Have you ever heard of Amazon Web Services? Or are you already using these successfully for your online activities? If not, then read this blog post to discover what AWS and ECS have to offer. Since Amazon Web Services offers you such a wide variety of uses, in future blogs we will be presenting examples of applications that are already using Amazon Web Services worldwide.
Read answers to the most frequently asked questions from AWS newcomers here:
What are Amazon Web Services (AWS)?
AWS (Amazon Web Services) is an Amazon service that provides direct access to Amazon’s technology platforms. With AWS you can create websites, applications or tools based on the solid and reliable Amazon platform.
The Amazon.co.uk Associate area of Amazon Web Services is called Amazon E-Commerce Services (or ECS for short). With ECS Amazon.co.uk Associates can access Amazon.co.uk product information and the functions of the Amazon.co.uk website at no cost and in real time.
Examples of Amazon.co.uk product information:
ECS enables Amazon.co.uk Associates to access the catalogue information for Amazon.co.uk (and all other Amazon websites) via an interface. This information includes:
- Title, author, artist, actor, etc.
- Cover (various sizes)
- Latest price (Amazon and Marketplace prices)
- Reviews and customer reviews
- And much, much more...
Examples of functions of the Amazon.co.uk website:
ECS enables Amazon.co.uk Associates to access the functions of the Amazon website, such as:
- Amazon shopping basket on your website (Remote Shopping Cart)
- List of similar items to the item requested (Similarities)
- List of accessories to the item requested
- Amazon ordering process on your website with your personal touches (Co-Branded Order Pipeline)
- And much, much more...
How can I benefit from AWS and ECS?
Amazon Associates and website owners – Expand your service
As a website owner you can integrate the functions and content of Amazon.co.uk (and all other Amazon websites) seamlessly into your own website. You can update your website with the latest information about Amazon products, sell Amazon products on your website and create customised links and dynamic advertisements.
Web developers – Expand your skills and earn money at the same time
Many of the more than 180,000 AWS developers use Amazon Web Services to develop efficient and productive applications for other Amazon customers, retailers, Associates and website owners.
How can I register for Amazon Web Services?
Sign up to Amazon Web Services free of charge here and receive:
- Free access to Amazon E-Commerce Services
- Free AWS newsletter
- Access to an innovative developer community
- Ideas and tools for new marketable applications
Where do I find out more about AWS and ECS?
To find out further information about Amazon Web Services (and to register free to use Amazon Web Services) click here:
Further articles and sample codes can be found here:
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