Listings Items API v2020-09-01 Use Case Guide

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# What is the Listings Items API?

Using the Selling Partner API for Listings Items (Listings Items API), you can create, edit, and delete Amazon listings (SKUs) for a selling partner. This includes product facts, such as item titles, and sales terms, such as price and inventory. See the Listings Items API Reference (opens new window) for details about Listings Items API operations and associated data types and schemas.

Listings data submitted to the Listings Items API adheres to the JSON Schema format provided by the Selling Partner API for Product Type Definitions (opens new window). See the Product Type Definitions API documentation for details on retrieving schemas for supported Amazon product types and validating data prior to submitting to Amazon with the Listings Items API.

Key Features

  • Create or Fully Update Listings: The Listings Items API accepts PUT operations to create a new listing or fully replace the data for an existing listing.

  • Partially Update Listings: The Listings Items API accepts PATCH operations to update one or more individual attributes for an existing listing, such as for updating price and quantity. Additionally, the Listings Items API accepts PATCH operations to delete one or more individual attributes for an existing listing.

  • Delete Listings: The Listings Items API accepts DELETE operations to delete an existing listing.

  • Localized Issue Messages: The Listings Items API provides localized issue messaging either in the locale specified by the calling application or the default locale of the Amazon marketplace.

  • Submission Validation: The Listings Items API provides validation of submission data prior to accepting a submission for processing. Validation errors that prevent further processing are provided synchronously to the calling application.

Terminology

  • Listing: An Amazon listing is an item that a selling partner has listed for sale on Amazon and is identified by a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU). Product facts included in Amazon listings are reconciled into Amazon catalog items, which are identified by Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (ASINs).

  • Full Update: A full update to an Amazon listing results in full data requirements validation on the submitted data and either creates a new listing or replaces the data for an existing listing.

  • Partial Update: A partial update to an Amazon listing results in partial data requirements validation for the attributes provided and updates one or more attributes for an existing listing.

  • Product Type: An Amazon product type is a hierarchal categorization of items in the Amazon catalog. Item data requirements are tied to the associated product type of the item.

Considerations

  • 1x1 Updates: The Listings Items API accepts listings updates one at a time. For use-cases better suited to bulk uploads, the JSON_LISTINGS_FEED feed type may be used with the Selling Partner API for Feeds. The JSON_LISTINGS_FEED is the bulk equivalent of the Listings Items API, offering the same features and schemas provided by the Selling Partner API for Product Type Definitions.

  • Fully Supported Product Types: The Listings Items API does not yet fully support all Amazon product types. Supported Amazon product types differ by selling partner type (merchant or vendor) and by Amazon marketplace. Refer to the Selling Partner API for Product Type Definitions for the latest available Amazon product types.

  • Partially Supported Product Types: For Amazon product types not yet fully supported by the Listings Items API, offer-only submissions for existing ASINs and partial updates are supported by using the PRODUCT product type.

  • Results and Issues: Responses from the Listings Items API indicate whether or not the submission was accepted for processing, along with any issues preventing the submission from being accepted. Responses do not include issues that occur after accepting the submission for processing. Future releases of the Listings Items API and related push notifications will provide the ability to receive these post-acceptance issues.

# Tutorial: Create or Fully Update a Listing

Use this tutorial to create or fully update an Amazon listing for a given selling partner and Amazon marketplace.

Prerequisites

To complete this tutorial, you will need:

# Step 1. Submit Listings Item Put Request

Call the putListingsItem (opens new window) operation to create or fully update a listing using the Listings Items API.

Request Parameters

Path Parameters

Parameter Example Description Required
sellerId AXXXXXXXXXXXXX A selling partner identifier, such as a merchant account or vendor code.

Type: string

Yes
sku ABC123 Identifier (stock keeping unit) of the listings item that is unique to the selling partner.

Type: string

Yes

Query Parameters

Parameter Example Description Required
marketplaceIds ATVPDKIKX0DER Comma-delimited list of Amazon marketplace identifiers.

See the Selling Partner API Developer Guide for the list of Amazon marketplace identifiers.

Type: < string > array(csv)

Yes
issueLocale en_US Locale for issue localization.

Default: When no locale is provided, the default locale of the first marketplace is used. Localization defaults to en_US when a localized message is not available in the specified locale.

Type: string

No

Body Parameter

Parameter Example Description Required
body See Example Request The request body schema for the putListingsItem operation.

Type: ListingsItemPutRequest

Yes

Example Request

PUT https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/listings/2020-09-01/items/AXXXXXXXXXXXXX/ABC123
	?marketplaceIds=ATVPDKIKX0DER
	&issueLocale=en_US
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{
  "productType": "LUGGAGE",
  "requirements": "LISTING",
  "attributes": {
    "condition_type": [
      {
        "value": "new_new",
        "marketplace_id": "ATVPDKIKX0DER"
      }
    ],
    "item_name": [
      {
        "value": "AmazonBasics 16\" Underseat Spinner Carry-On",
        "language_tag": "en_US",
        "marketplace_id": "ATVPDKIKX0DER"
      }
    ],
    ...
  }
}

Response

A successful response includes the following:

Name Example Description
sku ABC123 Identifier (stock keeping unit) of the listings item that is unique to the selling partner.

Type: string

status ACCEPTED Status of the listings item submission.

Type: enum(Status)

submissionId f1dc291475dd11eabc550242ac130003 Unique identifier of the listings item submission.

Type: string

issues See Example Response Listings item issues related to the listings item submission.

Type < Issue > array

Example Response

{
  "sku": "ABC123",
  "status": "INVALID",
  "submissionId": "f1dc291475dd11eabc550242ac130003",
  "issues": [
    {
      "code": "90220",
      "message": "'product_description' is required but not supplied.",
      "severity": "ERROR",
      "attributeName": "product_description"
    }
    ...
  ]
}

# Tutorial: Partially Update a Listing

Use this tutorial to partially update an Amazon listing for a given selling partner and Amazon marketplace using the Listings Items API.

Partial updates are submitted in the form of JSON Patch documents. See https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6902 (opens new window) for more details about JSON Patch documents. For Amazon listings, JSON Patch documents can add, replace, or delete entire attributes. Patching content within attributes is not supported.

Prerequisites

To complete this tutorial, you will need:

  • Authorization from the selling partner for whom you are making calls. See the Selling Partner API Developer Guide (opens new window) for more information.

  • Approval for the Product Listing role in your developer profile.

  • The Product Listing role selected in the App registration page for your application.

  • For attribute updates, JSON-based listing attribute payloads adhering to the JSON Schema provided by the Selling Partner API for Product Type Definitions (opens new window) for the given selling partner, Amazon marketplace, Amazon product type, and attributes.

  • For attribute deletes, JSON-based listing attribute payloads adhering to the JSON Schema provided by the Selling Partner API for Product Type Definitions (opens new window) for the given selling partner, Amazon marketplace, Amazon product type, and attributes with the selector properties of the attributes to delete. Attributes cannot be deleted by name alone, the selector values identify which instance of attributes to delete.

# Step 1. Submit Listings Item Patch Request

Call the patchListingsItem (opens new window) operation to partially update a listing using the Listings Items API.

Request Parameters

Path Parameters

Parameter Example Description Required
sellerId AXXXXXXXXXXXXX A selling partner identifier, such as a merchant account or vendor code.

Type: string

Yes
sku ABC123 Identifier (stock keeping unit) of the listings item that is unique to the selling partner.

Type: string

Yes

Query Parameters

Parameter Example Description Required
marketplaceIds ATVPDKIKX0DER Comma-delimited list of Amazon marketplace identifiers.

See the Selling Partner API Developer Guide for the list of Amazon marketplace identifiers.

Type: < string > array(csv)

Yes
issueLocale en_US Locale for issue localization.

Default: When no locale provided, the default locale of the first marketplace is used. Localization defaults to en_US when a localized message is not available in the specified locale.

Type: string

No

Body Parameter

Parameter Example Description Required
body See Example Request The request body schema for the patchListingsItem operation.

Type: ListingsItemPatchRequest

Yes

Example Request

PATCH https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/listings/2020-09-01/items/AXXXXXXXXXXXXX/ABC123
	?marketplaceIds=ATVPDKIKX0DER
	&issueLocale=en_US
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{
  "productType":"LUGGAGE",
  "patches":[
    {
      "op":"replace",
      "path":"/attributes/item_name",
      "value":[
        {
          "value": "AmazonBasics 16\" Underseat Spinner Carry-On",
          "language_tag": "en_US",
          "marketplace_id": "ATVPDKIKX0DER"
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "op":"replace",
      "path":"/attributes/purchasable_offer",
      "value":[
        {
          "marketplace_id": "ATVPDKIKX0DER",
          "currency": "USD",
          "our_price": [
            {
              "schedule": [
                {
                  "value_with_tax": 15.00
                }
              ]
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "op":"delete",
      "path":"/attributes/item_type_name",
      "value":[
        {
          "marketplace_id": "ATVPDKIKX0DER",
          "language_tag": "en_US"
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}
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Response

A successful response includes the following:

Name Example Description
sku ABC123 Identifier (stock keeping unit) of the listings item that is unique to the selling partner.

Type: string

status ACCEPTED Status of the listings item submission.

Type: enum(Status)

submissionId f1dc291475dd11eabc550242ac130003 Unique identifier of the listings item submission.

Type: string

issues See Example Response Listings item issues related to the listings item submission.

Type < Issue > array

Example Response

{
  "sku": "ABC123",
  "status": "ACCEPTED",
  "submissionId": "f1dc291475dd11eabc550242ac130003",
  "issues": []
}
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# Tutorial: Delete a Listing

Use this tutorial to delete an Amazon listing for a given selling partner and Amazon marketplace using the Listings Items API.

Prerequisites

To complete this tutorial, you will need:

  • Authorization from the selling partner for whom you are making calls. See the Selling Partner API Developer Guide (opens new window) for more information.

  • Approval for the Product Listing role in your developer profile.

  • The Product Listing role selected in the App registration page for your application.

# Step 1. Submit Listings Item Delete Request

Call the deleteListingsItem (opens new window) operation to delete a listing with the Listings Items API.

Request Parameters

Path Parameters

Parameter Example Description Required
sellerId AXXXXXXXXXXXXX A selling partner identifier, such as a merchant account or vendor code.

Type: string

Yes
sku ABC123 Identifier (stock keeping unit) of the listings item that is unique to the selling partner.

Type: string

Yes

Query Parameters

Parameter Example Description Required
marketplaceIds ATVPDKIKX0DER Comma-delimited list of Amazon marketplace identifiers.

See the Selling Partner API Developer Guide for the list of Amazon marketplace identifiers.

Type: < string > array(csv)

Yes
issueLocale en_US Locale for issue localization.

Default: When no locale provided, the default locale of the first marketplace is used. Localization defaults to en_US when a localized message is not available in the specified locale.

Type: string

No

Example Request

DELETE https://sellingpartnerapi-na.amazon.com/listings/2020-09-01/items/AXXXXXXXXXXXXX/ABC123
	?marketplaceIds=ATVPDKIKX0DER
	&issueLocale=en_US
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Response

A successful response includes the following:

Name Example Description
sku ABC123 Identifier (stock keeping unit) of the listings item that is unique to the selling partner.

Type: string

status ACCEPTED Status of the listings item submission.

Type: enum(Status)

submissionId f1dc291475dd11eabc550242ac130003 Unique identifier of the listings item submission.

Type: string

issues See Example Response Listings item issues related to the listings item submission.

Type < Issue > array

Example Response

{
  "sku": "ABC123",
  "status": "ACCEPTED",
  "submissionId": "f1dc291475dd11eabc550242ac130003",
  "issues": []
}
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# Submitting Images and Other Media Attributes

The Listings Items API accepts product images and other media content attributes that are downloaded by Amazon from publicly accessible AWS S3 or AWS CloudFront HTTP or HTTPS URLs. Private AWS S3 content may also be downloaded from S3 URLs (e.g. s3://bucket-name/object-name.jpg). In order for Amazon to download from private AWS S3 URLs, the GetObject and ListBucket operations must be allowed for the arn:aws:iam::368641386589:role/Media-Download-Role AWS IAM Role on the AWS S3 bucket. Please note that private AWS S3 content is treated as immutable, which means that changing the content for an AWS S3 object key is not supported (i.e. new media content requires a new AWS S3 object key). This convention provides the benefit of improved processing times and avoids the cost of redundant downloads in case listing submissions are re-processed.

The following is an example AWS S3 bucket policy enabling the required operations on a bucket named bucket-name:

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Sid": "",
            "Action": [
                "s3:GetObject",
                "s3:ListBucket"
            ],
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Resource": [
                "arn:aws:s3:::bucket-name/*",
                "arn:aws:s3:::bucket-name"
            ],
            "Principal": {
                "AWS": [
                    "arn:aws:iam::368641386589:role/Media-Download-Role"
                ]
            }
        }
    ]
}
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Last Updated: 10/11/2022, 9:45:34 PM