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January 30th, 2007, 04:27 PM #1A Stores - ARGHHHHHHH!
Geeeeeeeeeeeeeze, just spent 3 hours building an Amazon A store - Nothing "took." It was blank every time I checked it but I kept going. After spending hours weeding through all the duplicate products , adding one at a time to pages and sub category pages to fit everything I wanted into this store, nothing showed up and I finally just left the site without an A store. Lots of effort and time wasted.
Has anyone else tried to make an A store and did it work?
January 30th, 2007, 06:17 PM #2
- Join Date
- January 12th, 2007
My experience with them was about the same as yours. I built some pages, took time to select products, etc. Looked OK. Next morning, blank pages.
I tried Omaske a couple times. It kept showing multiples of the exact same product.
I got an email from them once asking why I ddn't have any links up. I replied with "when a real person answers this email, I'll put 500 links up. Your support has no real people in it, only autoresponders". Never heard back.
If I added up all of my Amazon commisions over a lifetime, I could buy coffee (but not @ Starbucks) and half a donut.
January 30th, 2007, 06:44 PM #3
Thanks for the reply Schooner. Amazon is, by far, the worst place to try to get links, through A Store or any other process, it's always a problem. Grrrr
If I build a store through ShareASale (with MakeAPage) it's easy and fast. Sure wish Amazon would figure out a better system.
I actually have a very good conversion rate with Amazon. They pay meager commissions and their cookie duration is laughable but they do convert well for me. If I could get links without pulling my hair out, I'd feature many more products through Amazon but they make my life too difficult and frustrate the h*ll outta me.
January 30th, 2007, 10:17 PM #4
I put one up as an experimental first-try. It's still there, but I have no idea what I did right.
February 4th, 2007, 04:52 PM #5
I found if I turn that stupid Google Web Accelerator OFF when building stuff things go better... (not just Amazon, lots of things...)
February 4th, 2007, 05:49 PM #6
I played with one when i joined Amazon Associates a couple of months ago. I only spent about 30 minutes on it. I haven't used it for anything yet. Just put up a couple of categories...but it's still there (my A Store).
I don't know what i did right. I just started playing with it.
I don't know much about Browser tehcnology, but maybe it has to do with your browser?
I used firefox and had no problem building what little there is of the A store.
February 5th, 2007, 12:23 AM #7Originally Posted by sixeden
Thanks for the replies and info though, guys. Wish someone from Amazon was here to explain the issues. Gene, where'd you go?
February 10th, 2007, 07:40 PM #8
Rexanne -- sorry, I've been busy working on Amazon instant report alert system and the brand new Blog Window, a really cool widget that I am about to release next week (take a peek on http://affiliatebrand.com/BlogWindow/Description.aspx).
As for Amazon -- I am not familiar with any problems such as yours. I have done extensive testing of aStore and have not seen anything that wouldn't "take". My own aStore is on http://affiliatebrand.com/aStore/InternetMarketing.aspx.
I'd be happy to help you or anyone else with building of links. If you want me to call you, just drop me an email at GeneKavner [at] AffiliateBrand.com. I can't call too many people, only the special ones :-)
Gene Kavner, Former World-Wide Director, Amazon Associates, 2005-2006.
February 15th, 2007, 09:46 PM #9
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
nice to see here an amazon insider is willing to help associates.
OT: nice looking blog you got there Gene. More power and God Bless !
February 16th, 2007, 01:03 AM #10
February 16th, 2007, 07:10 AM #11
My problem was a bit different when I tried it out.
I would pick my products, get everything added, then when I would view it a little while later some of the products would be missing.... I would have blank spaces on the pages.
I gave up on it for now.~Michelle
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