2009 has been a great year for Amazon Associates and affiliate retail in general. We’ve been fortunate enough to focus on sales and expanding into new markets and niches. One of the niche markets we decided to enter was on the higher end retail of computer hardware. Specifically the Apple MacBook Pro and the Apple iMac.
Apple has been on a role lately and it seems that people can’t get enough of their products. I’ve personally been keeping an eye out for a new MacBook Pro, for my web development. Since creating the store, the traffic has increased week after week, and each time Apple has a product launch, the site is flooded with interested visitors. Although EcommerceForEveryone.com (developer of Amazon Associate websites) has created many profitable stores, this particular store has been generating a significant amount of revenue as of late.
In addition to the Apple products, the site is also encouraging it’s users, mainly techies to purchase parts for building and repairing computers, such as motherboards, memory, hard drives, and other pc hardware.
The design of the website surprisingly was not custom, instead, the site is using one of the E4E pre-designed styles. The look is simple and clean. A custom design might be in the future for this website. Hopefully also a dedicated blog to review all of the products. Because operating the site itself is very affordable, it has paid for itself several times over, and those funds are being used to launch several additional niche web sites for affiliate retail. We’ll revisit this website in a follow up post to check on it’s status.