Associates Compensation Overview

As a leader in e-commerce, Amazon Associates offers many ways to make money on the largest selection of books, music, DVDs, toys, electronics, kitchen, apparel, jewelry, tools, and more. With over a million products, Amazon.com Associates program differentiates itself from other affiliate programs by offering a trusted brand experience for your audience, unparalleled offering of products in one storefront, industry leading conversion rates and competitive advertising fee rates that help monetize your web property.

Our compensation philosophy is simple: reward Associates for their contributions to our business in unit volume and in growth. Amazon is a fast growing business and we want our Associates to grow with us.

Compensation Details

Performance Fee Structure

When you join the program you are automatically enrolled in our Performance Fee Structure which allows you to earn higher fees when you generate a sufficient volume of referrals that result in qualifying purchases at Amazon.com during a given month.

Under the Performance Fee Structure, your advertising rate will range from 4% to 15%, and be based on the total number of qualifying shipped items from both Amazon and third-party sellers, not including those product categories that pay out at a specific fixed advertising fee rate. The same rate will apply equally to both Amazon and third-party items and will apply to all referred items shipped during the month. Please refer to the referral rate tier chart below for additional details.

Compensation Details

To get you started on the right foot, when you join the program you will automatically be enrolled in our Performance Fee Structure. After reading the descriptions below, we think you'll agree that the Performance Fee Structure is the most lucrative option. We hope that the additional earnings opportunity offered by the Performance Fee Structure will motivate you to start referring a high volume of traffic to Amazon.ca as soon as you complete your application.
Performance Fee Structure

As mentioned above, when you join the program you are automatically enrolled in our Performance Fee Structure. Under this structure, your referral rate will range from 4% to 8.25% and be based on your total number of shipped items from both Amazon and third-party sellers. The same rate will apply equally to all Amazon and third-party items shipped during the month. Please refer to the referral rate chart below.

Please note that this is only a summary of the fee structure offered for this month. Other terms and conditions apply. Please refer to the Associates Program Operating Agreement for complete details. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between anything on this page and the Operating Agreement, the terms of the Operating Agreement will control.
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