You can't uniquely link to a product by name or get the plugin to populate a template based on a search result. However you can manually populate the product items and then link to amazon using 'search links'.
I would do this by:
- In the amazon link Settings Page copying the template you want to use and give it a new name 'named links'
- Change all the
%LINK_OPEN% strings in the template to
%SLINK_OPEN%, and UPDATE the template.
- Make sure the 'Default Search String' option contains something like
Now create a shortcode along the lines of:
[amazon template=named links&title=iphone&manufacturer=apple&thumb=http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41weDFA6ZAL._SL75_.jpg.jpg]
This should now contain links like this:
It would be quiet slow to get the plugin to automatically search for an item then retrieve the details of the top result to populate the link/template details.
Hope that helps,