Zag24
 member, 447 posts
Mon 24 Jan 2011
at 01:38
Question about the Amazon.com link
So, I wanted to buy stuff from Amazon, and (for once) I remembered to enter Amazon through the link on the front page of RPoL.  I hope that there wasn't anything else I had to do to make sure that RPoL gets a cut of my business.  Was there?

After I entered Amazon through that link, I searched and poked around Amazon quite a bit, including signing in to my (already-existing) account.  It made me concerned whether or not any step caused me to lose that status.  I looked at the email receipt, and there is no mention of RPoL.  Is there any way for me to check that you (we) actually got our cut?
Squidcv41
 member, 19 posts
Mon 26 Oct 2015
at 20:35
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
Zag24:
So, I wanted to buy stuff from Amazon,  /i cut a chunk/ Is there any way for me to check that you (we) actually got our cut?




Not sure how to bump. So ....this is a good question  since i shop there a bit as well. How do we make sure you folks get your cut?
halisus
 member, 9 posts
 I'm sorry, Dave
 Im afraid I can't do that
Mon 26 Oct 2015
at 20:38
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
Me too.  I never knew we could do such a thing.
nauthiz
 member, 401 posts
Mon 26 Oct 2015
at 21:47
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
The easiest way is to get a browser extension that will make sure the affiliate ID is always included in the page when you're shopping.

For reference, it looks like RPoLs affiliate ID is: roleplayonl08-20
Squidcv41
 member, 20 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2015
at 00:39
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
In reply to nauthiz (msg # 4):

A browser extension? Isn't that all of the adds as well?
nauthiz
 member, 402 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2015
at 01:17
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
I'm not sure what you mean by "all of the adds".

But what I'm referring to is something like "Amazing Affiliate Link" for Google Chrome, which makes sure you're always crediting a designated Affiliate (like RPoL) for qualifying items without having to manually check the URL to ensure you're supporting RPoL with your purchases.
Squidcv41
 member, 21 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2015
at 02:00
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
In reply to nauthiz (msg # 6):

By all the adds, I meant that get advertising all the time whenever I have someone going in browser.


Edit........
  I will try your idea tho, thanks very much.

This message was last edited by the user at 02:00, Tue 27 Oct 2015.

Rich Kid
 member, 27 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2015
at 12:42
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
I shop at Amazon all the time. We can get a discount or bonus by going through the link here at RPoL?
halisus
 member, 10 posts
 I'm sorry, Dave
 Im afraid I can't do that
Tue 27 Oct 2015
at 14:04
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
I think I figured out how I'm going to use this.  I keep a wishlist at Amazon.  When I want to buy something, I'll copy and paste the name of the item into the searchbox here.  That should take me to the item, and when I buy it, RPoL will get credit.
nauthiz
 member, 403 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2015
at 14:10
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
In reply to Rich Kid (msg # 8):

No.  If you search for and purchase an eligible item through the Amazon search box on RPoL, then RPoL gets a percentage (I think it's something like 1%-4% depending on the item) of the price you paid, which goes towards helping fund the site.
Squidcv41
 member, 22 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2015
at 21:47
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
halisus:
I think I figured out how I'm going to use this.  I keep a wishlist at Amazon.  When I want to buy something, I'll copy and paste the name of the item into the searchbox here.  That should take me to the item, and when I buy it, RPoL will get credit.



This is a great idea, I too shall endeavor to make Rpol rich!!!! Well, I'll work on getting them something now and then. Lol
Tancred
 member, 18 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 05:23
Re: Question about the Amazon.com link
nauthiz:
In reply to Rich Kid (msg # 8):

No.  If you search for and purchase an eligible item through the Amazon search box on RPoL, then RPoL gets a percentage (I think it's something like 1%-4% depending on the item) of the price you paid, which goes towards helping fund the site.


That is really good to know (it has probably been mentioned before, and I just wasn't paying attention).

Once I have placed orders through RPoL's Amazon search box, is there a way to confirm that everything worked properly, and that RPoL was credited with its percentage of the order?

Thanks!