Before you can start using Fresh Store Instant, and earning commission from Amazon, you will need an Amazon affiliate account.
In order to apply for an Amazon Affiliate account you will need a website that you can use with your submission to Amazon. This can be a simple blog website. If you do not have a site, please watch our video on how to create a site to use when applying for an Amazon Affiliate account.
Once you have a website, go to the Amazon Affiliate website for your local, e.g. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/ and click join now/sign up.
You must then sign in with your normal Amazon account.
Once you have signed in, follow the steps to create your account.
The first page asks who payments should be make to – ensure these details are correct and click next.
On the next page, enter the URL of your website, click Add
You must then tick the box to say you confirm that your site is nor aimed at children under 13, then click next.
The next page contains details about your site.
First of all, you can choose your preferred affiliate tag- this is the tag you will use in URL’s to earn commission, so choose something relevant to your store, for example my store was selling Board Games, so i entered boardgames in the preferred tag.
You must then fill in the other boxes, giving details of what your website is about, choosing a primary and secondary topic your website falls under, and selecting the relevant tick boxes to show what kind of items you will be listing.
You must also select a type – i selected content and niche as my store has a blog attached to it.
There are a few more questions about your site – i will not go into too much detail about these as they are fairly self explanatory. Once you have filled in this page, click Next.
You must then read Amazons terms and conditions and tick the box to say that you agree to them, then click Finish.
On the next page you will be given your associates ID, this is a variation of the preferred tag you specified before and you will need to enter this into your store.