August 2022 SP-API Release Announcement

API Changes

Important: Updates to the Amazon API Services Developer Agreement, Data Protection Policy (DPP), and Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Hi All,
We are making updates to the Amazon API Services Developer Agreement, Data Protection Policy (DPP), and Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). These updates will go into effect on August 22, 2022.

Legacy BOOKS PTs Deprecation

Starting September 12, 2022, we will accept BOOKS related listings only in PT ABIS_BOOKS. The following seven legacy BOOK PTs will be deprecated:

New blog post! Event-driven architecture in Selling Partner API

This blog post describes what event-driven architectures are, the benefits of implementing them, how the Notifications API enables this design model, and the use cases that can be built around it.

New: Selling Partner Reports API on the AWS Cloud - Quick Start Deployment Guide

On July 21st, 2022, Amazon published the Selling Partner Reports API on the AWS Cloud Quick Start Deployment Guide for the Selling Partner API (SP-API). This QuickStart helps developers create an event-driven architecture in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud that automates the SP-API report creation and retrieval and implements a notifications mechanism for an optimized solution. The deployed architecture includes all the infrastructure required by the Notifications API in order to receive and process report processing finished notifications, as well as ten other notification types. The functionality is exposed via Amazon API Gateway endpoints that can be easily connected to the developers’ application, and includes security best practices for credential management that can be reused outside of the scope of the Quick Start too.

New blog post! Reducing API Calls with Batch Functionality

In the May release, the Selling Partner API team announced support for batch operation requests which help you get the same amount of data with fewer calls. Certain operations in the Product Fees, Product Pricing and Catalog Items API can now accept a list of 20 identifiers in a single request. These batch operations can help you decrease the number of API calls, reduce infrastructure costs, and reduce throttling errors received while implementing 1x1 API operations.

CarrierCode value required in shipment confirmations for BR, MX, CA, SG, AU, IN, JP marketplaces

Amazon will only accept shipment confirmation that includes a CarrierCode value for all seller-fulfilled orders using Bulk feeds, APIs, or integrations. This change goes into effect for the following marketplaces on these dates:

New blog post! Selling Partner API migration for private developers

This blog post offers guidance to private developers on how to migrate from MWS to SP-API.

Important: Amazon Marketplace Web Service (MWS) End-of-Life Dates

Amazon Marketplace Web Service (MWS) will no longer be available after December 31, 2023.

New blog post! Manage your product listings lifecycle with Selling Partner API

The Selling Partner API has a suite of APIs that can simplify your product listing experience: