There are some tasks that seem to suck up all your time.
Going grocery shopping, for example, is something that takes time.
You have to go to the store, wander around until you find the things you need, get to the checkout, wait in line, pay and get yourself home lugging all those bags.
However, the most modern grocery stores are now allowing you to make your purchases online, right from the comfort of your own home.
No more wandering store aisles, looking for the things you need. No more waiting at the checkout.
You can simply create your list online, pay ahead of time and pick up an already-prepared load of grocery bags from the store.
A monotonous task that once took a chunk of time out of every week has now been streamlined and made easier!
In affiliate marketing, we have many of these tasks that just take time. And for Amazon Associates, these tasks can often be multiplied and extended beyond belief.
However, what if there were a way to streamline these tasks as well, making them just as easy as doing your grocery shopping from home?
Today, we’re going to discuss six fantastic tools that can do just that. They’re WordPress plugins specifically designed for Amazon affiliates, and they have the ability to save you from hours of monotonous work.
Let’s find out how!
How Amazon WordPress Plugins Make an Affiliate’s Life Easier
How much easier would it be to create review posts if you could import information directly from Amazon’s website while writing?
Or what if you could automatically send your readers to the correct Amazon store for their country?
How about creating visually-appealing product widgets? Or managing comparison boxes that allow readers to see the benefits and downfalls of one product compared to another?
These are just some of the many features that Amazon WordPress plugins offer to affiliates. There are plenty of plugins for affiliate marketers, and some particularly useful ones for Amazon Associates. They have the ability to save you time by doing time-consuming tasks for you.
Today, we’re diving into six of these amazing plugins, and we’ll see just how each one of them can save you loads of time!
The 6 Best Amazon WordPress Plugins for Affiliates
1. Amazon Affiliate for WordPress (AAWP)
This plugin is all about great visuals and up-to-date information.
Developed in Germany, it’s perfect for all Amazon affiliates looking for a way to incorporate the latest information on products in the most visually-appealing way.
With this plugin, you can get shortcode for single or multiple product boxes. These boxes include all relevant information on the product you’re featuring, such as title, description and technical details.
Best of all, the product information is updated automatically! So your readers will see current prices and availability right in the product boxes on your website.
You can include fully-customizable lists for your posts, include “Best Seller” and “New Releases.” Just include your specific keywords and the plugin will display best-selling or newly-released products that fit your needs.
AAWP also makes it incredibly easy to create comparison charts, which is a great feature for product review sites.
You can purchase the AAWP plugin for as little as 39 euros (about 47 USD).
2. Amazon Link Engine
Have you run into the problem of sending readers to the wrong Amazon store?
It’s a common complaint among Amazon affiliates. Even once you’ve signed up for all the right international Amazon affiliate programs, how can you make sure that readers are sent to the right stores for their respective locations?
Well, this plugin is your answer!
Using Amazon Link Engine, your readers will always be sent to the correct Amazon store, no matter where in the world they’re located.
This plugin works in combination with Genius Link, giving you even more possibilities for sales.
What does this mean for you? Not only will your readers get sent to the correct store, they’ll be sent to the best destination to complete a sale.
For example, let’s say the product you’re promoting is only available on the Amazon US store but your reader is from the UK. Genius Link and Amazon Link Engine work together to send that reader, not to an empty product page, but to a related product or search on the Amazon UK store through a special algorithm.
That way, your readers are always sent to the place where they’re most likely to make a purchase!
3. Amazon Auto Links
How much time do you spend searching for products that are appropriate for your site in order to promote them? This is one of those monotonous tasks that just takes (read: wastes) time.
With Amazon Auto Links, that time is saved!
Using your pre-made criteria, this plugin actually searches for and displays the products that you want. You can insert widgets and banner ads to display these pre-searched products, and your readers will always be presented with relevant products.
Best of all, the information and product searches are constantly updated, so your readers will never be sent to an outdated product page!
Actually, I lied. The best part is really this: Amazon Auto Links gives you all these great features for free!
EasyAzon is a plugin that makes your life as an Amazon Associate (you guessed it) easier!
You can search for products and create Amazon affiliate links without even leaving the WordPress post editor, which saves you a whole lot of time. There’s also a nifty feature which allows you to add the NoFollow attribute to affiliate links across your website.
Along with this plugin, you’ll also get an Amazon Associate training course which will help you learn the ropes of being an affiliate marketer with Amazon.
With over 10,000 downloads, this plugin is one of the top Amazon WordPress plugins for affiliates.
But don’t settle down just yet: EasyAzon also has a pro version. With the pro version of this plugin, you’ll get even more great features, which include:
- Localized Amazon links
- The ability to insert product images with affiliate links to product page
- “Add to cart” button
- Product pop-ups that give more information when readers scroll over the text link
- And more!
The pro version of EasyAzon is available from $47.
5. Amazon Link
Another great time-saver, this plugin allows you to quickly add Amazon products to your posts. You can add them as text links, images or even full-blown product widgets.
Instead of manually inputting information, this plugin has the option of automatically updating product information within your posts, using information that’s relevant to the location of the reader.
Amazon Link also offers a fantastic search tool which allows you to find the right products directly from the WordPress editor. All the affiliate links are localized, and you can even give readers the option to choose which Amazon store they want to visit.
This Amazon WordPress plugin is perfect for affiliates with a lot of international readers. If your readership tends to come from a variety of countries, this plugin allows them to always see the information that’s more relevant to their location.
Amazon Link is another fantastic, free tool for you to use.
6. Amazon Associates Link Builder
This plugin is the official plugin directly from the people at Amazon, created specifically for Amazon Associates. It’s still in beta, but new updates are constantly being rolled out—along with fantastic new features!
For now, you can use this plugin to search for products to promote from Amazon without ever leaving the WordPress editor. This allows you to see real-time price and availability as you write your post!
You can also create text links and ad units, or use one of the unique widget designs included in the plugin.
For affiliates who want to make sure they’re doing everything exactly by the book, this is the perfect plugin to use. It has the potential to be an extremely useful companion to the Amazon Associate. That being said, affiliates may want to give Amazon some time to work out the kinks before they download this plugin.
Oh, and Amazon Associates Link Builder is free! It can’t hurt to try it out.
Affiliate marketing can be full of monotonous tasks that simply feel like a waste of time.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Using Amazon WordPress plugins specially made for affiliates (such as the ones we discussed above), you can streamline your marketing process and save time on a regular basis!