Amazon Products Feed

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The current version number is: 3.040323

This script was created to utilize's Web Services to provide a real-time listing of books or other items on your site that provide links for your visitors to purchase these items from using your affiliate code. This script parses's XML feed to provide search results and bestseller listings in HTML for your visitors.

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You can download the script and all related files from in a tar file.

Edit the script to put in your Amazon affiliate id
$associate_ids{us} = [ "freewarfrommrrat" ];

Check the first line in it and make sure it points to the proper location of Perl on your server

Upload this cgi to your cgi-bin directory as ASCII and mark it as executable
chmod 775

That's all you have to do.
The script will now allow your visitors to search and browse through millions of bestselling items from

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But wait, there's lots more you can do with this script.

Be sure and read the Beginner's Guide to get started.

Then when you have the script up and running on your site you'll want to look over the Advanced Guide, the FAQ, and possibly the Variables List.

For a smaller, simpler solution for displaying a single product, or even just the image or price, you may want to check out my APF Banner script.


this script uses Perl module LWP. It should be on your server, if not try:
perl -MCPAN -e 'install Bundle::LWP'

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You can discuss this script and occasionally obtain limited free support at MrRat's Scripts Support Forum

Amazon/Webmaster Services has search engine hacks for this script and other AWS related items.

What's New:

03/23/04 - fixed Tools by changing mode from universal to tools

03/14/04 - Updated DE stuff only - added new modes and updated nodes. Nothing new for US or UK.

08/23/03 - XHTML & CSS, add accessories to cart, fixed list price display and umlaut search

history of changes

05/22/02 - script created.

p.s. I am not associated with in any way besides being an affiliate. I just wrote this script for ease of use.

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