Amazon Updates aStores

I've recently started using Amazon's affiliate program, particularly the aStore. It has proven to be a rather interesting way to help your visitors buy selected products from Amazon, and I'm fairly happy with overall aStore performance.

I've just received an email from Amazon, stating that aStore feature has just got a whole lot better:

With this version of aStore you can now:

  • Build and maintain multiple aStores under one Associate ID
  • Feature up to 54 products in each category
  • Create custom categories containing products from multiple Amazon categories
  • Create multiple instances of individual Amazon categories
  • Control the display order of the products on each page
  • Specify products to feature on Category and Subcategory pages
  • Populate products to categories using Listmania lists

I think the best new feature is multiple aStores under the same Associate ID. It will save you a lot of trouble if you're supporting a number of aStores for your websites. The next best feature is probably custom categories. And the last feature I really like is abilitiy to control the display order of products on each page.

I'm going to test these new features on my Books on Personal Development aStore in the coming few days, and will make sure I post a follow-up with my impressions of all the new features of this upgrade.


  1. I’m hoping to include astores on my site. how successful have you been since adding astores to your site and does it recieve a lot traffic?

    I like your site design. Very much balanced.

  2. Hi J.R.

    I haven’t found aStores terribly useful, but I relate this to the lack of traffic.
    One of the really good advantages of aStore is that from your shop visitors can find many more relevant products, buy them and thus indirectly benefit you.

    Thanks for your kind words about the design. Never had neither time nor talent to create a proper one, but wanted to do something different.

    See you around!

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