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Affiliate Marketing for Amazon Sellers | David Katz

Affiliate Marketing for Amazon Sellers | David Katz

Welcome to the Seller Nomics podcast, where we share valuable tips and information in the Amazon and eCommerce space. In today's episode, we have David Katz, the founder of Archer Affiliates, discussing affiliate marketing for Amazon sellers.

Introduction to Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a partnership between a seller and an affiliate in which the affiliate promotes the seller's product and earns a commission on sales generated through their efforts. An affiliate can be an influencer or a content creator who promotes products to their audience using various channels such as social media, blogs, or websites.

Differentiating Affiliates and Influencers

While influencers can be a type of affiliate, not all affiliates are influencers. An influencer focuses on driving engagement and awareness for a brand, while an affiliate's primary goal is to drive sales and generate revenue for the seller through a commission-based partnership. Affiliates are incentivized based on their performance, such as the number of clicks or sales they generate for the seller.

When to Start Using Affiliates

Sellers can start working with affiliates at any stage of their Amazon journey. It is not necessary to wait until the business is well-established. There is always an opportunity for affiliate partnerships, regardless of the size or age of the seller's business. It is essential to start early to build a foundation and tap into the potential of affiliate marketing.

Maximizing Results with Affiliates

To make the most of affiliate partnerships, sellers need to align their goals with those of the affiliates. Sellers should focus on what makes their product unique and appealing to affiliates and their audience. Key points to consider include the product's uniqueness, review scores, seasonality, and trending elements. Sellers should provide affiliates with compelling storylines and reasons to create content around their product. It is crucial to understand what resonates with the affiliate's audience and tailor the pitch accordingly.

Choosing the Right Affiliates

There are various types of affiliates to consider, including influencers, media publishers, software and shopping technology, and deal and coupon sites. Each type has its advantages and target audience. Influencers and media publishers can help with brand awareness and visibility, while deal and coupon sites have high conversion rates. It is essential to identify the right affiliates based on the seller's goals, target audience, and product category.

Leveraging Amazon Attribution

Amazon Attribution is a powerful tool that allows sellers to track and analyze the traffic and sales generated by their affiliate partnerships. Through Amazon Attribution, sellers can offer a commission-based referral bonus to affiliates who drive sales. This provides a transparent and data-driven approach to affiliate marketing, benefiting both sellers and affiliates. It is essential to utilize Amazon Attribution to understand the impact of affiliate efforts and optimize campaigns accordingly.

Best Practices and Compliance

When working with affiliates, sellers must follow Amazon's terms of service. It is strictly forbidden to ask for or incentivize reviews, as this violates Amazon's guidelines. Sellers should also consider the unique selling points of their products when pitching to affiliates, aligning their offers with the affiliates' interests and content creation strategies. It is crucial to strike a balance between providing information and giving creative freedom to the affiliates to tailor their content effectively.

Archer Affiliates Overview

Archer Affiliates is a streamlined platform that helps Amazon sellers leverage affiliate marketing. There are no sign-up fees or monthly fees, and sellers only pay a commission on generated sales. Within the Archer network, sellers can set commission offers for affiliates, who can access these offers and create Amazon attribution links to track their performance. The platform provides transparent data for both sellers and affiliates, making it easy to monitor and optimize campaigns.

Summary of Article (keywords)

Affiliate marketing, Amazon sellers, influencers, media publishers, software and shopping technology, deal and coupon sites, Amazon Attribution, best practices, compliance, Archer Affiliates.


  1. When should Amazon sellers start using affiliates?
  2. What types of products work better with affiliates?
  3. How does Amazon Attribution impact affiliate marketing?
  4. What are the costs involved in working with Archer Affiliates?
  5. Can affiliates reuse the content they create?
  6. Which social media channels work best for affiliate marketing?
  7. Can Pinterest be an effective platform for affiliate marketing?

Please note that these FAQs are generated from the content and may need to be reviewed and refined for accuracy and relevancy.