Did the Wirecutter migrate because of affiliate commissions?


Updated on July 6, 2020
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5 min well spent

Migrating the Wirecutter to nytimies.com doesn’t make sense and I think there’s a reason for that.

Amazon’s cut of affiliate fees by 50% left a big mark on many sites, even the big ones. The Wirecutter was purchased by the New York Times for $30 million in 2016, just five years after its inception.


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