I haven’t gotten the announcement email yet, but CNBC has reported, and I have confirmed on Amazon’s affiliate site, that Amazon is cutting the fees it is paying for referrals from websites in Amazon’s affiliate program.
The rates will change on 21 April, and the affected product categories are:
|Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Pets Products, Pantry||8.00%||3.00%|
|Headphones, Beauty, Musical Instruments, Business & Industrial Supplies||6.00%||3.00%|
|Health & Personal Care||4.50%||1.00%|
You can find the old rates here.
Here’s what reportedly what Amazon said in the email.
We hope you are staying well during this time. We are writing to inform you of upcoming changes to the Amazon Associates Program Operating Agreement, which governs your participation in the Amazon Associates Program. All changes are effective as of April 21, 2020.
Visit the What’s Changed page to see a summary of these changes. You can also find the Operating Agreement, Program Policies, and the Fee Statement if you would like to refer to the current, pre-change versions.
The Amazon Associates Program