                Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Oh well, no sense crying over spilt money, right?

                Oh, wait: you can pick up spilt money.  And since It is not yet the end of the month, by converting now, I magically change $32.66 into some larger figure. Not tremendously larger, of course, but definitely larger. And all I had to do was click a button!

                1. kirstenblog profile image77
                  kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  That is actually pretty cool for you! So are the drinks on you then? lol

        2. Pcunix profile image87
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this
        3. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
          mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for this tip and link Pcunix, I too am guilty of somehow 'missing' that email and must have been on 'Classic' all along. Thanks to you I have now changed to 'Performance' instead.

        4. prettydarkhorse profile image65
          prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for the link Pc, I checked mine,

        5. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Because I had been in the program for 10 or so years I never realised until a few months ago that I too was on the flat rate fee. My wife was on the newer payment model and one day when checking her stats and seeing that she was X away from going up to the X% I realised that I had never had that on my account.

          When I changed it it actually retroactively bumped up my current month. The difference was impressive yet also tinged with sadness as I kicked myself over all that revenue I left sitting on the table for the previous... well however long the newer system had been in.

  9. emievil profile image85
    emievilposted 6 years ago

    I have 23 orders, with 20 shipped, so that means I'm on the 2nd tier, which is my best so far.

    By the way DS, I've used my first $20 or so commission / gift card to buy an Amazon gift for my niece in the US. Guess I should have thought of doing what you're going to do but I'll keep this in mind next time I want to buy another gift from Amazon smile.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, it's nice to share the love.

      Both Kirsten and Hovalis got back to me last night and it's now done. Fingers crossed it all goes as planned/expected/speculated.

  10. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I'm more than 10 away from reaching 7.00, but once it starts rolling, it does seem to build momentum. yesterday I had a 300% conversion. fun to see.

  11. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    I have one sell to date tongue I earned .34$ big_smile I need 6 more for the next threshold. sad

  12. Vcize profile image60
    Vcizeposted 6 years ago

    Pretty impressive that you guys are up in the 7+% range.  I'm lucky to get into tier 2 most months :p.

  13. Sunnyglitter profile image86
    Sunnyglitterposted 6 years ago

    I have zero sales from Amazon, so I guess I need 7 to reach the next tier.  smile

  14. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    Hi ds, this is a good post, nice way to help others, am too way far to the next tier so a ten or even a hundred will not help me anymore. I reached 7.5 for the first time last week and am really thankful for that. I learned a lot from many people here, you are one of them. Thanks and Happy New year!

  15. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I lack about 80 to reach 7.50%....not real likely this late in the month.

  16. thisisoli profile image62
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I'm a little shy of 500 off the 8.25% mark.

  17. thisisoli profile image62
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    If I remember rightly the difference between the classic and performance plan is that performance has earning caps (ie laptops & $25)

    In the past it used to be that if you sold high value items then you stuck to the classic plan, if you sold a lot of smaller value items you went on to performance.

    Both plans have been tweaked a little since then though.

    1. Pcunix profile image87
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't looked at the details, but given how few laptops I've ever sold, I think I am far better off this way.

      Until becoming active here, 99% of my sales have been books.  I'll get at least a 2% bump on those.  I doubt that cap will affect me - you need something worth moe than $600 and an awful lot of stuff is under that.

      1. Pcunix profile image87
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The figures have been adjusted: from $32.66 to $48.10.

        Well, THAT was a click worth the effort it required, wasn't it?

  18. Midnight Oil profile image91
    Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago

    I have a big fat 'O' plus 'O' which equals Zero, but I have only around for a few weeks.

    On the positive side, it can't get any less tongue

  19. Pcunix profile image87
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    By the way, back before Adsense, I used to make much more money from Amazon:

    7/3/2000     2000 Quarter 2 Referral Fees     $86.34     $86.34
    10/2/2000     2000 Quarter 3 Referral Fees     $73.49     $73.49
    ..
    7/1/2002     2002 Quarter 2 Referral Fees     $107.73     $107.73
    10/1/2002     2002 Quarter 3 Referral Fees     $112.97     $112.97
    ..
    4/1/2003     2003 Quarter 1 Referral Fees     $77.44     $162.17
    7/7/2003     2003 Quarter 2 Referral Fees     $87.85     $87.85
    .. Adsense starts 6/19/2003
    10/2/2003     2003 Quarter 3 Referral Fees     $60.88     $60.33
    1/2/2004     2003 Quarter 4 Referral Fees     $75.77     $75.77
    4/1/2004     2004 Quarter 1 Referral Fees     $49.35     $49.35
    7/6/2004     2004 Quarter 2 Referral Fees     $47.96     $47.96
    10/3/2004     2004 Quarter 3 Referral Fees     $31.93     $31.93
    1/6/2005     2004 Quarter 4 Referral Fees     $27.28     $27.28

    But even the very first partial month with Adsense was far more than I had ever earned with Amazon, so I started paying a lot more attention to that.

  20. N. Ramius profile image83
    N. Ramiusposted 6 years ago

    If I can sell another 44 items I will hit 7% thugh I still don't know what I am doing.

  21. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    I'm just four items away from 7%. Grrrr! C'mon Amazon, ship some more stuff!

  22. barryrutherford profile image29
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    I still have no sales on Amazon tongue

    makes me wonder if I am  set up right...

  23. Mutiny92 profile image85
    Mutiny92posted 6 years ago

    a bit more than 100 off of 7.5% - but I am happy!  Its my first Christmas on HP and can't wait to see what next year will bring!

  24. Ign Andy profile image61
    Ign Andyposted 6 years ago

    860 items away from my first 8.25%. I'm not sure I can hit that number until next Christmas.

    1. Wendy Krick profile image53
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm 922 away for 8.25. I don't think I'll do it by the end of the month. But I'm so grateful. This has been the best month ever.

  25. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    Glen, you are Lion-Hearted smile
    Dec 2010 is the best month I had with Amazon without creating too many sales oriented hubs. Far away from 7.5% though. Crossed $500 for the first time from Amz.
    Warm Regards

  26. lakeerieartists profile image80
    lakeerieartistsposted 6 years ago

    Pcunix, glad you adjusted your Amazon.

  27. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    Well the mission was a success! One item shipped already too and it was worth a commission! Glen YOU ROCK!!!!! cool

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Brilliant!

      I noticed that one item was shipped before the others. I ordered 9 books and 1 DVD. Fingers crossed they send off all the books before they finish up work on Friday at 5pm big_smile

      1. kirstenblog profile image77
        kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I definitely have my fingers crossed!
        I have a few decent priced items for this month and one pretty big fish so hopefully it will push my earnings up even more. big_smile

  28. sagebrush_mama profile image81
    sagebrush_mamaposted 6 years ago

    I'm 243 items short of 8%...don't think I'll get there!  smile
    This is the first time I made it to 7.5, so I'm pleased.  My husband is shaking his head, can't believe how well I did...didn't really tell him much about my hubbing until a couple of months ago, when I started to get payouts over $100.  Between November and December, my combined earnings for Amazon have exceeded $1000...not bad for a stay-at-home mom's side income!

    1. Wendy Krick profile image53
      Wendy Krickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not bad at all.

  29. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Two of my sales waiting to be shipped are standing between me and the next threshold. I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. smile

  30. Hovalis profile image87
    Hovalisposted 6 years ago

    Thanks to Darkside I am now over the threshold, despite having one return. :-) Now only 300 odd to the next one. I don't think I'll quite make it. ;-)

    1. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Me too! big_smile
      Darkside, you are so cool! cool
      Stats literally just updated! I also think this might just push me to a payout as well, I was sooooo close before! I don't even care if I have to wait till the end of next month since I think I just missed this payday, oh well. It will hopefully be a nice little check when it comes big_smile

      Darkside, I could kiss you for this!

      http://media.merchantcircle.com/28053710/cartoon%20red%20lips_thumb.jpeg

  31. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    Just checked and yup, you pushed me past the payout threshold!

 
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