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    Amazon Magazines

    How is everyone else going with Amazon Magazines sales? Despite having giving them heavy promotion, so far I have not recieved one magazine sale, Im disappointed, but ill keep at it, Im sure it will come good with further changes.

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    I prefer to use Magazania on CJ.com. They offer $6 flat for all magazines > $12, which is a LOT better than what Amazon is offering. Granted, you don't have the customer confidence of Amazon, but with magazines the real customer confidence lies in the magazine being purchased, not how its purchased.

    As far as promotion, targeting is key. Chances are, users aren't looking to subscribe to a magazine when they're browsing your site. You need to catch their interest, show them why they need the magazine, and then entice them to follow through on the sale. What site is it?
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    Don't sell magazines via Amazon.com. You'll earn a pittance.

    There are many reputable companies, such as MagMall and the one Stallion has mentioned, who pay far more in commission.

    Amazon are ripping you off with their commission rate on mags. There are quite high profit margins on magazines in the States and that's why other companies can afford to pay 20 or even 30% commission, not Amazon's measily 5%.
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    "Amazon are ripping you off with their commission rate on mags. There are quite high profit margins on magazines in the States and that's why other companies can afford to pay 20 or even 30% commission, not Amazon's measily 5%"

    I agree they sound like a rip off.


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