Affiliate Marketing Shopping Development Tools
Many of the large affiliate networks have now developed their own development tools which make it much easier and faster for the webmaster to create their own shopping site. Many of these tools aim to make it easier for affiliates to leverage the csv or xml feeds provided by the affiliate networks to create their own data-driven website.
A number of third parties have also developed shopping software to use the csv and xml feeds from the networks. Please note we have listed these sites for your convenience, but as we don't use these tools ourselves their listing here does not mean we are endorsing them. Please do your own research before signing up.
Shopping Development Tools from Affiliate Networks
ShopWindow Toolset from Affiliate Window
This technology provides an easy way to make a database of over 3.5 million shopping products available from your site. Choose from Client Software file templates, a Web Services API, or the ShopWindow Direct referral links. Join Affiliate Window to find out more or view the live site at shopwindow.com. The ShopWindow Toolset also includes Content Widgets.
See also: Awin Create-a-Feed Wiki, Awin ProductServe API Wiki
Web Services from Affiliate Window.
Affiliate Window now also has a Product Selector Widget for items such as cameras, TVs and satnavs. This tool is powered by PrimaStar and involves a revenue split with them. It's available through the Awin Apps section of the Awin interface.
Content Units that can be cut and paste into a site to automatically display a merchant's products, as well as the Content Creator tool that allows webmasters to create their own unique Content Units. See www.contentunits.com for more.
iSense Ad Creator - Understands the context of a web page and displays relevant products. Will automatically update as the content of a page changes and as more products become available.
Amazon Associates UK
Has a range of link building tools, widgets such as the 3D Carousel and Slideshow, as well as Amazon aStore.
The LinkShare network offers a webservice which returns a cacheable XML file, with the options being:
- Number of Products
- Page Number
- Merchant ID
- Sort by Price (asc or desc)
Shopping Development Tools from Third Parties
Please note we have listed these sites for your convenience, but as we don't use these tools ourselves their listing here does not mean we are endorsing them. Please do your own research before signing up.
A PHP and MySQL price comparison engine based on Magic Parser that allows you to create a price comparison site from data feeds (see example Price Tapestry sites).
Converts your merchant datafeeds into dynamic websites. Can be used to create price comparison sites, niche online stores and standalone product compare pages.
Solution allowing the easy creation of a content unit showing relevant products from multiple affiliate networks. See the site showcase. Note that a % of your affiliate commissions is taken for providing the service.
An affiliate network feed aggregator that helps you build a store and provides a data feed API.
Offers a domain monetisation platform.
Builds you a custom Amazon Associate Store.
In beta when we added to this list, SellFire is an affiliate store builder offering cross-network data feed search.
See also Whitelabel solutions.