Create an Amazon Product without API



To manually add an Amazon product without Amazon PA API connection to the Products section, click on the “Add New” button on the overview page or in the main menu.

Add Product

Click “Create Custom Product”

Click the link “Create Custom Product”. This link is also available when you are connected to the Amazon PA API.

Add Amazon product without API

Enter Data

You will then see a form where you can enter the values of the product. Some of the fields will be filled automatically during the input process.

Add Amazon product without API form

Title

Enter the product title at the top, just as you would enter a title for any other WordPress post.

Add Amazon product without API title

Affiliate URL

Enter your affiliate URL for this product in this field. It is recommended to include your tracking ID, even if ASA2 can insert it automatically.

Note

Based on this URL, ASA2 will automatically try to detect the country and ASIN and insert them into the respective fields.

Add Amazon product without API affiliate URL

The easiest way to get the URL is to use Amazon’s SiteStripe tool, which you can find as a logged in user on the top of the Amazon product page. It is recommended to use the “Full Link”.

Add Amazon product without API SiteStripe

Product Image

It is possible to provide the product image in three different sizes. Enter the URLs of the images in the respective fields if you want to work with external URLs. You can also use the Featured Image function to upload an image. Then it will usually be placed on your server (if you don’t use a CDN) and loaded from there. This brings up legal issues that you should be aware of.

Note

Due to advantages in loading speed and regarding the legal situation, the use of external URLs is recommended over local images.

On the product page you can click on the image to open a larger version. Right-click on the image and select “Copy Image Address” to copy the URL of the image.

Add Amazon product without API copy image URL

This URL you can enter in the field “Large image URL”:

Add Amazon product without API copy large image URL

Normally, the Amazon image URL includes the size as a number, like the 1000 in this example. If that’s the case, adjust the number for the smaller sizes, like 150 and 75.

Add Amazon product without API copy smaller image URL

Price

Enter the normal price and, if available, the offer price in the price fields. The currency results from the selected country.

Add Amazon product without API Price

Rating

Enter the rating of the product and the total number of reviews in these fields if you want to use a product template that displays the star rating.

Add Amazon product without API Ratings

Country

Here you can select the country where the product is located. In case of an Amazon product, this should correspond to the country of the Amazon store where the affiliate link comes from.

Note

Based on the Affiliate URL, ASA2 tries to detect the country automatically.

The country is necessary to display the right currency.

Add Amazon product without API Country

ASIN

A special characteristic of Amazon products is the entry of the ASIN, which represents the Amazon product number. Entering this is recommended so that ASA2 can automatically update this product via API if you should get access to the Amazon PA API later on.

Note

Entering it is highly recommended to be able to update the product via API at some point.

Add Amazon product without API ASIN

More Info URL

The More Info URL can be used to display another button next to the buy button in the product box, which leads for example to a product review on your website.

Product more info URL Product more info URL example

Publish

Finally click the “Publish” button to save the product.

The product will appear on top of the Products section list:

Products list

Embed

Click the “Embed” link below the title, to get list of example shortcodes you can use to embed the product in your pages.

Products list embed Product more info URL example

For more details about embedding products in your pages, check the section “EMBED PRODUCTS” of this documentation: