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What Do Negative Amazon Commissions Mean?

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by dcristo, Oct 11, 2011.

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    Experienced this for the first time with Amazon yesterday.
    SEMrush
    What does this mean? The buyer did a chargeback?
     
    dcristo, Oct 11, 2011 IP
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  2. nihangshah

    nihangshah Prominent Member

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    Yes, the buyer must have brought the product, didn't like it and therefore returned or refunded it.
     
    nihangshah, Oct 11, 2011 IP
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    I didn't know that Amazon takes away your commission when a buyer returns something. That sucks.
     
    ArwenTaylor, Oct 16, 2011 IP
  4. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Apparently so, its the first time I have experienced it.
     
    dcristo, Oct 16, 2011 IP
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    freshdevelopment Notable Member

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    You see it from time to time but don't worry, the Amazon return rate is generally very low.
     
    freshdevelopment, Oct 16, 2011 IP
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    RunningRunners Peon

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    I have had this happen several times, it stinks but hey someone buys something and doesn't like it and returns it. You can't fault amazon they can't pay you a commission if they are not making any money off the sale.
     
    RunningRunners, Oct 19, 2011 IP
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    Oskar28 Active Member

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    I've experienced that, but it was so rare.
     
    Oskar28, Oct 20, 2011 IP
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    It does suck, but Amazon is a business so they won't refund from their own pocket. Instead they would take the referral fee from the affiliate. But they chargeback is always minimal
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
    hhelen, Oct 23, 2011 IP
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    wahyu007 Peon

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    that is the rule. So that is the customer right. Don't give up ok!!
     
    wahyu007, Oct 24, 2011 IP
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    It really sucks, but when somebody returns something you lose the commission. It stinks if you've already been paid and then you have a negative balance. Happens with me sometimes.
     
    Jordan Barlow, Feb 5, 2015 IP