Amazon makes it easy for small businesses to embed Amazon product listings in their websites by using the Amazon Associates program. You need to join the Associates program to embed links, but signing up is free. Once you’ve joined Amazon Associates, you will have access to tools to help you create eye-catching embeds for Amazon products, as well as make money off each referral.
1.Log in to your Amazon Associates account. If you don’t have one set up, you can create one at the Amazon Associates website (see Resources).
2.Hover over the “Product Links” tab at the top of the screen. Click “Banner Links” from the drop-down menu.
3.Click “Amazon” from the first drop-down menu and then a product category from the Products drop-down. You can also type in a keyword or the ASIN/IBSN number in the For box. Click “Go.”
4.Select “Get Link” from the right-hand column next to the correct product.
5.Customize the link in your embed code, if desired, to match your website. Select the drop-downs to have the link for the product open on the same or a different page or to include only new product prices. Change the background color, link color, and text color by selecting the color square and choosing a new color or inputting the HTML color code into the appropriate window.
6.Click “Hightlight HTML” in the space beneath the HTML box below the embed preview. Copy the text to the clipboard or a text file on your computer.
7.Open the Web page in which you want to embed the product listing with an HTML editor or text editor, such as Notepad. Paste the embed code inside the page. Where you paste the code inside the page will depend exactly on where you want the product embed to appear and your Web platform. If using WordPress, for example, and you want the embed to appear in a sidebar, paste the code into a text widget and move the widget to the appropriate sidebar.
- If you’re using a graphical HTML editor, such as Dreamweaver, make sure that you’re in HTML mode when pasting the embed code.