I went to Amazon last night to purchase a book I’d heard about on Diggnation (Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions), and I saw a neat thing at the top of the screen – the Amazon Site Stripe.
This is a navigation bar for Amazon affiliates to easily create links from pages on Amazon, check stats, go to the affiliate discussion boards, and more.
If you click Settings > Options, you can turn off the Site Stripe and select which buttons are displayed.
I love this new feature, because I would have to open two browsers in the past to create Amazon affiliate links: one for the direct link to a given product and the other for the affiliate interface to create a link.
The Site Stripe only seems to show up if you’re logged in to your Amazon account already. At least, that was my experience when taking a look in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.