You get a coupon, you follow the instructions, you order the product, and then you realize that the URL provided by the seller wasn’t correct. Do you:
- Refresh the page
- Contact the seller
- Order another product
Most likely, you’ll do some combination of the above. But if you want to keep your customers, you need to make sure that they have a way to contact you. Enter: the URL.
When a customer clicks the button to order your product, they’re usually presented with a short URL that they can use to easily contact you if there’s a problem. For example, perhaps the product wasn’t as described or something went wrong during the shipping process.
This URL exists solely to provide you with the means for customer support. While you obviously need a way to contact the seller, you don’t want to give them the full URL to your customers. That’s like giving your credit card number to a cashier in a store.
Creating a clickable link isn’t as easy as it seems. You need to ensure that the URL you choose is both clickable and leads to the seller’s website or storefront. If you order a product from amazon, their URL will look something like this:
The Correct Way to Create a Link From a Product on Amazon
To get the URL you need to create a product on amazon. Once you have your product set up, click the “Products” tab at the top of the screen.
If you have a product that’s manufactured and shipped from overseas, you’ll have to wait a while for it to arrive and the price to drop. To get the URL for that product, visit the “Browse by Product” tab and you’ll see a small orange box with a question mark in the middle. That’s where you’ll need to enter the URL for the product.
Why Should You Use a VPN With Your Link?
Once you have the URL for the product you want to promote, you’ll have to create a short, branded URL that seamlessly leads to the seller’s website or storefront. The best way to do this is to connect to a VPN before you visit the specified URL.
Why should you use a VPN? Because lots of people will be trying to access the URL you want to promote, and you don’t want your IP address to be tracked or blocked by the servers of the website you’re trying to visit. A VPN masks your IP address, ensuring that you can’t be identified and that your visit is untraceable. This means that when a customer clicks the link you created, they won’t be sent away from your website.
How to Create a clickable Link From a Product On A Website
If you have a product that you want to promote on a website, you can use a variety of methods to create a link that’ll lead the visitor to the seller’s website or storefront. You can’t simply copy and paste the URL from the product on Amazon as it is likely to be blocked by the website’s software.
One way to create a link is via a button. While it’s not always the most convenient option, you can choose to have a button on your website that, when pressed, will take the user to the Amazon URL for the product. The beauty of this option is that you don’t need to know anything about HTML to create it. All you need is a product on Amazon and a button with an image attached to it.
Using a Little Known HTML Tag to Create a Link
While we’ve covered some pretty nifty shortcuts to create a link, sometimes you just need to do it the old-fashioned way. If you have a product that isn’t available in digital or electronic form, there’s only one way to create a link that’ll work and that’s via an image. And let’s be honest, as humans, we love looking at pretty pictures.
You can use the HTML code
<a href="" to create a link to a product. You then need to add the URL for the product,
"", and close the link. What’s great about this option is that you don’t need to pre-plan the URL or worry about it being blocked by the website’s software.
One More Thing…
While we’ve covered a variety of ways to create a link to a product, there’s one more thing you need to do before you start promoting that link.
If you’re wondering how to create a link with the product’s title in the URL, you can use the code
<a href="" followed by the product’s title,
"" and then you’ll need to add your own HTML to close the link. This option can be really handy if you have a lot of products and you want to create a link for each one. This way, when a customer clicks one of the links, they’ll be taken to the product’s page on your website.
While there are multiple ways to create a link to a product, the one thing you need to keep in mind is that they all need to work seamlessly for the customer. If you have any questions regarding this topic, feel free to leave a comment below! We’ll do our best to help.