Amazon Cycling Accessories category referral fee reduction

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In news that at least one Tamebay reader will be cheering about (Hi Bryn!), there is a new Amazon Cycling Accessories category and Amazon are slashing the referral fee for items sold in this category. The timing couldn’t be better as we leave wintery weather behind and the warmer spring and summer brings the bicyclists back out onto our lanes and cities. This year especially, many may eschew their overseas summer holiday and opt for a UK base from which to cycle the countryside of Britain.

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Effective from the 1st of April 2021, the referral fee was lowered to 8.16% of the total sales price. The previous fee was 15.3% of the total sales price. The total sales price is the price paid by the buyer, including item price and any shipping or gift wrap charges.

The following product types are included in the Amazon Cycling Accessories category:

  • Bike backpacks, bags and panniers
  • Bike bells
  • Bike covers
  • Bike locks (cable, chain, combination, folding, mount)
  • Bike mirrors
  • Bike pumps
  • Bike racks and stands
  • Bike trainers
  • Bottle cages
  • Fenders
  • Quick releases
  • Rim bands
  • Saddle covers
  • Training wheels
  • Valve caps

The following sub-categories related to cycling are not included in the Amazon Cycling Accessories category and will remain under the broader Sports & Outdoor category:

  • Bike Tools & Equipment (such as tool kits, repair kits, work stands, cleaners, greases, hand tools)
  • Bikes
  • Clothing
  • Bike Components & Parts (such as wheels, pedals, brakes, batteries, handlebars, grips)
  • Glasses
  • Helmets & Helmet Accessories
  • Lights & Reflectors (such as headlights, tail lights, helmet lights)
  • Protective Gear
  • Cycling Shoes

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