|Amazon Associates reports reflect each individual affiliate's earnings. These reports are posted daily for any affiliate referrals and earnings through the previous day.
Because the reports are posted daily, they are not live. You cannot obtain any data for the current day until the following day when Amazon posts its daily report.
Amazon Associates reports for a particular day are typically due by 9am on the following day. Frequently, these reports are posted even earlier. Sometimes, these reports come in very late, especially on days of heavy traffic to Amazon.com. The reason why reports are posted at unpredictable times is that Amazon must run a batch process that parses its web logs for any session that is tagged with an affiliate transaction. This process is dependent on computer load, traffic volume, and sometimes glitches in parsing code.
Because Amazon Associates is the oldest, the largest, and the most successful affiliate program on the Internet, over 1 Million affiliates are dependent on Amazon for their earnings. Waiting for reports may not be the best use of time for any affiliate, and many of you have expressed frustration on Amazon bulletin boards and in your blogs.
To alleviate the need for frequent visits to Amazon Associates Central, AffiliateBrand has introduced an email notification service that will notify you by email the moment Amazon Associates report is posted.