Most gorgeous Amazon Associates Store builder?

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What's the best solution you've tried yourself for building an Amazon associates store that looks/behaves like an eCommerce store?

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  • Profile picture of the author pimpmoney
    Amazon store script

    Try googling for it
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  • Profile picture of the author Smokin Joe
    I build a store that looks like this

    Surf Shop using WP Zon Builder.

    Not sure if this is what you had in mind. But I like it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
      Originally Posted by Smokin Joe View Post

      I build a store that looks like this

      Surf Shop using WP Zon Builder.

      Not sure if this is what you had in mind. But I like it.
      I like it too...very nice uncluttered, clean look.
      If you built it yourself...good job.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marketing Fool
        Not exactly what you're looking for...but I LOVE phpzon (google it). You can tweak it to make it look like an ecommerce store if you want without much effort...and Wade's forum is amazing too *you get access when you buy phpzon* (and I'm not affiliated with phpzon except for using it myself on hundreds of my sites).
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    • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
      Originally Posted by Smokin Joe View Post

      I build a store that looks like this

      Surf Shop using WP Zon Builder.

      Not sure if this is what you had in mind. But I like it.
      Wow cool... resolves to this: http:// www. prosurfclub.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage. cgi

      Looks like something went kind of wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    I personally think that Fresh Store Builder is the best Amazon store software of the bunch. It is extremely flexible and built specifically for creating Amazon stores.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ntech25
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      I personally think that Fresh Store Builder is the best Amazon store software of the bunch. It is extremely flexible and built specifically for creating Amazon stores.
      I agree with Peter, Fresh Store Builder gives you the most freedom when it comes to building a online amazon store.

      Here is just some demo setups I have seen

      Stalfo Shop Template Demo - Secure Online Shop
      Classic Coloured Template Demo - Secure Online Shop

      This is 2 of the free themes you get and they are 100% unencrypted, so if you have experience in html/css and Photoshop skills then you can really tweak the store anyway you want. I seen some very nice stores built with this script and one of them is Performance Custom Car Parts & Styling Accessories.
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    • Profile picture of the author spirituscorpus
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      I personally think that Fresh Store Builder is the best Amazon store software of the bunch. It is extremely flexible and built specifically for creating Amazon stores.
      Gotta disagree.

      The timing of my critique may not be in Fresh Store Builder's favour as I have thrown the towel in this morning on trying to get the script to perform very simply tasks.

      Changing background colours, playing around with logos, adding sidebars and having text inside them that doesn't bleed over into the page are all things I have had to contend with.

      Granted, that once an issue is raised with support then the developers will email you a fix for the problem but I don't want to buy a product so that I am being used to highlight bugs within the program to the developers.

      The support forum there is on the verge of abandonment as members asking for help haven't had their posts replied to in months.
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  • Profile picture of the author bloggz
    I use Associate-o-Matic Amazon store Script for my websites, it is so much easy to handle this script and you can make unlimited store with just one purchase script. Complete SEO friendly and Fully automated. See one of my store demo,

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  • Profile picture of the author kia123guy
    I use Fresh store builder, only been using it for about 2 weeks but I really like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author shizah
    Isn't the biggest benefit of Fresh Store Builder the 90 Day cookie that it has? Not sure if the other store builders have this feature.
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    • Profile picture of the author spirituscorpus
      Originally Posted by shizah View Post

      Isn't the biggest benefit of Fresh Store Builder the 90 Day cookie that it has? Not sure if the other store builders have this feature.
      :confused:

      Fresh Store Builder allows you to embed Amazon products within your site just like any other Amazon script.

      What would Fresh Store Builder be the only one to allow you to have 90 day cookies ?

      Are you talking about Amazon ?
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      • Profile picture of the author sickbaomei
        Hi Spirituscorpus,
        your sites in your signature look nice but they dun seem like wordpress... Are they built using XSitepro or things like that ?

        Originally Posted by spirituscorpus View Post

        :confused:

        Fresh Store Builder allows you to embed Amazon products within your site just like any other Amazon script.

        What would Fresh Store Builder be the only one to allow you to have 90 day cookies ?

        Are you talking about Amazon ?
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        • Profile picture of the author spirituscorpus
          Originally Posted by sickbaomei View Post

          Hi Spirituscorpus,
          your sites in your signature look nice but they dun seem like wordpress... Are they built using XSitepro or things like that ?
          No mate they're made with BANS
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      • Profile picture of the author sickbaomei
        This sounds scary...I was thinking of getting it but...

        In that case, if I get Phpzon API version and used it with XSitepro , can I get similar results ? anyone have this and could give an example how it looks like (Xsitepro+PHPZon pro ) ?

        Thanks

        Originally Posted by spirituscorpus View Post

        :confused:

        Fresh Store Builder allows you to embed Amazon products within your site just like any other Amazon script.

        What would Fresh Store Builder be the only one to allow you to have 90 day cookies ?

        Are you talking about Amazon ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    Personally?

    The eStore Wordpress Theme from Elegant Themes

    eStore Theme | Just another WordPress site

    Lovely!



    Cheers,
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    Not promoting right now

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  • Profile picture of the author shizah
    Steve,

    looks like the estore theme does not have an integrated shopping cart? are you using one?
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Plain old php, html, css, wordpress, sweat and tears.
    I promise you I have learned, those automated store builders do hold up in time. If you want quick money then GO for it.

    If you want a solid website that grows with time then stay away.
    Google hates automation and it will come to an end.
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  • Profile picture of the author wasp
    I am experimenting with Amaniche and this is an example of the results - it looks clean and E-commerce like and SEO links are good, this ones sitting to see what its own SEO will be after 6 months without doing anything based on a keyword
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    • Profile picture of the author davidtong
      Originally Posted by spirituscorpus View Post

      :confused:

      Fresh Store Builder allows you to embed Amazon products within your site just like any other Amazon script.

      What would Fresh Store Builder be the only one to allow you to have 90 day cookies ?

      Are you talking about Amazon ?
      Amazon's policy is when items are already placed into the shopping cart, the cookie lasts to 90 days as long as the items are added within the 24-hour timeframe. If it's a straight-off Amazon link cookie (no checkout, just visit), then it's 24hrs.

      https://affiliate-program.amazon.com...es/help/t2/a11

      How long do visitors have to add an item to their Shopping Cart after clicking on one of my Amazon links until I no longer earn a referral fee on their purchase?

      You earn referral fees on any qualifying items placed in a customer's Shopping Cart within 24 hours of their arrival at Amazon.com via your Associates link.

      However, this 24-hour window closes once the customer submits his order or reenters Amazon.com through another Associate's link. Once the window is closed, you will not earn referral fees on any subsequent purchases. However, if the customer then returns to Amazon.com through one of your Associates links, this opens a new 24-hour window.

      It is of course possible that a customer may arrive at Amazon.com via your Associates link, add an item to his Shopping Cart, and then leave Amazon.com without placing an order.

      As long as the item was added to the customer's Shopping Cart during this 24-hour window, you will still earn a referral fee if the order is placed before the Shopping Cart expires (usually after 90 days). The referral fee will not be credited to your Associates account until the customer has purchased the item, accepted delivery, and remitted full payment to Amazon.com.
      In short, FSB works just like Amazon's aStore's shopping cart (just heck of a lot prettier and more customizable).

      Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

      Personally?

      The eStore Wordpress Theme from Elegant Themes

      eStore Theme | Just another WordPress site

      Lovely!



      Cheers,
      Steve
      That's mighty pretty indeed... However, what's the back-end that runs the ecommerce theme? Coz the problem with many themes are they're designed for blogging in mind and will only show the latest posts or manually tagged items... Would love to know more.
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  • Profile picture of the author txconx
    I was not aware of FSB until I read this thread. I have a couple of domain names I've struggled to get off the ground because I can't make Wordpress do what I want.

    FSB was just the ticket. I downloaded it through the WSO and bought the upgrade. This is less expensive overall plus you get 60 days guaranty (return policy) rather than the standard 30.

    I had it up and running in no time. The keyword research and writing took me longer than anything else. Site now published. SEO work shall commence but at least the site looks the way I wanted it to look, no problem. Hopefully I'll see an increase in traffic and Amazon sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    I vote for Fresh Store Builder as well
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  • Profile picture of the author jb3715
    I've used Fresh Store Builder for one site so far, probably going to start up another one here soon.

    I really like the interface and it's easy to add a bunch of product pretty quick.
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    Maybe perhaps outsource via odesk and get a custom script made. Sometimes thats a more affordable and valuable option rather then buying something pre made.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew S
    Amazon's API isn't good enough to generate relevant products with any consistency, I've tried PHPzon several times and it never works as good as PHPbay did.

    I wrote an epic-long post on my blog about shopperpress (no aff link) and how it is particularly useful to amazon affiliates because of the amazon auto-update feature that the creator made some months ago.

    If you're looking for an affiliate site that exactly mimics an ecomm site exactly then its the best bet IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Domain Dude
    I tried FRESH STORE BUILDER on two sites and probably spent about 6 hours experimenting with the different layouts, building categories, importing products, changing titles, etc.

    I havent seen anything out there that beats the "store" look and feel as well as the undated pricing info.

    But then after hours of work, I realized that I had no real control or ownership of these sites. Sure I owned the domain name but if FSB suddenly disappeared or support for the scrip was terminated, so would my hours and hours of work and revenue streams. With FSB, you are using their servers and their platform under their control.

    Also I did not like the fact that there was discussion by the owners about charging an annual fee on top of what I already paid. It was only $15 but could be any amount in the future.

    That is why I have gone back to my own WordPress installation on a server that I can access anytime and even move it if I need to. I could even flip it easily if I want to.

    I am currently using a plugin made by Quazi Touheed called WPAmazonProfits. You can find it here on the forum. Very clean and easy to install. Because it is a Wordpress plugin you have complete control over the site design and ownership.

    By the way, it took over a week to receive a refund and only after filing a PayPal dispute.
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    • Profile picture of the author careybaird
      Domain Dude is an ex user who has had offensive posts deleted from my WSO thread. I will answer the comments here but please note I will not continue to respond on this thread to this user, so let me know any questions on my WSO or via support@freshstorebuilder.com


      Originally Posted by Domain Dude View Post

      I tried FRESH STORE BUILDER on two sites and probably spent about 6 hours experimenting with the different layouts, building categories, importing products, changing titles, etc.

      I havent seen anything out there that beats the "store" look and feel as well as the undated pricing info.

      But then after hours of work, I realized that I had no real control or ownership of these sites. Sure I owned the domain name but if FSB suddenly disappeared or support for the scrip was terminated, so would my hours and hours of work and revenue streams. With FSB, you are using their servers and their platform under their control.
      False. The scipt is over 95% unencrypted and the encrypted part would never need to be changed. Should the worst happen (i.e. I die) members of my team and family have the authority and instruction to either continue the software, sell it to a suitable party or release the code as open source. This has been discussed in our private forum and I have assured the above to all my users.

      When you order FSB you get unrestricted access to download the software and install on your servers. All your FSB stores belong 100% to you.

      Originally Posted by Domain Dude View Post

      Also I did not like the fact that there was discussion by the owners about charging an annual fee on top of what I already paid. It was only $15 but could be any amount in the future.
      There is a discussion about a $15 yearly fee in the private forum although it was abandoned a few months ago. We will not be charging any subscription or ongoing fee either now or in the future.

      The yearly fee was well recieved and most users understood that it would help further FSB, however during our testing it had a significant impact on new users decision to choose Fresh Store Builder.

      Originally Posted by Domain Dude View Post

      That is why I have gone back to my own WordPress installation on a server that I can access anytime and even move it if I need to. I could even flip it easily if I want to.
      You can flip FSB sites with a developers license.

      Originally Posted by Domain Dude View Post

      By the way, it took over a week to receive a refund and only after filing a PayPal dispute.
      This user did not read the refund policy and sent his request to an address that was not monitored. When we received the request we confirmed he had removed the stores he had installed the software on and processed the refund in a couple of days.

      Another user said something on here about the support forum being abandoned. This is not true but we deal with support requests primarily on a one to one basis via our support desk. Also we have just taken on a new team member who will be primarily monitoring and developing the forum.

      I don't want to taint this thread with selfless promotion so I won't be responding further here If you want any more information just PM me or take a look at the WSO.

      Also thank you everyone for your kind comments
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      • Profile picture of the author spirituscorpus
        Originally Posted by careybaird View Post

        Domain Dude is an ex user who has had offensive posts deleted from my WSO thread. I will answer the comments here but please note I will not continue to respond on this thread to this user, so let me know any questions on my WSO or via support@freshstorebuilder.com




        False. The scipt is over 95% unencrypted and the encrypted part would never need to be changed. Should the worst happen (i.e. I die) members of my team and family have the authority and instruction to either continue the software, sell it to a suitable party or release the code as open source. This has been discussed in our private forum and I have assured the above to all my users.

        When you order FSB you get unrestricted access to download the software and install on your servers. All your FSB stores belong 100% to you.



        There is a discussion about a $15 yearly fee in the private forum although it was abandoned a few months ago. We will not be charging any subscription or ongoing fee either now or in the future.

        The yearly fee was well recieved and most users understood that it would help further FSB, however during our testing it had a significant impact on new users decision to choose Fresh Store Builder.



        You can flip FSB sites with a developers license.



        This user did not read the refund policy and sent his request to an address that was not monitored. When we received the request we confirmed he had removed the stores he had installed the software on and processed the refund in a couple of days.

        Another user said something on here about the support forum being abandoned. This is not true but we deal with support requests primarily on a one to one basis via our support desk. Also we have just taken on a new team member who will be primarily monitoring and developing the forum.

        I don't want to taint this thread with selfless promotion so I won't be responding further here If you want any more information just PM me or take a look at the WSO.

        Also thank you everyone for your kind comments
        No piece of software has an infinite shelf life so for us to worry about that is pointless.

        However, as the owner of the software you may be interested to hear the views of someone who has paid for your software and tried to use it and my experience is not good.

        Granted, it is very easy to get an Amazon store up and running using FSB but only if you want to use the default theme without logo, customised colors etc. Almost any other forum of customisation and that's when I started to run into problems.

        The support forum is not worth the time and effort visiting and many people posting questions on there are still waiting for answers 4 months or longer after initially posting the question.
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      • Profile picture of the author IAHawkI
        I am just working through my 2nd FSB site and I went to the member's area to look at the forums for some help and I see that you're now going to charge $47 per year for access to the forum. This contradicts your statement below...

        What's the long term plan for the forum? Is it going to become a membership site on top of a paid item?

        ***EDIT*** I see now that it says "Private Forum section for exclusive downloads, ideas and tips" ----- What exactly does that mean?

        Thanks for your clarification.

        Originally Posted by careybaird View Post

        There is a discussion about a $15 yearly fee in the private forum although it was abandoned a few months ago. We will not be charging any subscription or ongoing fee either now or in the future.

        The yearly fee was well recieved and most users understood that it would help further FSB, however during our testing it had a significant impact on new users decision to choose Fresh Store Builder.
        Also, while I've (hopefully) got your attention... I can't figure out how to add a top nav link back to my wordpress blog. I'm currently running the store as a sub-domain with a link from the blog to the store but I can't figure out how to add a link back to the blog from the sub-domain store.

        Thanks!
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        • Profile picture of the author spirituscorpus
          Originally Posted by IAHawkI View Post

          I am just working through my 2nd FSB site and I went to the member's area to look at the forums for some help and I see that you're now going to charge $47 per year for access to the forum. This contradicts your statement below...

          What's the long term plan for the forum? Is it going to become a membership site on top of a paid item?

          Thanks for your clarification.



          Also, while I've (hopefully) got your attention... I can't figure out how to add a top nav link back to my wordpress blog. I'm currently running the store as a sub-domain with a link from the blog to the store but I can't figure out how to add a link back to the blog from the sub-domain store.

          Thanks!
          You have to pay to access the forum ?? That can't be right ! The forum as it stands isn't helpful as the mods/Carey don't reply to people's questions about his software.

          There are unanswered questions going back to October 2011 from newbies trying to get to grips with the software and no-one has bothered to help them !
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          • Profile picture of the author IAHawkI
            Has anyone had any success getting ranked with Fresh Store Builder? I have had a store live for about a month now and the site hasn't even started showing up in the SERPs.

            The keywords I'm trying to rank for are very low competition and I would have had a WordPress site in the top 20 by now easily.

            I really like the Fresh Store Builder script for the ability to build Amazon store fronts but I'm looking to other warriors to see if they've had success getting a Fresh Store Builder site ranked and converting sales.

            Thanks!
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          • Profile picture of the author IAHawkI
            Originally Posted by spirituscorpus View Post

            You have to pay to access the forum ?? That can't be right ! The forum as it stands isn't helpful as the mods/Carey don't reply to people's questions about his software.

            There are unanswered questions going back to October 2011 from newbies trying to get to grips with the software and no-one has bothered to help them !
            Here is what it says: "Private Forum section for exclusive downloads, ideas and tips" so who knows exactly what that mean...

            Do you use FSB? If so, have you had any success getting ranked? Converting sales?
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  • Profile picture of the author goldenlogos
    Fresh Store Builder looks like the better option. Let us know if you made any changes and how the site behaves.
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  • Profile picture of the author Domain Dude
    "Domain Dude is an ex user who has had offensive posts deleted from my WSO thread"

    Careybaird, with all due respect, I did use the correct email from day one and received a trouble ticket #652030 from Nihad.

    The "offensive post" as you call it, was asking you why it was taking a week to process my refund and ignoring my additional emails and a PM to you personally. I can understand why this would be offensive to you.

    I raised some concerns as to why FSB was not right for me as well as gave the script an honest complement based on my personal usage.

    This is my last post regarding this issue.

    However, I could not sit back and let you demean me.

    I wish you only the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Domain Dude
    Thanks perfectlovehere.

    I checked out associate-o-matic and was very impressed. There is a free version which is a share the profits model. Every 10th sale goes to associate-o-matic. Interesting concept and you get a chance to try the store interface at no cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andylinks
    Sorry for this noob question, but are these the same as Amazon review sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author careybaird
    Hey Guys - I am the owner of Fresh Store Builder.

    All FSB users get access to the private forum. The premium membership gives you a signature image, an upgraded status in the forum and access to a premium member section in the forum which gives you unique downloads and information. It also gives you priority technical support, discount on extra services and more.

    It is going up from $27/month to $47/month today, so if your interested grab it because it will lock you into that price for life.

    Full details are here: Account Login | Fresh Store Builder (you need to be a paid user to access this page).

    The forum is of course active and we have different members of staff contributing to the forum at different times. The forum is more for discussions, tips and advice from our community and we monitor our helpdesk first and foremost so open a ticket if you need something looking at urgently.

    For case studies check out the WSO in my signature and Testimonials & Earnings Proof | Fresh Store Builder

    Any technical support, help or advice you need go to http://helpdesk.freshstorebuilder.com/

    Any other questions let me know! I try to respond to forum threads like this one but I can't always
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    this one point I must always think about is this;

    Why should a user buy on your affiliate/amazon ecommerce store and not direct on amazon or on the original vendor commerce store?

    That is the point I be confused.


    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    this example is great; TopTenREVIEWS Expert Product Reviews

    Does anyone can recommedn me plugins /scriptsto build such a site with that product comparison table they have?

    Which plugin is best to build huge amazon affiliate store- to fetch products automatically in every page/post?

    Which plugins/scripts I need to build such a site?

    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author raffman999
    I've had success with Fresh Store Builder; it's pretty user friendly too.
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