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There are many ways to add Amazon products in a WordPress site that could earn affiliates consistent commissions. On another post, I talk about ways to add Amazon affiliate links from the Amazon Associates dashboard itself.
Here, we shall look at another tool, that lets you search for the exact set of Amazon products you would like to display and create product displays that look appealing to potential buyers who land on your website.
I have been using Easy Product Displays since Day 1 of its creation and have never regretted using it to build products displays to show recommendations from Amazon that I want to share with my readers.
Take a look at some sample product displays that you could create using Easy Product Displays, or EPD for short, in minutes. You can display multiple products in various forms – like 2-3 in a row, or even have them with a description on the side.
Isn’t that so much cooler than a tiny text link your reader will probably not even notice?
Why Add Amazon Products in WordPress with EPD
There are several reasons why I find it easier to add Amazon products on my WordPress blog posts and pages with Easy Product Displays.
- You can search for the right set of Amazon products and add them right from EPD
- It is approved by Amazon. Their owners always ensure they follow all rules set by Amazon.
- For every product, you can display the image, title and a buy button linking out to the Amazon product
- The displays created are mobile friendly and looks appealing on the page
- They convert readers to buyers much more easily
- The EPD tool is flexible and can be adjusted to how you want it to work
- It is not plugin dependent. Once the code is on your WordPress post, nothing can mess with it (except you).
I could go on with reasons on why I enjoy using Easy Product Displays, but you really should try it out to see for yourself why it can come in so handy!
Best of all, EPD works on any product display you need it to. Yes it works beyond Amazon and includes Shareasale network vendors and Zazzle. And you can even manually create product displays
Yes! You can manually insert images, links, and button codes to make anything of your own too! I love how versatile it is. It makes affiliate marketing with Amazon a lot easier and do other cool displays for us to use around our WordPress website.
So now it’s time to see how to add Amazon Products in WordPress using Easy Product Displays. I shall demonstrate the two methods I typically use.
This way, you can make use of EPD better and also see how easy it is to promote Amazon products on your website right away. This also can help you understand the art of converting your website visitors into sales much more easily.
How To Add Amazon Products in WordPress Using EPD
When you sign up to your Easy Product Displays dashboard, click on the “Create Product Displays” option on the menu bar to start creating your display.
We will now use the search function to add in some Amazon products and create the display that will help us promote Amazon products on the WordPress website.
To start searching for Amazon products, click on the Search option and choose Amazon.com. The various options that show up here would change depending on which EPD plan you sign up for.
To find the Amazon products, you could either use keywords to properly search for the range of products or use the ASIN numbers that you find from Amazon.com to add exact products.
Before you start the search process, you would want to make sure that you are using the right Amazon Affiliate ID. If you want the search to only cover a particular category, you could select that at this time too.
Let’s see how it works with keywords. I am going to search for some fun VTech toddler toys for a blog post that displays the best toys kids like from that company.
Once I type in the term in the search bar, a list of possibilities appear. The level of accuracy depends on the phrase you type in.
Now, simply scroll through the list and click on the blue +Use Product buttons to choose the products that you want. As you select them, they will grey out. You can always choose to delete them off the display once the search is done.
The coolest part is, you can go through as many terms as you need and add all the relevant products to this list. Since I want just three, I am going to select the first three and create a product display with those.
Once the products you want are selected, you can see the links involved on the left and the preview of the display on the right.
You would notice that there is the text title and the image, but no button. Don’t worry! That can be set up at the settings tab at the top of the page. You might not need to do this each time to log in to create a product display.
You can scroll through all the options within the Settings tab to choose how the image displays, whether its boxed or not, how the title is displayed and more. Play around with these settings and preview them on the right to see if you like it.
Then select the image of the button you would like to use. You can use the predefined ones, or even insert the HTML code of a button of your own. It is up to you. You can even choose to not have a button if that is applicable at some points.
In this case, we probably want the Amazon button. Or you could upload an Amazon button on your WordPress blog and use the URL of the image right here. Once that is set, you can go back to the Products Tab.
Right here, you can make changes to the product title if you need to. Then you want to be sure that you have selected the right layout. For my blog, the 200px flow or 250px flow works best. They look appealing on both the desktop and mobile view and works best for me.
You can play around and find the layout that works for your blog and theme.
Now that you like the display and have the products you want to promote within the blog post, it’s time to add these Amazon products in WordPress. First, switch over from the Preview mode to the Get Code mode. It would look something like this.
This gives you the code that you would need to insert into your WordPress blog post. Copy and paste this code over to the WordPress editor of the blog post. Do not close the Easy Product Display tab on your browser.
To insert the code into a WordPress blog post, click over to the text editor and find the spot you want the display to show up at. Insert the code that you have copied from Easy Product Displays and paste it here.
You would now see the display show up in the visual side of the editor, and on the blog post when you publish.
Do note that the display could look different on the visual end than it does on the actual blog post. Therefore, hit publish and check out the code to know if you like it. This is how the display will look on the blog post
Nice, isn’t it?
If there is something you want to change on the display, you can go back to the EPD tab and make the changes, and bring the new code over one more time.
That is certainly one of the beauty of EPD. You can make changes and edit without starting out from scratch.
Isn’t it easy to create a product display on WordPress using Easy Product Displays? It certainly make your blog post stand out more, and get you more sales.
Another Way To Promote Amazon Products Using EPD
The method shown above works well when you have a few products that you want to show together. Some examples are accessories, toys of the same kind, and so much more. However, what if you want to showcase one particular product?
Easy Product Displays can help with that and do more. You can also do a short write up describing the product to lure the reader to learn more about the product. This gives the product display more appeal and can convince the reader that this product is a good find for them.
Let’s see how to create a EPD display with one product and some description on the side.
First you search for a single product just like we talked about in this post. Once you find it, it would look like on you EPD window.
Now, click on the blue button that says “Add Text and Featured Product Options“. This will let us add a product description to go with the single product.
Use the field on the right to add in the product description. You can format it however you want – with bold words, links, paragraphs, and more. Then decide if you want the product to appear to the right of the page or the left. Select accordingly and click on Apply Changes.
Now that the code is ready in the “Get Code” section, copy and paste it onto the WordPress editor. You can add it in an existing blog post or a new one.
In our case, we will add it to an existing blog post to add a detailed description.
We paste the code over and update the post. This is how the post looks now with the product feature built using EPD.
Isn’t this an elegant way to display a product to sell on your WordPress site? You can do more than this if you use Easy Product Displays to add Amazon products to your WordPress site.
There are many other ways EPD can help you add products to your WordPress website. It can be used in creative ways to enhance the look of your blog post. An appealing post would do wonders in keeping readers engaged in your blog and turning them into buyers.
What do you think about using EPD? Would you be trying to add Amazon products to your WordPress blog using this amazing tool?