EasyAzon is a powerful, feature-packed WordPress plugin designed for using on WordPress niche sites monetizing with Amazon products. In this review, I will highlight some of the benefits of using this plugin, as well as dive into the features, compatibility, and plugin customer support.
Are you an Amazon affiliate marketer?
Are you looking for a more time-efficient way to add Amazon affiliate links to your niche site or blog?
If you are, have you heard of the EasyAzon plugin?
Well, if you haven’t, then keep reading.
Here’s what we’re going to be covering in this short review –
- What is EasyAzon 4?
- What can you use EasyAzon for?
- Installing the plugin.
- Key features.
- How to best use EasyAzon 4?
- Customer support.
- Pros and cons.
- Pricing and where to buy the plugin?
Let’s get cracking.
Proof of purchase
Before we start, as with all my online reviews, I like to share evidence that I actually purchased this plugin for my own use and that it wasn’t donated to me to test and review.
Here is a digital copy of the receipt.
#1. What is EasyAzon 4?
Its purpose is to provide bloggers and niche marketers a simple, time-efficient way to find and add suitable Amazon affiliate links, widgets, images to blog post content.
The plugin was co-crafted by entrepreneur, blogger, and Amazon affiliate marketing superstar Chris Guthrie.
You may, or may not, have heard of Chris before, however, Chris is a successful entrepreneur and product creator.
You can learn more about Chris and his entrepreneurial journey over on his blog at Upfuel.
#2. What can you use EasyAzon 4.0 for?
EasyAzon was designed to simply help bloggers and affiliate marketers increase Amazon Affiliate commissions.
The plugin, now in it’s 4th iteration, is apparently a major upgrade from version 3.0, with many new options and features added.
I will say, however, that I’ve never used version 3.0 or any previous versions to 3.0 for that matter.
I started using EasyAzon 4 when it was launched, so I can’t compare it with previous versions if that even matters in 2018.
Before deciding to invest in EasyAzon 4, I’d already heard many positive things about the plugin.
#3. Installing EasyAzon 4.0
So, installing EasyAzon is just the same as installing any other plugin. Nothing really special to talk about here, however, configuring it requires a little assistance, so here goes.
You’ll need –
- A fresh copy of EasyAzon 4.0 plugin which you can find here.
- An Amazon Associate account. If you don’t have one of these, hit this link to get started with one.
- An AWS account, which I’ll explain how to get shortly.
First, you install the plugin like you would install any other WordPress plugin, pretty straightforward stuff, right?
You can do this by going to Plugins > Add New > Upload. See image below.
Once installed, simply hit the Activate button. Again, simple stuff you already know how to do.
Once you’ve activated it, you’ll then need to create an AWS account to access your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key code.
You’ll find these in your AWS account management page.
Note: If you’re already an Amazon affiliate member, all you need to do is log in and signup for an AWS account. You’ll need to add your billing details during the process, however, you’re not charged for anything so don’t worry. If you already have an AWS account, the rest should be pretty straight forward for you.
If you get stuck at all, don’t panic! Because the plugin comes with clear instructions with links to a tutorial video showing you how to access your AWS credentials. See image below.
#4. Key Features
Right, let’s get down to business and check out some of the key features included in EasyAzon 4.0!
I’ll go through each of the tabs on the settings page and briefly explain what you’ll need to add to these areas to make the most of EasyAzon 4.o on your WordPress site.
I’ve already talked about the credentials page, so let’s move onto the Amazon Associates page.
Feature 1 – Amazon Associates tab
On this page, you’ll need to provide your Amazon affiliate details.
If you’re new to all of this, once again, your affiliate tracking ID is usually located on the right-hand side of the screen when you log into your Amazon Associates account.
If you click on your email address to open the drop down menu, you can also access your Tracking ID’s on the Manage Your Tracking IDs page.
It will look a little something like this: xxxxxxxx-20 Also see image below
With the Pro version of this plugin, you can also enter multiple tracking IDs.
For instance, if you’re signed up for an Amazon Associates account in each of the other countries available, you can add them here to this page. See image below.
What does this mean?
This simply means that you can earn more revenue from Amazon, regardless of where the visitor to your site is coming from. Pretty neat, right?
Feature 2 – Search tab
On the search tab, you can decide which country should be used for your default search and results.
For instance, when you’re creating content and want to add Amazon links into your articles – when you run a search for a product, the default site in which the plugin will search for products will be Amazon.com, the US site.
This default setting can be changed in the Search tab to whichever country you prefer.
Feature 3 – Defaults tab
Here you can make changes to how you want the plugin features to behave on your WordPress site.
Check out the image below, and you’ll notice some useful options – For instance, you can choose to make your affiliate links No Follow, or have links open up in a new window.
Feature 4 – Link localization tab
Finally, I want to briefly talk to you about the link localization feature.
This is enabled, by default, and is useful if you want EasyAzon 4 to automatically change your affiliate links to match the country your visitors are viewing your website from.
So for instance, if you create an affiliate link for Amazon.com, and a UK visitor clicks on this link, they will automatically be taken to the Amazon.co.uk site. Once again, this feature can help you increase your overall earnings with Amazon.
#5. How to best use EasyAzon 4.0
So, now you’ve installed the plugin successfully, and you’ve discovered some of the features, here’s how to make the most of it all.
If you’ve been dropping your Amazon affiliate links into your content manually, then you know how much time that can take up, right?
Here’s the process –
- Go to Amazon website and log in.
- Find links.
- Copy links.
- Go back to your website.
- Find where you want to paste your links.
- Edit links to make no-follow, open in new window, etc.
- Track affiliate links in external software, and so on.
What a chore, right?
Well, one of the key features of this plugin is that it gives you the ability to search for a product directly from your post editor, without having to venture off to the Amazon site to get your links.
You can drop them directly into your content straight from your editor.
Hey, you can even fetch images of the products too if you wish, all without ever leaving your site.
Here’s an example of how to do this.
- You start to write your content or online review.
- You highlight the text you want to link and click on the EasyAzon tab in your editor.
- You search and find the links, then you drop them straight into your post.
- Rinse and repeat.
Take a look at the images below, they should be self-explanatory.
When linking to a product from the search results, you have several options available. You can use a text link, an image link, a CTA link, or even add an info block about the product link. See image below.
As you’ll see from the image above, you have options to change the link text, make your link No-Follow and various other options.
You can also choose to convert your affiliate link into a product pop-up. See image below.
Now, here’s the unfortunate downside of purchasing and using this plugin on your site.
If you’re expecting half-decent customer support, then you can forget about it. At least from my ‘personal’ experience with the company, anyway.
Since purchasing and using the plugin on several sites, (Developer rights license purchased), I have sent four emails to customer support, and I have had a big fat ZERO response on all occasions.
Maybe you or others have had better luck, and maybe it’s just me. If that’s the case then I’m pretty unfortunate.
Pros and cons
Let me start with the pros.
- A free stripped-down version of this plugin is available for FREE here.
- Is the pro-version affordable? Yes.
- Simple to setup and configure with step-by-step video tutorials? Yes.
- A powerful all-in-one solution for getting the most from your Amazon niche websites.
- 30-Day money back guarantees when you purchase EasyAzon.
- Save time by adding Amazon affiliate links and images directly into your content quickly, without having to leave your site.
- Link localization means no wasted traffic, generate Amazon affiliate commissions from the traffic you get from other countries!
- With the developer license, you can create niche websites for yourself, your clients, and even flip them and make even more money!
- Too many upsells shoved in your face when you purchase the plugin. You’ll have to jump through some upsell loops before you can actually download your plugin. I guess that’s just the way it’s been marketed, badly!
- The plugin can sometimes conflict with other plugins or even your theme, so beware of this.
- The customer support is NOT that great. No response to support emails sent to BoostWP LLC, since I purchased the plugin.
- Instructional videos are out of date since Amazon has made a lot of changes over the years.
- Version 4.0 has been out for a number of years now, so who knows when the next big update is coming out.
Pricing and availability
OK, so how much will EasyAzon 4.0 set you back?
Well, here’s the thing. The Developer site use rights license will currently set you back $67, whereas the Multi-site license will cost you just $47.
Is this a reasonable price to pay for a plugin of this kind?
I think so, I mean you do get a lot of great options and features for your money, even if the customer support does suck badly.
My final verdict
This plugin is decent enough and has a lot of potential for being even better than it is now. It comes with some great features, and if you’re mad about monetizing with Amazon, or are building Amazon niche websites, this plugin will save you a ton of valuable time.
You also get a 30-day money back guarantee when you purchase, however, be aware that if you get stuck or run into any problems setting up, or using the plugin, that the customer support isn’t the best and you’re on your own. Again, based entirely on my own experience.
I’m still using the plugin on a few of my niche websites, and everything seem to work just fine for now, but how long for in the future? Who knows.