Feeds API Best Practices

General Best Practices for the Selling Partner Feeds API.

Maximize feed performance

You can generally get the best overall feed processing performance by following these guidelines:

  • Avoid submitting a lot of feeds with only a few records in each feed. When possible, combine the data into larger feeds that you submit less frequently.

  • Include only the products you are updating, not your entire inventory.

  • Upload one feed of the same type no more than once every 20 minutes. Allow more time between larger feeds.

  • Keep file size below 10 MiB (5*221, or 10,485,760 bytes).

Don't rely on document ID structure

You should not rely on the format and structure of document identifiers. The format and structure is subject to change.