e commerce

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  • #1751628

    If I want to make my upcoming book available for sales on line, may I use my existing WordPress blog?

    The blog I need help with is ourdarknightofthesoul.wordpress.com.

    #1751666

    Is it okay to put a link on my basic WordPress blog that readers may click on to purchase my books?

    #1751700

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes. It’s even okay to use an Amazon affiliate link.

    #1751701

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.com allows bloggers to insert text affiliate links within post and page content to most third-party affiliate programs, provided they are not the primary content of the site in question.

    Image affiliate links in posts and pages and any banners, affiliate links in sidebar or footer widget areas, are still considered to be advertising and are not allowed on WordPress.com blogs.

    For selling your own creations on a free hosted WordPress.com blog see http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

    NOTE: If you have a online shop with a shopping cart somewhere else online you can create a custom menu and add a custom link to it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-custom-links

    NOTE: Only those who have purchased that upgrade can equip their WordPress.COM blogs for ecommerce transactions. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/ecommerce-is-now-available-on-wordpresscom?replies=1

    #1751702

    raincoaster
    Member

    Actually no. Authors are allowed to use an image of their book as an affiliate link; they always have been allowed to do so.

    #1751727

    Thank you both for responding. So if I am understanding your responses correctly, on a free (basic) WordPress site, I can list a link that will take my blog readers to a book payment website. Raincoaster stated imaged links are ok, but timethief said no. Can WordPress staff please verify if an imaged link for book sales for only one product is acceptable? Thank You!

    #1751739

    timethief
    Member

    I apologize. raincoaster is right. “Authors are allowed to use an image of their book as an affiliate link; they always have been allowed to do so. ”

    #1751740

    Thank you!

    #1751741

    timethief
    Member

    Thank raincoaster … lol :D

    #1751742

    Thank you, raincoaster, along with timethief’s corrected info!

    #1751775

    jackiedana
    Member

    It’s fine to wrap an affiliate link around a button or image as long as that image isn’t an actual advertisement. You can also include a button to purchase on PayPal.

    We also now have partnerships with ecommerce services if you upgrade to the Business plan: http://en.support.wordpress.com/ecommerce/

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