Adult Products For Amazon affiliates? Yes. With careful consideration and planning. Although Amazon likes to say it has it’s “limits” on what you can buy on their mega website (and that affiliates can sell), If you dig deep enough, you will find all kinds of adult things they will sell and most of it is Amazon prime approved!!
When talking to an Amazon rep once, I did ask would bloggers and online marketing people get to sell these items and not get banned from Amazon? The answer was that they want them to be properly presented (marketed) on websites/blogs that are geared towards those products in the general sense or use.
In other words, Amazon will not allow a website that clearly not Safe For Work (#NSFW) to list a Hitachi Wand with an Amazon Affiliate code attached to it. But since Amazon lists the Hitachi Wand as a Health Device, if you have a website that talks about health and wellness and one most people would be ok sending their mothers to go read, you can do Affiliate Marketing and promote the wand and other “Health devices” on that site and you should not get banned. To be safe, you can always ask for a review beforehand.
Now as all good marketing people know, it’s not always the main product that makes the money. It’s on the attachments and extra’s where a good marketing person will earn their keep.
So you can’t have an extremely pleasurable and “healthy” gadget like the wand and not have any of the attachments. Right?? Again, Amazon to the rescue. Now, these attachments I can verify are of quality material and will hold up to some great, long sessions of use and pleasurable sessions.. Check out the attachments
To make sure Amazon is not going to have a problem with your lifestyle or family blog talking about a wand or about nipple clamps, I would not just say “Hey kinksters, get your nipples in these clamps today!”. I would recommend presenting them in a review style article. Talk about why you would or did use the product. What it means to your life or marriage or relationship and some of the ways others may benefit from using it, then link to the product.
For those of you who have not used Amazon on your blog or don’t like to use the links and prefer a better method, I would try the new custom native shopping ads. That’s these box ads you are seeing here. In my experience, they convert better than the traditional links. I was never a fan of their native ads, the carousel and the boxes. But I have found that these new ones convert the best of anything Amazon has to offer. They are also mobile responsive.
Recap: From my understanding talking with Amazon reps on their chat, as long as your website/blog is #SFW (safe for work) and the products you want to feature are in the same market as your average reader/viewer (not talking about garden supplies and planting methods then pop up an ad for furry handcuffs) AND you think the normal adult person would have no issue sending their delicate, maybe even a little prudish mother to read it, you can have related items advertised on it and not worry about getting banned.
Getting banned can also happen when you put Amazon ads on your blog or website and its not on your list. List?? What List? You ask. One thing some Amazon affiliates forget is to update their Website and social media list as they grow. You can only send traffic to Amazon from websites that are on your list and get credit for any sales generated.
Amazon Affiliate commissions
In the last two years, Amazon has cut back on what they pay affiliates on many of the products sold. The general rule now is the commission rate is 4% across the board. Some items are higher depending on category. Plus they run promotions during the seasons and they will raise the commission rates for some items temporarily. The Amazon cookie is still only 24 hours. When they cut the commissions, some affiliate marketers stopped promoting Amazon claiming the low commissions were not worth the effort.
Especially since many of the products you can buy or sell on Amazon are available elsewhere and you can get higher commissions from other sources.
Looking at my Amazon sales record, I have never had an instance where, say someone clicked a link for Raycity Male Female Chastity Device Stretching Lock 53 and in the end, bought an Echo Dot, three boxes of diapers and a black magic pen, but not the ball stretcher! SO my commission was higher than if all they bought was the ball stretcher!
That’s the beauty of Amazon. Most people in America either have an Amazon account or has a family member or friend that has one. They trust Amazon and they know they can return an item without any questions. So no hassles, no having to sign up with a new store to get a product you have an affiliate link with. They just assume Amazon will have it, have a better price and a better return policy. SO they will shop and buy Amazon first..
As an example, when I purchased my DJI Mavick Pro Drone, I read the DJI website and loved what they had and was actually going to buy it from the DJI website instead of Amazon. Until I read the reviews. Both on DJI and on Amazon. Those who bought from the DJI website had horrible customer service, horrible return stories and horrible experiences in general. On Amazon, because DJI wants to keep in the good graces of Amazon, almost anyone who bought thru amazon got much better service. So I bought via Amazon.
Let’s Be Very Clear Here!
We are talking about Amazon, an international business powerhouse. They have rules and regulations that vary from State to State and Nation to Nation. They also have agents who don’t know all the rules and regulations and carefully worded responses that can mean different things at different times.
What I am saying here, is that based on MY interactions with Amazon agent on their chat, I have been told how and when Amazon will allow bloggers to promote items and services that would normally be considered too risque for some people and that they do indeed checkup on affiliates to make sure they are following the rules set forth and have been known to lock down or ban affiliates that do not follow the rules.
They also know that if you give an affiliate an inch of room, some will take a mile and abuse the privilege, so they do take it case by case when it comes to adult related products. So tread carefully, be aware of the rules and the market you are trying to work in. if any time you have a question, hit them up on chat or send an email to the affiliate contacts and get their blessings.
As always, use their links, do not advertise the price and do not make shit up about the product or the price if you don’t know it, don’t print it. Be as straight-forward as possible and keep it clean. Ok??
These are my experiences, your results may vary and I am interested in knowing what you think of it all. Post your comments and questions down below and lets chat!