Amazon has become one of the world’s largest ecommerce marketplaces and now has storefronts in 14 different countries. Because of it’s massive scale and global reach, Amazon is an ideal channel for affiliate marketers looking to connect people with products all over the world. In order to maximize the commissions you earn as an Amazon Associate, it’s important to understand the intricacies of using the different Associates programs for a global audience.
With the addition of the Amazon Mexico program in August and the Amazon Brazil program last year, Amazon now has 12 different Associates Programs.
This map shows the different countries with Amazon storefronts. Note that Amazon storefronts in The Netherlands and Australia are digital only and do not yet have Associates Programs. Also note that programs for Mexico, Brazil, India, China and Japan all require a local bank account to issue payment.
Why is this important to Amazon Associates?
If you’re an Amazon Associate with any kind of global audience, you want to make sure you’re sending your users to the correct storefront for them to purchase. In addition, you need guarantee that you’re properly affiliating your links for that storefront to ensure that you can earn the commissions you deserve. With all of the different storefronts and Associates programs around the world, however, this can prove to be extremely challenging.
Powering your Amazon links with Geniuslink is a great way to ensure that you are able to take full advantage of the entire global Amazon ecosystem. Our proprietary link translation algorithm globalizes and affiliates your links, allowing you to use a single link to serve your entire international audience. For more information on using intelligent links, check out our guest post in the Amazon UK Associates portal.
As Amazon expands its global reach, it will likely continue branching out into more countries. Having a solid understanding of the full breadth of Amazon’s global footprint will allow you to guarantee that you’re maximizing your ability to earn commissions and provide your users with the best experience possible.