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Report: Amazon cuts affiliate commissions across categories

Dive Brief:

  • Amazon is cutting its commissions rate for its affiliate program in a number of product categories, per a report from CNBC, citing an email it obtained that had been sent by Amazon to affiliate members. An Amazon spokesperson also confirmed the change.
  • The email was sent to Amazon affiliates on Tuesday, explaining the new rate card and that it goes into effect on April 21.
  • Furniture, home, home improvement, lawn and garden, pet products and pantry items are dropping from an 8% commission to a 3% commission, per Folio. Groceries, which currently garner a 5% commission,
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