In May 2011 I created the affiliate account for OSM.de at Amazon and maintain it since. Yesterday the money for December – 214,18 EUR – was transferred.
Until now the affiliate program of the German Amazon has payed with 4448,35 EUR – a nice sum.
Thanks to everybody who had their share on it!
But I wonder if there ever will be someone managing affiliates for amazon.com. In 2011 I had also set up an account for that Amazon branch. Due to the lack of an bank account in the US to connect with the account I communicated the affiliate account details to OSM-US. Since I have asked now and then how (if even) it is going – no definite answer so far.…
There are $2.32 waiting to become more since 2012 so maybe it would help if the money increases. :)
I've put the amazon.com-link to the Wiki Merchandise page and created OpenSearches at the german OSM donation page. Just visit the site with Firefox and install the Amazon search engine for the Amazon branch you shop at. Just open the drop down list at the search field and select the desired search engine at the bottom.
Now if you shop at Amazon after using the affiliate link from the wiki or a search engine connected to an OSM affiliate account, Amazon will pay a certain share of the revenue to the account – and thus to OSM.