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Old 03-06-2019, 08:10 PM   #1
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Amazon did it again.

Amazon just announced that filmmakers who have films on AMAZON PRIME will now be paid 4 cents per hour...down from the 6 cents that they were previously paying. Bummer.
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It was too good to be true. Amazon Prime Video is a free service connected to the Prime membership which gives you free shipping on many of the purchases made on Amazon. They have to be bleeding money. I honestly don't know how they can provide the free shipping either.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:43 AM   #3
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It was too good to be true. Amazon Prime Video is a free service connected to the Prime membership which gives you free shipping on many of the purchases made on Amazon. They have to be bleeding money. I honestly don't know how they can provide the free shipping either.
Prices are generally marked up enough to the point that shipping costs don't really matter. and for small items that they would lose money on to ship for free they usually make them add on items so that you have to buy more things to buy that item. I think its like $25 to even be able to buy small items like pencils with prime
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The only part of Amazon making money is the webhosting services.
The Amazon store with shipping has always been bleeding money, relying on investors to make up for charging predatory prices. That part of their business model is even so bad, that while scaling up the percentage of costs grew.

If anyone would even seperate the hosting services from the rest, the rest would go bye bye in no time without the influx of new investments.

So they are trying to make their business work.
At least they pay for the amount of viewtime instead of % of total viewtime.
(Like Spotify does: that is a winner takes all system.)
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Amazon just announced that filmmakers who have films on AMAZON PRIME will now be paid 4 cents per hour...down from the 6 cents that they were previously paying. Bummer.
Prior to March of 2018 Amazon paid 16 cents per streamed hour of Amazon Prime content. Do you have an article link regarding this most recent change?
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:10 AM   #6
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Wow. Talk about tight!

I don't know where else you can try.
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The new rate card is posted on the video central page for your Amazon account.

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