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I got an amazon order! Help me understand this! THANKS

  1. AllanWrites profile image57
    AllanWritesposted 8 years ago

    Ok so I'm excited because I just logged into my amazon associates account and I've gotten my first ordered item!

    The item was expensive

    For example, let's say it's $1000

    Does that mean once it ships i'll get paid 4% ($40)?

    My current earnings are currently $0 but i'm assuming thats because
    it hasn't shipped?

    Do you get 4% of the list price, or 4% of whatever profit they make?

    Am I ever actually going to get paid for this order?


  2. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    No idea as I have not made any Amazon sales but congratulations!

  3. Mutiny92 profile image77
    Mutiny92posted 8 years ago

    congratulations!  I haven't had an order placed yet, but thought I would say Gratz to you anyways!

  4. AllanWrites profile image57
    AllanWritesposted 8 years ago

    thank you kindly

  5. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    In a nutshell, you got it right. There are difference in percentages depending on the type of item it is. And when you sell over a certain amount the percentages can go up a few percent.

  6. AllanWrites profile image57
    AllanWritesposted 8 years ago

    no way, so i actually made that money? that's amazing.

  7. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 8 years ago

    Awesome!  And I just deleted my Amazon Affiliate account by accident. sad  I'll get it going again, though, with news such as this!! smile

    1. AllanWrites profile image57
      AllanWritesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You better!

      The order was a big one and I have the potential to make 25 times  what i've made on adsense in all this time if it goes through smile

  8. Karina S. profile image61
    Karina S.posted 8 years ago

    Congratulations, Allan!

  9. seamist profile image57
    seamistposted 8 years ago

    Hi Allan

    Congratulations! Don't quote me, but in answer to your questions - A. You recieve 4% of the list price. B. You will get paid by Amazon when your affiliate revenues reach $100. By the way, I don't remember how many items you have to sell before you can earn 6%, but it isn't very many.

  10. Isabelle22 profile image56
    Isabelle22posted 8 years ago

    I received an order too on Amazon this week and my commission for the order is underneath it. I am so thrilled.

  11. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago


    Selling an item worth so much is impressive, I tend to aim for cheaper items, and selling a lot of them tongue

  12. Sanarya profile image61
    Sanaryaposted 8 years ago

    good for U. and thanks 2 U I have consider filling up all affiliate form and i hope I 'll as lucky as yourself!
    take care

  13. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    I also sold one expensive item through Amazon (for well over $1000)! But that was a month ago and I have sold zilch since then.

  14. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Allan, it can sometimes take awhile for an item to ship, I had a few orders that took almost 2 weeks to ship. It was kinda frustrating but in the end it shipped and turned up in my earnings smile
    I have yet to have a returned item or an ordered item canceled but I know that is the worry with bigger ticket items hmm

  15. ThePartyAnimal profile image78
    ThePartyAnimalposted 8 years ago

    Keep Amazon on your Hubs when you can - I do very well with them and it pays off. It may not seem like much at first for you. But it will pick up and bring you some spending money in the end.