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Can anybody make me understand the amazon thing that's been going on?

  1. Sneha Sunny profile image87
    Sneha Sunnyposted 5 years ago

    In simple language. I don't understand heavy technical terms. big_smile

    I have an amazon account. I have it since I joined HubPages. Now what's going on??

    1. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In the simplest language I know, HubPages is changing how Amazon is going to work here and while you don't have to change before the holidays if you don't want to, you will by the end of the year if you wish to keep using the program.

      1. Sneha Sunny profile image87
        Sneha Sunnyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I already have an amazon account.  So,do  I need to do any changes or join some other amazon site??

        1. Gina Coole profile image85
          Gina Cooleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          When the change is due details will be posted on the forum.  To change you just complete a very simple form under the 'earnings' tab in my account - very similar to Ebay.  There is an FAQ posted already with all the details.  Look under 'Help'.

  2. QuestionMaster profile image90
    QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago

    Right now you earn directly through Amazon.

    As of Jan '12, you will earn from Amazon directly through Hubpages.

    Hubpages claims this will increase profits/commission for most users since you'll get a higher percentage rate from sales.

    1. kmackey32 profile image81
      kmackey32posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So are you saying it is best to change now?

      1. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You can't change now - it's not 'open' yet!!!

        1. Sneha Sunny profile image87
          Sneha Sunnyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I saw that some people are quitting hubpages?? I read that if we don't  sign up, hubpages will give us time for 1 week to remove our hubs and after that if you don't remove your hubs, all your hubs will be the copywrite of hubpages and not any more for you. Is it true??

          1. Pcunix profile image91
            Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No.

            Where on earth did you get that nonsense from?

            1. Sneha Sunny profile image87
              Sneha Sunnyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              In another forum discussion. Wait let me find that.

              1. Sneha Sunny profile image87
                Sneha Sunnyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Couldn't find it but as far as I remember I saw such wordings in that forum post. That's why I'm asking because I didn't saw any such thing in FAQs but in that forum thread.

                1. Pcunix profile image91
                  Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  OK.

                  It's utter and complete nonsense.

                  Your content is yours and it remains yours unless and until you willingly give or sell it it to someone else.  Period.  If you read otherwise in a forum, the person who said it was wrong.  Period again.

                  1. Sneha Sunny profile image87
                    Sneha Sunnyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    it's great if it's not true. Thank you smile

  3. TMHughes profile image96
    TMHughesposted 5 years ago

    Why cant you use Amazon with hubpages in North Carolina?

    1. QuestionMaster profile image90
      QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Because Amazon refuses to allow associate accounts in states with the affiliate tax laws. Basically - it costs them too much time and money.

      1. Pcunix profile image91
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        But this may get straightened out.  Amazon's complaint (and it is legitimate, I think) is that they shouldn't have to deal with 50 different sets of laws: this is taxable here, but  isn't there, there's an extra half percent on those things in that State, this one requires form 456R in triplicate monthly, that one says you can file electronically every quarter and so on. 

        If the States can agree on one set of rules, Amazon says they are fine with that.

 
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