Finally, version 3.8 of our Amazon Affiliate WordPress plugin is now available. The purpose of this update was implementing new features such as a proxy for product images, adding support for Amazon Australia as well as smaller improvements and fixes.

Privacy proxy for product images

As you know, product images provided by Amazon’s API are delivered directly from the Amazon servers. Regarding the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, this is a problem, because Amazon has access to the IP addresses of your site visitors.

To prevent this, we introduced a so-called privacy proxy, which delivers the product images through a small PHP file. By doing so, Amazon only receives the IP of your web server instead of your site visitors.

The new function must be activated via plugin settings (“Output” tab, “Product images” section). In case you are using a caching plugin on your site, its cache should be emptied too.

Please note: We only provide the technical realization for this solution. The use of this feature is on your responsibility. If you have any questions or concerns, please make use of the terms and conditions or support of Amazon Associates.

Added support for Amazon Australia

Over the past few weeks, Amazon has extended their affiliate program to Australia. From now on you’re able to select Amazon Australia as store in our plugin settings.

New Geo-targeting API

Our built-in geo-targeting functionality allows you to redirect your website visitors – when clicking on Amazon affiliate links – to the nearest Amazon shop. To determine the country of origin, we made use of two different online services.

After updating to version 3.8, the plugin will now make use of ipdata.co instead. The chosen API stands out due to their high reliability and performance.

More information about the geo-targeting can be found here.


In case you want to get knowledge about all new features, improvements and fixes, feel free to take a look into the changelog.

The new version of our plugin is available as a free update to all customers with a valid and active license key. In case you want renew your license or use the plugin on more sites (upgrade your license), you can find both options in your customer dashboard.

If you have any questions, suggestions or feature requests please don’t hesitate and get in touch with us.

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6 comments

  1. After updating to version 3.8, the plugin will now make use of ipdata.co instead. The chosen API stands out due to their high reliability and performance.

    Geo Targeting not wokring now.

    1. Hey Sam,

      please update to the latest Version 3.8.5.

      We enhanced the geotargeting which now support multiple API services.

  2. Can you explain why it is a GDPR problem if Amazon has access to IP addresses of visitors? Will this be a violation of the associates agreement if we direct link to Amazon images?

  3. Could I make a recommendation:

    Instead of having the geo-location send them to the nearest store, let us selection different types of content to add for each region: i.e UK products in on table, US products in another, CA in another etc.

    1. Hi Michael,

      thanks for your feedback.

      Actually, this is something we already have in mind, besides the geotargeting. We don’t have a date for this yet but I noted your email address and let you know as soon as there are news!

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