Are you looking for an Amazon affiliate WordPress plugin for your website?
Amazon has one of the best affiliate programs in the world. You can integrate Amazon products directly on your site or blog to earn money from affiliate partners.
In this WordPress Wednesday post, I’ll share 6 useful free and premium plugins that can help you more effectively promote Amazon products while maintaining compliance with the Amazon Associates rules).
But first.. what do Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugins do?
The term “Amazon affiliate plugins” is a bit broad as there are a lot of features that can fall under this umbrella.
For most, these plugins make it easy to insert the Amazon affiliate links on your site, without going through Amazon.com. But more importantly, most of these plugins use the Amazon Product Advertising API or for some, another method is used. This is amazingly important because of how strict Amazon Associates is with its rules for product information accuracy etc.
Example, if you manually enter a price for a product that you ae promoting in a comparison table, that price could change in the future as Amazon often updates its prices.
So if that example does happen, you would be promoting the wrong price, which is against the rules, but by using one of these plugins and the API, you can rest assure that you are always displaying correct pricing information.
The Amazon Auto Links plugin is here to help you simply insert Amazon products straight into your site, this plugin uses the most recent version of the Amazon Product Advertising API.
With this plugin, you can either insert specific products that you choose or you can let the plugin display a regularly updated feed of the latest products in certain categories.
You can also use the plugin shortcode parameters to customise the output, for example, using the shortcode to change the image size or the length of the description.
Inserting specific products is easy, just add the regular product URL to your content and the Amazon Auto Links plugin will automatically adjust it to use your affiliate link. And you can also have it automatically convert links in comments from other users.
EasyAzon is the quickest way to create Amazon affiliate links from within your WordPress post editor. You can create text affiliate links direct to any product available for sale on Amazon.com without going through the tedious steps of manually creating links from within the Amazon.com website (huge time saver).
The free version is quite basic, if you want access to more features, you will need to upgrade to the Pro version which lets you insert: Image affiliate links, Product information boxes, CTAs and has features like product quick view that displays on hover, automatic link localisation which are based on each visitor’s location and option to have people add the products to their carts right away which gives you more time to earn a commission.
AAWP is one of the best WordPress Amazon affiliate plugins on the planet. The core feature of this plugin is to help you insert affiliate links/product information in many different forms: Text affiliate links, product boxes these contain one or more products where you can include different product details or data fields which let you insert individual pieces of information via the API, for example, including the most recent price.
You can also display lists of best-sellers and new releases that will automatically update to stay current.
For all of these, you can choose from multiple display templates according to your needs and because all of this information comes from the Product Advertising API, you can guarantee that it will always be accurate.
This plugin AAWP has plenty of small and useful features such as:
- Product comparison tables
- Geo-targeting for links
- Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) support
Price: Starts at €39.00 for use on a single site.
WZone, also it goes under the name of WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates, is a plugin that helps you connect your WooCommerce-based store with Amazon.
This plugin can help you make money from this connection in two ways.
The first way, it lets you create a kind of pseudo-drop-shipping arrangement where you can automatically sync Amazon products as WooCommerce products. So, when a visitor goes to add an item to their cart, they will be taken to Amazon to checkout and you will get to place that affiliate tracking cookie.
The second way is, you can create a true drop shipping arrangement where shoppers purchase items on your site, then, you can turn around and order that product on Amazon yourself to fulfil the order.
This way requires some manual effort on your part, but it gives you full control over your margins, rather than just relying on the Amazon Associates commission.
No matter which way you use, the plugin can makes it easy to import products from Amazon to WooCommerce. Then, it can also keep products synced going forward so that your information is never out of date.
AzonPress is another Amazon affiliate plugin that follows an approach similar to AAWP, you can insert both basic text affiliate links but as well as a variety of more detailed product displays.
AzonPress has one notable thing about it, and it is how it gives you useful tools to create product comparisons and you can create both traditional product tables, as well as side-by-side comparison tables.
AzonPress also includes built-in geo-targeting, which lets you redirect shoppers to their local Amazon store.
Price: Starts at $39 for use on a single site.
6. AmaLinks Pro
AmaLinks Pro helps you insert text/image links, CTA buttons, and even entire product showcases and then, you can keep any of the information that you import synced with Amazon to maintain compliance.
One of the best features of this plugin is that you will be able to do this both with and without access to the Amazon API.
All of this information is pulled straight from Amazon, which ensures that it is accurate and you won’t get in trouble when it comes to compliance.
Another useful feature is the built-in Google Analytics Event Tracking, which lets you track product clicks in Google Analytics. Also, the plugin just generally has a good emphasis on compliance with the strict rules from Amazon Associates.
Price: Starts at $67 for access to the plugin