Changes to the Amazon.com Associates Program

Amazon associates/affiliates received the following notice recently:

We are writing to notify you of some changes to the Amazon.com Associates Program Operating Agreement, which governs your participation in the Amazon Associates Program for Amazon.com. All changes are effective on February 1, 2014. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/help/operating/compare

And here is my summary of the changes:

  • Magazines go from a 25% affiliate commission (fee rate) to none
  • Video game console products go from a 4% commission (fee rate) to 1%

Overall this continues a trend by Amazon to steadily reduce their fee rates.

Annotated screenshot showing the Amazon affiliate program changes as of Feb 1st

Annotated screenshot showing the Amazon affiliate program changes as of Feb 1st

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