Amazon, as far as affiliate programs go, has one of the most easy-to-use interfaces I’ve seen from a direct affiliate. They offer so many different ways to incorporate their products into your blog posts, sidebar, pages… It’s quite impressive.
That means, of course, that there are tons of developers trying to best Amazon’s attempts by creating some innovative and effective plugins for WordPress that make integration and optimization even easier.
Amazon Simple Admin utilizes BBCodes to add individual products (such as [asa] ISBN code [/asa]), and allows you to variably display related products in individual posts. If you’re just looking for a quick, simple way to insert products into your posts and pages, this is the way to go.
This is quite the plugin. Based off of the Amazon Associates “Carousel” widget, which displays the best-selling products from a specified category. This plugin uses shortcodes to insert carousel widgets throughout your posts, or in your sidebar. The way they’ve programmed the shortcodes allows you to specify categories (default category is books, but you can also select jewelry, video games, etc.) and keywords (nintendo wii, necklaces, horror, etc.) to tailor the widget to your content. You can also designate the region you’d like to pull products from, such as Amazon.co.uk, or a slough of other regions.
This is a great, versatile, sidebar widget that can be used with Amazon, eBay, or Google. You can display everything from niche products to your wishlist, and the data is automatically updated by way of RSS. The plugin developers pride themselves on the widget’s ability to fit any WordPress blog’s theme, as the size is fully customizable.
This plugin replaced the highly-popular WP-Amazon, which imploded upon itself on after WordPress v. 2.5. This is a highly valuable (free!) plugin that allows you to search the Amazon product database directly form the “Edit Post” page. It says that entering your Amazon affiliate ID is “optional”, but I don’t really see why you would want to miss out on the insane functionality of this plugin from a monetization standpoint.
If you are looking for a great Amazon Affiliate plugin for WordPress, check out one of these popular solutions today!