ADVERTISING

Increase visibility and sales on Amazon with advertising

Did you know that sponsored ads can help you boost your visibility, reach more shoppers and increase your sales? Sponsored ads campaigns are easy to set up, and we’ll give you £20 in free clicks* to help you get started. Terms and conditions apply.

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Achieve your business goals

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Get discovered
Advertising provides a visibility boost to your brand and products. Ads appear in highly visible placements, within shopping results or on product detail pages.
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Increase sales
Many shoppers come to Amazon ready to buy. Advertising can help you reach customers who are looking for products like yours.
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Control costs
Pay only for the clicks your ads receive. Campaign reports track ad spend and performance, so you can learn what’s working and fine-tune your campaigns.
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Advertising solutions with sponsored ads

Start using sponsored ads to help you meet your goals
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Sponsored Products are ads for individual product listings on Amazon. They appear within shopping results pages and on product detail pages.
Sponsored Products can help you reach high-intent shoppers who are actively looking for products related to theirs.
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Sponsored Brands showcase your brand and product portfolio. Featuring your brand logo, a custom headline, and a selection of your products, these ads appear in shopping results pages, helping drive sales and product visibility.
Sponsored Brands give you the opportunity to quickly grow consideration for your brand and collection of products from shoppers who have expressed an interest in similar products.
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Sponsored Display

Sponsored Display is a new self-service advertising solution that helps advertisers reach relevant audiences across the shopper journey, with ad placements that appear on and off Amazon.
Sponsored Display helps you reach the right audience for your businessbeyond those actively shopping on Amazonwith display advertising that is easy to create and manage.
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Stores

Stores are custom multipage shopping destinations on Amazon for individual brands that let you showcase your brand story and product offering. They require no website experience to use and it’s free.
With Stores, you can choose from a rich set of easy to-create content templates and tiles, rearrange them with easy drag-and-drop functionality, and make a professional-looking website without any coding or design skills.

Ready to get started? Here’s how it works

Step 1

Log in to Seller Central. If you’re new to selling on Amazon, sign up now
Click the ‘Advertising’ tab then follow the prompt to get started. Choose your campaign type and follow the steps to create your campaign. If you want to set up a Store, click the ‘Stores’ tab and follow the steps to build your first page.

Step 2

Create your campaign
Creating a campaign can take as little as 5 minutes. To create a Sponsored Products campaign, pick the products you want to advertise, choose between automatic and manual targeting and decide how much you want to pay per click. For a Sponsored Brands ad, choose at least 3 products you want to advertise, add your logo and a custom headline, and decide which keywords to target and how much you want to spend. For Stores, use our pre-built templates, drag-and-drop tiles, and dynamic widgets to create your customized Store for free. For Sponsored Display, select your audience, set your bid and daily budget, choose your products to advertise, and create your campaign.

Step 3

Reach more shoppers with sponsored ads
Sponsored Products launch immediately, while Sponsored Brands, Sponsored Display, and Stores undergo a moderation review. Based on relevance and bid, ads are shown to customers in high-visibility placements within shopping results and on product detail pages. With Sponsored Display, you also have the option to show your ads off Amazon, reaching shoppers who viewed the detail pages of products sold by your brand, and encourage them to come back to those pages.

When shoppers click your Sponsored Products or Sponsored Display ads, they’re taken to your product detail page. Your Sponsored Brands ad will take shoppers to your Store or a custom landing page that displays your products.

Step 4

Control your costs
Most sponsored ads are cost-per-click solutions, meaning Amazon charges for the number of clicks you receive on your ads. You choose how much you want to spend for a click, and set a budget for the maximum amount you are willing to spend on your ads in a day.

Step 5

Measure success
You will be able to track your impressions, clicks, click-through-rate, new-to-brand customers, traffic to your Store, advertising spend, and more. These insights will help you monitor performance and optimize your campaigns.

Requirements to check before you start advertising

Account

You must have an active Professional selling partner account and, to use Sponsored Display, Sponsored Brands and Stores, be enrolled in the Amazon Brand Registry.

Featured Offer

The products you advertise with Sponsored Products must be eligible for Featured Offer placement.1 Sponsored Brands and Sponsored Display will be shown to shoppers regardless of who is presenting the Featured Offer.

Products

At this time, we don’t support adult products, used or refurbished products, and products in closed categories. For a full list of permitted and prohibited categories review the creative acceptance policies for Sponsored Products, Sponsored Brands and Sponsored Display.
1If you create an ad for a product listing that is not eligible for Featured Offer placement, your ad will not be displayed to Amazon shoppers. Ads that are not eligible are flagged in the campaign manager under the Advertising tab in Seller Central.

Advertise globally

Selling in multiple countries? Don’t limit yourself to advertising only in your domestic marketplace. Build your international business and get your brand in front of Amazon customers around the world by advertising in all your eligible countries.

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Find a country you’re eligible to advertise in below.

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Click the flag for that country to sign in to Seller Central.*

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Click on the ‘Advertising’ tab, visit Campaign Manager and select “Create a campaign.”
*Registration required.

How much does it cost?

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Sponsored Products and Sponsored Brands are cost-per-click ads, meaning you pay only when your ad is clicked. You choose how much you want to spend for a click, and you also choose your budget. You can update your daily budget at any time.

By default, advertising costs are deducted directly from your Amazon selling partner account balance. You're only charged when your ad receives clicks.

There is no cost to create your Store.

Helpful resources

Advertiser success guides

Get step-by-step instructions on getting started with sponsored ads.

Webinars

Join our live advertising webinars to help optimize your campaigns and learn advertising best practices and strategies. Marketing specialists will answer questions during live Q&A sessions.

Videos

Start advertising with these quick instructional videos from Seller University.

Success stories

Learn how other selling partners have used Amazon Advertising.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about Amazon Advertising.
What are Sponsored Products?
Sponsored Products are keyword- or product-targeted ads that promote your individual listings and appear in shopping results and on product detail pages on Amazon. To help you launch your first campaign in minutes, you can use automatic targeting. You control how much you spend by setting your budget and choosing how much to bid per click.
Why should I use Sponsored Products?
Sponsored Products can help you increase visibility and sales of your products by displaying ads when shoppers are looking for products like yours. There are no monthly fees; you pay only when shoppers click your ad, which takes them to the product detail page where your offer is listed. Consider using Sponsored Products for product visibility, new offers, unique selections, offers with low glance views, clearance items, and seasonal promotions.
What are Sponsored Brands?
Sponsored Brands are keyword-targeted ads that appear in prominent locations within shopping results and feature a custom headline, brand logo, and a collection of products within the ad creative. When shoppers click the ad, they are taken to a product listing page, custom landing page, or Store. Sponsored Brands are available for selling partners enrolled in Amazon Brand Registry.
Why should I use Sponsored Brands?
Sponsored Brands help visibility and sales for your brand and product portfolio by appearing in high-visibility locations within shopping results.
What is Sponsored Display?
Sponsored Display enables you to set up display campaigns that run both on and off Amazon in just a few clicks1. Simply select your audience, set your bid and daily budget, choose your products to advertise, and create your campaign. Ad creatives are automatically generated with the same familiar features as sponsored ads, including a product image, pricing, badging, star rating, and Shop now button that links back to your product detail page, making it easy for customers to browse or buy2.
1Ad creative displays on or off Amazon depending on the targeting strategy and audiences you choose.
2A "Shop now" button may be included in ad creative based on placement.
What’s the difference between Sponsored Products and Sponsored Brands?
Sponsored Products display individual product listings to Amazon shoppers when searching or browsing for relevant keywords or products. Shoppers who click on the ads are taken to that product’s detail listing page. This can help improve visibility and drive sales.

Sponsored Brands also display to Amazon shoppers when searching for relevant keywords. These ads allow advertisers to upload a customised creative. This can include the brand’s logo, a unique headline, and up to 3 product ASINs. Shoppers who click on the ads are taken to a custom landing page or Store, which can help improve brand visibility and drive sales.
Who can use Sponsored Brands, Sponsored Display, and Stores?
Sponsored Brands, Sponsored Display, and Stores are available to professional selling partners enrolled in the Amazon Brand Registry, vendors, and agencies with clients who sell products on Amazon in the UK.

To enrol your brand, you must have a registered and active trademark submitted and approved by Amazon. Learn more about enrolling your brand in the Amazon Brand Registry.
What is Stores?
A free, customized multipage experience that showcases your brand and product catalog.
How can I measure the performance of my Store?
The Stores insights dashboard includes metrics such as daily visitors, page views, and sales generated from your Store. If you promote your Store in external marketing activities, you can also add a tag to the URL to analyze traffic sources to your Store.
Where will my ads be displayed?
Sponsored Products may be displayed at the top of, alongside, or within shopping results and on product detail pages. Ads may appear on both desktop and mobile.

Sponsored Brands may be displayed on top of, alongside, or within shopping results. Ads may appear on both desktop and mobile.

Sponsored Display ads may appear both on and off Amazon on desktop, mobile sites and apps based on the audiences or product targeting strategy you choose.

Stores appear on the Amazon website on mobile, app, and desktop.
What products are not eligible for sponsored ads?
At this time, we don’t support adult products, used or refurbished products, and products in closed categories. For a full list of permitted and prohibited categories review the creative acceptance policies for Sponsored Products, Sponsored Brands and Sponsored Display.
What are the requirements to advertise?
An active Professional selling partner account.
  • For Sponsored Brands, Sponsored Display, and Stores, enrollment in the Amazon Brand Registry.
  • For Sponsored Products, eligibility for the Featured Offer.
If you create a Sponsored Products ad for a product listing that is not eligible for Featured Offer placement, your ad will not display to Amazon shoppers. Ads that are not eligible are flagged in the campaign manager under the ‘Advertising’ tab in Seller Central. Sponsored Brands will be shown to shoppers regardless of who is presenting the Featured Offer.
What is a Featured Offer?
The Featured Offer is on a product detail page where customers begin the purchase process by adding items to their shopping carts. A key feature of the Amazon website is that multiple selling partners can offer the same product, so you may compete with other merchants for the Featured Offer. Selling partners must meet performance-based requirements to be eligible for Featured Offer placement.
What are keywords and how do they work?
A keyword is a single word or combination of words that you add to your Sponsored Products and Sponsored Brands campaigns. Keywords are matched to shopping queries that customers use to look for products on Amazon and determine where your ads may appear. Note that keywords are only used for Sponsored Products or Sponsored Brands.
What is CPC advertising?
Cost-per-click (CPC) advertising is a type of paid advertising where ads display at no charge—ad impressions, or views, are free—and the advertiser is charged only when customers click the ad. Sponsored ads, such as Sponsored Products and Sponsored Brands, run on the CPC model.
How do I pay for my ads?
When you advertise, Amazon charges for the number of clicks you receive on your ads. Your selling partner invoice will indicate which charges are for advertising costs. You'll find these charges in the Selling Fees section of your invoice. By default, your advertising fees are deducted from your selling account balance. The total advertising fee is deducted from your selling partner account during an invoice period. In the event that your selling partner account does not have enough funds to cover the cost of advertising, the remaining balance will be charged to the credit card you used to register for Selling on Amazon. If we can’t charge your credit card after multiple attempts, your advertising account will be placed into payment failure.

You do have the option to switch your payment method to deduct from a credit card. Each time your credit card is charged, you receive an invoice. The invoice date is your monthly invoice date, or the date when your credit level changes.

Your credit card is charged when you accumulate your first £1.00 worth of clicks. (This transaction is used for validation of your credit card).

You accumulate additional clicks that meet or exceed your credit limit. Your credit limit increases according to a "credit ladder." Each time you reach your current credit limit and you make a successful payment, your credit limit increases one level in the credit ladder: to £50, £150, £200, £350, and finally, to £500.

You have a balance due for the previous month, regardless of your credit limit. You incur this charge on the 3rd day of each month.

Note: Your credit card is charged each time you reach your current credit limit. Whenever you move up the credit ladder and your credit limit changes, your credit card charge will occur more than once in that month. If you do not exceed your credit limit, you are charged only once in that month.
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