Amazon just launched Amazon OneLink affiliate, its own way to build global links for products on Amazon affiliate international traffic.
Before, users had to manually provide links per Amazon international site to the website visitors, or provide a list of links and let the user choose which one to click on.
Now, all we have to do is link Amazon accounts, and add a small code in the website to have links automatically redirecting to the local Amazon store - or the closest one - from a unique and universal global link !
To do so, login on the Amazon US affiliate website. If not registered yet on Amazon US, then it is time to create an account, as it will be the central one for the other Amazon affiliate countries.
Amazon affiliate program login
After being logged in, go to the OneLink page, in Tools > OneLink, which has been created recently in September 2018.
There, link to the US central account all the other accounts you may have. If you don't have local accounts, do not hesitate to create them to benefit from the link localization to the nearest store.
At the opening of Amazon OneLink, the following countries were open for international affiliate programs linking :
United Kingdom with amazon.co.uk affiliates
Canada with amazon.ca associates
Germany with amazon.de partnernet
France with amazon.fr partenaires
Spain with amazon.es afiliados
Italy with amazon.it affiliazione
Japan with amazon.co.jp affiliate
It is most likely only a question of time until the remaining countries already open for Amazon affiliate program can also be linked the the central Amazon OneLink account :
For each of the Amazon international sites open for amzone international affiliate centralization program, enter the tracking ID in the appropriate box, click the link store button, and verify ownership of the account by clicking on the link, and logging on the local website account to prove that you do own the account.
This code will automatically update all the Amazon affiliate links on your website. Nothing more to do on your side !
Copy the code from the Amazon OneLink website, and paste it somewhere in your HTML, preferably in the footer, and using the asynchronous method.
In any case, the visitor will click on the link after having viewed the webpage, which should therefore be delivered in priority.
And that is it !
Time to test if it is working, by simply going to your website on a page containing Amazon affiliate link, and clicking on one of them.
See our example, with a link from the amazon.com, the US version of Amazon, on our website, after having linked all other Amazon international sites.
After clicking on the link, we get to a specific Amazon page, which will handle the redirection to the nearest country online store.
In our case in this example, it is the French website, which is correct, as we are visiting from France. If the US site was served to us, we wouldn't be able to order, or would have to pay extra shipping to cover the expensive oversea shipping - and wait an awfully long time =)
If Amazon OneLink is not working, make sure of the following :
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- the international Amazon sites have been linked and verified properly,
- the Amazon links included in the webpage are coming from the amazon.com US website. This should not be necessary, however in doubt, try it,
Experiencing other issues, or happy with this awesome, and long awaited, update to Amazon affiliates ? Let us know in the comments.
Article with Amazon link served by Amazon OneLink
If your Amazon OneLink is not working, make sure that you have linked all your universal Amazon affiliate links with your central account on amazon.com.
Without this extra script, the universal Amazon affiliate link cannot find on your page the Amazon links, and propose the link from your connected Amazon associates onelink that matches the visitor’s geography.