Make Money with Amazon A Store - Amazon Affiliate - 60dc
Optimizing your Layout and content for Sales online
If your struggling to reach success as an Amazon associate, your not alone.
Amazon is the internets number one online retailer..and they know it. When your trying to make money with the amazon associate program you have a very small window of time to turn your visitor into a paying sale.
The cookie length for an amazon conversion is an almost unheard of - one-session cookie. Once your traffic leaves your site via an amazon link you better hope they already have their credit card in hand. In order to receive credit for a sale the item must be placed into the customers shopping cart within that session.
Full relevant details from the Amazon Associate agreement:
a “Qualifying Purchase” occurs when (a) a customer clicks through a Special Link on your site to the Amazon Site; (b) during a single Session that customer either (i) adds a Product to his or her shopping cart and places the order for that Product no later than 89 days following the customer’s initial click-through, (ii) purchases a Product via our 1-Click feature, or (iii) streams or downloads a Product from the Amazon Site if the Product is a Digital Product; and (c) the Product is shipped to or streamed or downloaded by, and paid for by, the customer.
A “Session” begins when a customer clicks through a Special Link on your site to the Amazon Site and ends upon the first to occur of the following: (x) 24 hours elapses from the customer’s initial click-through; (y) the customer places an order for a Product that is not a Digital Product; or (z) the customer follows a link to the Amazon Site that is formatted with an Associate’s tag that is not assigned to you.
Keep your visitors in YOUR pages - Maximize conversion
If you have managed to attract traffic that has commercial intent - often done via product reviews, product comparisons or problem-solving orientated article - you also want to be sure that the customer is getting YOUR cookie placed in their browser.
Amazon does provide a rather expansive set of associate tools. When using your own sites you can incorporate many html and java based links, many of them highly customizable based on your visitors previous amazon activity.
If using a blogger blog one has built in amazon modules, if using a Wordpress blog one can find or purchase Amazon plug-ins.
If your submitting your content to a site that doesnt allow html but does allow external links one can create outbound links to specific products and hope that the customer either purchases your suggested item or finds a suitable related product, one can maximize this opportunity by taking advantage of the Amazon Associate A Store option.
Rather than build blog posts, web sites or module stuffed hubpages one can send interested parties to your own specific stores with hand selected items. These stores called "A-Stores" can be very powerful tools.
One benefit of using an A-store: Many of the script based tools will slow down load time - by simply linking out via a simple text or image link that ends at your A-store you can keep your pages loading fast.
On sites that work on an impression share program one is free to gain the 100% chance of a conversion if the cookie is placed via an A-store link.
Setting Up Your A Store
Steps to setting up an A-Store:
Log into your Amazon Associates Account:
(If your an online affiliate, you may find this affiliate dashboard useful HubPages Affiliate Dashboard Tool
- Go to the aStore Link: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/store/manage-your-stores.html
- Select add an aStore
- At this point create a new tracking id- this will be the name of your store and a trackable id for your sales - You can have up to 100 unique ids.
- Follow the prompts to create category pages and hand select items to include in your store - at the end of your selection you will be given various link style options
Some suggestions for A-Stores:
- Create very specific topic based stores,
- Find varied prices for the same item
- Include related items (i.e. Cameras - Camera cases - rechargeable batteries)
- Dont get caught up on the design
- INCLUDE A SHOPPING CART
- Point out the multiple item requirements for Free Super Saving Shipping