Amazon.com Gift Cards FAQ
1. Why are Amazon Associates now eligible to earn referral fees on Gift Cards?
Based on feedback from our Associates, we have made the decision to offer referral fees on Gift Cards. Amazon.com Gift Cards sales are a powerful sales driver for Amazon, particularly around the holidays, and we want to offer this exciting product to our Associates.
2. What are Amazon.com Gift Cards?
Amazon.com Gift Cards are always the perfect gift, redeemable for millions of items on the Amazon.com Web site. They can be sent via email, an e-card or on paper through the mail. When visitors to your site want to purchase a gift for someone but are unsure exactly what to get, Amazon.com Gift Cards are ideal. You can learn more about Amazon.com Gift Cards at the Gift Cards page on Amazon.com.
3. What is the benefit is promoting Amazon.com Gift Cards on my site(s)?
We believe Amazon.com Gift Cards are great for your site visitors when they are not sure what to buy. They may be inspired from your great content on your site but unsure when giving a gift. Placing Gift Card links on your site will offer your site visitors yet another great option. Secondly, timing is everything. After the Amazon.com’s Free Super Saver Shipping deadline in mid-December, Gift Cards are an excellent alternative for you to offer your visitors and for you to still earn referal fees all the way through the busy holiday season.
Burger King, often abbreviated as BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants headquartered in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The company began in 1953 as Insta-Burger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based restaurant chain. After Insta-Burger King ran into financial difficulties in 1954, its two Miami-based franchisees, David Edgerton and James McLamore, purchased the company and renamed it Burger King. Over the next half century, the company would change hands four times, with its third set of owners, a partnership of TPG Capital, Bain Capital, and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, taking it public in 2002. In late 2010, 3G Capital of Brazil acquired a majority stake in BK in a deal valued at US$3.26 billion. The new owners promptly initiated a restructuring of the company to reverse its fortunes. 3G, along with partner Berkshire Hathaway, eventually merged the company with Canadian-based donut chain Tim Hortons.
At the end of fiscal year 2013, Burger King reported it had over 13,000 outlets in 79 countries; of these, 66 percent are in the United States and 99 percent are privately owned and operated with its new owners moving to an entirely franchised model in 2013. BK has historically used several variations of franchising to expand its operations. The manner in which the company licenses its franchisees varies depending on the region, with some regional franchises, known as master franchises, responsible for selling franchise sub-licenses on the company’s behalf. Burger King’s relationship with its franchises has not always been harmonious. Occasional spats between the two have caused numerous issues, and in several instances the company’s and its licensees’ relations have degenerated into precedent-setting court cases.