Commission Junction affiliates will now notice a new tab in their “Account Manager” interface — one devoted to “Widgets.”
Amazon has had these forever. Some other affiliate networks have been offering similar tools for a while too (e.g.: ShareASale’s Make-a-Page tool), and now Commission Junction is enabling affiliates with a possibility to create their own widgets! And CJ did a really good job on the functionality.
Upon clicking “Create Widget” you get to choose how your products will be displayed: as a slideshow, collage, or in a grid (I went with a grid):
To do my brother’s heart good I went with FC Barcelona’s fan gear, and here’s how my quickly-put-together Barça widget looked (within the create-a-widget interface):
Good convenient tool. Affiliates will enjoy playing with it.