Sign On
Create Account
Posts (318),   Pages:prevnext   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   all  
AuthorMessage
FordGuy
#1 posted March 10, 2015 at 3:29pm (EST)  
I have been ordering stuff on Amazon via the SC link... is it working? Worth it?
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#2 posted March 10, 2015 at 6:30pm (EST)  
Cool, thanks. Where is this amazon link? I've forgotten about it.

On the other, bigger site that I run, a lot of people use the amazon link there and it has become my main source of revenue (ads are paying less and less over time).

On that site, I post a list of what was purchased and the commission it earned. Maybe I can do that here too, but I'm not sure I can differentiate stuff.

I can also just go looking for something if you can say what you got and when it was shipped.
FordGuy
#3 posted March 11, 2015 at 7:43am (EST)  
I buy a lot from Amazon. This is the link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding&UTF8&tag&surveyce... I found it by noticing that the *Buy from Amazon, support this site* link was click-able.
FordGuy
#4 posted March 11, 2015 at 7:44am (EST)  
If it helps you, then I'll keep using it. I don't need a list of commissions and stuff. I am headed there today to buy hubs for my Bronco. smiley:::smile
FordGuy
#5 posted March 11, 2015 at 7:48am (EST)  
Yesterday I bought a bluetooth scanner thingy for the pick em up truck..
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#6 posted March 11, 2015 at 10:05pm (EST)  
Argh, I noticed that link was messed up. So, it wouldn't have worked.

It is fixed now and should work in the future. Sorry about that. Thanks for bringing it up, fixing it is important.

It does really help me for people to use it, so thanks. I can try to show you the commissions in the future, just for fun.

I haven't mentioned the amazon thing much on SC. We're kind of small and I don't want to beg too much.
FordGuy
#7 posted March 12, 2015 at 8:05am (EST)  
I think people would use it. It's not like it's extra work, and if you're shopping at Amazon anyway... what the heck!
FordGuy
#8 posted March 12, 2015 at 8:09am (EST)  
So *Buy from Amazon, support this site* works now? The link?
FordGuy
#9 posted March 12, 2015 at 11:04am (EST)  
Just ordered brake hoses for my Bronco. smiley:::smile
LindaH
#10 posted March 12, 2015 at 11:27am (EST)  
I wish I would have known about it when I was buying a lot of stuff from Amazon. Now I'm paying off home improvement debts, so not much Amazoning lately.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#11 posted March 12, 2015 at 11:57am (EST)  
Yes, that *Buy from Amazon, support this site* icon/link should work now. I think if I check the report on amazon tomorrow, it should show the brake hoses. I'll try to do it just to confirm it works.

I guess I can make a post about it and maybe put the icon in the header. That's what I do on GameTZ and that works well there. It's nice because it doesn't cost you guys anything.

I do sometimes get reports that it didn't work, but mostly it works well.

Here's the latest topic there where I post about it and people post what they bought, etc.

http://gametz.com/Site_Feedback/amazon-link-nav-ba...
Lysannus
#12 posted March 12, 2015 at 12:59pm (EST)  
Hey if it works and I am ordering stuff from Amazon I'll use it. smiley:::smile
I didn't realize you got a small cut from that, nice to know.
dab
#13 posted March 12, 2015 at 4:28pm (EST)  
Other than this forum thread, where is the Amazon link? I'd never seen it before and can't find it now.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
#14 posted March 12, 2015 at 4:55pm (EST)  
Any way to make it work for UK purchases?
FordGuy
#15 posted March 12, 2015 at 5:04pm (EST)  
Just got confirmation that they shipped today!
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#16 posted March 13, 2015 at 10:23am (EST)
edited March 13, 2015 at 10:23am (EST)  
It looks like they showed up on my affiliate orders page:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

UK - it's a totally different system/account, unfortunately. I tried to do it with Canada in the past, but it's hard to actually get paid if you're not from that country.

When I have more time, I'll put the amazon link in the header of the site or something. If you just type *amazon* you get the icon which now works (e.g. *Buy from Amazon, support this site*). How you order can matter. Click the icon/link, add stuff to your shopping cart, then buy it is generally best. It may not work if it's already on a wishlist or if you clicked on another site's affiliate link recently.

.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#17 posted March 15, 2015 at 11:07am (EST)  
Hey, this is awesome!!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
#18 posted March 15, 2015 at 1:55pm (EST)  
bill wrote:
> It looks like they showed up on my affiliate orders page:
>
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

I was expecting FordGuy's purchases to be hose, but not those kind!
FordGuy
#19 posted March 16, 2015 at 7:36am (EST)  
laughing out loud That's awesome Biggles!

Bill - Do you know if there is a way to link it to the app on my stupid phone?
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#20 posted March 16, 2015 at 7:53am (EST)  
I don't think there is a way to do that. You can bookmark the link in your browser, though.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#21 posted March 16, 2015 at 8:52am (EST)  
I just put the amazon link in the header for easy access.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#22 posted March 16, 2015 at 10:07am (EST)  
I could use a smaller icon if that seems too large. Or, put it somewhere else.

I can also post reports like I do on gametz or something. Generally, the earnings reports don't show until the day after an items ships, so there can be some delay. Maybe I could do it monthly on on-request. Anyway, we'll see.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#23 posted March 16, 2015 at 1:18pm (EST)  
I bought my entire xmas on Amazon and just spent a fortune on accessories for my NEW BED. I wish I'd had this link a couple of months ago. smiley:::frown

Next time!
FordGuy
#24 posted March 17, 2015 at 7:53am (EST)  
I have it bookmarked on my browser on my computer... I do 99% of my Amazon from my computer. Hate that stupid phone. I'll keep buying! If you see auto parts, it's most likely me. And electrical gizmos. I haven't bought any Amazon pantyhose though. smiley:::smile
FordGuy
#25 posted March 17, 2015 at 7:54am (EST)  
Oh and I buy stuff for work on Amazon too.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#26 posted March 17, 2015 at 9:47am (EST)  
Thank You! I'll try to give you a report later so you can see how much money it brings in. Amazon is quite generous with their commission.
cerealkiller
#27 posted March 20, 2015 at 2:49pm (EST)  
Doesn't look like this would work for me. I always access Amazon through smile.amazon.com. A portion of all my purchase amounts is donated to the Wounded Warrior program.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#28 posted March 30, 2015 at 11:33am (EST)  
Item                                   Price    Comm [##] Date
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Automotive
Dorman H38625 Hydraulic Brake ... $ 12.92 $ 0.97 [ 1] March 12, 2015
Dorman H380319 Hydraulic Brake... $ 16.45 $ 1.23 [ 1] March 12, 2015
Dorman H380320 Hydraulic Brake... $ 16.45 $ 1.23 [ 1] March 12, 2015
ACDelco 45G36009 Professional ... $ 29.82 $ 2.24 [ 1] March 16, 2015

Health & Personal Care
Most Effective Probiotic | Dai... $ 29.99 $ 2.25 [ 1] March 17, 2015

Home & Garden
Wagner's 76029 Oil Sunflower S... $ 31.89 $ 2.39 [ 1] March 19, 2015

Kindle eBooks
Take The Star Road (The Maxwel... $ 2.99 $ 0.22 [ 1] March 29, 2015

Office Products
1000 Half Sheet Laser/Ink Jet ... $ 29.99 $ 1.20 [ 1] March 23, 2015

Pet Supplies
Colloidal Silver For Pets - 25... $ 16.95 $ 1.27 [ 1] March 17, 2015

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Commission $13.00

Thank you.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#29 posted March 30, 2015 at 11:35am (EST)  
That's for the last month... or since I fixed the icon that FordGuy brought up. Maybe I'll try to post these reports once a month.

Thanks everyone who used the Amazon link!
FordGuy
#30 posted March 30, 2015 at 2:53pm (EST)  
That's awesome. I'll keep using it for sure! Looks like 7.5% for doing nothing. I like it!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
#31 posted March 30, 2015 at 4:30pm (EST)  
It seems a shame you can't take advantage of my Kindle books habit smiley:::wry smile I mostly only buy 99p books, but it would soon add up.
cloudhugger
#32 posted April 2, 2015 at 10:31am (EST)  
So if I purchase a turbo nifty spiffy nose hair trimmer deluxe with windshield wipers, would everyone know?
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#33 posted April 3, 2015 at 5:19am (EST)  
They would know one of us bought that, but not that it was you who bought it, unless you posted something like you just did.
FordGuy
#34 posted April 3, 2015 at 7:13am (EST)  
It was a slow amazon week for me. I need more suspension parts though, so I'll be back buying soon!
FordGuy
#35 posted April 3, 2015 at 7:14am (EST)  
cloudhugger wrote:
> So if I purchase a turbo nifty spiffy nose hair
> trimmer deluxe with windshield wipers, would everyone
> know?

THey make em with windshield wipers now?!
LindaH
#36 posted April 3, 2015 at 11:26am (EST)  
It would be fun to play 'guess who bought that'
Lysannus
#37 posted April 6, 2015 at 6:20am (EST)  
LindaH wrote:
> It would be fun to play 'guess who bought that'

Ohhh a new game yes
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#38 posted April 6, 2015 at 6:34am (EST)
edited April 6, 2015 at 6:34am (EST)  

> Automotive
> > H38625 Hydraulic Brake Hose">Dorman H38625 Hydraulic Brake ... $ 12.92 $ 0.97 [ 1] March 12, 2015
> > H380319 Hydraulic Brake Hose">Dorman H380319 Hydraulic Brake... $ 16.45 $ 1.23 [ 1] March 12,
> 2015
> > H380320 Hydraulic Brake Hose">Dorman H380320 Hydraulic Brake... $ 16.45 $ 1.23 [ 1] March 12,
> 2015
> > 45G36009 Professional Front Driver Side Suspension Radius Arm Bracket">ACDelco 45G36009 Professional ... $ 29.82
> $ 2.24 [ 1] March 16, 2015


My guess is FordGuy bought these.
FordGuy
#39 posted April 6, 2015 at 7:59am (EST)  
Yessir
dab
#40 posted April 6, 2015 at 12:53pm (EST)  
So Kindle books don't show up here? That's mostly what I buy through Amazon. Pretty low dollar amounts though.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#41 posted April 6, 2015 at 1:15pm (EST)  
I see one here:

bill wrote:
> Kindle eBooks
> > The Star Road (The Maxwell Saga Book 1)">Take The Star Road (The Maxwel... $ 2.99 $ 0.22 [ 1]
> March 29, 2015
Posts (318),   Pages:prevnext   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   all