"Some Amazon.com sellers are hopping mad after an 11-day stretch of planned maintenance to the site’s storefronts has snarled their ability to update their listings and removed some of the listings entirely."
Amazon.com affiliate statistics are sometimes late by several days, while CJ features near real-time reporting for hundreds of merchants. Here it’s even worse since zShops sellers pay to show their wares at Amazon. These incidents reek of a lack of proper respect to partners. At SciFan, we added links to competitors such as Alibris, Powells and Half.com, mainly to offer more choice to our visitors, but also to shake Amazon’s complacent attitude.