A seemingly straightforward question, but surprised I can’t find the answer so easily.
Here’s the question:
- Amazon’s T&C for affiliate programs says that you can’t be a similar marketplace like Amazon.
- What does that mean, exactly? Does Amazon make the distinction between someone allowing third party vendors to resell on their site and a physical seller who is selling their own stuff on their own shopify store? Where do dropshippers fall in this?
So with these in mind, if I have a Shopify store where I sell things I buy offline from manufacturers or wholesalers, and I have a blog in that hobby or niche, then in those blog articles can I include Amazon affiliate links?
Something along the lines of
- Our site is about the niche (a lifestyle hobby, in my case)
- Articles will upsell both the products we offer as well as those on Amazon, listing the pros/cons of each and recommendations depending on the user’s specific needs.
Is this allowed? Done? A good/bad idea?