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Old 10-03-2002, 09:56 PM   #16
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Edwin, I think you need to download the XML/SOAP developers kit, read the instructions in there. its a simple form to be set up, but you need a developers tag.
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You don't have to download anything. One or two pages back on this board there's a thread about the Shopping Cart with a link to the HTML code.
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Old 10-05-2002, 11:08 AM   #18
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Amazon's next step should be to give us commission, if we send a visitor from the UK, Canada, Germany, etc to the US amazon site, they then move to their own country site and buy something.
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Old 10-05-2002, 09:49 PM   #19
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Granted, math is not my best thing, but in what base system do the following numbers make any sense?

Items Shipped: Me=7 My Tier=3 %=85
Unique Visitors: Me=274 My Tier=91 %=95

How could Amazon mess up something as simple as calculating percentages?

[EDIT: It's VERY aggravating trying to post anything resembling a chart in this forum.]

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Granted, math is not my best thing, but in what base system do the following numbers make any sense?

Items Shipped: Me=7 My Tier=3 %=85
Unique Visitors: Me=274 My Tier=91 %=95

How could Amazon mess up something as simple as calculating percentages?

[EDIT: It's VERY aggravating trying to post anything resembling a chart in this forum.]
They are not percentages they are percentiles, which means you are in the top 85% in your tier for items shipped, and the top 95% for unique visitors sent in your tier.
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Old 10-05-2002, 11:40 PM   #21
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Exactly. On one of my accounts (I know, you're not supposed to have multiple accounts, but I seperated them before that rule was enforced), for example, I've generated a good number of clicks, but none have yet converted to a sale, so I'm in the 90th percentile as far as unique visitors go (which happens to be about twice the tier average), but only in the 5th percentile concerning sales volume.

As you probably know, most affiliates who join a particular program - even Amazon.com - never use their account, and of those that do, few produce decent levels of traffic. As such, your percentile values may seem skewed at times, with every click or sale racing you up the comparitive charts until you near the pinnacle, where the SuperAffiliates undoubtedly dominate.
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Old 10-06-2002, 08:11 AM   #22
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Thank you Kryton and Czar for explaining how the percentiles work.

I had a great month on Amazon in September, but as soon as they implemented the new stats, my sales went into la toilette. One sale in four days. Blech. (I am NOT suggesting that there's something wrong with tracking...only that I hit a dry spell in terms of sales.)

It should be interesting to see how my percentiles stand up when I make it into the next tier.
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