Do you run an Amazon affiliate website or promote its products on your blog? Amazon affiliate is one of the worlds most popular affiliate programs. Due to Amazon’s brand value and its enormous range of products, it’s not very hard to make money using its affiliate program.
With a small pinch of smart work with a lot of hard work, you can make a full time living as an amazon associates. Working smart will require you to use tools that can help you generate more sales and commissions.
Today, I will be sharing an amazing WordPress plugin for Amazon associates called AAWP (Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin). A recently launched plugin which helps its users to maximize the clicks and affiliate sales with less effort.
AAWP is a plugin built specifically for Amazon affiliate marketers. It comes with cool features that can help you make more money.
Let’s explore what AAWP does and why you should use it.
Automatic Amazon Affiliate Link Creation
AAWP automatically creates an affiliate link with your affiliate ID in it so that you receive the commissions for the sales you refer. You won’t have to create, find and insert affiliate links manually.
Using Amazon associates API integration, AAWP will automatically pull your affiliate data. This includes your affiliate ID so that every time you add a product to display in a product template or comparison table, you won’t have to manually put everything in it. It will automatically pull the product name, image and your affiliate link.
Product Showcase Templates
Showcasing a product in a special template box is way more visually appealing than writing it in plain text. AAWP lets you create beautifully designed and customizable product showcase boxes in multiple designs.
You can select from light design or dark design as well as go for custom CSS. If you know about CSS or hire a CSS developer you can customize the look of the AAWP product boxes the way you want.
The product boxes are already optimized for conversions, no surprise as AAWP is a plugin for affiliate marketing. So, when you create a product box you will know they are going to convert better than text links.
This showcase box would be very helpful for you to boost your affiliate sales. Specially If you blog in physical digital products niches such as smartphones, computers and other digital products.
Create a Comparison Table
The comparison table is an effective way to show a visitor how 2 or more differ and compare against each other.
AAWP lets you compare multiple products in a comparison table. The table looks neat and comes with a call to action button. You can create unlimited numbers of tables comparing any product with another. You will be able to create beautiful tables without touching any code.
To create a comparison table and add a product in it, you’ll only need ASIN number. The ASN number will be used by the plugin to gather product information using the API.
I showed you how to find ASIN number and how useful it is for creating affiliate links in this tutorial. You won’t have to leave the WordPress dashboard since everything has to be done from plugin settings.
Once you’ve created a table you can display it anywhere on your blog using shortcodes. The tables display an original Amazon buy now button which helps in higher click-throughs.
Bestseller Product Listing
AAWP allows you to show some of the best selling products on Amazon on your blog using shortcodes. The shortcode amazon bestseller will show bestseller for a keyword to enter inside it.
If you want to show the best sellers in fiction books, the shortcode would be like:[amazon bestseller=”fiction books” items=”3″]
This will result in output showing top 3 bestselling fiction books on the Amazon store. The list will automatically update every time best selling products change.
It also shows newly released products on Amazon from a specific category (that you will choose) in lists.
AAWP lets you create product widgets with a call to action in it. The product widget will display the product thumbnail image and its title with product rating below it.
You may use it in the sidebar of your blog to show some related products. Using widget options you can also categorize AAWP product widgets to appear all the way in a static position as visitors scroll down. You can also show different products in different categories using the same plugin.
If there is a sale on Amazon for the product you are showing in widgets, a sale banner will also appear to further attract the visitors.
The AAWP plugin comes with geotargeting.
Geotargeting is my personal favourite hack for increasing affiliate clicks and commissions. People like to purchase products when they see the pricing in their own currency.
Geotargeting allows you to show different Amazon product prices and language to visitors from different countries. Suppose a visitor from Europe and Japan both are visiting a page on your blog. By geotargeting you’ll display Yen currency to Japan visitor and Euro currency to European user. This will maximise your commission potential without any extra traffic.
Apart from the major features, AAWP also has some major and small useful features such as:
- Cache management (reduces API requests to reduce loading time)
- Link tracking (tracks clicks and impressions)
- Works with any WordPress theme
- Responsive design and templates
- Uses HTTPS (Secured connection with SSL certificates)
- AMP support
- Prepared templates ready to use
- Make commissions for reffering Amazon Prime customers
You can connect Amazon associates account of countries including:
Amazon requires its affiliates to be fair and transparent so you’ve got to include an FTC disclosure on every page you insert amazon affiliate links. AAWP also makes it easy with its inbuilt disclosure feature.
AAWP is a premium plugin priced at €39 for single WordPress sites. The best plan to choose is the plus plan which is priced at €99 which includes multisite usage and all core features.
If you are a developer or manage client websites you can also choose the unlimited plan priced at €199. That will allow you to use the AAWP plugin on an unlimited number of WordPress websites.
They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee in case you are unhappy with the plugin. You get access to 1 year of free support and plugin updates with every plan.
If you want to increase your Amazon affiliate earnings without increasing the traffic, AAWP would definitely be the one solution to try out.
Let me know what feature you liked the most in the comments section.