What is Amazon Associates?

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Launched in 1996, Associates is Amazon.com’s affiliate marketing program. By linking to Amazon products and services you can add compelling content for your site visitors enjoyment and receive up to 15% in referral fees for doing so.

As one of the first online affiliate marketing programs, Associates has a very long track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money. Over the years some of their innovations include aStore, Omakase™ Links, and Product Previews.

Current participants in the Amazon Associates program include large, well-known sites, niche content sites and blogs, comparison shopping engines, search engine marketers, and everything in between.

Amazon Associates is free to join.

Payment details for Amazon Associates

Payments to all affiliates are made in the USD currency. At Amazon Associates the minimum payout is $100. Money owed to you can be paid using these methods: , , . The payment frequency of the Amazon Associates affiliate Program is Monthly.

Tracking and cookies

The tracking software used by Amazon Associates is their own in-house solution.

The main commission type used is .

How to join the Amazon Associates affiliate Program

  • Read over more details including ‘What’s New’
  • Click the ‘Join Now For Free’ yellow button.
  • Sign in to your Amazon account.
  • Complete the process.
  • Grab your links and get promoting!

Amazon Associates alternatives

Here are other affiliate companies that may be similar to Amazon Associates: