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Here's a thread for anyone interested in using the Amazon.com or AliExpress product APIs.
What can you do with the APIs?
Basically you can programmatically search these retailers' catalogs and get products back in XML format. Then you can use the data to make your own scraper sites/e-commerce stores.
You can see the API in action as the Niche Laboratory and Product Laboratory both use these APIs to show you products based on the niche keywords you enter.
In general I'm pretty happy with both APIs. AliExpress is more basic but it has some wonderful products on there that aren't available on Amazon. AliExpress is a goldmine of terrific products that you could buy in bulk and sell through Amazon or your own store.
Amazon of course is well known and people still prefer to buy from Amazon.
It's not all positive though...
It's annoyingly difficult to get customer reviews out of both.
I couldn't see how to get the product ratings out of Amazon.
AliExpress's API only works for about half their product range. Grrr.
If you have any questions about either the Amazon or AliExpress APis then post below.
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Been around since 2009 means you've had so much experience in this space. I'm really considering expanding into promoting products in other niches using paid ads but my limitation is that I don't know how to speak a second language.
I agree with you that low gravity shouldn't be a criterion for selecting products to promote as there are some uncompetitive products with very low gravity. I'll like to add some characteristics of products you shouldn't promote:
1. Clickbank products that have (external) ads on their sales page
2. Products with buy buttons that do not go to the Clickbank order page
3. Products that exaggerate their promises, especially financial promises. Promises like these will lead to high refund rates (most MMO products have refund rates over 20% in fact).
4. Unresponsive vendors. Before starting to promote a product, ALWAYS contact the vendor (ask for a review copy, or ask a question about the product, or just introduce yourself). If you get no reply within 48hours do NOT promote the product.
Recently, I came across a course created by Clickbank's current #1 affiliate that claims to teach people how to drive traffic to Clickbank offers using Facebook Ads. I've seen some good reviews and positive testimonies online about the course. Here's one https://abayomioloyede.com/commission-hero-review/
What do you think about the course?