No, there are no fees of any kind for applying to and participating in the Amazon.ca Associates Program. There is no charge to apply, and there is no minimum referral requirement or quota you must reach before earning referral fees with our program. You start earning right away.
Yes, you may participate in the Associates Program if you live outside Canada. We have Associates from all over the world and are working hard to add even more. All you need to join is a Web site that does not violate intellectual property rights or promote sexually explicit materials, violence, illegal activities, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
For those Associates who want to link to other Amazon sites, you can also join the Associates Programs on those sites. They are separate programs from the Canada-based program, and you must sign up on each individual site to participate.
Yes, you may participate in the Associates Program through multiple Web sites. If you want to track the performance of each Web site separately, contact Associates Customer Service to request the number of unique tracking IDs you would like. You can then use each tracking ID to measure the performance of a different site, promotional strategy, or layout.
Yes, we encourage nonprofits to join our program.
An Associates ID is assigned when you sign up through our online form. Links from Associates Web sites to Amazon.ca use a special format that includes this code. Every time a customer follows one of those links to our site, this unique URL tells us which page to display as well as which Associate sent the customer to us. We keep track of the Associates ID as the customer browses through our Web site, and even if they close their browser and come back later that day.
As stated in the Operating Agreement, we do not pay referral fees for personal orders. The nature of the marketing agreement between Amazon.ca and its Associates involves the payment of referral fees for referring new customers. It is important that we are paying for new customers and not simply providing Associates additional discounts above and beyond the already discounted items offered by Amazon.ca.