How many click thrus are you getting?
I know that when I go to Amazon I'm not always buying stuff. The same could apply to your visitors, they're just wanting a browse. And I don't think it's a matter of converting those browsers into buyers. You need to get the buyers to your hub first. And that will be through tapping into Search Engine traffic.
Those people are looking for something. They're the quality traffic that converts into sales.
Always handpick items. Rarely will the keyword alone give you the best results that you could find. Take the time to look through Amazon for the best items.
Use the description option when adding Sku's
Always choose products that YOU would buy if you were shopping for something relating to the hub. Look at your own shopping habits on Amazon.
Does the item qualify for the $25+ free shipping? (These seem to sell better for me and are always my first choice, in none avail then I look at 3rd party items.)
If it is a low priced item and is shipped 3rd party, is the price becoming too much with shipping?
Is the product showing in the hub lead back to an item with a good description? Some 3rd party items on Amazon have really empty looking product pages.
I get plenty of Amazon clicks, but rarely any sales. Sometimes I use the keyword function, but other times I use selected items.
I've heard that it depends on the amount of traffic. Something like 1 sale for every 1000 visits or something, most likely.
If you are getting clicks then your ads are taking them to Amazon, which is what you want. After that, it is out of your control.
All good advice in here, I think people just like to browse.
I wish Amazon would give you a a reward for getting clicks, like Adsense, and not just sales commission. Throw me a few cents!
Absolutely agree. Also not all products on Amazon.com are good deals, I've noticed Buy.com has better prices on most products.
Amazon has a very short cookie duration (I think 24 hours or less) so unless someone buys an item immediately, you won't get credit for a transaction.
And lots of folks just add items to their shopping cart and come back for them days and weeks later. I have stuff sitting in my Amazon shopping cart under "Save for later" from a year ago LOL
Here at Hubpages, there's a 30 day period where you can get credit for someone joining after following a link with your URL tracker embedded.
Amazon should get their act together then.
You may want to look at the best selling products and be always on the look out for discounts and other special offers, as an amazon affiliate you should get these in your email every so often.
Also it's a good idea to review anything you have purchased over on amazon as that would make a credible review, just try not to hype a product up, just write an honest review about the usability of that product and any benefits that you realised, this works well with the closely related products that you may have to search through the Amazon database to find, but it's worth it to try.
The above has worked quite well for me on blogs and I've only just started to do that here on hubpages, so who knows!
I don't know what the standard buy-per-click rate is on Amazon.
I also always hand-pick stuff, you get some really weird products on occasion using the keyword option.
I am getting about $10 a month through Amazon, the last couple of months. Almost all my sales are books.
Amazon has about the best conversion rate for any web site selling physical goods. It's generally held up as the model for conversion rate in the industry. My Amazon earnings on Hubpages are about twice as high as my Adsense.
My clicks from Hubpages average converting at around 4%. Because of the 24 hour cookie on Amazon, you will find that some things convert better than others. Items priced at $50 or less will sell much better than higher priced items, where folks need to think about it.
On Hubpages books do just OK for me, but any type of gadget or toys are a decent seller. You get a lot better conversion if you are writing about a topic that a buyer might be interested in, and the product is a solution to the topic, that works well.
An example - you write about the different ways to remove wallpaper, then you feature the tools to do that.
Problem -->> solution.
Be sure to pick products that have good reviews. Usually I only feature 4 or 5 star products.
Amazon have a 24 hour cookie. That means that if someone clicks through and buys within 24 hours you get credited. If they buy after 24 hours, you lose the sale.
I hadn't appreciated how this hurt affiliate marketers till I signed up for another affiliate with a 30 day cookie (a UK company) - they had great tracking stats, showing the date and time of clickthrough and when the sale occured. From my experience with them, most people don't buy immediately. The seem to browse, bookmark and come back on payday, or after they have researched other prices. Less than 5% bought within 24 hours.
That was an eye-opener for me. I think the reason people are getting clicks but no sales with Amazon is because most people buy after the Amazon cookie has expired.
thanks for this info how about some body order something I get credit
The 24 hour cookie is very much in dispute. Some claim hat a 24-hour cookie only applies to a product put in the visitor's shopping cart. Everything else is a 1 session cookie.
The TOS is vague and can be interpreted both ways. The Amazon team won't clarify the situation. If you ask a question of them, all they will do is quote the vague TOS.
My Amazon's running on 11% purchases this month, higher than last month. I find most of the items bought are $5 to $15, very little above that.
by Bill Manning 13 years ago
I have a few hubs with Amazon links, plus some store pages on my own sites all with Amazon products. They are very targeted, all about Harry Potter merchandise.Yet I see with 2 new sales today my conversion is only 0.96% Now, I only have maybe 3 hubs with Amazon links, plus two pages of products in...
by Mary McShane 8 years ago
I just got this email. Is terminating your account normal if you don't have any sales or referrals in 90 days????Hello,Thanks again for joining the Amazon Associates program. We’re reaching out to you because we have not seen sales activity on your account.At the time your application was...
by smanty 12 years ago
This is just a quick question that I was sort of curious about because I have not earned anything from Amazon products. I was curious as to how many views you generally receive before you see a purchase from amazon through one of your links?Thanks!
by LindaSmith1 9 years ago
If you are not getting a lot of clicks, or sales from products, whether they are from Amazon or not, is it a good idea to change products periodically?
by Sharilee Swaity 12 years ago
Last month, I got 37 clicks with no sales from Amazon. Does anyone have any wisdom about how to increase the conversion rate from Amazon? I mean, they are obviously interested enough in something to click on it, but not enough to buy. I wonder if it's a lot it being January, too.
by aa lite 9 years ago
I changed over to the HP Amazon program as soon as I could, mainly so I could get paid through paypal rather than by cheque.By now I've had 256 click throughs to Amazon and ………1 item ordered (!!!). That's a conversion rate of less than 0.5%.Before switching my conversion rate was 4.5% (440 clicks,...
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