“As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.“
It is a legal and binding disclosure we have to make as a policy requirement of the Amazon associates program. We will explain it in detail in this article.
Amazon has an affiliate program, known as Amazon Associates which allows publishers to recommend Amazon products through a special link called an affiliate link. When a reader clicks on an affiliate link, makes a purchase, then amazon may reward the publisher a small commission for referring customers.
The folks at PhoneGnome enjoy writing about the solutions for your tech-related queries. We have a bunch of high-quality articles that contain helpful information, how-to articles, guides, tricks, solutions, and sometimes reviews of software and gadgets. In this way, we are supported by our readers, who decide to make a purchase of the Products that we recommend.
To be fully transparent, when you click on a link to a product that we recommend and make a purchase, we may earn an affiliate commission from third parties like Amazon.com among others
This commission does not come at a cost to the buyer. It means that as a buyer you pay the same price for the product whether you buy it directly from amazon or via someone’s referral link.
So why do we recommend products via Amazon, you ask? Great question. The simple answer is that we honestly love shopping on Amazon, especially because we usually can get either free 2-day shipping (with Amazon Prime, of course) and in some cases same-day shipping depending on where in the United States you live. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t shop on Amazon? but we only link the product which we think provides some value to you and will add more to your experience It just seems easier this way.
Similarly, we link to affiliate programs of other retailers as well. Most of them do not require us to disclose this relationship, but we just want to be transparent.
We also would like to make it clear that the amount of commission we get for a product is not a factor for recommending a particular product over others.
In fact, our writers and reviewers have no incentive in the website’s earnings through sales and advertisements. We recommend a product only when we really want to recommend it, whether we get a monetary benefit or not.
We do not receive any free products or any other gifts in exchange for linking them on our website other than the affiliate commission from the affiliate links. When we need to test a product for review, we have to buy it.
Apart from affiliate programs, PhoneGnome is also monetized through display ads. We do not control the commissions earned through purchases made by our visitors by clicking display ads. We simply do not get any commissions for sales of our ads customers. Our display ads are handled by Ezoic and we get monthly earnings from them depending on how many ads we displayed that month among other factors.
Thanks for reading and for supporting Phonegnome. We hope maybe you bought something we recommended and it just made your life…better.
If you have any further questions, we are available for you.