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Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:13 pm
by Norris
Thanks Jim I am glad Amazon is back. I am needing to get a few new grooming items and I get them from Amazon.
Norris
:joy :joy :joy :joy :joy

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:18 am
by Carol RI
I buy my dog food from Amazon and will be Christmas shopping soon. (no tax/free shipping). I'm assuming if I use the link Jim provided - the commission will be automatic?

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:59 am
by Jim Zim

That's correct... it all happens in the background automatically... as long as you start by clicking one of our links to Amazon.

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:26 am
by Carol RI
I have placed my first order with Amazon - thru the Zim link - hopefully you receive the commission !!

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:28 am
by Jim Zim
I'm sure we will. If you want me to check, just to be sure, just tell me what one of the items you ordered was... And I'll verify that it's on the list of things we were paid a commission for.

I get a daily report of what products were purchased. Of course, to protect your privacy, it does not give me any information about who purchased it. (So, whoever bought the underwear earlier this month... I'll never know.) :lol2

Special thanks to whoever bought the $300 book about respiratory medicine a few days ago. There was a nice commission on that! :wv

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:32 am
by Carol RI
Jim: one item was 35 lbs of Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul $39.99 - I just want to be sure I did it right and all future orders go to you. BTW - no underwear. :neen

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:48 am
by Jim Zim
I'll check on that tomorrow. I don't get a report on items ordered today... until tomorrow.

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:17 am
by Jim Zim

Carol, I don't think you did it quite right... as I've got a report of all orders made through 10/30 and it is not on there.

So, to summarize the correct way to shop at Amazon so that the Zim forum gets a commission from the sale:

1. Start by clicking on any one of the following: the Amazon logo in the lower left corner of the forum, the link to Amazon up at the very top of the forum, the banner ad for Amazon at the bottom of the first post in this thread, or any of the Amazon banner ads anywhere at ZimFamilyCockers.com

2. This will take you to Amazon.com

3. Begin shopping!

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:20 am
by Carol RI
Thanks Jim - I'll see if I can get them to correct my mistake !

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:50 am
by Jim Zim

By the way, BIG THANKS to all of you who have already ordered the brand new Kindle Fire through one of our links!

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Every order of a Kindle Fire through one of our Amazon links is just like making a $10 donation to the forum to help cover our server costs. :wv

(Clicking on the picture of the Kindle Fire will take you to the Kindle store at Amazon.com and the Zim forum will get credit for any purchases.)

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:17 pm
by Nicole S
Jim,
Do gift card purchases for Amazon count? I just bought one after going through the link on here.

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:41 pm
by Jim Zim

They certainly do count. So, thanks for using our forum link to Amazon! :wv

Another thing that you might not think of is eBooks for the Kindle. Those all count... as long as you go through our link to get to Amazon first.

Once again, thanks to everyone for helping keep the forum in the black. I really appreciate it. There was a moment last year, after we retired from Cocker breeding, when I was thinking to myself that if I was ever going to shut the forum down that it was the perfect time to do so at that point. But in weighing the pros and cons of continuing to operate the forum, one huge factor was that it is totally self-supporting financially. So, thanks to everyone who has been using our Amazon links, the forum has stayed online and it has really been a good thing for lots of Cockers and their owners. :th-up

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:28 pm
by Jennifer P
I just ordered a couple of Blu Ray's through the link and I need to remember to order my Kindle books in the future! Thanks for all you do, Jim! :th-up

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:33 am
by Steve Smith
Sounds like Ca is not business friendly. The state that Moose and I live in is not business friendly either. We will look at what you have and gladly support your site. Thanks

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:07 am
by Jim Zim

By the way, a big THANK YOU to all of our forum members who have made an effort to use our forum link to Amazon.com! :wv

I've just paid the bill for our web server and our commissions from Amazon have covered it once again this year. I really do appreciate that so many people have gotten in to the habit of starting their Amazon.com shopping trips by using one of the links here on our forum. When you do that, it means that whatever you purchase at Amazon will generate a commission in our direction... and that's why this forum continues to operate in spite of our high server costs!

I was definitely tempted to shut down the forum in 2010 when we retired from breeding Cockers. But with the forum membership being so good about making sure our costs are covered... the future of the forum continues to look bright. :cool

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:21 am
by Nicole S
I have a feeling I might just be able to single handily support the forum through Amazon since I'm buying most of my wedding supplies from there! :bg

Re: We're back with Amazon.com!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:16 pm
by ginnym
Ooops. Shame on me as I could have probably fueled the whole forum with my Xmas shopping through Amazon. I have now seen the light and vow to make all my purchases through using this click to Amazon. I just bought my monthly Taste of the Wild food for my little one, plus one bag for donation to the rescue.

Re: How you can help us cover our server costs

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:53 am
by BeckyA
My new book, "Cast-Off Cocker Spaniels" is available on Amazon, in paperback and Kindle. What a great way to support the forum and cocker rescue!

Re: How you can help us cover our server costs

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:17 pm
by Jim Zim
I've inserted a hyperlink in to Becky's post so that if you just click on the name of her book, it takes you right there to the right page at Amazon.com and gives credit to the forum for the purchase. Simple!

Re: How you can help us cover our server costs

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:10 pm
by Patti B
Well darn. :bang
I thought it was only for animal supplies, and I just bought baby clothes. :sad
I'm sure I will be ordering more.

Patti B

Re: How you can help us cover our server costs

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:55 am
by Patti B
March 1st..I just ordered $100.00 of baby clothes using the amazon logo on your site. I hope you get the credit. :sml
Patti B

Re: How you can help us cover our server costs

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:22 pm
by Alicia W.
I clicked on the Amazon link, signed in to Amazon and ordered Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Bison. Never saw anything stating Zim after I signed in so hope you do receive a credit.

Re: How you can help us cover our server costs

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:23 am
by Melinda In Utah
I just bought a 90 dollar external hard drive (1tb) can you make sure that went through? Also a separate order of quadruped shampoo for around 30 dollars?! I have a few other grooming things I'd like to buy, I just want to make sure I'm doing it right first! (And my sons birthday is coming up!!)

Re: How you can help us cover our server costs

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:25 pm
by Jim Zim
There's a few days delay from when you order until it shows up in a report I can see. I do see all the baby clothes from a few days ago, as well as the natural balance dog food. It will be another day or two before I can confirm the external hard drive.

In case anyone is worried about privacy... I can't see any personal data. All I see is what product is ordered, the quantity, date, and price. There is nothing like names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, or anything like that. So, if you order anything, uh, interesting.... I will have no idea who did it. So, don't worry! :raz

And it's totally normal that you won't see anything about Zims... or anything to indicate that we got credit for the purchase. As long as you start via one our links... you've done it right.

Thank you, everyone! :wv

Re: How you can help us cover our server costs

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:38 pm
by Patti B
:wnk Even if you could see what I bought, I don't think I would care.
You're welcome. Glad I could help.

Patti B