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MTAmazon Sample Templates

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There’s been several requests for some sample templates for MTAmazon. Here are a few templates that will help you understand some of your different formatting and search options.

Simple list

If you want your list to look like this...

[removed, due to Amazon API change]

... you can use the following template:

<MTAmazon search="usability" devtoken="DMRKTBU9F2P28" lastn="3">
    <p><a href="<MTAmazonLink>">
    <img src="<MTAmazonSmallImage>" align="left" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /><MTAmazonTitle>
    </a><br />
    <span class="small">By <MTAmazonAuthor></span><br />
List Price: <span class="listprice"><MTAmazonListPrice></span><br />
Sale Price: <span class="saleprice"><MTAmazonSalePrice></span><br />
Published <MTAmazonReleaseDate format="%B %e, %Y"><br clear="all" /></p>
</MTAmazon>

Shopping Cart Links

You can also add a button to your product display that allows your readers to add an item directly to their Amazon.com shopping cart...

[removed, due to Amazon API change]

... by using this template ...

<MTAmazon search="B00003CWT6" method="Asin" devtoken="XXXXXXXXXX" lastn="1">
<img src="<MTAmazonMediumImage>" align="left" border="0" hspace="5" />
<b><MTAmazonTitle></b><br />
<MTAmazonManufacturer>
<p>Amazon Price: <b><MTAmazonSalePrice></b></p>
<form method="POST" 
action="http://www.amazon.com/o/dt/assoc/handle-buy-box=<MTAmazonASIN>">
<input type="hidden" name="asin.<MTAmazonASIN>" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="tag-value" value="<MTAmazonAssociateID>">
<input type="hidden" name="tag_value" value="<MTAmazonAssociateID>">
<input type="hidden" name="dev-tag-value" value="<MTAmazonDevToken>">
<input type="submit" name="submit.add-to-cart" value="Buy From Amazon.com">
</form><br clear="all" /></MTAmazon>

Browsing for Products

You can display items as they appear on Amazon’s catalog pages by using a BrowseNode search...

[removed, due to Amazon API change]

... using this template:

<MTAmazon search="499058" devtoken="XXXXXXXXXXX" method="BrowseNode" line="photo" lastn="3">
    <p><a href="<MTAmazonLink>"><b><MTAmazonTitle></b><br />
    <img src="<MTAmazonSmallImage>" align="left" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" />
    </a>
List Price: <span class="listprice"><MTAmazonListPrice></span><br />
Sale Price: <span class="saleprice"><MTAmazonSalePrice></span><br clear="all" /></p>
</MTAmazon>

Yours?

Do you have an interesting way to use MTAmazon? Give us a URL of your site below and tell us what your template looks like. Remember to change all < to &lt; and all > to &gt; if you copy your MTAmazon template into your comment.

Adam Kalsey
August 25, 2002 2:32 PM

You might also want to take a look at http://kalsey.com/blog/2002/08/better_amazon_links.stm for information about how to improve your product links with MTAmazon.

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