Last week Pepperjam unleashed their new Store Builder™ and a few days later announced that it had been optimized for bloggers using WordPress.
I gave it a whirl and it's darned easy to use as implied by the 1-2-3-4 steps indicated on the main Store Builder™ page (shown in the screenshot to the left).
Just log in, choose the merchant or merchants that you want to promote, filter results by keyword, do a little color customization and grab the code.
Important note for WordPress bloggers – click the “WordPress Optimized” box located beside the “Select Code” button before you copy your code, otherwise the code won't work.
Here's an example of how I used the Pepperjam Store Builder™ to place BackCountryEdge products (filtered by the keyword ‘tents') on the Roamsters travel blog — using the default color settings. The actual page is located here.
With a little more tweaking, someone with good color sense could make that look MUCH nicer and more integrated with the page.
I don't know that building product feeds gets any easier than using the Pepperjam Store Builder™. If you do, please tell us about it by leaving a comment below!
looks good – I guess a litte similar to Amazon’s astore builder? will have to take a closer look when my blog is more developed 🙂
one month blogging newbie
Paull Hamilton says
Being a relative newbie I am always open to new ideas. Your site is informative and commenters also. Thanks, I am sure I shall be back again for more information.
Cufflinks Dude says
I can already see a really good use for this. Lets say you sell ecommerce goods. You could create lets say 10 of these affiliate sites in a similar niche to your main site. Then promote each one of them, interlink them and redirect the link juice to your main website while still making money on each affiliate site. Very interesting. Also, pepperjam is a killer company as well so Im sure it works very well. im dying to try this out now… 🙂
thanks for the tip
Leslie West says
I have set up a feed using popshops. My main concern is the rather low commissions being paid. I have seen from 0% – 20% for merchant pay outs. Much better than adsense but it takes alot of traffic to make any money. I do not think promotions using ppc will be profitable.
Affiliate products paying 50% or more can be profitable. I bought commission blueprint and was beyond concerned at the $$ required to churn out a decent living. Using hundreds of thousands of $ per month is a high mountain to climb.
Yes it an excellent tool! shareasale has something similar (build-a-store tool) but they don’t have a search bar and the layout is not as nice