Amazon Associates Help

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  1. jenblacksheep profile image76
    jenblacksheepposted 5 years ago

    When I originally started on Hubpages eons ago I had an Amazon Associates account. I never earned enough money on it for a payout (because I'm in the UK and its Amazon US). Anyway, I just tried to log back into it (I thought maybe I'd earned enough for a payout in the 3 years I've been away) and it says my account is closed.

    Can anyone tell me what's going on and how I can get my account activated again. Annoyingly I'm also $5 away from reaching the minimum threshold for payout by cheque.

    Any help would be hugely appreciated as I want to get my money out!


    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago

      If the account is closed, how do you know you're close to payout? 

      Do you mean you're still able to log in and view all your stats?

    2. jenblacksheep profile image76
      jenblacksheepposted 5 years ago

      Yes, I can log in and see all my stats. This is what it says:
      This account is closed and will not generate referrals. Access to this site is for historical purposes only.

      The last referral I made money on was Feb 2014, so I have no idea how long this hasn't been working for.

      I can't find any information on the page at all about why it is closed. There's no help button or hyperlink or anything.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I found this email on another forum that you could try:

    3. relache profile image79
      relacheposted 5 years ago

      Amazon now closes affiliate accounts due to lack of sales.  This may have happened to you.

    4. jenblacksheep profile image76
      jenblacksheepposted 5 years ago

      That would make sense. I don't suppose you know whether they ever open them up again?

    5. relache profile image79
      relacheposted 5 years ago

      I have never had to deal with this issue personally, but there are reports from other users on this site which are almost two years old, describing what sounds like your scenario.

      The fact that you didn't log in to Amazon for three years may not bode well for your case with them.

    6. jenblacksheep profile image76
      jenblacksheepposted 5 years ago

      ok, so I've had to re-apply for a new associates account which is fine, all done. But I'm confused about whether I want to be on the Hubpages Amazon Program (which it won't let me change my affiliate code for) or if I want it to be External affiliates?

      What's the difference?

      Sorry I'm sure there are other threads/posts etc on this, i'm just at work and nipping on here quickly. If someone can point me in the right direction that would be great!

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You are likely to get a higher commission if you join Hubpages Amazon Program; it considers sales across the site, so the commission is higher. That's the main advantage.


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