As a user of Self-Optimising Links, you may want to know that the Amazon Associates program recently enhanced the display of these links. Product images in Self-Optimising Link ads now include discount stickers showing the percentage that our price has been discounted from the regular list price for Amazon products. Amazon.co.uk customers appreciate this added information, and we believe your site visitors will as well. This feature was requested by many Associates worldwide, and we thought it was a great idea.
This feature has been applied to all active Self-Optimising Link ads on the bottom right corner of the product images where the discount sticker is shown on Amazon.co.uk as well. Here is an example:
We have also enabled you to turn this feature off by going to the Build Links page for Self-Optimising Links and selecting the “Remove Discount Sticker” pulldown from the Amazon Discount menu option.
Remember that all items referred through Self-Optimising Links between November 14, 2006 and December 31, 2006 earn an extra 5% (double the base rate).
Have you already set up one or more aStores and want to improve their performance?A few of our aStore partners had a great idea that we just had to share.Why not display the “powered by Amazon.co.uk” logo in a prominent position within your aStore to increase the confidence that visitors to your website have in your shopping service.
Here is an example of how this could look:
As a result your potential customers can be sure that you fulfil important buying criteria - secure payment, attractive prices and fast delivery.It is not without reason that Amazon.co.uk is one of the top online retailers in the United Kingdom.
It is just that easy:
1) Upload an image (logo + powered by Amazon.co.uk) onto your own server.
2) When creating your aStore, specify the URL of your image in the “Configure Store Header” field under the “Color and Design” menu.
Help solve your customer’s holiday shopping dilemmas and reap the rewards. Advertise Amazon.co.uk gift certificates on your website and earn 6% referral fees until the end of December.
Amazon.co.uk gift certificates are ideal for website visitors looking for Christmas presents but are unsure what to buy or who have left their shopping until after the shipping deadline! Gift certificates can be ordered online, even at the last minute, as the codes are provided almost immediately. Amazon.co.uk gift certificates can be redeemed against a variety of products on Amazon.co.uk and are dispatched via e-mail with an e-card or sent by post as a pre-printed gift certificate.
Our Amazon aStore competition is off to a great start as many Associates have already submitted their aStores to us for consideration. If you have not yet contacted us, it is not too late.You have until the 31st of December 2006 to submit your store and to be eligible to win up to £1000 GBP in prize money! Read here for details on how to participate in the Amazon.co.uk aStore competition.
Some current contenders have already created Christmas-themed aStores:
The International Standards Organization (ISO) approved a change to the length of the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) from 10 digits (ISBN-10) to 13 digits (ISBN-13) effective January 1, 2007. Several of you have asked about how the change will impact your links to books on Amazon so we're using this post to answer the most common questions.
What's an ISBN? What's an ASIN? What do they have to do with each other and with Associates links?
Do I have to change any links because of ISBN-13?
If I know the 13-digit ISBN for a book, can I use that in a Product Link to Amazon?
Is there an automated way to create Associates links if I have the 13-digit ISBN?
I've seen online tools and mapping methods that convert a 13-digit ISBN to a 10-digit ISBN. Can I use one of those to look up the ASIN?
Amazon.co.uk offers your customers attractive delivery terms for the holiday season 2006. Seize the opportunity to earn right up to Christmas!
Remind your customers about our Express Delivery option: Amazon.co.uk delivers Christmas presents right in time when your customers place their order before 18:00, 22 December. 
Last minute presents? No problem with Amazon.co.uk. Add a link to our gift certificate option on your site and earn 6% fee for your referrals. Thus, your customers can send an e-mail gift certificate when they've missed the last order date for the item they want to buy.
No idea what to give for Christmas? Amazon.co.uk offers your customers a gift suggestion service. Link to our Gift Centraland help your customers find Christmas presents at great prices. They can search by recipient to find inspirational gifts for him, for her, for mum and for dad or by age to see tailored gift guides for babies, toddlers, kids and teenagers. There's also a gifts by price section so they can be sure of finding the ideal present, whatever their budget.
 Delivery within UK only and for orders with 24-hour availability.