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Re: Amazon & Dreamhost links

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:45 am
by Keef
Matt, I'm going to be buying some (relatively) pricey stuff from Amazon soon.

How do I make sure you get the kickback?

By the way, this is the ONLY link I use to access Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&tag=appleswitcher1-20

Re: Amazon & Dreamhost links

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:35 pm
by Matt
"Success: The link tags to a valid tag or sub-tag for your Associate ID. "

That's the one.

I just tested it to make sure they didn't pull some BS.

Re: Amazon & Dreamhost links

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:19 pm
by Keef
So like I said, this is the ONLY link I use to go to Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&tag=appleswitcher1-20

I have things on my Wish List or Shopping Cart that I put there weeks or months ago (like I said, ALWAYS using the above link to get to Amazon).

Will they STILL credit to your account? I don't have to do anything else?

(I ask because I've made some fairly large purchases in the past, but you never mention them in your “thanks for buying” posts. I want to make sure my purchases get counted.)

Re: Amazon & Dreamhost links

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:59 pm
by Matt
Hi Keef

Here it is straight from the horse's mouth:
You earn advertising fees on any qualifying items placed in a customer's Shopping Cart within 24 hours of their arrival at Amazon.com via your Associates link. However, this 24-hour window closes once the customer submits his order or reenters Amazon.com through another Associate's link. Once the window is closed, you will not earn advertising fees on any subsequent purchases. However, if the customer then returns to Amazon.com through one of your Associates links, this opens a new 24-hour window.

It is of course possible that a customer may arrive at Amazon.com via your Associates link, add an item to his Shopping Cart, and then leave Amazon.com without placing an order. As long as the item was added to the customer's Shopping Cart during this 24-hour window, you will still earn a referral fee if the order is placed before the Shopping Cart expires (usually after 90 days). The referral fee will not be credited to your Associates account until the customer has purchased the item, accepted delivery, and remitted full payment to Amazon.com.

Re: Amazon & Dreamhost links

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:46 pm
by Keef
Matt wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Hi Keef

Here it is straight from the horse's mouth:
You earn advertising fees on any qualifying items placed in a customer's Shopping Cart within 24 hours of their arrival at Amazon.com via your Associates link. However, this 24-hour window closes once the customer submits his order or reenters Amazon.com through another Associate's link. Once the window is closed, you will not earn advertising fees on any subsequent purchases. However, if the customer then returns to Amazon.com through one of your Associates links, this opens a new 24-hour window.

It is of course possible that a customer may arrive at Amazon.com via your Associates link, add an item to his Shopping Cart, and then leave Amazon.com without placing an order. As long as the item was added to the customer's Shopping Cart during this 24-hour window, you will still earn a referral fee if the order is placed before the Shopping Cart expires (usually after 90 days). The referral fee will not be credited to your Associates account until the customer has purchased the item, accepted delivery, and remitted full payment to Amazon.com.
Thanks, Matt. I suspect my problem was the part I've highlighted above. I know I've kept things in my shopping cart for months in the past...

Re: Amazon & Dreamhost links

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:39 am
by Matt
I’m surprised it’s 90 days. They love to implement loopholes. By now I expected a number much lower.

Whenever I buy things with my code, and they’ve been in my cart for weeks, I delete the cart item and add it again after coming in on the link.

Re: Amazon & Dreamhost links

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:20 pm
by Keef
Matt wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:39 am
Whenever I buy things with my code, and they’ve been in my cart for weeks, I delete the cart item and add it again after coming in on the link.
That's what I'm going to do this time.