Comparison tables are must-haves on any affiliate website. If you are building sites, adding affiliate tables will ensure higher clickthrough rates and thus higher revenues.
As a website flipper, if you spot sites for sale that do not have comparison tables on commercial intent articles (i.e., buying guides, product reviews), then that’s an easy win. You can acquire the site, add tables, and your revenues will increase.
There are many different plugins on the market that can help with this. The problem is that many of these options aren’t very user-friendly and can be overwhelming for beginners. One easy alternative is Affiliatable. In this review, I go in-depth into this product, different features with real screenshots, pros, cons, and common questions.
Let’s get into it!
Affiliatable.io Review: At A Glance
What is Affiliatable.io?
Affiliatable.io is a SaaS (software as a service) that allows you to easily create beautiful, high-converting elements such as comparison tables, top 3 boxes, product boxes, pros and cons boxes, and rating boxes.
The tool is developed by WildTech company, a bunch of guys with a background in affiliate marketing.
Process Before Affiliatable.io…
Without using Affiliatable, you would have to use multiple plugins to achieve the same result. This isn’t always a big deal for experienced affiliate marketers who already have their setups. Still, it can be a big struggle for beginners and less experienced guys in our industry.
To start, you have to find the correct plugins. Then you pay for them, hoping they’re good ones. Once you’re in, you are usually lost because most of these plugins aren’t very user-friendly.
So, you spend a lot of time fine-tuning everything to get it exactly as you want. Often you even have to use custom CSS to achieve the results you want, too.
Let’s be honest. It can be a big struggle.
Process After Affiliatable.io
With Affiliatable, the process is much easier and definitely more user-friendly. You register into the service, connect your Amazon account, and you can start creating nice, beautiful conversion elements immediately. No coding required.
How Does Affiliatable.io Work?
Affiliatable is, in fact, a straightforward product. You create an element in their website application, generate code and put that code to your post or page where you want to show the element.
The steps you have to take when you’re beginning with this service are:
1. Register a new account
It’s an easy, straightforward registration process. You can do it here.
2. Subscribe to the service
To get access to every feature, you need to have a subscription. The pricing is very reasonable, and you can select between three different options.
First is an unlimited monthly subscription for $19. You can connect as many sites (Amazon IDs) as you want.
The second is an annual, limited subscription for $39/year. You can create unlimited elements, but you can connect to only one site.
The third is an unlimited annual subscription for $89/year. You can create unlimited elements and connect as many sites as you want.
3. Connect your site (Amazon ID)
If you want to use the Amazon Associates program, you must create a new site with your Amazon Associates API. In the menu, click on “Sites” and then on the “Add” button.
If you don’t know where to find this information, check this article which has an in-depth explanation.
4. Add base code to your site
Don’t worry. The script is lightweight and served via CDN so that it won’t slow down your site. You can find the code in your dashboard.
For a tutorial on how to add the base code, check out the official guide. If you use the GeneratePress theme, I recommend you use the Hook element. If you have some other theme and you aren’t sure how to implement the base code, use a plugin called Head, Footer and Post Injections.
5. Start designing your elements
Now the fun part, you can start creating all elements you want! You can find the exact process of creating and designing new elements below.
Affiliatable.io Elements and Features
Affiliatable currently has five elements you can use;
- Comparison tables
- Top 3 boxes
- Product boxes
- Pros and cons boxes, and
- Rating boxes.
Let’s go through all elements and different designs you can use!
Good, old classic comparison tables. It’s one of the best ways to show the features of products you’re reviewing together with a comparison. There are 8 different pre-made designs you can use:
|Table 1||Table 2|
|Table 3||Table 4|
|Table 5||Table 6|
|Table 7||Table 8|
Top 3 Boxes
If you want to make the decision easy for the visitor and increase the conversion rate, the top 3 boxes might be the right option. Instead of showing all products in the review, you show only the top 3 options.
It might increase your conversion rate. You can at least try to A/B test it against classic comparison tables. There are 4 different designs for the top 3 boxes in Affiliatable:
|Top 3 Box 1||Top 3 Box 2|
|Top 3 Box 3||Top 3 Box 4|
Instead of writing mini product reviews in round-up posts as a boring wall of text, you can use one of the product boxes from Affiliatable. They have 8 different designs:
|Product box 1||Product box 2|
|Product box 3||Product box 4|
|Product box 5||Product box 6|
|Product box 7||Product box 8|
Pros and cons boxes
Are you looking for a little bit more fancy pros and cons boxes? Affiliatable has you covered. You can choose between 7 designs:
|Pros and cons box 1||Pros and cons box 2|
|Pros and cons box 3||Pros and cons box 4|
|Pros and cons box 5||Pros and cons box 6|
|Pros and cons box 7|
If you want to grade individual products by features, this is the element for you. Currently, you can choose only between 2 designs:
|Rating box 1||Rating box 2|
As you can see, these are two very different choices. The developers are actively adding new and new designs, too.
Affiliatable.io vs AAWP vs TableLabs
|Top 3 boxes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Pros and cons||Yes||No||No|
|Out of stock check||No||No||Yes|
|Price (single site)||Starting at $3.25/mo (Check Pricing)||Starting at $4/mo (Check Pricing)||Starting at $3/mo (Check Pricing)|
Common Questions about Affiliatable.io
Can you only use Affiliatable for the Amazon program?
No, you can use Affiliatable for any affiliate program and links.
Does Affiliatable work with Gutenberg, classic editor, and page builders?
Yes, Affiliatable works great with all options above. In Gutenberg and page builders, you can use a custom HTML block. In classic editor, switch to HTML editor and paste the code in.
Will Affiliatable slow down your site?
Affiliatable will add a few seconds to your loading time because of downloading that CSS file, but it’s nothing you should be worried about. It’s still very, very fast.
Can I use Affiliatable with other CMS’ than WordPress?
Yes. This is the beauty of Affiliatable. It’s HTML and CSS, so it’s not related to WordPress or any other CMS. You can use it anywhere you want.
Do you have to update the base code?
Can you use Affiliatable on multiple sites?
Yes, all infinite pricing plans allow for unlimited site use.
Affiliatable.io Pros and Cons
- Beautiful designs for conversion elements
- Super easy to use
- You can preview elements directly in the website app
- All elements are responsible for all devices
- Schema support
- You can use other affiliate programs than Amazon
- Great, active support and dev team
- Reasonable price ($7.4/mo with annual plan)
- Affiliatable doesn’t have any built-in tracking, so you still need to use another plugin or method if you want to track your clicks
- You need to have a subscription to edit elements
- It doesn’t have support for multiple countries. You need to use the default OneLink.
My Final Verdict: Is It Worth It?
If you are looking for an all-in-one solution for tables, pros/cons boxes, etc., Affiliatable is your best bet. The major issue here is customizability since it’s a SaaS product with all scripts hosted at a 3rd party server.
If you want customizability with tables specifically, then AAWP is your best bet.
For beginners though just getting started, Affiliatable is a great solution if you are monetizing your site via Amazon Associates program. Try it today!