I've done extremely well in the past with Amazon affiliate revenue. That's slowly been dying off just like most everything else. Things happen, I'm not crying over that. However I am extremely upset and if you are an Amazon affiliate you should be paying attention to this.
Perhaps you know, perhaps you don't. This is what can and does happen now.
1. Person is on mobile phone, clicks on your Amazon link.
2. They go to the Amazon landing page.
3. If they don't have the Amazon app installed there is a banner with large button at the top of the landing page that says "view in the Amazon app".
4. If that person already has the Amazon app installed on their device, upon clicking you ad, the app will open and the sale/commission will track. No issues.
So think for a minute what is happening here. Essentially under certain circumstances, Amazon is putting a banner at the top of the landing page that says "click here to clear your cookies and we don't have to pay a commission". Plain and simple, that is what that banner does. If that person installs the app, your commission is gone. It doesn't exists anymore.
Anyone want to explain how, with all the current challenges and browser killing cookie movements, how Amazon themselves putting up banners on landing pages that can effectively kill your commission, how is that fair, a good partnership, logical, etc.
I brought this up with them already a year or two already. Are people here aware or don't care? You could dismiss this as a small factor or issue. Is one more issue good for making money though? One more barrier is ok? I question the legalities of this to be honest. I don't even making a F'ing commission for people installing the app? I suppose if Amazon paid me $50 if that person I sent to them installs the app, I might be able to live with this. Heck, maybe pay me $20. I mean I'm talking about a big ticket item that I'm sending people to their site.
Anyone care about this or is it just me? BTW, it's not just Amazon, and I'm following up with another affiliate program that has this same practice.