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I am very surprised to learn that AMAZON UK Affiliates code blocks "cannot" be used or imbedded into a Squarespace website yet my client pays a Business subscription for her Squarespace E-commerce website. Why is this not possible given UK Squarespace subscribers pay the same if not more for their Squarespace product and cannot expand their E-commerce beyond what is *ONLY available for US users. It's unfair, not flexible and unacceptable that Squarespace subscribers by region are being prevented from using the tools others in the United States are able to use. A completely unbalanced website service platform. 

Searching the Squarespace forum for answers to this returns only 2-3 previous comments but the marketing of Squarespace services says nothing about what they DON'T PROVIDE. 

Has anyone else tried to use Amazon UK Affiliate code blocks is there any progress from Squarespace developers in actually implementing this for Amazon UK and others. I have advised my clients using Squarespace to migrate to other platforms as this isn't ideal for expanding their websites using long term revenue generating projects.

Cheers.

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On 11/29/2022 at 9:55 AM, captbdel12 said:

I am very surprised to learn that AMAZON UK Affiliates code blocks "cannot" be used...the marketing of Squarespace services says nothing about what they DON'T PROVIDE. 

This is correct.

Amazon Blocks are only supported on US Squarespace sites using Amazon products sold on the US domain (amazon.com). It is not yet possible to use Amazon blocks on non-US Squarespace sites, or to display products from other Amazon sites, such as amazon.co.uk.

That said, Internationalisation is improving on the Squarespace platform, with many new features that support non-US sites. Examples include:

  • Additional language support - both for website content and administration of the site
  • Improved formatting of currencies (including better support for other decimal separators) 

As a workaround, have you considered manually adding an affiliate link to Amazon or using code? There's a thread about this here.

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I understand, but WHY? why are international customers paying the same if not more for a platform that isn't providing the same or more functionality as US client receive. I can't sell this to clients who want to use Squarespace E-commerce because the platform just isn't progressive in technical functions and integrations for E-commerce. Maybe EU clients are paying for US clients services it's not ideal.

How do you explain to a client who's paid the money themselves, that they can't do what's being marketed online etc by Squarespace. I'll have to break the bad news to the client just it wasn't me who sold them Squarespace services.

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