How to use the Alternate "Product Display" Creator

In order to use our alternate Product Display Creator, you are going to need a few things:

  • Your affiliate ID;
  • Your website ID;
  • The merchant ID.

Below, you will find information on where to find these in your AvantLink Dashboard.

Affiliate ID

Finding your Affiliate ID is very easy. All you need to do is log in to your account, and your Affiliate ID will appear right next to your name.

 

Website ID

To find your website ID, you will need to click the tab "Account” and then click the “Edit Websites” link.

 

This will take you to a page where you can view all of the websites you have on your account. Next to the name of each site is the website ID for that site. Choose the ID for the site you’d like to use the widget on.

 

Merchant ID

Getting the merchant ID is a little bit trickier. First you need to click on the “Merchants” tab and search for the desired merchant. Once you’ve found the merchant, click on the “Details/Apply” link.

 

It will take you to a screen where you can view information about the merchant. But what we’re looking for lies within the URL. It will be the set of numbers at the end of the URL.

 

Now that we’ve got all that information, we can now input it into the widget creator. Now you can lookup items by inputting it into the “Search Term” field. Try to keep your terms simple using only one word (e.g. hat, shoes, shirt).

Next you can specify how many items you would like to display by inputting the number into the “Number Count” field.

Once all the information has been inputted correctly click the “Submit” button. When you’ve done that, a script will appear at the bottom of the creator. If you click on the script, you will be able to copy and paste it into the desired area of your site.

 

If you take a look, the script that I’ve pasted into my text editor is the same one that the creator made. [Note: Depending on how you edit your website, you may need to put this in a "Custom Code" block (for CMS / WYSIWYG editors); or, add it directly to your site, usually nested within other display blocks such as sidebars / between content ads; or interstitals or other ad servers.)

When you load the site, it will take the script and create a widget using the search term you’ve used.

 

It is even 'responsive' (mobile friendly) and will appropriately resize to display for phones / tablets.

 

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