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Integrate Amazon Affiliate Program on Your WordPress Website using WooCommerce Dropshipping

We have seen a boom in the eCommerce industry in the last 5 years like never before. Big Companies like Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, AliExpress, and many more in line have grown exponentially in these years. There are new trading methodologies like dropshipping and affiliate programs that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. 

All these were there for a long time but high-speed internet has changed the whole perspective of the matters. With the advancement in mobile internet and smartphones, our lives are also paced up. The boomers, millennials, and Gen Zs all have started buying things online and this high rise in online buying behaviour has created many opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Dropshipping and affiliate programs are a very lucrative business model for starting and understanding online selling trends. Especially if this is a new world to you, this will allow you to understand marketing. Take a step further and select the right product or niche for you and sell it as you have already gained experience about it using dropshipping and affiliate programs. 

Amazon Affiliate Program

The Amazon affiliate and Amazon Associates are used interchangeably for affiliate marketing offered by Amazon. It is Free. Amazon Associates is also a simple and easy way to monetize a website. Simply sign up, receive immediate approval, and place Amazon affiliate links on your website, blogs and mobile apps today. When someone makes an Amazon purchase via one of your links, you get the advertising fee up to 12%– it’s that simple.

But how do you get started? Below, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to becoming an Amazon Affiliate, with screenshots. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, starting your own business, or just looking for a small business side hustle, I hope you’ll find this guide a helpful place to start.

Getting started with Amazon Affiliate Program

If you are doing dropshipping via WooCommerce and also interested in Amazon Affiliate program, you don’t anything else. WooCommerce Dropshipping plugin version 2.4 is now offering Amazon affiliate support. Now you can have Amazon products directly in your store, that you’re an affiliate for. Customers click to buy on your store and pay on Amazon, giving you an easy way to sell any Amazon affiliate supported product yourself without a lot of manual work.

Let’s find out how Amazon Affiliate program works with WooCommerce Dropshipping.

Create an Amazon Associate Account

To create your Amazon Affiliate account visit the Amazon Associates Central homepage and click “Sign-up”

Amazon Associate Signup

You’ll be prompted to log in to your existing Amazon account or create your Amazon account. Create or Sign-In according to your suitability.

Amazon Sign-In

Fill up your account information of the person or entity you want Amazon to issue payments and click Next.

Amazon account information

 

Enter your websites, blogs, mobile apps, or social media channels. The mobile app should be available at Amazon, Apple or Google Play. For social media, you should have verified pages or enough fan following. 

Add all URLs and click Next.

Website and Mobile Apps

Set your profile, starting with entering Associate store ID, categories of products at Amazon you are going to target,  and other information about your websites, blogs and mobile apps.

After filling the form, click Finish.
Verify your account, enter your tax information and payment method and you are all set.

Amazon Profile-Store ID

After setting up, your dashboard will appear. You can analyse your store and search for products that you want to display on your website.  

Amazon Affiliate Dashboard

How to Create Amazon Affiliate Link

To create Amazon Affiliate link, hover over Product Linking and click Product Links.

Amazon Affiliate Product Links

Now, we can find the product by adding a related keyword or ASIN of the product. For getting ASIN to search for the product on Amazon primary website based on your area of service. You will find ASIN, in additional information section under Product Information and next to technical information.

Amazon Products Additional Information

Enter the ASIN in the Product Links section and press go. A link will appear of the product and click Get Link.

Amazon Product Selection

Customise Link text. Also, change Link Destination dropdown menu to Detail Page and choose a Standard Link from option 3. Finally, copy the link provided for your WooCommerce Website.

Product Link setting

Integration with WooCommerce Dropshipping Plugin

If you have not installed WooCommerce Dropshipping Plugin buy it from here and install it on your WooCommerce Website.  

How does Amazon Affiliate Support work?

Amazon affiliate support is very easy to use. Simply go to Dashboard>Products>New Product

Adding Product URL

Go to Product data choose External/Affiliate product from the dropdown menu. In General tab paste the standard link copied from Amazon Associates’ Product Links menu to Product URL

Product URL

You’ll notice Amazon Affiliate ID and Amazon Product ID tabs will grab details automatically.

Amazon Affiliate ID and Product ID

Adding Call-to-Action Button

After adding product URL right a compelling statement for your Call-to-Action button in the Button text tab.

Call-to Action Button

Now, fill up rest of the information like Product name, product images, general and short descriptions, while keeping in mind Legal policies or Conditions of Use & Sale for Amazon affiliates. You can find these at the bottom of Amazon associates dashboard.

Amazon Affiliate Terms and Conditions

Make sure these are SEO optimized for better visibility. Click on Publish and you are good to go. 

Now, that you have set it up this is how your product page will look like on your website.

Wordpress Product Page

Factors to Consider while Developing a Product Page for Amazon Associates

Amazon Affiliate Support is all about Marketing

Amazon Affiliate support for WooCommerce Dropshipping is all about marketing. It gives you the environment where you can use your marketing skills by creating a strong SEO strategy and content filled with keywords that make your page rank better on the search engines. All these pieces of information should be directed to your Call-to-Action button. 

Write compelling statements for your call-to-action button for better conversion rates. That’ll help you boost your organic audience. 

Role of Call to Action

Do not mention the Price

We won’t suggest adding prices, as prices are volatile on Amazon. While working as an  Amazon Associates, the main focus is on marketing leading to conversions. Keep Regular price and Sale price empty and will not display any price. 

Pricing

Role of Call-to-Action 

Call-to-Action for Amazon Affiliate products will redirect your customers to the targeted Amazon product page. We have seen that a Call-to-Action with good transition and position results in better conversion rates. 

No matter you’re driving traffic from different search engines, email marketing or using social media, you must have to test your call-to-action text, product information and button design. Yet, there is no rule of thumb for a compelling call-to-action. It can be done by testing variants that you can be sure of what works for you.

How You will Get Notified about Click-through and Conversions

When potential customers visit any product and click on the Call-to-Action button they’ll be redirected to Amazon’s product page automatically.

When your potential customers click on the call-to-action button, you’ll see a grey bar. And when you’ll have a conversion and earned a fee or bounty you’ll see green and blue spikes at Amazon Associates’ Dashboard. 

Amazon Affiliate Graph

Bottom Line

Amazon Affiliate support is an add-on to WooCommerce Dropshipping plugin that gives you opportunity to enhance your business under one platform.  Now, you can dropship from AliExpress, Local suppliers, wholesalers and in addition, earn rewards from Amazon Affiliate support. 

We are adding more features to our WooCommerce Dropshipping plugin and improving it.  We appreciate if you want anything else as a special feature for your plugin or store. Contact us and we will have your back!

 

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