Amazon has made some significant improvements to Associates Central affiliate dashboard as well as the service itself including (and most noteworthy) the ability for affiliates to build links directly from the Amazon website. Upgrades and enhancements have been a long time coming and one that I personally am happy has officially arrived as we at WM get more involved in offering books from Amazon.
Site Stripe, as the offering has been dubbed, gives Amazon Associates the ability to quickly and easily link to any page on Amazon. The Site Stripe is essentially an "overlay" which appears at the top of every page you visit on Amazon (if you are logged in). To build a link to a page with Site Stripe, Amazon Associates will simply go to the page/product they want to promote and select the "Link To This Page' button on the Site Stripe. Amazon Associates are able to configurefive display settings on the Site Stripe; Link to this Page, Add to aStore, Your Earning Summary, Discussion Boards and What's New.