My doubts on Amazon Self Hosted Store

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Hi to all wise Warriorers,

There are a few doubts that has been bothering me since the few days ago... For your information, I decided to open an online bookstore that related with "Amazon Associates".

PS: For your easy understanding, I included an example here, Wheel Clamp by Walter Tools Salzburg at the Car Styling Parts, Accessories & Tuning Parts (It's not my site, just for example)

I just found out that there's two options for the buyout buttons :

1. The "Add to my cart" button
2. Buy now at amazon.co.uk button

Well, I know, once a customer clicked on the "Buy now at amazon.co.uk" button, he/she will be forwarding to the product that being listed on amazon.co.uk. I didn't need to take care of the product shipping, since amazon will take care of it.

However, what if the customers click on the "Add to my cart" button? In this case, am I the one that responsible to proceed the orders, including find the require products, send out the package and shipping it to my customers?

Hopefully, someone will shed some light on me here and clearing my doubts...

Thank you very much,
Wilson.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Westgate
    Hi Wilson,

    Amazon offers the two types of buttons - add to cart and buy now.

    Here is what Amazon says about their Add-to-Cart buttons...

    Add-to-cart buttons allow your visitors to quickly add products to their Amazon.com Shopping Carts. You can choose whether customers go directly to their Shopping Cart or stay on your Web site to continue their browsing experience.
    So no. If you use the Amazon add to cart button then you are not responsible for any product shipping. The buttons have the same net result - Amazon will do all order fulfillment. You do however have to read a bit about making the right type of links (go directly to shopping cart or stay on website).

    Regards,
    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author wilhb81
      Originally Posted by Michael Westgate View Post

      Hi Wilson,

      Amazon offers the two types of buttons - add to cart and buy now.

      Here is what Amazon says about their Add-to-Cart buttons...



      So no. If you use the Amazon add to cart button then you are not responsible for any product shipping. The buttons have the same net result - Amazon will do all order fulfillment. You do however have to read a bit about making the right type of links (go directly to shopping cart or stay on website).

      Regards,
      Michael
      Hi Michael,

      Thanks a lot for your explanation here. It surely cleared my doubts now Oh, by the way, would you mind to recommend some good eCommerce platform provider for online bookstore?

      Wilson.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Westgate
    If you do all your own order processing, stock management and product dispatch then you will need your own eCommerce platform. In this case, I would recommend a WordPress + WooCommerce + WooThemes combination as I have found this to be the most hassle free combination I've ever used (I've used several .NET and PHP solutions).

    However for an Amazon affiliate site I wouldn't recommend this approach as you don't need an eCommerce platform. I've done several Amazon niche affiliate sites (such as your bookstore) with nothing more than a WordPress site, a theme and a few plugins (Amazon Product In a Post).

    Take a look at How to Build an Amazon Store with WordPress for FREE. It's a great read and may be everything you need!
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    • Profile picture of the author wilhb81
      Originally Posted by Michael Westgate View Post

      If you do all your own order processing, stock management and product dispatch then you will need your own eCommerce platform. In this case, I would recommend a WordPress + WooCommerce + WooThemes combination as I have found this to be the most hassle free combination I've ever used (I've used several .NET and PHP solutions).

      However for an Amazon affiliate site I wouldn't recommend this approach as you don't need an eCommerce platform. I've done several Amazon niche affiliate sites (such as your bookstore) with nothing more than a WordPress site, a theme and a few plugins (Amazon Product In a Post).

      Take a look at How to Build an Amazon Store with WordPress for FREE. It's a great read and may be everything you need!
      Hi Michael,

      Thanks again for the detailed explanation. The link that you're showing me here is tremendously awesome! It surely help me alot here. You deserves a rep for this one (Too bad, there's no rep here, hopefully a thanks is Ok for you )

      Wish you all the best with your online venture.

      Cheers,
      Wilson.
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