Local Tech Repair: Amazon Astore - aka Local Tech Repairs Store

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Amazon Astore - aka Local Tech Repairs Store

For those that do not know already what an Astore is from amazon is. the Astore is a store that you are able to have on your site that functions much like the ads on your site but you get to pick what is in your store and how it should look and function.
For instance we here at Local Tech Repair use the Astore to list different books, computers, and kindle stuff.  The beautiful thing about the store is that you do not have to have any of the merchandise.  Everything in the store is sold buy amazon and who ever sells on amazon it and you get a % of the sale. 

Positives:
  • you don't have to have and warehouse. 
  • you don't have to ship anything
  • it does not cost you anything to run. 
  • you get the amazing amazon experience with out really doing anything
Negatives:
  • the default size is kinda small and can take editing of css
  • not as nice as shopping on amazon
Over all it give your visitors something else to do on your site. If you like to try out the store head on over to the store at the top of the page.  Just another thing that amazon give you to help earn more money. 

for those that want to know what my store template was here is it is:

Global

/* PAGE STYLE */
body {
margin:24px;
padding:0px;
background:#020202;
color:#F7EBEB;
min-width:748px;
font-family:'Verdana', sans-serif;
font-size:9pt;
font-weight:500;
line-height:12pt;
text-decoration: none;
}
table {
font-family:'Verdana', sans-serif;
font-size:9pt;
}
form {
margin:0px;
}
a {
color: #FDFB04;
text-decoration: underline;
}
a img{ border:none;}
hr {
border:0;
width:100%;
color:#146EB4;
background-color:#146EB4;
height:1px;
width:100%;
margin:6px 0px 12px 0px;
}
#wrap {
width:748px;
}
#rule {
height:1px;
background-color:#F7EBEB;
width:100%;
margin:6px 0px 12px 0px;
}
h2 {
font-size:16px;
font-weight:bold;
margin:0px;
padding:0px;
}
h3 {
font-size:14px;
font-weight:bold;
margin:0px;
padding:0px;
}

/* MAIN PAGE AREA */
#mainwrap {
float:right;
}
#main {
width:530px;
margin-bottom:19px;
overflow:hidden;
}
div#header {
background:#146EB4;
padding:6px 24px 4px;
margin:0;
vertical-align:middle;
}
a#mainheadertitle {
padding:0px;
font-family:'Georgia', serif;
font-size:24pt;
font-weight:normal;
line-height:1.5em;
color:#FFFFFF;
margin:0px;
text-align:left;
vertical-align:middle;
text-decoration:none;
}
a#mainheadertitle:hover {
text-decoration:underline;
}
td#mainheaderlogo {
padding:5px;
}
img#mainlogo {
padding-right:5px;
}
div#mainsubheader {
background:#2F2323;
padding:10px 24px;
vertical-align:middle;
}
div#contentsubheader {
width:482px;
overflow:hidden;
}
div#subheaderlinks {
float:right;
text-align:right;
}
div#subheadertitle {
font-size:12pt;
font-weight:bold;
}
div#contenterror {
background:#322525;
padding:14px 24px;
}
span.currentpage {
font-weight:bold;
}

span.error {
font-weight:bold;
}

/* SIDEBAR */
#sidebar {
float:left;
width:200px;
overflow:hidden;
}
#sidebar ul {
margin-bottom:0;
}
#sidebar h3, #sidebar p {
padding:0 10px;
}

/* GENERAL SIDEBAR WIDGET STYLES */
ul#widget,ul.widget li.widget {
margin:0;
padding:0;
list-style:none;
}
li.widget {
float:left;
width:200px;
margin-bottom:19px;
}
ul#widget div {
background:#322525;
}
ul#widget h3 {
font-family:'Verdana', sans-serif;
font-size: 10pt;
font-weight: bold;
color:#FFFFFF;
margin:0px;
padding:6px 15px 4px;
text-align:left;
background:#146EB4;
}
ul#widget p {
font-family:'Verdana', sans-serif;
font-size: 9pt;
font-weight: normal;
color:#F7EBEB;
margin:0px;
padding: 10px 15px 20px;
}

/* SEARCHBROWSE WIDGET */
div#searchbrowse {
padding:14px;
}
div#searchbrowse div.indent {
padding: 5px 0px 5px 15px;
}
select.searchwidget {
width:173px;
margin-bottom:6px;
}
input#searchwidgetkeywords {
width:134px;
}
span#SearchAtAmazon {
font-size: 8pt;
}
div#browsetitle {
font-weight:bold;
padding-bottom:7px;
}
span.selectedcategory {
font-weight:bold;
}

/* LISTMANIA WIDGET */
div.listwidget {
padding-bottom:16px;
}
ul.listmania {
margin:0px;
padding:0px;
list-style:none;
}
ul.listmania li {
margin:0px;
padding:5px;
padding-left:10px;
list-style:none;
text-align:center;
}
ul.listmania li.clsOdd,li.listimages {
background-color:#342626;
}
ul.listmania li.clsEven {
background-color:#322525;
}

img.listimage {
display:block;
margin-left:auto;
margin-right:auto;
}

/* PRODUCTS WIDGETS */
div.productwidget {
padding:0px;
padding-bottom:16px;
}
div.productwidget .price {
font-weight:bold;
}
table.sidebarproducts {
font-family:'Verdana', sans-serif;
font-size:9pt;
width:200px;
}
table.sidebarproducts td {
padding:5px;
}
table.sidebarproducts td.image {
vertical-align:top;
width:75px;
}
table.sidebarproducts td.text {
vertical-align:middle;
width:115px;
}
table.sidebarproducts span.listtitle {
font-weight:bold;
}
div.privacylink {
padding: 2px 5px;
font-size:7pt;
text-align:center;
}

/* FOOTER */
div#footer {
width:530px;
margin-bottom:28px;
color:#146EB4;
border-top:1px solid #146EB4;
}
div#footer p {
padding:5px;
margin:0;
}
div#leftfoot {
float:left;
width:430px;
}
div#rightfoot {
float:right;
width:100px;
text-align:right;
}

/* WISHLIST WIDGET */
div#wishlist_page_link
{
padding:7px 5px 5px;
}

/*Associate Provided CSS*/
#wrap {
width:1100px;
}
#main {
width:880px;
margin-bottom:19px;
overflow:hidden;
}
div#footer {
width:880px;
margin-bottom:28px;
color:#0B0E60;
border-top:1px solid #0B0E60;
}
div#rightfoot {
float:right;
width:100px;
text-align:center;
}
div#contentsubheader {
width:650px;
overflow:hidden;
}



Category Page

div#featuredProducts {
background:#322525;
padding:14px 24px;
}
div#featuredProducts .price {
font-weight:bold;
}
table.products {
width:482px;
font-family:'Verdana', sans-serif;
font-size:9pt;
}
table.products td {
width:33%;
padding:5px;
}
table.products tr.pagination {
text-align:center;
}
table.products tr.imagerow td {
vertical-align:bottom;
}
table.products tr.textrow td {
vertical-align:top;
padding-bottom:20px;
}

/*Associate Provided CSS*/
table.products {
width:852px;
font-family:'Verdana', sans-serif;
font-size:9pt;
}