If you’ve heard of this little old eCommerce store named Amazon, then you might also know that Amazon has what is likely the largest affiliate program in the world. Beyond selling tons of products, it also has some peculiarities with rules and store localization that make it different from many of the other affiliate programs out there.
For example, we use Thirsty Affiliates on WPLift and recommend it as a great tool to cloak affiliate links but…Amazon doesn’t allow affiliate link cloaking. So even though Thirsty Affiliates is a great overall affiliate plugin, it’s not a great Amazon affiliate plugin.
For that reason, I thought it would be helpful to create a list comprised specifically of the best Amazon affiliate WordPress plugins. These will help you insert Amazon affiliate links (and localize them) and images without running afoul of Amazon’s strict affiliate policies.
Some can even help you import products into a WooCommerce store, if you want to go that route.
Let’s jump in…
Amazon Affiliate for WordPress
Oli actually already reviewed Amazon Affiliate for WordPress, but let me go ahead and share it again in case you’re not familiar.
Amazon Affiliate for WordPress helps you easily insert and localize Amazon affiliate products into your site without leaving WordPress.
But it also goes way further than that, the plugin can also help you:
- Automatically update prices via API so that you can display real prices on your site without violating the Amazon Associates terms about out-of-date pricing
- Easily create product comparison tables for different Amazon products without needing to manually enter information
- Create automated bestseller lists and new releases
I encourage you to read Oli’s review if you want to learn more about this plugin – it’s pretty dang powerful!
Amazon Affiliate for WordPress is a premium plugin that starts at €39 for a single site license.
Amazon Link Engine / Geniuslink
Amazon Link Engine is Geniuslink’s WordPress plugin. If you’re not familiar with Geniuslink, it’s basically a link localization service that makes sure Amazon links are always localized.
So why is Geniuslink better than the other Amazon affiliate plugins that offer link localization?
Because it localizes links based on more than just product ID. Product ID alone can fail sometimes, but Geniuslink tries to always return a properly localized product, even if the product IDs don’t match.
Just be aware – while the plugin itself is free, you will need a paid Geniuslink account to use most of the features. Paid accounts start at $9 per month depending on the number of clicks you need Geniuslink to handle.
WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates
WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates makes it easy for you to import Amazon affiliate products into your WooCommerce store. With the associated WooZone ASIN Grabber, you can build product lists while browsing Amazon’s website. Then, you can import all those products that you curate into your WooCommerce store with just a few clicks.
Once in your store, the plugin localizes the Add to Cart button so that visitors can add the product at their local store. And it also checks stock availability for each country, which is a nice feature.
It also supports product and price variations, as well as a nifty content spinner tool to generate unique product descriptions. Personally, I’m not a big fan of content spinning, but I know it’s a popular approach.
The plugin offers a number of other smaller features, so make sure that you read the full product description if you’re intrigued.
WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates costs $42 at Code Canyon.
Amazon Associates Link Builder
First off, let me say that a ton of people hate this plugin…but it is the official Amazon Associates affiliate plugin, so I’d be remiss if I didn’t put it on this list. Still – keep in mind that it has a dismal 2.9-star rating at the WordPress.org plugin directory.
Amazon Associates Link Builder lets you search for products from inside WordPress and add those products to your sites via a variety of pre-made templates.
I personally wouldn’t recommend it because the interface is horrible. But if you want to use the official Amazon Associates plugin…here it is.
Amazon eStore Affiliates Plugin
You import the products, then visitors can automatically add them to their Amazon cart right from your store.
You can also grab product variations, prices, and spin product descriptions.
Again like WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates, Amazon eStore Affiliates Plugin is a premium plugin that’s available for $49 at Code Canyon.
WooCommerce Product Table
When building your Amazon affiliates site with WooCommerce, you can use the versatile WooCommerce Product Table plugin to build out a comparison table for your affiliate products. This is sortable and filterable by your visitors, and is a great way of adding value to an affiliate site without producing a ton of original content.
The best affiliate sites provide readers with information they can’t get hold of elsewhere, and an easy-to-make comparison table which integrates with WooCommerce is a great way of doing this. You can read more about how to do this here, and get the plugin here.
Amazon Auto Links
Amazon Auto Links is a free plugin that gives you shortcodes (and a shortcode builder) that you can use to generate Amazon product lists. It also has a tool to automatically insert ads in a specific part of your site.
You can either insert specific products or lists based on categories and search codes.
There are also a ton of parameters to define image sizes, localization, link style, and more. And you can also set up your own custom buttons if you’d like.
It’s not quite as polished as the premium Amazon affiliate plugins but it’s also…free. Tough to argue with that.
Amazon Link Localization by BestAzon
BestAzon is an Amazon Associates link localization service. Once you install the plugin, it will automatically “globalize” every Amazon link on your site.
The plugin itself is free but, like Geniuslink, you’ll need a paid BestAzon plan to actually localize your links via the plugin. That plan starts at $6 per month. You can also donate 3% of your clicks to charity if you’d rather not pay the monthly fee.
Wrapping Up The Best Amazon Affiliate Plugins
Amazon niche sites are a huge niche (sic!), especially when it comes to WordPress sites. These Amazon affiliate plugins can help you create a better niche site with less work, all while staying on the right side of Amazon Associate’s policies.
As usual, if you know a great Amazon Associates plugin that’s not on the list, let us know in the comments so that we can all benefit!