What You Need to Know About Online Trade

In light of these new rules, bloggers must be clear about when they are being compensated.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released new online trade rules (2015) that require bloggers and other content creators to disclose any relationships with brands and products. This ensures that readers are aware of any potential bias and are not misled.

As a result of the Federal Trade Commission’s recommendations, please note that any links on https://west-auckland.com/ could contain affiliate links. If you purchase anything through one of these links, I may earn a small commission. I appreciate your support!

What are affiliate links, and how do they work?

Purchases are processed on the websites of external associate companies. When a reader clicks on an affiliate link found on https://west-auckland.com/ and purchases an item, the reader purchases the item from the seller’s website directly, not from https://west-auckland.com/.

External associate companies manage their affiliate links and may modify their links without prior notice to https://west-auckland.com/. If you have any questions regarding your purchase, don’t hesitate to contact the seller directly. Thank you for being so understanding.

Westbound NZ participates in an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, this website earns from qualifying purchases.

When you click on a link for a product or service on this site, sometimes we will earn a small commission at no extra charge to you. This helps us keep the lights on and provide free content for our readers. Your support is appreciated! Thank you.

There are two sorts of affiliate programmes that I use:

Amazon affiliate links are provided.

By using the affiliate links on our website https://west-auckland.com/, you support us in sustaining and developing this resource.

This comes at no extra cost to you, and we appreciate your support. We participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate marketing programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties. These Amazon properties may include but are not limited to amazon.com.

Amazon affiliate links are common in much online content, including blogs and websites.

These links incentivise publishers to incorporate Amazon products into their content by offering a small payment for linking to Amazon products. Usually, these affiliate codes will only be active for 24 hours.

Westbound NZ will not pay the publisher for clicks or other actions or purchases made by readers after the initial 24-hour period has passed.

These affiliate links are a valuable way to help bloggers and other publishers earn extra money from their work.

In addition, Amazon provides detailed tracking metrics that enable publishers to monitor precisely which products readers are clicking on, further streamlining the process of earning money while providing valuable insights into what types of products readers find engaging and relevant. 

Affiliate connections for specific products.

Affiliate links are an essential part of online marketing. These links operate similarly to regular affiliate links, allowing marketers and businesses to earn a share of the sale or some other type of payment. In addition, many writers and bloggers use affiliate programs to generate revenue from e-books, e-courses, and other digital offerings.

By using affiliate links correctly, businesses can boost their sales and increase their bottom line without causing negative impacts on users. It is essential that these links be clearly labelled and disclosed so that readers are aware when they click on an affiliate link.

This allows brands to quickly and easily tap into the power of affiliate programs while ensuring that customers always come first.

Fortunately, there are legal frameworks in place set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that can help marketers ensure that they comply with all relevant laws and regulations when using affiliate links.

What about content that is sponsored?

As someone who values honest and accurate information, I want to clarify that my writing is never influenced by sponsored content. When a firm approaches me with a proposal to fund an article, I only agree if the content will be presented objectively and impartially. Unless otherwise stated, any articles that a company has paid for will be clearly labelled as such from the outset so that my readers know where my loyalties lie.

Whether or not I choose to explore a particular topic is entirely independent of the funding source, and I strive to always provide my readers with the unbiased knowledge they need when making important decisions in their lives.

So if you’re looking for honest and accurate information, look no further than this blog – sponsored postings are not something I do.

New Zealand Consumer Rights

When you engage in consumer transactions, your rights as a consumer are protected under the laws of New Zealand. Whether you are purchasing products online or at a physical store, you have certain rights that must be upheld by any business that is selling to you.

This includes making sure that your purchases are clearly advertised and labelled so there can be no confusion about what you are getting and your rights as a consumer.

At our website, west-auckland.com, we strive to uphold these legal requirements in our transactions. We are committed to promoting sound business practices and providing clear information to our customers and make aware of their rights when doing business with us.

Whether you need assistance with returns or concerns about products that seem faulty or unsafe, we will make sure that you always feel supported and empowered as a consumer.