Amazon aStore Height – How to Fix It
The Amazon aStore height is an issue that I am sure every affiliate has at one time or another searched for a fix for, only to come up empty. The problem with embedding the code within your site is that you end up with 4000 pixels of desert land. I spent hours, days and weeks, searching for a solution to fix the height. Reducing the height within the code that Amazon gives you for the aStore does work for some products but for others, the descriptions get cut in half.
Knowing all of this, I still gave the Amazon aStore a go. I have no huge success story for you because the story is still being written. What I want to share with you is a tip that I recently learned about.
There are 2 main issues that exist with the Amazon aStore. The first one is that the embed/iframe code produces a huge amount of empty space. Second, if you decide to avoid embedding the code and just send people directly to the store, the website address changes.
Although Amazon allows you to choose a specific name for your aStore, it’s not the same as having your website’s store address like the example below.
If you click that link, it will open a new tab. I am going to show you how to link to your aStore just like this. Notice how the website address does not change to Amazon’s and how the heights of the pages automatically adjust.
Here is what you need to accomplish this:
Set up your aStore and get it looking the way that you want it to look. Make sure that you select the option on the menu page that allows you to include a link back to your main website.
On the final page within the aStore setup, copy or write down the address to the aStore.
Open your FTP client and log onto your website’s server.
If you host multiple websites under one account, log into the folder of the website where you want your store to be located.
Make or add a new folder. Name it what ever you want to appear in the address bar when a customer clicks the link. Remember the link to my store in the example below. You can name the folder what ever you want.
Now you need the small piece of code below.
Copy the code and paste it into a blank index file. You can use a index.html, index.htm or a index.php file. The index file must be blank.
Open the blank index file and paste the code above in it. Where it says, copy your astore address here, type in the address that you received from Amazon.
Once you have edited the script, save it. Upload the index file to the folder that you made on your server for your Amazon aStore.
Test your link to your website’s aStore by typing it into the address bar.
The page should load up very quickly. This works on Internet Explorer as well as the other major web browsers. One other cool thing is that the store works fine and is optimized for mobile phones and tablets as well.
If you do not know how to make a index file, download this zip file – Amazon Scripts
The zip file has a blank index.html, index.htm and index.php file within it. Choose which ever you want to use. Paste the code within it and add your Amazon aStore address. Upload the file and that is it.
Additionally, if you have Notepad you can make a text file. Paste the code in it and once you have saved the file, you can rename the file to index.html or one of the other 2 file extensions.
I chose to share this code with you because I want you to do well so please do not try to sell this script/code. Instead, share a link to this information as your way of giving thanks.