Amazon’s aStore program is scheduled to end on October 27th. So with the holiday sales craziness right around the corner, I thought I would share a super easy way to add Amazon Affiliate Products to a WooCommerce store on a WordPress website.
My philosophy is to keep it simple. With this method there are no plugins to master, maintain, and to buy (let alone the security risks) and, no complicated tutorials to maneuver through.
The process takes only a few minutes to set up. The end result is we’ll have an Amazon Affiliate product as part of our store. When the Buy Now button is clicked, our customers will be redirected to the Affiliate URL on Amazon to complete the purchase and the shipping.
Downsides of this process are that you enter one product at a time and you’ll need to keep aware of the price changes of the products.
Here is what you need to get started:
- A WordPress website
- WooCommerce plugin installed
- An Amazon Affiliate account
Our first step is to start creating our product. Enter a title and for the moment leave as is. Open a new tab and log into your Amazon Affiliate account. Search for the product you want to have displayed in your store. Click on the product and copy the URL.
Come back to our product page and select External/Affiliate product in the product type drop-down menu. Paste in the Affiliate URL you copied.
Go back to the Affiliate product and screenshot or download the images of the product. Copy the price and the product description. Back on our product page enter in the price (and sales price if needed). Scroll to the bottom of our product page and enter the product description in the Short Description area.
Next step is to upload the product images. Add one image as the product image and add other images in the product gallery.
For the product description at the top of the product page is where we add a longer product description and testimonials from past buyers. Basically, we show why this product is useful and who else liked it.
The final two steps are to save your product as a draft, preview what it will look like in the browser. If the product page looks satisfactory, the links work, the images are where they’re supposed to be, publish the product, and share. Here is our example.