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Amazon Hacks by Paul Bausch

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Create an Online Store

Don’t have time to build your own web site? AssociatesShop.com can build a site with Amazon associate links for you!

If you don’t already have a web site that you’d like to integrate with Amazon, you can create an online store with a tool called AssociatesShop.com (http://www.associatesshop.com/). The idea is very simple: you provide a store title, your Amazon associate tag, and a product keyword, and AssociatesShop queries Amazon via its API and builds a store full of products based on that keyword. If you run a site for Led Zeppelin fans, you could use this service to instantly create a store that links to Amazon with your associate tag. By filling in a few form fields with the keywords Led Zeppelin and clicking a few buttons, you can have an online shop devoted to the British rockers in less than two minutes.

Figure 5-11 shows the first page of the shop setup process, where you enter your store’s title, choose a color scheme, and enter your associate tag.

Setting up a storefront, Step 1

Figure 5-11. Setting up a storefront, Step 1

You can also choose which product areas you’d like to show: books, music, DVDs, and/or videos. From there, you’ll need to associate keywords with each product line you chose. As you can see in Figure 5-12, you can type in your keyword or choose different selections from drop-down menus.

Figure 5-12. Setting up a storefront, Step 2

Once your keywords are set, you’ll ...

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