Prices or other Data Not Showing on Posts?

There are times when certain peaces of information do not show on a product post and you will see a default response saying that information is not available.  Why does this happen?

Amazon’s API only returns certain sets of information.  The API does not return all of the information available on Amazon’s site itself.

Let us say that the Sale Price is not available through the API.

Recommended solution:

On the “WPZonBuilder Language Settings” page in the “Empty Data Returned By Amazon Web Services” section you can change the Empty Data fields with statements like this:

<a href=”[DetailPageURL]” target=”_blank”>Click here for Best Price!</a>

This will make the statement a link to the Amazon product page with your Tracking ID and cookie.  Getting the cookie set as soon as possible is a good thing.  So I feel this is a great solution for the situation when Amazon does not return data for a particular field.

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How to add Amazon Products to an Existing Website or Post

How can you add Amazon products to an Existing site with WP Zon Builder?

Lets say you have an existing site that has articles, posts and or reviews that you would like to add some Amazon products into.

There are several ways to add Amazon Products to Existing websites:


If you want to add a Full Product Post with all the info from a WP Zon Builder post like Products pics, description, price, buy buttons, etc.  Then you can Easily convert any existing post into a WP Zon Builder Post.

Go to the Edit Post screen for that post and use the WP Zon Builder: Create Product Post menu to convert the existing post to a full fledged WP Zon Builder Product Post.

Create Product Post

Just check the box and insert the products ASIN and then Update/Save the post.  Then add the [amzn_product_post] shortcode somewhere to the post (maybe at the bottom) and Update again.

Create Product Post Step 2

That is how you would add a full Product Post to an existing post.  But there are other ways to get Amazon products into your Existing websites or posts.


If you don’t want the entire Amazon Post, but would prefer a shorten version placed in the middle or end of a post. You can use WP Zon Builder’s Inline single or Inline Multi product posting features.  With these you do not need to convert existing post into WP Zon Builder posts, just place the shortcode in your existing post.  Read more at this post.

Monetize existing websites and posts with Inline product listings


Here are some other informational posts about integrating WP Zon Builder into an existing site.

Multiple ways to Monetize your Site with WP Zon Builder Amazon Plugin



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What Amazon price is displayed on WP Zon Builder posts?

Why does the post say a certain price but when the customer is sent to Amazon’s cart sometimes the price is different or higher?

Auto updated pricing – how to make sure prices on posts are up to date?

What is happening is the lowest new price is displayed and added to cart. Most of the 3rd party sellers have only one copy at that price so if someone adds it to their cart, on Amazon, then that copy at that price is not available any more. So Amazon puts the next lowest available copy in their cart.

To get hyper accurate Amazon pricing on your site you would need to set the Caching feature of WP Zon Builder to cache for 0 days. That way the price displayed on your site would be the most up to date price. Doing this it would be more likely that the price in the cart will match the price the Amazon store will stick in Amazon’s cart. If someone else buys the lowest priced item then Amazon would substitute the next lowest priced item. I don’t think this would occur very often but it could. Just keep that in mind.

The best chance of making your On-Site Cart be hyper accurate would be to employ the caching method I mentioned. Other wise  just send them to the Amazon Product page and let them choose what price point they want to purchase at.

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