How to register a new account for Amazon Affiliate Program and sign up for the Product Advertising API

This is a guide to register a new account for the Amazon Affiliate Program and sign up  for the Product Advertising API. You need the Product Advertising API credentials to use AmazonSimpleAdmin.

1: Start at https://affiliate-program.amazon.com and select your country.

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2: Enter your e-mail address and select “I am a new customer”

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3: Next enter the required registration data. Name, e-mail address and password.

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4: Now you will get asked about your account information like payee name and address.

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5: Then you have to enter some information about your website.

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6: To verify your identity you have to enter your phone number. A PIN will be generated. You will receive an automatic call and enter the PIN on your phone.

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7: After verification agree to the contract terms and click “Finish”.

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 8: You will be redirected to a Thank you page. Here you can see your new unique Associates ID. This is your Tracking ID which you can insert in the AmazonSimpleAdmin setup panel. Click the button “Get Started Now” in the bottom left corner of the page.

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9: You’ll be redirected to the Amazon Associates platform. To use your Affiliate account with other tools you have to register for the “Product Advertising API“. Click the button in the main menu.

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10: On the homepage of Amazon Product Advertising API click the button “Sign Up Now“.

 

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11: After signing up with your credentials from step 3 you have enter your address and website information again. Then agree to the API license agreement and proceed.

 

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12: You have successfully created a new Product Advertising API account. Click the link “Manage Your Account”.

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13: To get your AWS Security Credentials which are necessary to work with AmazonSimpleAdmin, click the link “AWS Security Credentials Console” or go directly to https://console.aws.amazon.com.

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14: Sign in again to the AWS console with your credentials from step 3.

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15: In the AWS console select “Security Credentials” from the drop-down list below your name.

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16: Confirm the safety check and click “Continue  to Security Credentials“.

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17: You can not access the secret access key for the default root user. So create a new access key by clicking on the button “Create New Access Key“.

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18: Now you will see your new Access Key ID and Secret Access Key. Store them in your password tool or download the key file. You need both values to enter in the AmazonSimpeAdmin setup panel.

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19: Now enter your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key from step 18 in the AmazonSimpeAdmin setup panel. When status show “Ready” you are ready to use AmazonSimpleAdmin. For more information about how to use it, please check the usage page.

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James Lewis
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I’m already using my two access key slots for other applications.  Suggestions?

Nargish
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Thank you for this great tutorial.

Michael Wowro
Guest

Thanks for your great plug-in.

As I have many readers from Germany and U.S.A., I have to apply for both amazon associate-programs, the German one and the U.S. one, isn’t it?!

Is there a possibilty to use your plug-in for both associate locations?

Thx, Yours Michael

Bartosz
Guest

Hallo Timo,

fallen für die Amazon Web Services weitere Kosten an? Das erste Jahr ist ja umsonst, aber wie sieht es mit Folgekosten aus?

Kenneth C Young
Guest

Please inform to just how safe the Amazon Simple Admin is preventing hacks which could result in my Amazon Commissions been diverted to someone else?

Thanks in advance,

Kenneth C Young

Kenneth C Young
Guest

Further to my last email please explain if your plugin Amazon Simple Admin works with the Amazon IAM system?

If not please explain why as Amazon has a video were the makers of plugins can be set up for user privileges.

Kenneth C Young

Hung PHam
Guest

Dear,

I am now an affiliate-associate of Amazon. I don’t what Product Advertising API is? And what it the purpose of Product Advertising API? It is the same with affiliate-associate? I want to know about Product Advertising API. Please give me the the detail of Product Advertising API.

Thanks

Peter Pham
Guest

I have the same question like Hung Pham ask. Thank you for admin replying.

Wolfgang
Guest

Thank you for this very detailed post. It really helpful.

 

vivek
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vivek

i had registered  on https://www.amazon.com/dp//?tag=hhessdedasher-21 thn after i had login in sign in to console is their any charge have to pay for it? i don’t know plz give me suggestion. they was showing me bill 0 $ ..that’s why i’m asking

Kevin
Guest

Thanks a lot for the info. I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why I could not import products.

Isabelle
Guest

Hallo Timo,

tolle Anleitung! Nur: Bei mir kommt immer diese Fehlermeldung:

Error: AWS.InvalidAccount: Your AccessKey Id is not registered for Product Advertising API. Please use the AccessKey Id obtained after registering at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp//?tag=hhessdedasher-21

In “Your Security Credentials” in meinem AWS-Account steht, dass der Key aktiv ist und eine Mail zu meiner erfolgreichen Anmeldung kam auch…

An copy-paste liegt’s nicht, hab das mehrfach versucht.

Was mache ich falsch?

Misbah
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Misbah

Hi, I am facing the same issue as Isabelle described. My AWS PAir of keys dont pass the amazon scratchpad test. I receive this error (same as in above post)

“AWS.InvalidAccountYour AccessKey Id is not registered for Product Advertising API. Please use the AccessKey Id obtained after registering at https://www.amazon.com/dp//?tag=hhessdedasher-21

I have only one affiliate account and only 2 pair of keys. N0 “IAM USer”

Anybody know the solution?

 

kaufkraft
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kaufkraft

Hallo, es geht um das WP Super Cache Plugin mit dem AmazonSimpleAdmin (ASA 1) Hatte gestern das Caching Plugin neu eingestellt (nach Anleitung in einem Blog-Artikel) Mit der Funktion “Preload” wurden ?alle? Seiten Neu gecached – die Ladezeiten hatten sich gefühlt sofort spürbar verbessert. Bis heute vormittag – die Seite/n > wo vor allem eine ASA-Box installiert ist, sehr..sehr langsam (Pingdom: 60 sec.) brauchten, bis sie vollständig geladen waren. Selbst als ich ASA de-aktiviert hatte, hatte sich zu den Ladezeiten nichts positives geändert. Ich hatte eigene >von Kollegen) Templates im Einsatz, die allerdings auf meiner Seite nie richtig dargestellt wurden.… Read more »

Timo
Admin

Hallo Günther, vielen Dank für deine Rückmeldung. Wenn viele Seiten auf einmal vorgeladen werden und sämtliche mit ASA 1 eingebauten Produkte geladen werden müssen, kann das natürlich zu hohen Ladezeiten führen, da je Produkt die Amazon API angefragt wird. Da kommst du mit ASA 1 an die Grenzen, mehr ist da nicht zu optimieren. Alle Erfahrungen sind ja bereits in ASA 2 eingeflossen, wo du wesentlich mehr Mittel hast, um so etwas zu vermeiden, z.B. die Amazon Produkte per Cronjob serverseitig vorladen. Mir liegen derzeit keine Probleme vor bezüglich der Verwendung von ASA 2 mit Cache Plugins. Derzeit teste ich… Read more »

Anthony
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Hello,
Does the ASA2 plug in support a shopping cart, or the ability to add items to the user’s Amazon shopping cart when they are redirected to the Amazon site? I can’t see anything in your help files about any such feature.

Do all the links created by the plugin simply redirect the user to view the product on the Amazon site or is there a way to get the product added to the cart?

I hope my question makes sense!

Regards,
Anthony

Timo
Admin

Hi Anthony,
ASA 2 has the “Buy button” feature. You can decide per template if the button should lead the user to the product page or directly to the buy page where the user can add the product to the cart directly. You can see it on the buy button demo page: http://www.asa2-demo.de/buy-button/

Abhishek Anand
Guest

Thank you.

 

Aruwa Abubakar
Guest

pls where can i fined the AmazonSimpeAdmin setup panel in Blogspot. I need help pls..

Timo
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Did you install ASA on your blogspot blog yourself or is it preinstalled?

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Frank
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sunil
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sunil

Wonderful experience of shopping

Dar
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Dar

Hallo.

Ich habe “damals” meine Root Keys in zwei Blogs eingegeben. AWS1 funktioniert dort sehr gut.
Leider habe ich die Secret Keys nicht aufgeschrieben.
Aus der Datenbank direkt kann ich sie herauslesen, aber die scheinen verschlüsselt zu sein.
Zugang mit normalen IAM Benutzern scheint immer nicht zu funktionieren. Muss deshalb an die Root Keys dran kommen.
Besteht eine Möglichkeit sie zu entschlüsseln?

Dar
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Dar

OK!
Entwarnung =)
Habe einfach neue Root Keys erstellt.

Austine
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Austine

Hello Timo,
Can i operate an ebay affiliate account from nigeria,

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) I ttake care of suhch information much. I was looking foor this certain infodmation for a long time.
Thank yoou and good luck.

Alex K.
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Alex K.

Grüße Timo. Gibt es bei ASA2 eine Möglichkeit der Anbindung für Woocommerce?

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Jörg
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Jörg

Hallo Timo,

weißt du wie, oder ob es möglich ist eine zweite Advertising API zu bekommen? Und das ohne ein komplett neues Konto bei amazon?

Hintergrund ist folgender:
Ich betreibe zwei verschiedene Webseiten und möchte auf beiden die Advertising API nutzen.

Ich freue mich auf eine Antwort 🙂

Grüße
Jörg

Ana
Guest
Ana

Hello,

I am so confused. My blog was approved for Amazon associates and the little bar appears on Amazon so I can generate the affiliate links there and simply paste them to my blog.

What is the deal with the API? Is this just a widget to use on websites? Or what does it really do?

I have read all the information I could on it, but it just doesn’t say what’s the difference between to Associates programe which I am already using, and this tool.

If I don’t sign up for it, won’t I still get a commission from Amazon Affiliates ?

 

Please advise

 

Timo
Admin

I you are registered for the Amazon Associates program, you automatically have access to the API. The API can be used to retrieve product data. ASA uses the API to make your life easier. You just have to enter the ASIN or search the product, and ASA will embed the product in your site.

Bilal R Safiulla
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Bilal R Safiulla

Hi

We are based in India and want to sell via affiliate link to the US.

Is this possible if so what are the documentation to be followed.

Our selling point is going to be the US only and not into India.

 

 

Rgds

Anil

Timo
Admin

Sure, that’s no problem. Just register for Amazon’s US partner program on https://www.amazon.com/dp//?tag=hhessdedasher-21 and use the Associate ID you get. With ASA 2 you can use different Associate IDs for every Amazon partner program (including India).

zahir
Guest
zahir

I registered for Amazon’s Uk partner program and recently created API key but not working, why

Timo
Admin

Sorry, but I can not tell you what the problem is with your Amazon account. You have to contact the Amazon support and ask if your account is ready for the product advertisement program.

jaypee
Guest

Hey Timo
Nice tutorial. Really learnt a lot from this. Iam so grateful. I have a problem when they try calling me to verify my pin. Amazon always tells me to try in an hour time

abiya
Guest

I was looking at the docs, and it says that this setup is not recommended for production. This post doesn’t mention production environments. Do you think you could elaborate why this setup wouldn’t be good for production? or if that is no longer the case?

I’m trying to decide how to go about deploying CDH onto a cluster on EC2. I’ve found other methods, but this seems to be the easiest. I’m familiar with Hadoop and HBase, but don’t have much experience deploying a cluster and much less EC2.

Thanks in advance.

Timo
Admin

Hi Abiya,
maybe it is because you have to use the AWS root user. But currently it is not possible to create an IAM user with less permissions to run the product advertisment API. So we do not have a choice. When it will be possible, ASA will be updated. Does this answer your question?

Abdelkader Cheikh
Guest
Abdelkader Cheikh

thanks much really you help me

Amit
Guest

Hi,

Last time when I joined the Amazon Affiliate, my account was terminated because I didn’t had a single sale in 150 days. That’s the policy but I have one question, suppose we made a sale in 150 days , will this policy continue for the next 150 days or our account will active lifetime?

Thanks,
Amit

Wysh
Guest
Wysh

We’ve integrated the Amazon API into an app https://wysh.app.link/download – but Amazon said we can’t be an Associate and use the API.

Does anyone else have any experience integrating the Amazon Product API into a mobile application?

kenneth munyi
Guest
kenneth munyi

hi, i am stuck at the pin verification step for 3weeks now. any ideas on what i should do…..

Timo
Admin

I guess the best option would be to contact Amazon directly.

Yeka
Guest

I haven’t been able to complete my verification

Amazon have been unable to call me

Please I need help

Timo
Admin

Sorry, I am not Amazon. I can not help you with the registration process.

Sarine
Guest
Sarine

 What websites and mobile apps you recommend to start with? Can I add more websites after finishing the registration? Thank you in advance 🙂

jeffry Arcabos
Guest
jeffry Arcabos

this is not available in the philippines right now ? right ?

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

Hi, can I register with one website and use affiliate links on another website?

Timo
Admin

Hi Patrick,
yes, that will work. If you want to between your websites, you can create custom tracking IDs in the partner program backend.

Anh Nam
Guest
Anh Nam

Hello I want to ask a little I do not have a website, but I have a youtube channel

So can I register for amazon affiliate? Thank you!

Timo
Admin

I guess that should be ok. You could add your YouTube Channel URL as website.

Rits
Guest
Rits

How to register without website???

Timo
Admin

Sorry, not sure if this is possible. How do you want to place products without a website? You could try to register with your Facebook or Twitter URL and add a website later.

Elisa
Guest

Hi,

Great article. I am missing a couple of introductory lines about Product Advertising API: what is it, what’s for, benefits . .  do we need to join if we want to sell with Amazon US? Amazon’s related article is useless, I still don’t understand. Thank you

Timo
Admin

Hi Elisa,
this post is especially about how to register for the Amazon Product Advertising API. It does not cover the purpose of it. If you want to sell your products with Amazon US, you do not have to join the partner program / API. This is necessary if you want to be an affiliate marketer with Amazon US.

I hope I was able to help you. If you still have questions, please let me know.

PAWAN KUMAR
Guest

I want to use Amazon affiliate links on my website because I am not earning much from Adsense. Thanks for the guide, this was really helpful for me.

alpha
Guest
alpha

Hi. THe application process is not letting me through the first step, when I click next, it gives the message: we are not able to complete at this time, please try again later. I’ve tried this on different days and get the same thing. Any ideas?

alpha
Guest
alpha

We are currently unable to provide the data requested. Please try again later.

Akinjide Oladipo
Guest

Hi. I’m writing from Nigeria. I want to join amazon affiliate, but as I am trying to select my country, I can’t found Nigeria there. What’s going on? Or Nigeria is not part of the globe?

Timo
Admin

Maybe this is because the Amazon Product Advertising API is not available for a store in Africa. But I am not Amazon, please contact their support to be sure.

Mo Fei
Guest
Mo Fei

We will put a banner ad on a blog related to our industry. The banner ad will be linked to our Amazon store. So I want to know how to track how many visitors are coming to our Amazon store from our banner ad on that blog? Do we follow the same above 19 steps or is our scenario different?

Timo
Admin

You don’t need the Amazon Product Advertising API for this. Just use a WP ad manager plugin to track outgoing links.

Jesse
Guest

This is what my registration is saying please help me resolve it.
thank you.
Please complete identity verification
We are sorry, but there was a problem while we were trying to call you. Please try again in a few minutes.
Important: Please read these instructions before you fill this form. Additional help for PIN related issues can be found here.
Enter Telephone Number *

+2349068833343

Timo
Admin

Please contact the sender of this message for support. I am not Amazon and have no insight into your registration process.

sergey guber
Guest

Hello,

After I completed the forms and clicked on finish, I received thefollwing error message.

We are currently unable to provide the data requested. Please try again later.

Please help. Thank you in advance :).

Timo
Admin

Sorry, but the error message comes from Amazon and is not very meaningful. So I can’t tell what the reason is. Please contact Amazon Support.

The links to the partner program homepage of all countries can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/dp//?tag=hhessdedasher-21